Art / Lifestyle December 30, 2021

Soak In These 5 Homes With Relaxing Claw-Footed Tubs

From Manhattan to San Francisco, these exceptional estates feature classic claw-footed tubs that transform baths into peaceful personal spas perfect for retreating for one warm, luxurious moment.

Inspiring Pre-War Condominium

New York, New York | Stan Ponte & Randall GianopulosSotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage

This distinguished 10,350-square-foot duplex in the landmark Mrs. Armory S. Carhart mansion boasts a grand reception hall with 18-foot ceilings, a salon with a wood-burning fireplace and a balcony, a spacious dining room, an enviable eat-in-kitchen—part of the home’s impressive great room—and a serene master suite with two dressing rooms, an office, a den, and two baths—one anchored by a relaxing claw-footed soaking tub. Four guest suites, storage space, and a gym or yoga studio are secluded on the upper floor.

Houston Palazzo

Houston, Texas | Cindy BurnsMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

Combining comfort with stately style, this Mediterranean-inspired manor in Houston offers formal and informal spaces for effortless day-to-day living and festive entertaining. The private primary suite is one of the home’s four restful bedrooms; it features an elegant bath with eye-catching accents and both a step-in shower and a soothing claw-foot tub. Other highlights include a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a full bar and lounge, a catering kitchen, an elevator, a loggia, patios, a summer kitchen, and an alluring pool.

Chic SoMa Hideaway

San Francisco, California | Daniel DerVartanianSotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

This loft-like 5,279-square-foot residence was crafted from a South of Market warehouse and transformed into a three-level retreat with four bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and steel; exposed wood, brick, and concrete; 20-foot ceilings; an open kitchen with streamlined cabinetry and top-tier appliances; and sophisticated, versatile living and entertaining spaces. Bedrooms and baths—two with beautiful soaking tubs—offices, and sitting rooms are secluded on the uppermost level along with an enviable roof deck.

Unique Union Square Aerie

New York, New York | Mara Flash Blum & Nikki FieldSotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

Highlights of this two-bedroom oasis in Eran Chen’s luxurious 15 Union Square West condominium building—the reimagined former Tiffany headquarters—include a uniquely appointed open living, dining, and chef’s kitchen; a Crestron home automation system; and extraordinary timeless décor by designer Karen Cole. Sleeping quarters are tucked down a gallery hallway. The primary bedroom enjoys westerly light and views, abundant closet space, and an opulent en suite bath with a distinctive black and silver claw-foot tub.

Consummate Carmel Charm

Carmel, California | The Canning Properties GroupSotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage

This enchanting beach getaway is nestled amid idyllic landscaped courtyards on a quiet street in Carmel. Soaring ceilings create a bright, lofty feel in the inviting living areas, the colorful kitchen, and the primary bedroom, which enjoys French doors to the gardens and is accompanied by a bath with a glass-walled shower and a claw-foot tub perfect for soaking. Visitors will appreciate the separate guest quarters hidden above the one-car garage.


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