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Architect: Helen Lee, Tao + Lee Associates (St Louis, MO) Interior designer: Handman Associates team (Chicago, IL) Builder: Higginbotham Bros, Inc Cabinet company: Classic Woodworking, Inc Bathtub: Victoria & Albert Tub filler: Kohler Purist Vanity sinks: Lacava Luce Vanity cabinetry: White lacquered Vanity countertop: Polished Calacatta Gold marble from Stone Fabricators Inc Faucets: Grohe Atrio in polished chrome Shower fittings: Newport Brass East Linear in polished chrome Plumbing fittings supplier: Crescent Plumbing Supply Shower glass door: Troco Custom Fabricators Mirror: Custom by Higginbotham Bros, Inc Wall tiles: Ann Sacks Lucian glass tile in Smoke with standard glossy finish; Ergon Basic wall tile in Super Extra White Levigato Lucido Rettificato finish from Ergon Engineered Stone North American Floor tiles: Honed marble Accessories: Newport Brass East Linear hooks from Studio 41; Waterworks Resin soap dispenser; black tray from Barney’s New York; silver vase from The Find; Horn makeup brush cup and Horn bowl for bath salt from Handman Sconces: Artemide Acheo from Source of Light Lamps: Nessen Lange from One Source Side table: Arteriors Lawson from Creative Visions in Marketing Window treatment: Faux wood shutters from Linda Fluchel Interiors Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Wesley Law save | share Search 42616 at Above right: Another glass door opens to the separate toilet room. The ribbon of floating cabinetry extends through into this room. Right: The bathroom occupies a central position beside the main hallway. 60 search | save | share at freestanding oval tub and the vanity cabinetry, which appears to float above the floor. “To provide an airy look and the illusion of more space I didn’t want anything reaching down to the ground,” says Handman. “The vanity extends like a ribbon right through the glass wall and into the toilet room.” The designer says the owners’ preference for Calacatta marble on the vanity top determined the gray tile color – the shade matches the veining in the marble. In the shower and toilet, the walls feature gray backpainted glass that makes a glossy contrast to the honed marble floor tiles.