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The shower tile (far left) with a crackled glaze was
hand-made by a local potter to match the clean,
earthy look the house itself imbues. The shape of the
bathroom was dictated by the home's butterfly roof
(right), which allowed for a vaulted ceiling.

T

his master bath is part of a home that was designed from the
ground up, and the clients' main request was for it to reflect the
home's overall architecture and material palette through a comfortable and efficient design. Part of the home's master suite, which includes
the master bedroom and closet, the master bathroom is connected
to the other spaces via a vaulted clerestory glass partition running the
length of the hallway that bathes the bedroom and bath on both sides

with natural light from the continuous skylight in the vault.
"The shape of the room is dictated by the home's converted butterfly roof
configuration, which was optimal for getting solar heat to the photovoltaic
panels that power the hot water system," said Fu-Tung Cheng, principal of
Cheng Design, in Berkeley, Calif. "The roof allows for a vaulted ceiling in the
master bath - giving it big volume - and we were in charge of breaking
down its scale and not making the homeowners feel like they were in a hole."

Challenge
ö With a vaulted 12-ft.
ceiling between the
master bedroom and bath,
the team needed to ensure
that the bathroom area was
an intimate space and that
sound was reduced
as much as possible
between the two rooms.

Solutions

A 7-ft. ramped vanity
perpendicular to
the shower can
accommodate two
people at once.

ö A sizable walk-in closet
was located between the
two rooms to reduce the
level of noise. The water
closet sits in a small
space behind the shower
enclosure with a door of its
own to help reduce noise.
The 4-ft. by 10-ft. shower
area is nearly enclosed
with a dropped, translucent
plenum and oversized
glass wall and is located
at the far wall opposite the
bedroom area.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - September 2015

KBB - September/October 2015
Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Better Business
Before & After
Sustainable Design
2015 Design Award Winners
Cover Story
Kitchen of the Year
Bathroom of the Year
Showroom of the Year
Woodsy elements emphasize versatile 2nd Place Kitchen
Functional layout paves way for the 2nd Place Bathroom
Dual islands stand out in the Honorable Mention Kitchen
Timeless marble highlights the Honorable Mention Bathroom
KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week®
Trends
Products
Learning Corner
KBB - September 2015 - KBB - September/October 2015
KBB - September 2015 - Cover2
KBB - September 2015 - 1
KBB - September 2015 - Contents
KBB - September 2015 - 3
KBB - September 2015 - Online Contents
KBB - September 2015 - 5
KBB - September 2015 - Editor’s Note
KBB - September 2015 - 7
KBB - September 2015 - Show Director’s Note
KBB - September 2015 - 9
KBB - September 2015 - People & Places
KBB - September 2015 - 11
KBB - September 2015 - Better Business
KBB - September 2015 - 13
KBB - September 2015 - Before & After
KBB - September 2015 - 15
KBB - September 2015 - 16
KBB - September 2015 - 17
KBB - September 2015 - Sustainable Design
KBB - September 2015 - 19
KBB - September 2015 - 20
KBB - September 2015 - Cover Story
KBB - September 2015 - Kitchen of the Year
KBB - September 2015 - 23
KBB - September 2015 - 24
KBB - September 2015 - 25
KBB - September 2015 - Bathroom of the Year
KBB - September 2015 - 27
KBB - September 2015 - 28
KBB - September 2015 - 29
KBB - September 2015 - Showroom of the Year
KBB - September 2015 - 31
KBB - September 2015 - 32
KBB - September 2015 - 33
KBB - September 2015 - Woodsy elements emphasize versatile 2nd Place Kitchen
KBB - September 2015 - 35
KBB - September 2015 - Functional layout paves way for the 2nd Place Bathroom
KBB - September 2015 - 37
KBB - September 2015 - Dual islands stand out in the Honorable Mention Kitchen
KBB - September 2015 - Timeless marble highlights the Honorable Mention Bathroom
KBB - September 2015 - 40
KBB - September 2015 - KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week®
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KBB - September 2015 - Trends
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KBB - September 2015 - Products
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