This small project provided a challenge in balancing the owners’ need for a new modern master bath added to their 1927 Federal style home. The young couple loved their vintage home but had an affinity for clean modern and minimalist design. We chose to detail the addition’s exterior so it would appear “seamless” with the original, but provided a contrasting modern interior. A point of contradiction appeared where the best position for the vanity and mirrors conflicted with the properly placed and proportioned windows of the front facade. We developed an innovative solution with craftsmen at Hallenbrand Glass, LLC of Waunakee, Wisconsin. Together, we designed a moving mirror system that allowed the mirrors to slide along a stainless steel rail, revealing the windows for light and view when desired, then simply sliding the mirrors back in place for vanity use.

Builder: Associated Housewrights – Madison, Wisconsin