Project Reveal: Northbrook New Construction Part III


Welcome to the final portion of our Northbrook New construction project reveal! In case you’re just joining us on this journey, you can read more background on the overall interior design we did for the house here, including the story of the kitchen/dining/great room and read more about the master suite here.

But here and now we are revealing the rest to wrap up our three part series.



As the clients and I worked together to complete all the cabinetry design, tile, and plumbing selections for this project, pet names began to emerge for each of the 6 baths. It’s much more fun and personal than “Bath 104.” The previously revealed master bath and powder room were easy to identify, but the other 4 baths transformed into their own personalities. Enter: the “garden bath.” This bathroom is close to the kitchen and the back door leading to the patio and the spa. So it needed to have storage for pool towels, accommodate dripping wet grandkids, and, per client request, have that garden feel. Enter the Pratt & Larson ceramic tiles paired with the Crossville porcelain floor, a green marble counter placed on a Kohler walnut vanity. The cabinet maker for the other millwork fabricated a custom linen closet to match to keep all the pool towels and accessories out of sight. We paired the rustic detail of the hammered copper sink with the fun-for-kids Brizo faucet, and the unexpected copper pendants.


Vintage runner from  Canary Lane

Vintage runner from Canary Lane

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On the other side of the kitchen, the laundry/mudroom resides off the garage. We custom designed this room to fit how our clients would use it. A whole wall of hang-to-dry space and drawers, built-in ironing board, and plenty of storage is opposite the washer dryer. The mudroom built-in cabinetry includes open shoe cubby storage as well as closed shoe storage in the cabinetry for a big family that really loves their shoes.



Head to the opposite side of the first floor and you’ll find one of the guest suites geared toward the littles. This one became the “nursery bath.” Function came first in here - a tub, a handheld shower spray, and a vanity complete with a built-in step stool.


We added some sweetness with the pink crystal hardware and ornate medicine cabinet balanced by the classic clean sconces and fun glass tile inset in the tub.



Head downstairs to the lower level where you’ll find the family room ready for more coziness around the fireplace or the game on TV.


Not only does the lower level family room include a custom dry bar, but it also includes murphy beds disguised as closets. There really is an endless amount of guest space in this house!


The “black and white bath” is another ensuite for guests. Here we paired modern large scale (think 20”x30”) textured tiles in the shower with a classic black and white basketweave on the floor. A high gloss black transitional vanity paired with a modern faucet and flanked by crystal sconces ties the whole combination look together.


Just down the hall is the “boys bath” complete with its extra long double walnut vanity with the stunning “forest fire” honed granite top, dual medicine cabinets, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, and a more traditional shower tile to nod back to the Mediterranean-style exterior of the home. We were going for some masculinity in here and again marrying old and new.

So there you have it - that wraps up our three-part tour! We are so grateful to have been a part of creating our clients’ dream home. It made it even sweeter knowing how much of the home they planned to share with their family over meals, sofa snuggles, and always with a place to rest your head!

You can view the project overview/photos here and the other two reveals here and here.

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Interior Design: Unpatterned

Architect: Michael Hershenson Architects

Builder: Highgate Builders

Photo Styling: Emily Ryan

Photography: Michael Kaskel

View another custom kitchen here and a powder room you never have to renovate here.