“Our architect spent many days and nights in the house watching light and shadows move through it,” says the homeowner. “At certain times of the year, the moon moves beautifully across the windows.”
The home’s original creators (it was designed by architect Atlee Ayres and commissioned by a noted Texas family) would never have guessed that the rough attic joists would eventually see the light of day. But the new design allows the longleaf pine planks to display their natural beauty.
The owners had always wanted to use glass block in a house, and they got their opportunity with this shower. “Glass block allows more privacy than plain glass,” says one of the homeowners. “It is also a better alternative here, because you avoid hard-water stains.”
“We love the room and the contrast between the new tile and paint and the original wood features,” says one of the homeowners. “It is a beautiful space to start and end the day.”
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