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Practicality in Concrete: Korean Bathhouse Replica Blends Function with Design
Pictured Left: The remarkably deep tub is an icon in Korean culture used for not only bathing but also for relaxation. Pictured Right: Stones were inlaid and cast into the concrete. The pattern of stones is repeated throughout the bath.
Not part of the original design, Mark added recessed grab bars inside the tub to aid the bather in entering and exiting. The design made the tub more usable without detracting from the overall design.
An overhead rain showerhead was installed which is customarily used to fill the tub.
The custom sink features a slot drain. Water slopes down through the sink into a slot which disguises the opening of a regular round drain hole.
A wooden shelf was incorporated into the concrete sink. It provides storage space without looking like a typical shelf.
View of the finished guesthouse in its tranquil environment.
Another angle of the house exterior illustrating the close attention to detail to replicate an authentic-looking Korean guesthouse.
Pictured Left: Finished interior design of the house. Pictured Right: Interior design work.
Inspired by frequent travels to Korea, a client in Monterey, California hired architect Dennis Hodgin to replicate a Korean bathhouse as her guest house. Having heard of the quality work done by Mark Concrete, Hodgin hired Mark Lesnick, owner, to take the project from a vision to reality.
The custom project included plans for an Asian soaking tub, concrete wall and floor tiles, and a concrete sink. The authenticity of the project was heightened with the input of various people flown in from Korea to help design and build the guest house.
View the slide show for more details about the creative concrete that went into this unique guesthouse.
Moss Landing, CA