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In the early days of New York City apartments, an unusual sight was surprisingly common: bathtubs in the kitchen. David Favolaro from the Tenement Museum explains that this trend emerged from a mix of factors, including the 1901 Tenement Housing Act mandating sinks and bathtubs in all apartments, limited space elsewhere in the unit, and the convenience of existing plumbing in kitchens. Fast forward more than a century later, and these kitchen bathtubs have become almost legendary, though they do exist in some unrenovated units.

In new high-end construction, some designers have replaced bathtubs with luxurious showers in primary baths, reserving shower/tub combos for secondary baths. However, many who can afford to do so, value the tranquil ambiance provided by deep, free-standing soaking tubs. These tubs, crafted from luxurious materials and adorned with top-notch fixtures, are strategically positioned in the city's tallest and most high-end buildings to offer bathers breathtaking skyline and river views. They foster a spa-like retreat within the bustling city - an oasis in the sky of sorts. Some of these baths are so elevated that privacy from potential oglers is not even a concern.

Find below a selection of triple-mint luxury listings with bathtubs offering a front-row seat to New York City's spectacular views.

The Langham Fifth Avenue, #31F (Compass)

Quay Tower, #14D (Serhant LLC)

Caledonia, #1709 (Compass)

One Manhattan Square, #64J (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

277 Fifth Avenue, #50B (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

The Four Seasons Private Residences, #59A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

565 Broome SoHo, #N20B (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Baccarat Hotel & Residences, #30A (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

200 Amsterdam, #39B (Serhant LLC)

35 Hudson Yards, #8402 (Corcoran Group)

551W21, #15B (The Agency Brokerage)

252 East 57th Street, #62A (Serhant LLC)

Trump World Tower, #82CD (Nest Seekers LLC)

Madison Square Park Tower, #57thFloor (Coldwell Banker Warburg)

53 West 53, #49A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Walker Tower, #PH8 (Bespoke Real Estate LLC)

One Madison, #55B (R New York)

Baccarat Hotel & Residences, #43 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Central Park Tower, #81W (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

One57, #56C (Corcoran Group)

200 Amsterdam, #41 (Serhant LLC)

One High Line, #WESTPH35B (Corcoran Group)

432 Park Avenue, #67B (OFFICIAL)

The Four Seasons Private Residences, #PH81 (Corcoran Group)

111 West 57th Street, #PH76 (Corcoran Group)
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