The sanctuary of any home is the primary suite, where well-considered comforts and good design can elevate a place of rest into a luxurious haven. In the hands of a visionary designer, the utility of the bathroom transforms into a space that is as beautiful as it is functional. These 5 properties showcase tranquil bathrooms that boast art, world-class views and thoughtful details.
29 Drakes Cove Court, Larkspur, $3,950,000
This 4-bedroom home was built in 2018, with an open floor plan, soaring 22-foot ceilings and a seamless indoor-outdoor design. The primary bath features a freestanding tub nestled into an alcove with a frosted window to let in light while maintaining privacy. Thoughtful details throughout the home include maple floors, a gas fireplace, a Tesla Solar System and motorized shades.
101 Mount Tiburon Road, Tiburon, $8,977,000
This stately 5-bedroom residence has the iconic San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge views while offering spacious rooms and gorgeous details. The main level primary suite has a fireplace, a balcony, and two luxurious baths. The landscaped grounds include a turf lawn, fruit trees, winding paths and a fire pit.
308 Golden Gate Avenue, Belvedere, $11,495,000
Located on the warm side of Belvedere Island, this 8-bedroom mansion feels sunny all day, every day. The recently renovated 3rd floor primary suite consists of 2 separate bathrooms joined by an expansive marble steam shower with a view of the Bay. The Calacatta Oro marble floors are heated. Above the cast-iron bathtub is a dreamy mural inspired by a 17th-century fresco by the Italian artist Guido Reni.
333 Willow Road, Nicasio, $18,500,000
This 5-bedroom home on the 32 acres of private land is nearly self-sustaining, with features such as a solar array, well and spring water, and generators. The main house’s interior, including the spa-like primary bath, is Japanese-inspired. Sustainable, energy-efficient materials such as old-growth cedar, copper rooves and cherry wood floors keep the main and guest residences in perfect harmony with their lush surroundings.
337 Belvedere Avenue Unit Home, Belvedere, $35,000,000
This 6-bedroom home was completely rebuilt in 2008, offering 10 bathrooms, a 60-foot indoor pool, several terraces and beautifully landscaped gardens. The primary suite features views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, along with a fireplace and an observation deck. The granite primary bathroom includes a drop-in bathtub with a stunning view, generous his-and-hers vanities and mirrors, and copious natural light.
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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.