In a Knight Varga project, natural light is always welcome… even in a home’s most intimate spaces. “This ensuite had ample light through large windows, which we loved; but we really had to think about privacy,” explains co-principal Trish Knight. Blinds would be impractical; drapes too, of course. So the design team went high-tech with their solution for this glass-box West Vancouver bathroom, installing smart glass that frosts over at the touch of a button. Now the homeowners can enjoy their oversized, smoked-glass shower (kitted out with dual handheld sprayers and a rain showerhead) and their modesty all in one go.

The large bathroom was almost too cavernous, so the team at Knight Varga bumped out a column to create some definition, and chose a dark smoked glass for the shower to anchor the eye. A bench runs through the shower and out to the tub, creating a perfect ledge for plants (or a bathtime glass of wine). Photo by Janis Nicolay
The long Corian vanity is flanked by his-and-hers storage towers for optimal organization. While large slabs of Dekton line most of the room; a swath of Ann Sacks tiles brings in a hit of organic texture. Photo by Janis Nicolay
Photo by Janis Nicolay