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Reader Mail: The story behind that shower floor

December 22, 2009 |  7:06 am

RitchBathroom Our recent profile of David and Jennifer Ritch's update of a 1906 cottage in Venice has turned out to be one of our most popular photo galleries of the year. Last week we fielded one question about the DIY fire bowl on the front deck. Now reader John Kroon of Lomita writes:

I have one question about the bathroom: What is on the shower floor? Is it tile or a wood drain system?

David Ritch says the shower floor is made of wood planks flush to the bathroom tile floor. "The water drains between the planks, into a drain in the shower pan below."

We've been profiling a lot of modestly sized homes recently, many of them older structures remodeled or redecorated with a distinctly contemporary flavor. If you missed them, check out:

-- Craig Nakano

Photo: Los Angeles Times