Historic Prairie Bathroom Remodel
Location:Mission Hills, California
The Villa Orizaba is a historically designated home known to have “artifacts from its namesake: the S. S. Orizaba, a near-legendary 1850s-era coastal steamer which has been affectionately referred to as ‘the Mayflower of San Diego.’ Originally a Queen Anne style house, it was added to and remodeled from 1888-1918 each time serving as a ‘model home’ in the hopes of stimulating real estate development in the surrounding area by its owners: Sarah J. Miller/Cox and Harry L. Miller, the daughter and grandson, respectively, of the Captain of the S. S. Orizaba, Henry J. Johnston.” (Architectural and Historical Assessment of The Villa Orizaba, Alexander D. Bevi, 1995).
The current homeowner wanted to completely remodel their small Master Bathroom, while ensuring the design would compliment the historic Prairie School style home. To create a light and open feel, Carrera marble was used throughout the bathroom. The flooring is accented with a delicate dark border. And the varied marble shapes incorporated into the layout create a custom yet coherent design. The look is enhanced with the classic washbasins, fixtures, framed medicine cabinets and period appropriate lighting.