2011 CTC&G and WC&G Innovation in Design Winners
We bring you this year's cutting-edge LANDSCAPES, sophisticated KITCHENS, playful INTERIOR DESIGN concepts, beautiful BATHS and transcendent ARCHITECTURE
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WINNER: BARTELS-PAGLIARO ARCHITECTS, LLC
A guest bathroom influenced by the ocean takes center stage in this Fairfield home
photographs by olson photographic, llc
The owners of this newly constructed home on Long Island Sound, partners in an international maritime shipping company, loved the concept of their house as a “beached ship.” Inspired by the well-known Art-Deco poster of the ocean liner Normandy’s looming bow approaching at great speed, Bartels-Pagliaro Architects, LLC imagined a guest bathroom that would resemble a boat in an upstairs hallway. Thus began the innovative construction of a seaworthy guest bath. The home’s generous ceiling height allowed for placement of the prow on a tall wave of blue semi-transparent glass. In this unique, awe-inspiring bathroom, the glass enclosure (originally planned as clear, but changed for the courtesy of houseguests) was designed as the shower. The floors were finished with teak and maple, reminiscent of the living quarters aboard a luxurious yacht. Waterworks tile on the walls looks deceptively like beadboard wainscoting. The final result: A shipshape guest bathroom of titanic proportions.