Remodeled bathroom with Calacatta marble walls, pocket doors open to view and pool

Sleek contemporary bathroom by Boswell Construction features Calacatta marble, freestanding bathtub, wet area shower, pool on doorstep

Story by: Colleen Hawkes
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Pocket doors open up this bathroom to spectacular views. The twin vanities feature a dark wood veneer. The walls and floor are Calacatta marble. The house was remodeled by DIJ Group, LLC.

Remodeling a house built in the 1960s often involves knocking down walls and opening up spaces to the outdoors. But it's not just the living areas that benefit from such an approach master suites can also be a focus of attention, as this project shows.

The Mid-century Modern home, in one of the most sought-after areas of Beverly Hills, was redeveloped by DIJ Group, LLC, with builder Jon Mut of Boswell Construction. Not surprisingly, opening the house up to the expansive views was a priority, and this extended to the master suite.

"The suite was originally in another part of the house, but we repositioned it so it could overlook the pool terrace and maximize the view," says Mut. "We added a 17ft sliding pocket door to the bedroom when this is open, it seems as though the entire wall has vanished.


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Sun loungers on this pool terrace reinforce the laid-back Southern California lifestyle. The house was remodelled by DIJ Group, LLC.

"Similarly, we added two 4ft-wide pocket doors to the exterior walls of the bathroom. This room also opens right up to the outdoors. In fact, one of the doors sits just above the pool, so the owners can literally dive off the doorstep into the water."

Mut aligned the door between the two rooms with one of the exterior doors, so there is a direct line of sight from the bedroom, through the bathroom and out to the view beyond.

Calacatta marble slabs feature on both the walls and floor, simplifying the interior and helping to frame the views. A freestanding tub and exposed shower also contribute to the open, uncluttered feel of the bathroom.

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Pocket doors open up this bathroom to spectacular views. The twin vanities feature a dark wood veneer. The walls and floor are Calacatta marble. The house was remodeled by DIJ Group, LLC.

The sense of symmetry that defines the entire house is evident in the suite, which has matching vanities with wood veneer cabinets. LED lighting beneath the cantilevered units and behind the mirrors enhances the floating look.Similar wood veneer lines the end wall of the bathroom, which has doors to his-and-hers toilet stalls.

Jan 12, 2015

Credit list

Renovation architect
Austin Kelly, Xten Architecture (Los Angeles)
Structural engineer
Trencode
Bathroom flooring and wall tiles
Calacatta marble
Basins
Lacava Cube
Builder
John Mut, Boswell Construction
Cabinet company
Custom Visions
Bathtub
Victoria Albert, Volcanic Limestone
Faucets and tub filler
Gessi Rettangolo series
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