In Victorian times the smallest room in the house was hardly spoken about but now, far from being purely functional, the bathroom has developed into one of the most design-led and luxurious spaces of a home, offering indulgence and relaxation for everyone to enjoy. The right bathroom design and atmosphere can give you a totally relaxing experience.
Some overlook beaches, others over rolling countryside and some are just in the capital. Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or just for inspiration here are our top 20 of the world’s coolest bathrooms to tempt you!
1. Incredible mountain views: Fransche Hoek Estate Franschhoek, Western Cape, Africa:
Nestling in an elevated position in the Franschhoek Valley, this stunning contemporary Cape vernacular home commands 360-degree views of the mountains and the valley. This property has picture perfect position between vineyards, olive groves and wild fynbos.
The neutral finishes throughout the property and in the bathroom allow the furniture, décor, and artwork to create subtle variations in colour and texture within each of the different rooms. What more could you ask for when taking a bath?
2. Sea view: Mougins, Cote d’Azur, France:
This property is in the turret of a chateau style villa near Cannes. The bathtub is hand tiled and takes up the entire turret, with a massive shower head from the roof above. It has incredible sea views directly from the bath!
A paradise of peace, surrounded by lush beautifully manicured gardens, the home itself has been beautifully maintained and fitted to the highest standard. There are 6 bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom.
3. Freestanding bath: Guadalmina Baja, San Pedro de Alacantara:
This property in Guadalmina Baja has the bath placed directly in the middle of the bathroom and is the ultimate in luxury installations.
4.Spectacular views: Los Flamingos Golf, Benahavis:
This high quality, new build villa is located near to the prestigious Villa Padierna Hotel and offers panoramic views out to the Mediterranean Sea and golf course with the Rock of Gibraltar and Africa in the distance.
5. Bath haven: Golden Mile beach front, Marbella:
This mansion was built in 2002 and is located on The Golden Mile, directly on Marbella’s premier beachfront. The design throughout the house matches its elegant yet grand bathroom style. If you want to bathe in luxury then this property is for you!
6.Dramatic Hollywood bathroom style: Sotogrande Alto:
If entertaining in true Hollywood style is your passion then this is your dream home. Situated in the prestigious area of Sotogrande Alto and close to Valderrama Golf every detail of the construction and final decorative design of this home has been carefully considered.
7. Brand new villa: Las Torres, Marbella:
An outstanding brand new villa built to the highest of luxury standards and situated in the extremely secure and private front line beach urbanisation of Torres de Marbella Club. The villa itself is a perfect blend of stylish elegance and contemporary architecture.
8. Open plan simplicity: Las Brisas, Nueva Andulucia:
This property in Las Brisas, Nueva Andalucia has the perfect freestanding bath design with a minimalist feel. The property is ideal for lovers of open-plan living, with large windows to allow for easy indoor/outdoor living, this is a very light and bright villa.
9. Boutique villa: Poniente, Aloha Nueva Andulucia:
The bathroom seems is a major feature of this house. The bathroom in the beautiful Villa Poniente in Nueva Andalucia has a boutique design and throughout the house this theme has been followed.
10. Relaxation: La Californie, France:
La Californie, one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in Cannes, shares many characteristics with its namesake across the Atlantic: the climate, upscale residential property, luxury villas and apartments, and residents and visitors from all over the world.
This bathrooms offers elegance and relaxation so now running in and taking a quick shower is not an option when such luxurious bathrooms offer a full, relaxing experience – now, where are the bubbles!
11.50 shades of black: Moor Grange, Hosforth:
Sleek, stylish and simple this six bedroom house is located in Hosforth, Leeds. The bathroom adds a ripple effect with the colour scheme of black and white creating a relaxed atmosphere to unwind.
12.Contemporary: Ullenhall, Warwickshire:
A contemporary English “Chateau” set within the county of Warwickshire and strategically located for ready access to the motorway network and a number of historic towns. The bathroom matches the slick style of the home. The correct lighting and large windows are essential for creating the right experience and this property definitely ticks all the boxes.
13. Pure and simple: The Penthouse Petersham House, South Kensington:
Larger showers are spaces for rejuvenation and wellness and give you plenty of space for relaxation. This property in Harrington Road is a perfect example of this.
14. Unique and quirky: Thorn House, Ranskill:
A fine period manor house in a delightful village setting, with superbly landscaped gardens and a mature orchard extending to around 2.1 acres. Wallpaper design is making a come back so if adding your own character to your bathroom is your style then this property is for you.
15. Beams: Wroxall, Warwick:
This magnificent barn conversion has a total of five bedrooms which are all of an impressive standard. The bathroom is luxurious and modern but still keeps the traditional beams on the walls. The modern versus traditional works very well in this instance.
16. Walk in shower: Copperlea, Saltford:
We are now seeing more walk-in showers with oversize panes of glass or solid walls that completely enclose the space, rather than bathrooms with tiny, prefabricated cubicles. This property in Saltford shows this with its contemporary living style throughout.
This luxury new home by Whiteoak Developments Ltd is situated in one of Kingswoods prestigious roads in the heart of the Warren Estate. The bathroom has a state of the art design and simplistic feel.
18. Unique and rustic: Hougham:
A substantial Grade II Listed early 19th Century former Rectory. It offers extensive accommodation of great character arranged over three floors together with a large converted barn standing in delightful wooded grounds of approximately 2.5 acres. The bathroom is full of character and matches the uniqueness of the rest of the property.
19. Sophistication and elegance: Low Farm, South Yorkshire:
Low Farm is a stunning house with parts dating from the 18th Century, constructed of natural stone with Yorkshire stone roof tiles. The bathroom is the most modern feature in the house and therefore makes it a unique and central part of the house.
20. Floor tiling: Farquhar Road, Edgbaston:
Statement-making floor tiles proved popular in 2014 and this striking look doesn’t appear to be leaving in a hurry. They can provide a great design opportunity when working with challenging bathrooms that have no clear walls for a feature wall. The bathroom matches this magnificent and sensitively restored late eight/nine bedroom Victorian residence, which includes some unique original features, is set in extensive mature.
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