Once the pedestrian workhorse of the bathroom, the tub has come a long way, baby. A meditative soak is how many of us relax and unwind after a long day, and we need a tub that will deliver on this deserved moment of zen.
In materials alone—from acrylic and stainless steel to carved-Carrara marble—today’s bathtubs have astounding range. Modern soaking tubs can be sleek and simple, monolithic, and even elegantly sculptural, with features like neck supports and heat and pressure control. Here are five properties featuring spa-like bathrooms with large, freestanding luxury tubs that will have you calling out for the Calgon.
High up on the 53rd floor, this 4,500-square-foot three-bedroom condominium at 51 East 58th Street boasts many modern luxuries, including a master suite with a pair of south-facing Carrara marble-and-mahogany bathrooms. There’s no need for curtains while having a soak in the Kohler Jacuzzi tub—no buildings exist within a six-block radius.
Boerum Hill Townhouse
This 4,600-square-foot three-floor townhouse in Brooklyn has a traditional Victorian brick-and-brownstone exterior with totally modern interiors. Its three marble-clad, spa-like bathrooms are ripe for relaxation. On the third floor, the 300-square-foot minimalist luxury tub is outfitted with a volcanic-limestone-and-resin Barcelona soaking tub by Victoria + Albert with a view on a nearby Romanesque-Revival Baptist temple. Radiant heated floors, Dornbracht dual rainfall showers and rimless countertop vessel sink round out a space that’s both elegant and understated.
The ground-floor master bath in this 4,444-square-foot home at 26 Hudson Ave, Ocean Ridge, Florida, features Jack-and-Jill sinks and vanities and a glass-enclosed walk-in shower, as well as an elliptical soaking tub with a view. From the curvy luxury tub, views of the grounds’ tropical gardens will provide a serene respite after a long day of boating along the Intracoastal.
Gold Coast Glamour
This 6,585-square-foot single-family Greek-Revival townhouse at 19 West 12th Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village features a 450-square-foot master bathroom worthy of a design-obsessed king—or queen. Floor-to-ceiling slabs of Calacatta-gold marble frame the vast bath and form a platform that cradles a freestanding cast-iron soaking tub. Along with the tub, the double-vanity and the standalone walk-in rain shower, the bathroom’s adjacent gas fireplace will help transport you to another realm.
Although this 10,000-square-foot Bridgehampton, New York, home boasts a total of nine-and-a-half bathrooms, its master bath stands out as a cloistered retreat. A marble double-vanity is adjacent to the Newbury freestanding acrylic soaker tub by Hydro Systems, which overlooks the home’s rolling lawns. And when you’re ready to rinse off, a marble-tiled steam shower is there to accommodate.[embed_cta url=”https://goo.gl/Ya96wm”]Find Your Dream Bathroom[/embed_cta]