The ultimate Western bath plays up the use of natural materials, as in this Woodway, Washington, house.
Although Ken Brewe calls himself a "shower-and-go kind of guy," he wanted a more luxurious space that really brought the outdoors
in. Placed in a sunlit corner of the master bathroom, the European-inspired soaking tub has a flexible showering arm. A green-glass
tile wainscot and an earth-toned tile floor reinforce the rustic, romantic atmosphere.
DESIGN: Patricia Brennan Architects, Seattle (206/328-2886)
Sources: Piedmont Skirted Bathtub, $3,950 (www.sunrisespecialty.com). Showering arm: Similar from Newport Brass products, from $675 (www.newportbrass.com). Glass tile: Lake Garda in Bay Leaf, from $24.39 per square foot (www.annsacks.com). Floor tile: Sierra Travertine, $6 per square foot (www.metamarble.com).