When this newlywed couple moved into a 1930s Tudor, the inefficiencies (cobbled-together bedrooms and a half-bath in the pine-paneled attic space) weren’t a big concern. However, once they were expecting a child, they realized they had to develop the attic into a master suite with storage, HVAC and a full bath. Our design objective was to create a classic aesthetic with a clean, modern feel, utilizing unfinished attic space within the existing roofline.
We combined design elements that created a horizontal flow through the space and an inviting atmosphere. The vanity and shower were placed at the highest points of the sloped ceiling, pushing them toward opposite walls and opening a sizeable walkway. Additional storage was captured with custom cabinetry under the lowest points of the ceiling, with skylights added in multiple places to maximize the head height. Bronze finishes on the fixtures and hardware, along with vintage-inspired touches such as the privacy indicator lock, embrace the classic charm of this Tudor. The white cabinetry and subway tile round out the look, providing a light, airy feel that makes the space feel larger than it is.