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Large And Luxurious

When Stuart Harle, AKBD and owner of Carriage House Design, met with the homeowners of this 20-year-old house in south Tulsa, he knew exactly what they wanted.

The master bath of this renovated home was designed to evoke the feel of a high-end spa. Photo by Scott Miller.
The master bath of this renovated home was designed to evoke the feel of a high-end spa. Photo by Scott Miller.

“[The homeowners’] goal was to create a spa environment,” says Harle. “And it was important that the space function more efficiently.”

The entire room was gutted. The vanity is now located where the shower once stood, and the shower now occupies an entire corner of the bath.

A heated floor system was installed, and Harle selected porcelain tile to use throughout the space; the tile was specially selected to withstand the moisture from the new, oversized steam shower. Tile was also used as wainscoting and on the shower walls, ceiling and floor. A hexagonal tile inset forms a border on the shower floor that matches the vanity countertops.

A vanity made from white birch was fashioned by Dakota Custom Cabinetry. Photo by Scott Miller.
A vanity made from white birch was fashioned by Dakota Custom Cabinetry. Photo by Scott Miller.

The white birch vanity from Dakota Custom Cabinetry is stained a beautiful caraway color with brown glaze highlight. The countertop is polished dark empadora marble with an ogee edge.

The ultimate treat was the installation of a Victoria + Albert freestanding, heat-retaining bathtub made from volcanic limestone.

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