Unless you are building a brand new home, sometimes you have to compromise on a few things. This was true for us when we bought our home a few years ago. Although I happily gained way more than I could have imagined when we bought our current home, I did have to say goodbye to a newly remodeled bathroom with a large deep soaking tub. I was having this very same conversation with a neighbor a while ago and it was suggested that we add a new bathroom since its not possible to accommodate a large freestanding soaking tub in the current configuration of our home. I remarked “what a wonderful idea”. And it really is a wonderful idea. Something I had not actually thought about. But since having that conversation I will admit to flirting with the idea in my head. I’ve even gone so far as trying to figure out (in my head) the best location for windows so I can take in the views of the trees behind our property while soaking in the tub. Details. But then reality kicks in and I come to terms with the fact that the likelihood of adding on is absolutely zero. Afterall, we don’t actually need another bathroom. But if my dreams ever do come true my ideal bathroom would be exactly this. And if the window looked out toward an unobstructed ocean view, it would call this room picture perfect.

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The owners of a Tudor home located in Palo Alto, California home called on Los Angeles Designer Lindsay Chambers when it came time to remodel their original bathroom. Lindsay took the original bathroom and enlarged it to a spacious 150 square feet. A quiet elegance is achieved by incorporating a show-stopping freestanding tub and herringbone tile from Waterworks. The shower is roomy; measuring in at 6’6″ x 3’4″ feet. It is outfitted with a steam unit, rain shower and hand shower. Job well done!

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It’s your turn. Tell me one thing about your home that you fantasize about changing, fixing or adding? Inquiring minds want to know.

Photos by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest.