Design Details: Freestanding Bathtubs

The aim was a spa-like feel throughout the bathroom, so the redo included walnut, teak, glass tile, and soft lighting. The tub itself is a rounded triangle that nestles into a corner formed by teak benches. Specially-built teak housing accommodates the tub’s custom-built faucet. Designer: Mark Cravotta Builder: David Wilkes Builders

This freestanding bathtub is in synch with this home’s English manor feeling, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about its modern functionality and green sensibility. Architect: Frank Neely, Frank G Neely Design Associates Builder: Mike Hammersmith

The tub sits like an oversized teacup in the bathroom of this Florida home. Though the vibe and detailing are minimalist, there’s warmth as well. Architect: Jerry Sparkman, Totems Architecture Builder: Michael K. Walker

Expanding the views yet creating privacy from the street was key for this entire remodel, bathroom included. The house has a 5,000-gallon rainwater collection system and a five-star rating from the Austin Energy Green Building program. Architect: Rodney Palmer, Cornerstone Group Architects; Builder: Chris Shaffer, Greenbelt Homes

In a Maine seaside house built in the 1880’s that was once used as a Bed and Breakfast, a cast-iron and copper leaf tub maintains a Victorian feel. Architects: Anthony Barnes and William Wheeler, Barnes Vanze Architects; Builder: Mark Sweeney, Classical Endeavors

The sensual lines of this tub are right at home among the bathroom’s spa-style details and soothing surroundings, such as teak platform, heated floors, and visual quietude. Architects: Erla Ingjaldsdottir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Minarc; Builder: Lannen Construction

Set into a pedestal lined with Carrara marble tile, this Jacuzzi tub faces a fireplace and built-in cabinets with a TV; on the opposite wall are twin showers. Architect: Jimmy Jacobs; Builder: Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes

This 5,500-pound, solid granite tub was an eBay find that the homeowners fell in love with. A challenge? You bet. Floor boards were scribed two to three times to make sure they fit perfectly around the massive focal point. The lower third of the tub is below floor and wrapped in a radiant loop. Designer/Builder: Jarrett Kravitz, Advantage Contracting

In this marble master bath, the round Jacuzzi-style tub has a view of the bamboo garden and a fireplace close at hand. Architect: Susan Jauregui; Builder: Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction

A bathroom measuring less than 100 square feet is transformed into a spa-like retreat that takes full advantage of the site’s Marin Headlands views. Architect: Jason Langkammerer, At-Six Architecture; Builder: Rafael Rodriquez, Raff’s Construction

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