Serene soaks

Create a tranquil mood with spa-like tubs and nature views

Serene soaks

Woodsy retreat

The ultimate Western bath plays up the use of natural materials, as in this Woodway, Washington, house.

Although Ken Brewe calls himself a "shower-and-go kind of guy," he wanted a more luxurious space that really brought the outdoors in. Placed in a sunlit corner of the master bathroom, the European-inspired soaking tub has a flexible showering arm. A green-glass tile wainscot and an earth-toned tile floor reinforce the rustic, romantic atmosphere.

DESIGN: Patricia Brennan Architects, Seattle (206/328-2886)
Sources: Piedmont Skirted Bathtub, $3,950 ( Showering arm: Similar from Newport Brass products, from $675 ( Glass tile: Lake Garda in Bay Leaf, from $24.39 per square foot ( Floor tile: Sierra Travertine, $6 per square foot (


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