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Soak it up

A bathtub with a window, glass shower, and vanity with white drawers and wood accents. Via Redfin, courtesy of Thomas Szymanski Berger & Co. Realtors Ltd

In case you missed it, the bathtub is back.

Do you dream of a freestanding tub? On a quest for a 2020 bathroom glow-up? Looking for inspiration? These five homes for sale across Chicago feature bathrooms that are sanctuaries of self-care. Here, you can indulge in a soak under a skylight and draw a bath in front of a fireplace.

Check out a few of the tubs we fancy.

A skylight tub

A tub with a blue bath mat, double vanity, glass shower, and white tile. Via Redfin, courtesy of Matt Laricy Americorp Ltd.

Here’s an ideal place to unwind. This master bathroom with a lovely skylight might be it. This mostly white bathroom mixes it up with different textured tiles—it’s got a penny tile floor, subway tile over the double vanity, and a marble tile accent wall. The three-bedroom, two bedroom home also has a foldable glass wall which opens out to a brick-paved patio. The Lincoln Park property is listed for $724,888.

A minimalist tub with natural light

A bathtub with a window, glass shower, and vanity with white drawers and wood accents. Via Redfin, courtesy of Thomas Szymanski Berger & Co. Realtors Ltd

A simple, oval soaking tub? Check. A window with lots of natural light? Perfect. Oversized, grey tiles? Yep. This classic minimal bathroom hits all the right elements. The new Humboldt Park home also features a spacious master suite, a copper-colored fireplace, and a floating staircase. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is listed for $969,900.

A soaking tub with matte black tile

A tub against a black tiled accent wall which leads to a double shower. There is a long white countertop vanity with grey drawers. Courtesy of Samantha Porter of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

If you’re not into the all-white bathroom, perhaps this an accent wall is inspiring. This soaking tub sits against a matte black, penny tile wall divider. On the other side is white and grey a double shower. This master bathroom also has heated floors and a heated tower bar—the ultimate luxury during a Chicago winter. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Ukrainian Village is listed for $1.1 million.

A cozy bathroom with a fireplace

A tub against a marble wall. There is a white brick fireplace mantel. Via Zillow

Forget the candles. If you want to seriously upgrade your bathroom, put in a wood-burning fireplace. This dreamy tub lives in a Gold Coast mansion with five other fireplaces, silk wallpaper, and a 1,200-square-foot terrace. Upon purchase, owners will also get a trusted list of housekeepers, handymen, drivers, and interior designers. How much you ask? Alas, its listed for nearly $4 million.

Go all in with a hot tub

A top floor space with a skylight and balcony. There is an indoor hot tub with black tile and a blue accent light. There are leather chairs and potted plants. Courtesy of Duane Shumaker of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

Why stop at a tub? This home features a black tile and blue neon lit hot tub. The owners envisioned a top floor oasis and made sure to include a jetted bathtub, a sauna, and access to a rooftop deck. The Gold Coast home was originally built in 1907, but the interiors have modern and Art Deco flair. The four bedroom, five bathroom property is listed for a hefty $3.4 million.