Send me a FREE trial issue Plus a FREE gift
Old-House Online » Old-House Tips, Restoration Stories, & More » Kitchens & Baths » Old-House Bathrooms » Photo Gallery: Top-Floor Baths

Photo Gallery: Top-Floor Baths

From small spaces to odd ceiling angles, top-floor baths present some serious design conundrums. Here’s how 6 homeowners tackled the challenge with period style.
By the OHJ & OHI Editors

    When carving out a bathroom in the attic of an 1890s Shingle Style house, contractor Charlie Allen worked with the room’s geometry to help bring natural light into the space, adding a skylight above the shower stall and a trapezoidal transom above the doorway between the two rooms.

    When carving out a bathroom in the attic of an 1890s Shingle Style house, contractor Charlie Allen worked with the room’s geometry to help bring natural light into the space, adding a skylight above the shower stall and a trapezoidal transom above the doorway between the two rooms. (Photo: Shelley Hendricks)

    Designer Dave Cerami of Home Tech Renovations carried the subway tile in the shower stall all the way up the room’s vaulted ceiling, making for a natural fit under the eaves of this 19th-century Colonial Revival house.Designer Dave Cerami of Home Tech Renovations carried the subway tile in the shower stall all the way up the room’s vaulted ceiling, making for a natural fit under the eaves of this 19th-century Colonial Revival house. (Photo: Ralph Oswald)

    Their master bathroom’s location under the gable of their 1930 Tudor house proved fortuitous for homeowners Mark Deuze and Betsi Grabe—they opened up the dropped ceiling to expose the beams, creating a cathedral-like effect.Their master bathroom’s location under the gable of their 1930 Tudor house proved fortuitous for homeowners Mark Deuze and Betsi Grabe—they opened up the dropped ceiling to expose the beams, creating a cathedral-like effect. (Photo: Kendall Reeves)

    Fine Artist Made designers Joyce Jackson and Patrick Mealey made the most of a small bathroom under a Second Empire mansard roof by incorporating built-in drawers on the knee wall and a period-appropriate sink, tub, and tile flooring.Fine Artist Made designers Joyce Jackson and Patrick Mealey made the most of a small bathroom under a Second Empire mansard roof by incorporating built-in drawers on the knee wall and a period-appropriate sink, tub, and tile flooring. (Photo: Sandy Agrafiotis)

    For owners of a 1908 Tudor house in Seattle, a tiny attic bathroom provided the perfect space to go bold—the hand-painted silver and blue pattern lining the walls and ceiling was inspired by an antique cobalt and silver vase.For owners of a 1908 Tudor house in Seattle, a tiny attic bathroom provided the perfect space to go bold—the hand-painted silver and blue pattern lining the walls and ceiling was inspired by an antique cobalt and silver vase. (Photo: William Wright)

    In this third-floor guest bath, the sloping eave wall creates a cozy nook for the clawfoot tub, while beadboard paneling and tea-stained floral Ralph Lauren wallpaper add a sense of warmth.In this third-floor guest bath, the sloping eave wall creates a cozy space for the clawfoot tub, while beadboard paneling and tea-stained floral Ralph Lauren wallpaper add a sense of warmth.

    Published in: Old-House Journal October/November 2012

    { 2 comments }

    Trish July 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I love that blue and silver wallpaper with the cat. Who makes that?

    Clare July 26, 2012 at 9:39 am

    It’s actually a painting by muralist Mary Fields; you can reach her here.



    Get your FREE Trial Issue of Old House Journal and 2 FREE gifts.
    Yes! Please send me a FREE trial issue of Old House Journal and 2 FREE gifts.
    If I like it and decide to continue, I'll get 7 more issues (8 in all) for just $24.95, a savings of 48%. If for any reason I decide not to continue,
    I'll write cancel on the invoice and owe nothing. The Free Trial Issue is mine to keep, no matter what.
     
     Full Name:
     Address 1:
     Address 2:
     City:
     State:
     Zip Code:
     Email (req):
     
    Offer valid in US only.
    Click here for Canada or here for international subscriptions

    Products & ServicesHouse ToursHistoric PlacesHouse StylesOldHouseOnline.comMagazine
    Architectual ElementsKitchen & BathsHistoric HotelsArchitectural TermsRepairs & How ToSubscribe to Old-House Journal
    BathsInterior & DécorHistoric NeighborhoodsAmerican FoursquareFree NewslettersBack Issues
    Ceilings & WallsGardens & ExteriorsHouse MuseumsBungalowSubscribe to Arts & Crafts HomesDigital Editions
    Doors & WindowsColonial RevivalOld House CommunityAdvertise
    Exterior Products & LandscapeGothicAbout Us 
    FlooringQueen AnneContact Us 
    FurnitureVictorianPrivacy Policy
    HardwareLand for Sale
    Heating & CoolingSite Map
    Home Décor
    Kitchens
    Period Lighting
    Real Estate
    Repair & Restoration
    Roofing & Siding
    Tools & Equipment

    EXPLORE OUR HOME GROUP BRANDS:
     
    Designer Sourcw e bookHistoric Home Show Logo

    Copyright © 2011-2016 Old House Online