COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA