One of my favorite rooms in our Eichler is our bedroom. Our bed faces an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling glass that looks out onto a private garden. My husband and I, along with our two cats, enjoy watching the birds, butterflies and lizards that call this garden home.
Look closely. This is the same door, as seen from inside the bathroom.
This is how it looked when we bought the house. We renovated the bathroom, but restored the door. Actually, we installed a new door using the original hardware; it was difficult, but totally worth the effort.
The door allows two people to share the bathroom without sacrificing personal privacy. Best of all, the toilet is never visible from the bedroom. How cool is that?
Other details worth mentioning: notice the way the skylight fills the bathroom with natural light; we never turn lights on during the day. LED strip lighting, concealed beneath the natural walnut “floating” cabinet, provides a soft glow at night that’s easy on the eyes during middle of the night bathroom visits. We found the vintage Schlage doorknobs and locksets (new and in their original boxes) at Designer’s Brass, a family owned hardware store in San Bruno. The owner purchased Schlage’s remaining inventory when they closed their San Francisco production facilities. The quality of these pieces simply can’t be matched; most of the sets made today have internal parts made of cheap plastic.
We chose made-to-order tile from Heath Ceramics in Sausalito for our master bathroom. The wall tile is new crystal blue (G36.2) and the shower floor is matte brown (M39.2). We opted for a shower curtain instead of a glass shower enclosure; I prefer a bit more privacy thankyouverymuch.
And lastly, the heated floors are divine!