March 26, 2013



Oh Muriel this water's sooo cold....
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Oh Brad, this water's sooooooo HOT....
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There's something sensual and alluring about bathing in the outdoors; maybe it's an Adam and Eve moment when we feel at one with nature, or perhaps how good we feel when we abandon our Victorian  modesty about our bodies... 
Regardless, it's a great sensation.

I've designed several of these over the years and clients always comment on how much they continue to enjoy them
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(Source: Viceroy)
 The walled area outside eliminates any privacy issues and abates the animistic noises which are bound to happen with such a sexy bathing place. 

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(Source: Mencke and Vagnby)
This outdoor "bathing room" accommodates a large stone tub and separate waterfall shower, how sexy is that? 

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(Source: Architectural Review)
This bath has French doors opening out to a small private shower. Notice the water source outside - a bamboo branch.

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(Source: Murdock-Solon Arch.)
This contemporary bath with long-distance views opens to a balcony fitted with a shower so bathers can step through the indoor shower to take one outside - weather permitting.

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(Source: Kelly Klein)
Kelly Klein, Calvin's beard for a while just built a new home in Palm Beach; her bathroom is partially outside and partially inside which is sexy and brilliant. Limited to tropical climates though

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(Source: Pinterest)
This modern cement-walled shower has insulated doors which open to another outdoor shower to use in fair weather. The detail of the wooden flooring aligning with the outdoor decking is a nice detail.

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(Source: AD France)
This ocean front shower-porch is feekin' awesome!

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(Source: Tumbler)
A contemporary home tucked into the woods utilizes a large side deck as their natural shower area just outside the master bedroom. I'm imagining all the local fauna lined up each morning for the show...

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(Source: Town and Country)
A stone residence has an intimate shower immediately outside the master suite for quick rinse-off's when needed... 
Notice the projecting stone ledges for the products and the teak wall piece holding the plumbing.

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(Source: Casa Diseno)
A modern home located their outdoor shower convenient to the pool, beach and the main house. The sand washes back to the ground instead of into a drain.

Away from the house, but equally interesting 
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(Source: Freshome)
Set into the side of the pool deck this wooden structure feels natural and private. Next time your four-year-old asks "where do babies come from" show them this photo...  

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(Source:  Coastal Living)
Simple and successful!  An anti-room to hang your clothes to keep them dry and a large showering area with room for more than one person...

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(Source: Katherine Fields Landscapes)
OMG - how awesome is this??? 
I love the large Moroccan entrance doors.

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(Source: Coastal Living)
Adjacent to the pool area a small "shower house" doubles as a changing room for guests; its architectural, well-designed and practical.

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(Source: West Coast Design Illustrated)
Imagine being elevated on a cantilevered deck over the rustic landscape whilst taking a warm shower...
Somehow, I would always have to lean against the railing and sing out loud "My heart will go on"  (the theme song from Titanic by Celine Dion) 

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(Source: This Old House)
Some things don't need zhuzhing up, they're perfect just as they have been for decades...

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(Source: Coastal Living)
Simple, easy to build and out of the way.

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(Source: Trends Magazine)
From outside it looks like a charming stone garden wall; from inside it's a steamy, sexy, sun-soaked ablution garden...

Portable showers aren't so bad, especially in hard-freeze zones
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This teak freestanding shower offers no privacy, but it's perfect for rinsing off the salt or chlorinated water

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(Source: Jane Hamley Wells)
This well-designed free-standing shower has a stainless-steel frame and teak accents which hide the internal plumbing. This can be used by a pool or behind a huge-ass rock as shown here...

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(Source: New England Home)
Out on a dock or by your beach access a shower is brilliant to wash all the crud off after a day (or night - wink-wink) on the beach.

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(Source: Pinterest)
Cowabunga duuude!
After you've spent the day stoked up from the anklebusters you can get your bathymetry on with this rad short-board shower, dude.

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(Source: Designrulz)
Perfectly disguised as a wall garden this simple wall shower is all one needs to get yo freshie-fresh on

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(Source: Loop Shower, Diego Granese)
A+ for Design
E- for a residential shower
Really, you're going to have an awesome contemporary house and use a PVC shower/sculpture by your pool?
This is something that people who aren't original, or cant design use to garner ooh's and ahhh's...

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(Source: Cottage Living)
The basic old-fashioned shower; it works perfectly and anything elaborate would look pretentious with this old shabby-chic style home.

Soaking tubs have gone to new levels!
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(Source: Tahoe Design House)
Soaking in a warm teak tub with a fireplace on one side and the great outdoors all around....GTFO!

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(Source: Elias Rizo Arch.)
I'd be all prune'y from this tub 'cause I'd never get out of it....
It's bliss in stone!

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(Source: LeModerne)
The loggia of of this bedroom offers an amazingly discreet spot to soak your booty whilst soaking in the view-hoo-hoo

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(Source: St Barths Monthly)
Who wouldn't switch from showers to baths if you had this outside your bathroom, riiiight?

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(Source: Emma's Bog)
As I always say ... Less is more!

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