Craftsman style bathroom with clerestory windows and Prairie-style casement
Photo: Casey Dunn

A Fresh Look

Nothing concentrates the mind like a flood. Once Carter and Rachel Cox got over the shock of seeing their Stickley furniture up to its ankles in water—a frozen pipe had burst while they were out of town—they saw opportunity. So did CG&S Design-Build, which helped bail out the Coxes' house, in West Lake Hills, Texas. "They are passionate about Craftsman and Prairie style," says CG&S architect Stewart Davis, "so we took a fresh look at everything," starting with the master bath, where the designers incorporated period-style woodwork, hardware, and tile in colors borrowed from the landscape, and a limestone pencil ledge that suggests a wainscot by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Shown: Keeping its footprint, the space gained Prairie-style casement and clerestory windows and cabinets made with rift-sawn white oak. A custom stain and four coats of lacquer bring out the vertical grain in the woodwork.

Windows: Kolbe & Kolbe
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