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Bathroom Trend: 5 Baths to Admire and Inspire

We've selected five of our favourite bathtubs from houses we've featured, for you to admire, be inspired by and to give you ideas for your own bathroom.

Greg Cox, Karl Rogers and Mariska van den Brink

We've selected five of our favourite baths from houses we've featured, for you to admire, be inspired by and to give you ideas for your own bathroom | House and Leisure

A relaxing bath is one of life's greatest pleasures. Add a beautiful bathroom to the mix, and your experience is elevated, making you want to spend hours in the tub. We've selected five of our favourite baths from houses we've featured in House and Leisure for you to admire, be inspired by and give you ideas for your own bathroom. 

1. Grey Gardens

We've selected five of our favourite baths from houses we've featured, for you to admire, be inspired by and to give you ideas for your own bathroom | House and Leisure

Located in a home perched at the top of Tamboerskloof, this sleek grey bathroom offers the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing soak in a deep tub while taking in the unbeatable vistas of Cape Town. A floor-to-ceiling glass wall separates the inside from the outside, giving the illusion that you're bathing outdoors and highlighting the impressive views. To see more of this house, click here

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2. Classic Copper 

We've selected five of our favourite baths from houses we've featured, for you to admire, be inspired by and to give you ideas for your own bathroom | House and Leisure

Large and comforting with an amazing vantage point, this stylish copper bath from Catchpole and Rye is the epitome of luxury. The bathroom is part of House Arijuju in the Kenyan Highlands, a residential property that also operates as a high-end retreat for 10 weeks of the year. With its rough-hewn stone walls, plush Persian rugs and sleek glass finishes, this bathroom is all about texture - an element that's emphasised by the smooth statement bathtub.

3. Egg White 

We've selected five of our favourite baths from houses we've featured, for you to admire, be inspired by and to give you ideas for your own bathroom | House and Leisure

This oval freestanding tub looks more like a sculpture than a piece of sanware, making it the perfect fit for Candace Marshall-Smith's Oranjezicht home in Cape Town. Smith is the owner of SMITH art gallery and her bathroom, like the rest of her house, has a wonderful work of art to admire while you bathe.This particular piece is a painting by Dale Lawrence. To see more of this house, click here

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4. Tranquil Escape 

We've selected five of our favourite baths from houses we've featured, for you to admire, be inspired by and to give you ideas for your own bathroom | House and Leisure

Straight out of a dream, this striking tub is located just off the main bedroom of interior designer Jacques Erasmus' beautiful Karoo home. The expansive en suite bathroom opens onto his citrus garden, and an arch of tiles surrounds a brass shower fitting, mirroring the shape of the doorway opposite.Whether the door is open or closed, this is the type of bathroom you'd want to spend hours enjoying. To see more of this house and take a video tour, click here.

5. Karoo Dreaming 

We've selected five of our favourite baths from houses we've featured, for you to admire, be inspired by and to give you ideas for your own bathroom | House and Leisure

Starkly refined, this bathroom in Cornel Strydom's Karoo house echos its picturesque yet minimalist surroundings. Organic additions of wood and grass provide a natural touch , and the bath itself it carefully positioned so that you can see through the main bedroom window and at the landscape outside. To see more of this house, click here.

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