A luxurious primary bath is on every house-hunter’s wish list. The primary bath is a retreat, and it all centers around the tub—where the true relaxation happens. These five homes offer an elevated soaking experience, by letting in light and serene landscape views.
2055 Farnsworth Lane, Northbrook, $1,349,000
The primary suite in this 4-bedroom home is a true retreat, equipped with multiple walk-in closets with built-in shelves and a Juliet balcony. The accompanying bath offers a dramatic alcove with a soaking tub, high-set windows and bottom-up blinds to maximize views while maintaining privacy. A steam shower and double sinks with ceiling-high mirrors make this primary bath an ideal retreat.
1440 Harlan Lane, Lake Forest, $3,100,000
On an acre of land next to a nature preserve, this 5-bedroom home has a first-floor primary suite with a fireplace, French doors that open to a garden and generous walk-in closets. The wood paneling in the primary bath creates a traditional, distinguished space, and a gently contoured tub overlooks the lush landscaping that also provides privacy.
2255 Egandale Road, Highland Park, $5,125,000
This 5-bedroom property provides a number of features for the water-lover, from lake views to an indoor pool and adjacent hot tub. The primary suite is set with a wall of windows and sliding doors for deck access. A grand soaking tub, surrounded by marble steps and pillars, is the centerpiece of the primary bath. The windows offer a partial view of Lake Michigan.
1304 Trapp Lane, Winnetka, $3,250,000
This newer construction French Manor home sits on a half acre of land. The 4-floor estate includes seven bedrooms and more than 10,000 square feet of space. The primary suite features a fireplace, patio access and an attached home office. Dual walk-in closets and a coffee nook lead into the ample primary bath. A steam-shower and corner soaking tub, surrounded by white marble, provide ample opportunity for spa-level relaxation.
140 Deere Park Court, Highland Park, $3,999,999
This home, designed by the noted architect Tony Grunsfeld, is all about ravine views—every room has one. The primary suite includes a spa bath with heated floors, two spacious walk-in closets and a deck. The soaking tub sits against a wall of windows that faces large mirrors, creating the effect of being surrounded by treetops.
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Stephanie Fallon is a freelance writer who has spent her professional career in non-profit adult education, first in adult English literacy at Blue Ridge Literacy and then overseeing interpretation and public programming for the Taubman Museum of Art. She lives in Roanoke, Virginia and writes about visual culture, design, motherhood, and work.