a Tudor-style bath remodel focusing on the shower alcove
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Create a Space With Character

Staying true to a home's character doesn't mean you have to keep banging your knees against the bathtub. Annmarie McCarthy and Mark Le­Page, both architects, were drawn to their 1934 Tudor Revival in Chappaqua, New York, for its vintage look. But after a few years of living with its original black-and-white L-shaped bath (the lone full bath upstairs—and one they share with their three children), the couple craved a little leg room.

Shown: Now wider and brighter, the room has vintage-style tile, chrome fittings, and a windowed alcove.The marble ledge offers a handy spot for bath supplies while reinforcing the horizontal lines of the tilework.

Floor: Daltile
Paint: Benjamin Moore's Cinco De Mayo

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