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While designing a modern abode on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Purple Cherry Architects focused on a specific mandate: to dream up a luxe primary bath that would reflect the home’s contemporary aesthetic. The owners wanted privacy, a strong connection to nature—and to be able to enjoy the expansive bay vista while luxuriating in a freestanding soaking tub.

“The primary bath resides in the farthest right corner of the home,” explains principal Cathy Purple Cherry. “By placing the tub strategically between perpendicular walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, we were able to capture views of both the water and the woodlands.”

Contemporary design elements impart a sleek, uncluttered vibe. Walls and ceiling with minimal flat trim are a backdrop for floating vanities and a frameless glass shower with a flush threshold. Windows by Weather Shield overlook a small patio on one side, accessible from the adjacent primary bedroom; mechanical shades can be lowered over both window walls for privacy.

Architecture & Bath Design: Cathy Purple Cherry, AIA, Leed AP, CAS, Annapolis, Maryland. Builder: Ilex Construction, Easton, Maryland.

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