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Dressing by daylight.

A skylight illuminates all three parts of this bath suite

IT BECOMES A DRESSING AREA to be near a bathing area and have enough natural light to let you see your garments' true colors. Both features were successfully incorporated into this new master bath.

San Francisco architect Eric Haesloop, of William Turnbull Associates, divided the bath into three distinct zones. You enter through a central hall leading to his-and-her washbasins. To the right are the toilet, bathtub, and shower; to the left is the dressing zone, which has a wall of closets flanked by built-in bureaus.

Haesloop treated the central hall as a kind of skylit gazebo. An open truss supporting the skylight visually separates the zones without closing them off from one another, and lets daylight filter into both the bathing and the dressing zones. The 5-by-6 skylight is transparent, but tinted to filter out ultraviolet rays and to conserve energy.

The architect treated the wall of closets in the dressing area as side-by-side pairs of French doors, faced not with clear glass but with mirrors. Uplights over the closets add a soft glow at night.
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Title Annotation:bathroom dressing area with skylight
Author:Gregory, Daniel P.
Date:Mar 1, 1993
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