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GRAFF Solar in Ocean-Side Spa l Signature Kitchens & Baths
With a shared love of sailing, this Boston couple was right at home in their high-rise condo thanks to its gorgeous ocean views. Desiring a bath retreat with a clean, modern design as beautiful as the vista outside, they hired Anna Orfanides and Mariette Barsoum of Divine Kitchens for a full gut and remodel.
The designer’s biggest challenge was delivering everything on the owner’s wish list. Topping that list; his-and-hers vanities at separate heights since the husband is 6-feet tall and the wife is 5-feet tall. However, the bathroom’s current narrow floor plan did not allow for this. Their solution was using the space from an extra closet abutting the bathroom to create space specific for the wife with storage and a makeup area. Running plumbing from another closet even allowed them to incorporate a sink.
Also, freeing up space was the removal of an oversized Jacuzzi tub they never used – one of two tubs in the original design. In its place, Orfanides and Barsoum incorporated a large shower with all the comforts of a spa, such as a rain showerhead and body sprays. The shower’s scene-stealer though, is its linear drain with the blue LED water-activated lighting – the perfect complement for this ocean-side spa.