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September 29, 2015
Bathrooms are some of the most private rooms of any home, so it's no surprise that they can be the most idiosyncratic and unique. Check out these 8 examples that definitely caught our eye!
plane house greece bathroom bathtub

A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek. A UFO bathtub by Benedini Associati for Agape lends an alien touch to one its the master bathrooms.

 

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Originally appeared in An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece
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Modern prefab vacation home in Washington guest bed that lifts to reveal a bathtub

A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington provides not just a getaway, but lessons in learning to be one with the land. Taking inspiration from train cabins, the guest bed lifts to reveal a bathtub. Architect Jesse Garlick made the mechanism using sailboat hardware. The velvet curtain is by Restoration Hardware and the tile is from Stone Tile.

 

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Originally appeared in Learn How to Connect with Nature from This Off-the-Grid Prefab
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Bancroft residence bathroom rain shower with frosted glass

Architectural harmony defines this family’s home near Lake Tahoe. “The central vision was threefold: interiors that would bring the family joy, support their daily activities, and provide specific areas of refuge for each member and as a family,” says interior designer Cheryl Chenault, who integrated a Hansgrohe Axor rain shower in the master bath, which has frosted glass.

 

Originally appeared in Designing for Privacy: 8 Discreet Uses for Frosted Glass
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Sliding glass panels in the bathroom open to put the tub in the tree canopy.

Most beachfront houses treat the ocean as part of the visual landscape with panoramic views and wraparound balconies. Tom Lloyd-Butler’s beach house by Ernest Born, however, is deeply interior, and far more interested in its tranquil inner courtyard than anything beyond. One transparent addition later, the avid surfer has a new outlook. Sliding glass panels in the bathroom open to put the tub in the tree canopy.

 

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Originally appeared in Highway Hideaway
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The curving exterior of the podlike bath and shower cuts an elegant form at the other end of the room.

Art object or machine for living? Architect William Massie’s personal prefab project takes the mass out of mass customization to create a one-of-a-kind wonder. The curving exterior of the podlike bath and shower cuts an elegant form at the other end of the room.

 

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Under the Attic Renovation in Bucharest by Atelier Andreas Heierle

Custom woodwork and natural light invigorate this formerly cramped space in Romania. Discreetly wrapped around the center of the unit, the open bath and shower create a continuous flow within the apartment. The manner in which the bath extends out into the living space, uncommon for Romanian homes, "profits from the generosity of the space," says Heierle.

The open bath, which allows someone to soak in the sunlight without feeling totally exposed, pleased the owner, a civil engineer who deals with water works for a living and wanted something unique for his own home.

 

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Originally appeared in Minimal Romanian Attic Renovation Complete with an Epic Bathtub
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A Jutland, Denmark, house designed by Mette Nygaard and Morten Schmidt of the architecture firm Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen features a minimalist bathroom that's naturally lit with Plexiglass skylights. <a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/cinematic-retrea

A Jutland, Denmark, house designed by Mette Nygaard and Morten Schmidt of the architecture firm Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen features a minimalist bathroom that's naturally lit with Plexiglass skylights.

 

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Originally appeared in Cinematic Retreat
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Eddy Uritani (or Uncle Eddy, as he’s known to Zane) did all the tile work in the kitchen and bathroom. The tiles come from a Canadian company called Interstyle.

Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind. The tub room sits at the end of the hallway leading to the bedroom, and serves as a visual centerpiece from almost every area of the home. The steel frame bisects the opening for the six-foot-wide skylight.

 

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Originally appeared in Go With the Flow
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plane house greece bathroom bathtub

A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek. A UFO bathtub by Benedini Associati for Agape lends an alien touch to one its the master bathrooms.

 

Photo by Andrea Wyner.

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