For those individuals with money to burn, there is something about having bathtubs which are outrageously expensive. Some of the most expensive bathtubs in the world that have been sold actually cost more than most houses but that doesn’t stop many of the richest from purchasing one of these fine luxuries.
The following are five of the most expensive bathtubs ever made.
1. Le Grand Queen
This bathtub, made from a 10 ton rare gemstone called Caijou, sold for $1.7 million. Designed by the legendary Simon Krapf, this piece was crafted in the shape of an Indonesian canoe and took a team of stonemasons countless hours to complete. This extremely rare stone found in the volcanic rocks in Indonesia is believed to have healing properties. The end result is the finest bathtub that money can buy.
2. Golden Bathtub
Not surprisingly, this bathtub is made from solid gold and was once the main attraction in the Kominato Hotel in Japan. This tub was available for several hours a day for hotel guests wanting to take a bath in it. Unfortunately, this nearly $1 million tub was stolen back in 2007 which is quite a feat seeing that it weighs in at 176 pounds with no reported witnesses of the incident.
3. Baldi Rock Crystal Bathtub
This bathtub, worth $790,310, features a unique design made from a single piece of rock crystal. While most bathtubs are shaped like an oval with smooth edges, this tub designed by LucaBojola intentionally leaves rough edges in order to highlight the beauty of the rock. Sculpted with diamond cuts, this piece took nearly 6 months to complete.
4. Baldi Malachite Bathtub
Also designed by Luca Bojola, this unique work of art costs $222,000. This bathtub is made from pure turquoise malachite which has a rich and deep color. The 24 karat gold plated legs also add a nice touch to the overall feel of the tub.
5. Baldi Amethyst Bathtub
Although this tub is the least expensive from the list, it is still not by any means cheap as owning one costs $121,200. This unique bathtub is made from purple amethyst and the legs are made from 24 karat gold. Those who can afford to purchase it also get matching accessories such as a soap dispenser and a soap dish, also made from purple amethyst.
While these bathtubs cost a significant amount of money, one can still enjoy the smaller luxuries that life has to offer by purchasing handmade bath products. These are readily available and can be purchased by going to schoolofwash.com. While these are some of the most expensive bathtubs, there will no doubt be others made which will cost just as much, if not more.