On our never-ending quest to discover (and share) the best in California living, we came across a master bathroom we can’t get out of our minds at 1008 Hillcrest Road . In truth, the entire home is spectacular, perched above Sunset in Trousdale, the hottest neighborhood in L.A. today, with a view over tropical lushness, the twinkle of city lights, and even the ocean on a clear day. But it’s the sleek master bathroom, more specifically, the master shower, that we are daydreaming about.
We’ve got the envy. We’ve got it bad.
The book matched calacatta slabs clad the shower (not to mention the walls and floor of the entire spa bath), complemented by sleek Gessi fixtures, and all encased in seamless glass panels so as not to interrupt the views to the outdoors. Or the views into the shower, because it’s really a toss-up which one commands more attention.
Across from the shower is a modern, freestanding soaker tub. And in between them, one of the coolest features we’ve seen in a master bath: a doorway that allows you to not only enter the yard directly from the master bath, but JUMP RIGHT INTO THE SALTWATER INFINITY POOL from the shower. (Note to future architect: This please. All of this.)
Where else but in California could you even begin to imagine enjoying such a shower that takes the idea of indoor-outdoor living one beautiful step further (or perhaps one beautiful leap)? It’s yet one more reason we are fortunate to live here.
This unique feature of the home built by DIJ Group and Austin Kelly of XTEN Architecture is just one of many that elevate this 4,700-square-foot modern stunner beyond the high-end norm—and one that help cement the sexy, splashy master bath trend we’re seeing all over. In fact, sumptuous showers are such a trend that they’re not only overtaking baths, but, in some case, replacing them altogether.
A recent study from Houzz found that “more than four out of 10 homeowners (43 percent) are choosing to forgo a bath, including in the master.” HGTV agreed that “one of the hot trends in modern baths is to eliminate the tub.”
Of course, this trend, to a large degree, is to diminish space. But when your master bath is more expansive than a typical single-family suburban bedroom—like this one—there is no need to economize. Or compromise.
So it doesn’t.
And we’re thrilled.