Photo Gallery: Top-Floor Baths

View multiple top-floor baths in old houses.

An 8-inch showerhead provides a luxurious downpour in the sunny shower, which is marked by a collection of Aesop’s Fables tiles.

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. (Photo: Ralph Oswald)

Home Tech Renovations bath

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)

The mahogany medicine cabinet is carved with a tulip motif that echoes carvings on the couple’s antique bedroom furniture.

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)

Second Empire bathroom in Maine.

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)

Bathroom with hand-painted silver and blue pattern lining the walls and ceiling.

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.

Attic bathroom with wallpaper.


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