PICTURES: Inside the Dubai villas with $1,000,000 bathtubs
Taking a dip in the world’s most valuable bathtub wasn't something that had ever entered our mind before recently. But after seeing this bathtub, we've understand what all the fuss is about.
Baldi, an ultra-luxury Italian bathroom fixtures, create bathtubs using gemstones such as amethyst, rock crystal and malachite. Earlier this year the brand sold a solid bathtub made from a single 10-ton Amazonian crystal to Tamara Ecclestone for $1,000,000, and a similar rock crystal bath will be places in some of the XXII Carat Villas on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.
“Baldi bathtubs are truly jewels for the home,” says Luca Baldi, CEO of Baldi. “Each bathtub is comparable to a Renaissance creation, a work of art and craft that testifies to the beauty of Nature meeting Design. Only three bathtubs have been made until today and they were all carved from solid blocks found in the Brazilian Amazon Forest by our scouts. All of them are one-of-a-kind, as it is the Nature that is ruling the design.”
Some of the Sapphire villas at XXII Carat Villas will have rock crystal bathtubs, while others will have baths carved from rose quartz and green quartz with a gold trim and ad-hoc gemstones.
But that’s not the only impressive piece of design in the new development. XXII Carat Villas, which are being developed by The Forum Group, includes 22 beachfront villas on The Palm Jumeirah. The gated community comprises of seven-bedroom villas from 8,000 to 13000 square feet.
“We are proud that XXII Carat will be the first to have Baldi's Jewels for the Home bathtubs, we have scoured Europe for the finest materials and finishes for every aspect of our villas,” says Anton Yachmenev, Managing Director of Forum Group. “We believe the property market in Dubai is ready for the finest quality of construction and interiors set like a diamond in the most superb location on the Palm.”
And we thought that chilling out in a plastic tub surrounded by candles was luxurious…