Conard Romano ArchitectsTraditional Bathroom, Seattle
This home is inspired by the owner’s trips to France and by the early 20th century neo classical architecture of Charles Platt and David Alder. Rigorous attention to proportion, scale and detail bring authenticity to the design. The plan is organized around a central two-story family room. This is a cube of space measuring twenty feet on each side. Living, dining, cooking and circulation spaces form the edges of the light filled core. A terrace and covered porch connect the living areas to the site on the west side where views of Lake Washington, Seattle and the Olympic Mountains are enjoyed. An existing house on the property was dismantled and recycled for second use. The new home features geothermal heating and natural ventilation strategies to reduce dependencies on fossil fuels.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Shutters designed with a divider rail or in the double-hung fashion are a popular choice in bathrooms. They allow for closure of the bottom louvres for privacy, while the top louvres can be left open to enjoy the view and natural light. It’s harder to get that kind of function with curtains, drapes or blinds.Sometimes a half-shutter is all you need, but I would caution you against buying half-shutter styles. They cost almost as much as full-length shutters and you won’t get as much insulation or sunlight control. Full-window shutters let in lots of light and beautiful views while protecting your furniture and rugs from sun damage. So weigh up the advantages and disadvantages first if you’re tempted to go with half-shutters.