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Friday, August 2, 2013

ARC Awards Finalist | Best Master Suite (Dallas, TX)

Architect: Fred Roberts, Interior Designer: Joanie Wyll
The Dallas Builders Association has announced finalists in the running for the 2013 ARC Awards and Key Residential is excited to be included on the list for Best Master Suite for the Brookridge Custom Home. While we'll still have to wait for the winners to be announced at the ARC Awards ceremony at the Westin Galleria on August 17th, below are a few details of this project that we think make this master retreat a true oasis. Check out the full list of finalists here. 



Upon entering the  Master Retreat, you are  greeted by a lower, more intimate curved wood ceiling with recessed cove lighting and flanked on either side by high gloss piano finish cabinetry with storage and display shelving for sculptural art. The master bedroom features a custom bed with integrated night stands and a freestanding media storage cabinet. The curved South wall offers access to the patio and features storefront windows with spectacular view into the backyard. Arranged into a stylish seating area, cowhide LeCorbusier LC4 Chaise and LC1 Sling Chair are perfect for basking in the natural light. But never fear, privacy and light levels can easily be adjusted with the touch of a button thanks to programmable Lutron Shades.  

One unique challenge in the construction of the  master retreat was how to install carpeting in the bedroom to be flush with the radiant tile flooring in the bath and the polished concrete in the remainder of the home. To achieve this without the use of any flooring transition strips, the bedroom and bath slab was poured at 5/8" variance from the adjacent areas and the finished flooring materials were installed with expert precision. 




The Master Bath boasts the same attention to detail and luxury with Lutron lighting controls and A/V integration, radiant heated floors, separate vanities and closets, and an adjacent Glass Block enclosed exercise room that is rotated in plan and cantilevers off of the slab. Siena Silver Travertine tiles by Walker Zanger are installed with continuous linear veining throughout the master bath floor and walls.  His and Hers vanities provide necessary storage with style, sporting circular etched perimeter mirrors with LED back-lighting, Starphire laminated cracked glass counters  and pewter vessel sinks.


But even amid such well designed and luxurious features, there are two clear front-runners vying for the star spotlight of this bath- the circular shower and the jetted tub. The rear portion of the shower  houses plumbing for 6 body jets, one rain head, and two towers with a bent glass wall partially enclosing the front, creating an open walk-in shower without a splashy mess. The walls are enveloped in iridescent blue glass mosaic tile from Oceanside with a niche for toiletries and a built-in seat with travertine top.  Across from the shower sits a freestanding jetted tub and a sleek floor mounted filler with hand sprayer. When relaxing in this choice spot, bathers are perfectly situated for a view of the corner mounted television, or better yet a glimpse outside. The tub is adjacent to a window wall that displays the cast concrete water feature and goldfish pond beyond, of course with strategically placed opaque panels that provide privacy where needed while still allowing lots of natural light in.


Check back after August 17th to see if the judges liked this project as much as we do!