Townhouse Undergoes Cosmopolitan Conversion
My clients (who wish to remain anonymous) had been looking for over two years for a condo in which to retire when a friend told them about this amazing townhouse across from Balboa Park. They saw it and instantly fell in love with the layout, the spectacular view of the Park, and the location. However the space needed to be updated and all the finish materials changed to give a warmer and more welcoming feel. Some appliances and fixtures could be re-purposed but others had to go.
The scope of the remodel was immense and included kitchen, powder room, guest bath, and master bath; as well as wholehouse automation and integration. My first stop when given a design project like this is PIRCH! So I contacted my rep and he set up a time for my clients and I to come in to use the conference room and get started on fixtures selections. We were treated to a demonstration on the Evo Grill by one of Pirch’s professional chef’s; including a yummy lunch!
My next stop is the slab yard at Unique Stone Imports. We met with the owner, David Snyder, and together began specifying these amazing slabs and tile.
There were many challenges to this remodel including moving plumbing location, changing drain locations, and converting a plain master bathroom into a stunning, spa-like steam shower and therapy tub. The bathroom had no natural light and you cannot simply “add a window” to an existing high rise tower so I created a window space by using a resin panel of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night over the Rhone”. The sheet-flow tub filler seemingly emanates from the Rhone!”
Credits to be given:
Interior design by KZ DESIGN GROUP, Kathleen M. Zbacnik, ASID, IIDA, CID
Photography by JOHN CHRISTIAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Construction by DAVID BRANDSEN CONSTRUCTION
KZ DESIGN GROUP principle designer and owner, Kathleen Zbacnik, ASID, IIDA, CID, was interviewed by AWE TV, a wealth of entertainment, and walks through each room with the producer to explain all the amazing details. Don’t miss the video when it airs on May 4th at 8 pm PDT on AWE TV, “Behind the Gates.” Here’s […] Read more »
to see more images click here This unique outdoor living space is soon to be published in the prestigious Wall Street Journal! The WSJ has a daily circulation of over 2,150,000M readers; plus their online presence. Look for it on Friday, June 14th or next Friday, June 21st. We will provide a link to the […] Read more »
Even though powder rooms are a part of your overall design style they do not have to conform. For example: a traditional home may have a contemporary powder room; or an Asian influenced powder room. It’s unexpected and could even be whimsical! Typically there is no furniture in a powder bath, so you have free reign to select […] Read more »