The master bathroom in your luxury home should be more than just a place where you shower. It should be a sanctuary where you can relax and unwind after a long day. In our “Top 7 Features of a Modern Luxury Home” we noted how luxurious spa bathrooms are the latest trend. In this article we will focus on five features of the most luxurious bathroom designs and inspirations from around the world.
Zen Spa Retreat
Japanese bathroom design emphasizes the Zen spa like experience making it a retreat in your own home. Japan is a nation that loves to bathe. Most Japanese think of the bathtub as the place to wash away their daily fatigue. In Lushhome’s article on Japanese bathroom designs they describe how the soaking tub should be the focal point of the bathroom. The free standing luxurious soaking tubs are made of natural materials. The subdued tones and earthy colors of Japanese bathrooms add to the ambiance. Woods like mahogany, bamboo and teak provide warm relaxing tones that give it that spa like feeling. You can usually find bathrooms like this in high end luxury homes or in new construction condos in San Francisco.
Smart technology is becoming the norm for most households and the bathroom has been revolutionized. In Grand Design Magazine they feature smart technology with Grohe shower toilets and spa like showers controlled with Bluetooth technology. Kohler is one of the most advanced when it comes to technology for your bathroom. Kohler Konnect allows you to control all of the devices in your bathroom when paired with their smart technology products. For instance the DTV+ showering system allows you to set presets for sound, water, steam, and lighting and activate it with voice control. Another example is the Numi 2.0 toilet that offers multi colored ambient lighting, built in speakers, a heated seat, and personal cleaning. The Kohler Veil Lighting Collection is one of the best spa like features in a bathroom. The lighting has intuitive lighting that mimics nature and supports sleep and wellness. A new trend in San Francisco is building luxury homes focused on wellness like the house at 2646 Union Street listed for $29,800,000.
Heated Floors and Natural Stone Tiles
San Francisco is known for being cold from the famous quote from Mark Twain “The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco”. Installing heated floors is very common in remodeled luxury homes in San Francisco. Natural stone and tile are the best materials to use in the bathroom because they have high thermal conductivity allowing the heat to transfer to the surface quickly. For a luxurious finish most homeowners prefer marble because it’s timeless and neutral. It does require more maintenance as referenced in the Pro’s and Con’s of Marble Flooring by the Spruce. A more lower maintenance option is Quartz which looks a lot like marble and porcelain has started to become a popular alternative as well.
Horizontal Shower Design
This unique German luxury design features a tiled “bed” with six massage jets above the reclining area. A world’s first, the Horizontal Shower is the brainchild of progressive German CEO Andreas Dornbracht. He describes how the Horizontal Shower allows a person to relax on their back or front while soft water falls from the jets just like a massage. Luxury hotels and spas throughout the world have bought Dornbracht’s design. This unique luxurious experience is a great way to make your luxury home feel like a spa.
When it comes to having a luxury home in San Francisco one of the most important features is having breathtaking views. Certainly having a view in the master bathroom is not only a luxury but also hard to find. The developer of 2646 Union created the perfect bathroom to escape to at the end of the day. You can melt your troubles away in a soaking tub by the fire with a glass of wine and enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay. The penthouse at 1250 Jones St in Nob Hill has breathtaking views from every room including the bathrooms. If you are looking for a condo or house with a view in San Francisco contact me today!