Room of the Day: Bathroom Mixes Period Details and Modern Style

A designer revives a charming but worn claw-foot tub and pedestal sink, and adds up-to-date conveniences

On the outskirts of downtown Victoria, British Columbia, sits a designated heritage building constructed in 1907 by architect David Herbert Bale as his personal home and workshop. After stints as a health-care facility and an office space, the building has now been returned to its roots as a luxury live-work space for a businessman working in the financial industry. The upper floor is for living, while the main floor houses the owner’s business office. Designer Leanne McKeachie and her client worked hard to preserve the architect’s original aesthetic, deftly merging modern conveniences with period-appropriate detailing. Nowhere is the attentiveness to detail more evident than in the home’s master bathroom.

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