Tuscan Retreat

Marquette, Michigan
Architect
Photographer
  • Scott Gilbertson
Location
  • Marquette, Michigan
  • Type
  • Traditional
  • Our scope of work was essentially to re-contextualize the second level of our client's home.
    Structurally we built-out our client's small walk-in closet over the garage in one direction and connected it to the Master Bathroom in the other. On the other end of the second level we sacrificed an underutilized third guest bedroom by opening up the space and creating a faux Family Room/tertiary guest sleeping space equipped with a Murphy bed.

    Being that the clients had a strong Italian heritage they wanted us to create a "Tuscan" aesthetic throughout the second level while at the same time being low maintenance and user friendly as they were about to retire. Our launching point for the Tuscan vibe was river recovered cypress wood which we used as flooring throughout the space and as the ceiling finish in the master bathroom. Since we knew our clients wouldn't be down with re-sealing natural marble every few years we decided to go with an engineered quartz for the vanity tops and as a shower surround. For the closet system and the bathroom vanities we chose a plum colored matte finish on maple contrasted with a creamy vanilla interior. We also worked with Bisazza Mosaico to create a gold leaf feature wall behind the soaking tub in the Master Bath.

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    cypress flooring, custom built-in Wood-Mode linen cabinet Photo  of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    cypress flooring, custom built-in Wood-Mode linen cabinet

    Wood-Mode linen cabinet and matching Wood-Mode vanities with custom mirror frames Photo 2 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    Wood-Mode linen cabinet and matching Wood-Mode vanities with custom mirror frames

    bathroom layout with Bisazza feature wall Photo 3 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    bathroom layout with Bisazza feature wall

    engineered quartz vanity tops and shower surround Photo 4 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    engineered quartz vanity tops and shower surround

    incorporated the arched window into the mirror frame design Photo 5 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    incorporated the arched window into the mirror frame design

    bath time Photo 6 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    bath time

    how the feature wall relates to the cypress ceiling Photo 7 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    how the feature wall relates to the cypress ceiling

    cypress ceiling Photo 8 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    cypress ceiling

    engineered quartz shower surround Photo 9 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    engineered quartz shower surround

    engineered quartz shower surround Photo 10 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    engineered quartz shower surround

    his & hers vanities with makeup station in between Photo 11 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    his & hers vanities with makeup station in between

    lighting, windows, Bisazza! Photo 12 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    lighting, windows, Bisazza!

    feature wall detail Photo 13 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    feature wall detail

    master bath looking into master closet Photo 14 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    master bath looking into master closet

    heated towel racks a necessary on those cold Michigan nights Photo 15 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    heated towel racks a necessary on those cold Michigan nights

    entry into the master closet and master bath Photo 16 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    entry into the master closet and master bath

    looking into the master closet Photo 17 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    looking into the master closet

    Wood-Mode custom closet system Photo 18 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    Wood-Mode custom closet system

    island with engineered quartz countertop Photo 19 of Tuscan Retreat modern home

    island with engineered quartz countertop

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