Originally built in the 1980s with terra cotta tile and cheap, polished brass, this bathroom is now a sleek, modern marvel. The juxtaposition of simplicity and luxury is evidenced by the walls clad in a large-format porcelain tile that looks like marble but requires no sealing or maintenance and is easy to clean. Gleaming modern plumbing fixtures also present restraint but with a touch of glamour. The eleven-foot wide vanity is capped with a single-piece framed mirror that coordinates with the furniture below it. A dynamic graphic light fixture presides over this improved space and mirrors the diagonal herringbone floor.
Photo: Bernardo Grijalva