A coastal home should always flaunt its beautiful, ocean views. But when those views are from a bathroom it can be a challenge to maximize window space without sacrificing privacy.

Architect Jerusha Hall of Walter Jacob Architects decided to open up the view using an innovative product called LTI Smart Glass, which turns from clear to opaque with the flip of a switch. To bring the vision to reality the Apex team needed to overcome some hurdles such as extending the bathroom out beyond the homes original footprint, wiring the opening, and bringing in a crane to hoist this monster glass into place.

The contemporary design presented a number of construction challenges. Plumbing had to be carefully hidden because the vanities were located in the center of the space with no walls to conceal pipes. The backs of the tiles had to be painted individually and their corners meticulously mitered to create a seamless edge.

In addition to opening up the views, the Apex team installed other contemporary finishes, from a floating toilet and sculptural Duravit sinks to zebrawood vanities and a mix of aqua glass and white porcelain tiles.

Enjoy a walk through this modern renovation in Swampscott that has been featured in a couple of magazine articles. I think you will enjoy and feel free to comment on social media and we can discuss the workings of the project.