The serenity, sharing, and comfort depicted in this 1952 bath [we'll ignore the complete lack of storage in the room] is positively wrenching to me. Let me explain. We have embarked on a significant bathroom remodeling. Yes. As a consequence, showers are taken in a sometimes sub-50º basement environment, where the heretofore luxuries—warmth, light, and warmth—of the daily toilette are now located. I envy this snug and semi-private 'T' floor plan, and will no doubt dream of its civility for weeks to come.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.