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Photo: Jürgen Frank
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Divide and Conquer Redesign

Designers Liz and Rick O'Leary separated the rectangular space into two rooms: one for the his-and-her sinks and claw-foot soaking tub, the other for the shower and toilet. To open it up even more, an adjacent dressing closet was reworked with a doorway into the bath, creating an uninterrupted sight line from the closet's dresser at one end to the raised tub at the other to the bucolic scene out the new window bay. Two entrances from the bedroom create a circular flow; white woodwork and warm beige walls, plus plenty of windows—six in all—give the compact rooms an airy, open feeling. Says O'Leary: "You always have something to look at, so you never feel like you're at a dead end."
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