THE GENOVA TUB, MADE IN ITALY, HAS ALL THE HIGH VOLUME GLORIES OF A CLAWFOOT, BUT WITH MODERNIST APPEAL
According to a 2016 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, 56% of respondents never took baths a figure that might be among the more depressing we encountered over the course of last year, given the frankly indescribable joy that comes from taking a plunge in one’s own personal swimming pool. But if pure indulgence can’t turn the key, perhaps financial self interest will, because a bathroom without a tub also represents a real price to be paid; according to The Corcoran Group, nearly 80% of potential buyers insist upon apartments with both a shower and tub.
So, given that the bathing experience is both stupendous and profitable, let’s get down to investing. From maker Perlato and within its Lapis tone collection comes this urban sophisticate ready model. The Genova, made in Italy ($3,850), is a freestanding design of solid surface Eco Lapis tone that slopes dramatically at both ends; it has all the high volume glories of a clawfoot tub (84 gallon capacity), but with a modernist appeal and ergonomic, form meets function approach (easy entrances and exits) that makes a stunning statement.
Better still, you can make your bath sing while boosting local enterprise in the bargain. Since 1984, Brooklyn’s Home & Stone has been a premier showroom for a variety of imported and domestic bath products complete with private consulting areas that make it a cinch to consider options and work with its in house design associates.
Home & Stone
1663 Coney Island Avenue / 718.787.1000