Good and clean and fresh

Private Property South Africa
Lea Jacobs

The humble bathroom has come of age in recent times and is now regarded as one of the most important rooms in the home. Gone are the days when the bathroom was largely overlooked by architects and designers, and the days of the matching avo-green (or Barbie-pink) bath, basin, toilet and tiles are thankfully also over.

The modern bathroom generally reflects the style of the home. Deemed a haven for relaxation, bathrooms have come into a league of their own and given the choice of fittings available, it's fairly easy (albeit a little pricey) to transform even the saddest-looking bathroom into something quite spectacular.

As seen on TV

We regard this room as so important that the entire Win A Home show, which airs on SABC3 at 8 this evening, is focusing on bathrooms. To help you get into the swing of things, we picked a few of the best bathrooms we could find on the Private Property website and are showcasing these during the show.

The master bath in this property situated in Bishopscourt in Cape Town is ideal for those who enjoy taking in the views while soaking away life’s stresses. Priced at R33-million, this home is a masterpiece of design and the en-suite bath sits majestically on the one side of the enormous master suite.

A stunning six-bedroom, six-bathroom home priced at R21-million and situated in Morningside, Gauteng, is our next port of call. Simply put, this large bathroom with walk-in shower and stand-alone bath fairly begs the homeowner to spend hours relaxing there.

The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home nestled at the foot of Table Mountain in Oranjezicht enjoys the best of both worlds – stunning views, and gorgeous finishes throughout. Priced at R27-million, this home’s bathrooms really are something to write home about. The en-suite enclave boasts ample storage space and a deep, oval stand-alone bath. The signature of this home is classy elegance and is reflected in the choice of bathroom fittings.

Au naturel

If the natural look is for you, then this three-bedroom, three-bathroom cluster home on the Blair Atholl Estate in Gauteng is going to tick all the right boxes. On the market for R 24.5-million, this home's oval bathroom, complete with picture windows and a chandelier, is a bathroom-lover’s dream.

Priced at R15-million, another stunner of a home, boasting Italian craftsmanship at its best, is situated in Hurlingham, Gauteng, and offers five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The main en-suite is to literally die for and includes outstanding finishes, a dressing room and a steam shower.

While the last property we are going to look at this week has amazing bathrooms throughout the home, what really tickled our fancy was the spa bath, which is positioned in front of a ceiling-to-floor panoramic window that offers a superb vista of the suburb of Faerie Glen below. This truly is the spa bath to end all spa baths. Priced at R4.995-million, this gorgeous multi-storey property (with a lift) is ideal for those who are looking to live and bathe in luxury.

If bathrooms are your thing – and we’re going to be honest here, they are one of our favourite parts of the home – then spend some time on our website and see what other homes offering bathrooms-from-heaven are available. Who knows: you could be bathing in the lap of luxury sooner than you think!

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