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Loos with views are now essential for luxury apartments

Wealthy buyers expect bathrooms to have stellar outlooks too
November 16, 2016 04:20PM

Bathrooms at 432 Park Avenue

Bathrooms at 432 Park Avenue

Move over, vitamin C infused showers and indoor swimming pools. The thing every high-end buyer apparently now wants is a toilet with a scenic view.

Developers of luxury homes and apartments are increasingly putting bathrooms in prime locations, according to a Bloomberg report. Once considered a design afterthought, buyers now expect bathrooms to have maximum light and impressive views, just like the rest of their home.

Master bathrooms were apparently one of the first considerations at 10 Sullivan Street, which is being developed by Kevin Maloney’s Property Markets Group and Madison Equities.

“In all the full-floor units of the building, it [the bathroom] looks north, so that when you’re soaking in the tub, there’s the Empire State Building,” Maloney told Bloomberg. “A buyer walks in, and every time they see that, they’ll say, ‘Wow.’”

It’s a similar story at Witkoff Group’s 215 Chrystie Street, where the tubs are strategically placed to overlook the Chrysler Building. At Macklowe Properties and CIM Group’s 432 Park Avenue the bathrooms have an entire wall of glass where the vanities sit.

According to Bloomberg, a great bathroom is what the uber wealthy now demand. “A bathroom with a view catapults you to the super-luxury caliber, not just the everyday luxury class,” said Corcoran Group broker Julie Pham. [Bloomberg]Miriam Hall