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Pedestal sinks from Porchercomplement this home'smid-century modern feel
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A view of this bathroom featuring dual vanities, wiled flooring and walls

A sense of time and place is a great asset for any remodeling project, especially if your house was built during a distinctive period in American architectural design.

This remodeled bathroom is a good example. Part of a Chicago townhome in the Lakeview neighborhood, the home was designed in 1952 by notable architect Homer Rissman, who is most famous for designing Las Vegas casinos. The home's heritage made choosing the design direction for the home straightforward, says design consultant Leslie Dorchen of Community Home Supply.

"With such a strong architectural history, the owners wanted to keep the modern cues from the original structure, with its basic geometric shapes and clean lines, without going for an ultra-contemporary look," say Dorchen.


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A view of this white bathroom featuring bathtub, tiled flooring, stainless steel fittings

Key to the look for the master bath are Porcher pedestal sinks, designed by Marc Newson and manufactured in Italy.

"The owners liked the substantial look of the sinks, which suit their large bathroom," says Dorchen. "They also liked the refined styling, with the round bowl in a rectangular shape."

The sinks have generous deck space, an open back pedestal and curved chrome faucets. Occupying a prominent position along one wall of the master bath, they are framed by large limestone tiles and limestone mosaic flooring. Together, the tiles provide a neutral backdrop for the sinks.

A view of this white bathroom featuring bathtub, bathroom sink, bathtub, bidet, ceramic, plumbing fixture, product design, sink, tap, white
A view of this white bathroom featuring bathtub, tiled flooring, stainless steel fittings

Community Home Supply, which supplied the sinks for this remodeling project, is a full-service kitchen and bath retailer in the Chicago area.

"We offer decorative plumbing, bath fixtures and furniture, kitchen cabinetry and accessories," says Dorchen. "Our design consultants can advise clients on their ideal bathroom or kitchen."

For more information, contact Community Home Supply, 3924 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613, phone (773) 281 7010. Website: www. communityhomesupply.com. Porcher's website: www.porcher-us.com.

Jun 08, 2007
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