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Together with stone surfaces and high-end fittings, one of the greatest luxuries to bestow on a bathroom is an abundance of natural light. And there are many ways to achieve this, from clever room layouts to knocking through walls. Architect Scott Javore completely reshaped this master suite as part of a comprehensive remodel of a 1930s home. The bathroom had been reworked in the ‘60s and Javore created a run of light-filled bathing spaces from that somewhat dark and cluttered design. “Two awkward rooms had resulted from the earlier makeover, with a similar footprint to the new volumes but a different configuration. There was a closet and vanity area and separate toilet, sink and shower. We stripped these areas right back and gained space for the new design by introducing his-and-hers dressing rooms at the opposite end of the bedroom,” says Javore. Now, when viewed from the entrance, there is a series of three new bathing spaces – a bathing room followed by a vanity-and-dressing table zone, culminating in a separate volume for the toilet and shower. A large window in this final space allows light to flood back through the passage to the bedroom. These pages: This master bathroom remodel by architect Scott Javore continues the aesthetic of the 1930s home. Classic mouldings in most existing rooms, including the bedroom, also feature on the ceiling and arches in the new spaces. The bathroom suite comprises three rooms. The first contains the bath tub. Here traditional-style faucets and detailed panels on the tub surround tie in with the wider look. search | save | share at 107