Ever wish you could enjoy the luxuries of a spa from the comfort of home? With inviting, spa-inspired bathrooms, these eight homes for sale let you do just that.
By Shannon Petrie, FrontDoor.com | Published: 12/12/2011
Exotic Ambiance: Newport Beach, Calif.
Rich wood and stone accents create a warm and inviting atmosphere in this Asian-inspired bathroom. A limestone soaking tub set in front of a fireplace offers a tranquil place to unwind, while separate mahogany vanities provide plenty of space for two. Double doors connect the interior to the property’s rolling lawns and gardens. This inviting waterfront home is on the market for $27.9 million.
Striking Yet Serene: Laguna Beach, Calif.
Sleek lines, stone finishes and vivid lighting amplify the drama in this Laguna Beach bathroom. The contemporary fireplace echoes the shape of the oversized glass door, which disappears into the wall to create a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. Located in Laguna Beach’s exclusive Montage Residences, this home’s $32.5 million price tag also includes access to luxurious community amenities, such as Spa Montage, the Mosaic Pool and dining at The Loft and Studio.
Tranquil Retreat: Kailua Kona, Hawaii
With a serene color palette and a spacious layout, this beachfront bathroom begs you to stay and unwind. The expansive shower features a rain showerhead, a hand shower and two benches, all enclosed in textured glass walls that mimic the relaxing look of raindrops on a window. Listed for $15.9 million, this Hawaii getaway also offers a workout room, a wine cellar and a billiard room.
Bright and Breezy: Miami Beach, Fla.
Light hardwood floors and white walls lend an open and airy feel to this Miami Beach bathroom. The freestanding tub is perfectly positioned in front of a window with flowing white curtains, framing a serene view of palm trees and blue sky. A separate shower is cleverly tucked behind the wall-mount vanity. This contemporary waterfront home is priced at $8.9 million.
One With Nature: Los Angeles
Perched high in the Hollywood Hills, this indoor/outdoor bathroom takes advantage of its warm and sunny locale with retractable glass walls. A plant-lined path leads to the serene space, which features a jetted tub and a shower. This cutting-edge home also comes with a state-of-the-art kitchen, a movie theater, a gym and a massage room — all for $10.8 million.
Rustic Modern: Long Eddy, N.Y.
Inspired by the work of Frank Loyd Wright, this stone, glass and wood residence in Long Eddy, N.Y., seamlessly integrates architecture with nature. The master bath opens to a year-round tropical greenhouse with a koi pond. A traditional Japanese hinoki cypress soaking tub is situated within a windowed bay facing the woods and a two-sided fireplace. The blue stone and stucco shower also opens to the greenhouse and spa. This sophisticated rural retreat is on the market for $1.995 million.
Soothing Views: Malibu, Calif.
This Malibu bath’s design brings out its best asset: breathtaking ocean scenery. To balance its subdued color palette and simple aesthetic, the space features high-end fixtures from Waterworks and Sun Valley Bronze. Situated on 180 feet of bluff frontage, this modern coastal home is listed for $27 million.
Worldly Design: Seattle, Wash.
Imported fixtures and custom design elements add a unique touch to this chic, contemporary bathroom. The Italian tub and sinks by Agape display a distinctive curved design, while the custom-stained concrete floors add urban flair. Other features of this luxurious loft home, which is on the market for $3 million, include specialty lighting, a commercial-grade kitchen and a 500-square-foot wraparound patio.
HGTV. 8 Soothing Spa-Style Bathrooms, [Online]. Web address: http://www.frontdoor.com/buy/8-soothing-spa-style-bathrooms/pictures/pg259 (Page consulted on February 07 2012)