A Chestnut Hill home gets a makeover, including a sleek master bath, focusing on light and modern lines.
David Supple and his team from New England Design & Construction created a clean, minimalist space.
EVOKE THE CAPE “Early on in our client interactions, we [learned] that bringing the outdoors inside was important. Our clients referenced their Cape home and how much they enjoyed their outdoor shower and wanted to somehow replicate in the Boston suburbs,” says Supple. “The glass partition in the shower was designed and crafted with an angled edge and extends beyond the shower area to help accentuate the movement and dynamic of the wood and marble.”
When David Supple and his team from New England Design & Construction (nedesignbuild.com) recently undertook a Chestnut Hill home renovation for a Harvard professor and his family, they adhered to a process that has worked for years: follow the client’s lead. “Spaces always begin with an idea, and so it’s vital to start with the client’s vision for whatever space we’re creating,” says Supple. “It’s our job to ask the right questions and pull that vision out of them—we act in this way as a creative sounding board and instrument for our clients. The concept they have may be hazy at first, but we take that concept and work with them to evolve it into a design that lifts them up every time they enter the space.” We asked Supple to walk us through the light-filled bath.
GO NATURAL The bathroom was designed to be highly functional and aesthetic while not drawing attention from the natural material, creating an airy, serene space ideal for beginning and ending each day,” says Supple. “We custom designed the cabinetry, which is constructed by Ugol Woodworks (ugolwood.com( to maximize storage space. We also used large-format Calacatta gold marble tile—called Porcelanosa—to pick up and highlight the natural gold tones found within the wood. The Porcher porcher-us.com is a Marquee undermount lav, surrounded by a Caesarstone (caesarstone.us) white quartz countertop. The rest of the space is intentionally devoid of color—white, chrome and glass. All fixtures have simple, clean lines to complement and be subservient to the beauty of the natural material.”
Photography by: New England Design & Construction