For help they called on local architect David Roberts, who had to work with the existing fixture placement. "Any plumbing changes would have meant tearing into the dining room below, which has a beamed ceiling and Arts and Crafts wallpaper," he says. After gutting the bath, he put in a new radiator; installed electric radiant heat under the tile floor; designed new vanities; and injected a Craftsman aesthetic in the color palette, tilework, and horizontal bands of trim. Now the ghost is gone, but the Reitzes do have to step around their dogs, who love the heated floor.

Shown: Floral wallpaper and shiny brass faucets were out of sync with the house.
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