"The idea was to have a guest bath that's as comfortable and relaxing as the master bath," says the architect. Following the homeowners' admonition not to be "too country or too modern," Kurth warmed up the room with Craftsman-inspired details such as wood vanities, bronze fittings, and stone-look tiles and included amenities like a separate toilet room and twin sinks. Large windows and a frameless glass shower door maximize natural light in the space; beadboard wainscoting adds traditional detail.
Since their completion, the guest quarters have been put to good use by the couple's grown children and their parents, too—exactly as hoped. "It's important for us to make this house a place where our family wants to come back and visit," says the husband. It looks like they'll have no trouble keeping the suite booked for years to come.