It doesn’t matter what corner of the world you call home: When you’re searching those homes for sale in Miami, FL, or New York, NY, it’s easy to agree that a stunning bathtub can make any bathroom covetworthy. Cinema would be lost without a great bathtub scene (think Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman), master bathroom suites wouldn’t have a focal point, and homes in general wouldn’t offer escapes for a long, luxurious soak. Spoon, oval, egg, claw-footed, and even suspended from the ceiling: However you prefer your tub, the only thing to really up the ante would be a priceless view of sea, city, or sky. After all, it’s your own personal home spa.
Mountainous marvel: $ 49.5 million, 155–200 Sabin Drive, Aspen, CO 81611
This 18,000-square-foot Aspen property dubbed the Summit House blends modern-day living with pristine Rocky Mountain views on 6 lofty acres. Each of the seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms is arguably luxurious in itself, but the showstopping built-in marble bathtub in the master bathroom is a notch above, in both stylish grandeur and comfort. After a long day on the slopes, skiers can soak their sore legs while looking out at what they accomplished that day: The tub boasts an enviable view of all four nearby ski areas. Keep your towels warm at the foot of the tub, where a fireplace makes the space even cozier.
Say spa-ahh: $ 2.999 million, 3650 Spring Hollow Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208
If there is a bathroom equivalent of a ballroom, this 20,515-square-foot home surely has it. The centerpiece of a massive tile-floor bathroom, the free-standing tub sits below a coffered ceiling, complete with a chandelier. Nearby French doors onto a balcony allow the bather to see a bit of nature while still retaining their privacy. Just be sure to whip up some cheese and bubbly from the eight-bedroom home’s stunning chef’s kitchen and 20-foot butler’s pantry before bath time — you may find it hard to pry yourself away in time for dinner.
Dramatic duplex: $ 21.5 million, 101 Warren St. #3450, New York, NY 10007
Get above the hustle and bustle of New York without sacrificing one minute of the skyline in this three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment in the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill–designed building. The massive great room with gas fireplace, private second-floor master suite, and media room all wow, but it’s the low spoon tub overlooking the city and Hudson River where we’d want to start and end our days.
Bayside brilliance: $ 20 million, 22 Lelands Path, Edgartown, MA 02539
This modern seaside home in Chappaquiddick (Chappy to the locals) sits on 5.95 hilltop acres and offers sweeping views of the water, a wine cellar, and a three-car garage (for keeping that beach jeep). The stand-alone bathtub overlooks Katama Bay through shuttered windows and is so picturesque, you’d have every right to mistake it for a painting.
Radiance on the ridge: $ 10.25 million, 2463 Solar Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Nature enthusiasts will covet this home for its access to hiking trails, fashion folk will ogle the double closets, and friends and family will love it for the separate four-room guesthouse with two bathrooms. The real draw of the house, though, is the long, sleek master suite bathtub set privately in its own area — and the stunning view of the LA basin that comes with it.
European extravagance: $ 940,000, 82359 Highway 1082, Bush, LA 70431
If modern-day European royalty decamped to the United States, they’d feel right at home in this 10-acre regal country estate. Called Belle Aimee, the home includes three fireplaces, a stocked pond, and a proper entryway in the form of an 11-foot front door imported from Paris. The master bathroom stuns with a Jacuzzi tub paneled in wood, a gold-pressed tin ceiling, and a picture-frame window overlooking the extensive property.
Southern stunner: $ 2.145 million, 415 Tennessee St., Memphis, TN 38103
A vacation state of mind greets residents of this four-bedroom contemporary home overlooking the Mississippi River. The recently renovated home’s neutral palette (warm tans and crisp whites) keeps the focus on the lush riverfront outside — but feel free to be distracted by the three steam showers and heated tile floors. The master suite’s massive soaking tub overlooks the river through a set of arched windows.
Classic appeal: $ 1.1 million, 21315 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Think of this home in terms of Hollywood actors: young, hip, and the one everyone loves to love. The four-bedroom home on one of Los Angeles, CA’s most desired streets has a gated driveway for privacy and multiple fireplaces. The master bathroom with Carrara marble countertops and a glass-and-tile shower features a free-standing soaking tub situated next to a window the size of the tub, perfect for peeking out at the treetops while letting the California sun stream in.
Ocean oasis: $ 35 million, 3700 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963
Soak by the sea: The master bathroom’s oval bathtub is set on a wood platform next to a cozy, glassed-in fireplace and is perfect for soaking up views of the ocean while soothing your sun-drenched skin. The rest of the 18,000-square-foot home is fit for a modern-day Jay Gatsby and hugs the white-sand beach as it extends more than 200 feet along the ocean. Designed by architect Erik Helgen, the eight-bedroom home has an emphasis on bringing the outside in with a landscape designed by August Gerard Schwartz. Light installations in the living room by British designer Sharon Marston mimic waves, while walls of windows bring natural light inside.
Coastal contemporary: $ 30.5 million, 6440 N. Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33141
Sleek, sophisticated, and sexy … these three words can describe this house, the city it sits in, and, of course, its stand-alone bathtub, set underneath a chandelier with an unobstructed view of the water. The 15,000-square-foot home overlooks Biscayne Bay and has ultramodern touches in a neutral palette that allows the landscape to feel like part of the home.
Reinvented rustic: $ 28.8 million, 48797 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Take a trip to Italy —Tuscany, specifically — with this 95.73-acre farmhouse estate set on the Coastal Ridge. This swoonworthy property could be the set for a romantic movie, with its glass walls offering uncluttered vistas of the Pacific Ocean, rustic stone facade, and reclaimed wood beam ceilings. Designed by architect Mickey Muennig, whose work includes the nearby Post Ranch Inn, the property even has space for a helicopter to land. Soak in the views (literally) in the master bathroom with a Carrara marble bathtub and adjoining private balcony with unobstructed ocean views thanks to an all-glass railing.
Penthouse perch: $ 29.5 million, 30 Park Place #78B, New York, NY 10007
Enjoy access to luxe hotel amenities when you reside in this duplex set high above New York harbor and the skyline. The five-bedroom home designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects has a private elevator, herringbone-patterned floors, and a media room. Thanks to a partnership with Four Seasons Hotels, residents can use guest amenities like a yoga studio, kids’ playroom, and a screening room. Slip back home to unwind in the all-white master suite with a ceramic bathtub flanked by two walls of windows.
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