The Accessible Bathroom is for an artist with a degenerative muscular disease. It became her outlet to add her artistic touch to the house, while creating a functional environment adaptable to her health. The exterior takes its cues from the scale of the ranch-style house, but uses a more contemporary language.
The interior is planned with accessibility in mind. The lower sink cabinet can be partially removed for that purpose. Our goal was to give the bathroom a luxurious beauty that uses the required items like grab bars as part of its language, not an afterthought. They are polished chrome like all fittings, the fold-down shower seat is teak. Controls and hardware where selected both for their aesthetic quality and ease of handling with reduced strength. Natural light floods the space, reflected in its glass tile walls that are a play on the client's abstract paintings.
Photographs by Daniel Ray