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MCM bathroom layouts

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:59 pm
by SDR
I was inspired by words on another thread, one devoted to a recently-acquired Ted van Fossen residence

to look for other examples of bathrooms which are shared by two bedrooms, and in which---in a number of
cases---a bath and/or shower is the central and dividing element.

I found a baker's dozen of these without too much trouble. All are either Case Study House projects or are
from the work of A Quincy Jones. Here they are, in chronological order.

Image J R Davidson, Early Case Study project, 1945

Image J R Davidson, Case Study #1, 1945

Image Whitney R Smith, Case Study #5, 1945

Image A Q Jones, 1949, Kenaston residence

Image A Q Jones, 1950, Paul V Palmer residence

Image A Q Jones, 1955, Emmons residence

Image A Q Jones, 1956, Eichler X-100 steel house

Image Pierre Koenig, 1959, Case Study #22

Image Killingsworth, Brady & Smith, 1959, Case Study #23

Image A Q Jones, Case Study #24, 1961

Image Buff & Hensman, 1965, Case Study #28

Image A Q Jones, 1973, Smalley residence

Image A Q Jones, 1973, Smalley residence

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:54 pm
by Tom
Cool idea.
These are interesting and helpful.

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:06 am
by SDR
So much to see:

The endless variety in residential floorplans, of which the bathroom is only one small part; infinite seems too little a quantity, to cover the possible
solutions available to the designer.

Several different drawing styles are demonstrated here; only three of the examples appear to be from construction documents, while the others are
from publication plans. In four instances of the latter passage doors are omitted, leaving the reader in doubt as to which openings might have them.
(I'm particularly tickled by the compact bath arrangement seen in Whitney Smith's Case Study #5.)

In Jones's expansive Smalley residence the architect's debt to Wright can be seen in the windows of the first bathroom. And why does one of a pair of
toilet compartments in the second Smalley bath have a skylight---and not the other ?


Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:42 am
by DRN
FLlW engaged in this sort of “play� as well in his late 1950’s bedroom wing addition to the Davis house in Marion, IN. The addition provided a sense of separation or autonomy for the older Davis children from the younger children in the bedrooms in the original wing with the parents. The two additional bedrooms each had an adjoining sink and toilet room, but shared a hexagonal glass and tile sunken shower stall. The shower had a door from each toilet room.

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:28 am
by SDR
Dan sends a photo of the Davis addition shower.


Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:46 pm
by DRN
Former Taliesin apprentice Curtis Besinger’s gem-like MacNider house in Mason City, IA shares a bath between its two bedrooms as well.

Plan on this page, scroll down: ... highlight=

A pre-outage Chat thread on the house: ... 81897edcb0

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:12 pm
by Tom
A Frank Lloyd Wright Bomb Shelter - new one for me.