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Ten designer bathrooms with freestanding baths

For our latest lookbook, we've rounded up 10 dream bathrooms with statement baths ideal for luxurious bathing, including tubs made from teak, clay, concrete and porcelain.

This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbook series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series showcased peaceful bedrooms, colourful kitchens and living rooms with calm interiors.

Below are ten bathroom interiors from the Dezeen archives featuring standalone baths that sit in the middle of the room or away from the walls.

Black-tiled bathroom with freestanding bath

Screen House, Sydney, Australia, by Carter Williamson Architects

The bathroom of Screen House by architecture studio Carter Williamson is covered from floor to ceiling with tactile black tiles to create a spa-like setting for its owners.

A freestanding bathtub was placed under a bubble-like pendant light that is suspended from the asymmetric pitched roof.

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Metal bath in tiled bathroom

Chimney House, Sydney, Australia, by Atelier Dau

As part of an extension and refurbishment of a heritage-listed building in Sydney, architecture studio Atelier Dau added a ground floor bathroom.

The bathroom is defined by porcelain floor tiles designed by Patricia Urquiola and a statement roll-top bath alongside a narrow window with views to the home's internal courtyard.

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Bath made from sands, unfired clays, pigments and minerals

Highgate house, London, UK, by House of Grey

This London home designed by interiors studio House of Grey incorporates a range of natural materials and finishes.

In the bathroom (above and top), the walls are coated with a lime-based plaster surface called Tadelakt, which is waterproofed using a soap solution. The bath and sink were made from a combination of sands, unfired clays, pigments and minerals.

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Concrete, freestanding bath with views of Costa Rican jungle

Art Villa, Costa Rica, by Formafatal and Refuel Works

Czech studios Formafatal and Refuel Works left the concrete structure exposed throughout this villa nestled into the jungle in Costa Rica.

In the master bedroom, a concrete tub is set alongside a pair of glass doors that allow the space to be opened up to the surrounding jungle.

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Bath in bathroom with glass walls

Mountain cabin, Italy, by Modostudio

The bathroom of this secluded mountain cabin designed by Modostudio has spectacular views over Italy's Adige Valley.

Set at the centre of the room the freestanding bath was positioned to take the best advantage of these views through full-height windows.

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Freestanding jet-black tub

Tsubo House, London, UK, by Fraher & Findlay

Architecture practice Fraher & Findlay focused the renovation and extension of this home in east London on a small courtyard.

All of the house's bathrooms feature graphic monochromatic tiled floors, while the master bathroom has its own fireplace and a freestanding jet-black tub.

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Freestanding bathtub

House V, Slovakia, by Martin Skoček

The dramatic en-suite bathroom of the master bedroom of this gabled house near Bratislava, designed by architect Martin Skoček, is lined with salvaged bricks.

Its centrepiece, aligned with the apex of the pitched ceiling, is an oval, freestanding bathtub.

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Bath room with colourful cement tiles from Nicaragua

Atelier Villa, Costa Rica, by Formafatal

The bathrooms within this perforated-aluminium clad villa in Costa Rica are defined by floors made with cement tiles from Nicaragua.

One of the bedroom suites has a freestanding bath that is lit by mottled light coming through the cladding perforations.

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Teak bath with London views

Leaf House, London, UK, by Szczepaniak Astridge

The focal point of the rooftop extension to architectural photographer Edmund Sumner and writer Yuki Sumner's London home by Szczepaniak Astridge is a Japanese-style wooden bath.

Positioned against a large window that has views across London, the bath was made from waxed teak by furniture maker William Garvey.

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Copper bathtub

The Boathouse, Devon, UK, by Adams+Collingwood Architects 

London studio Adams+Collingwood Architects designed this house overlooking Salcombe Estuary so that its first-floor living spaces could take advantage of views across the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

On the ground, which is embedded into the hillside, there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including the master en-suite that features a copper bathtub.

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Photography is by Jim Stephenson, Brett Boardman, Edmund Sumner, BoysPlayNice, Adam Scott, Laura Egger, Tom Ferguson, Michael Sinclair and Matej Hakár.

This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen's image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing peaceful bedroomscalm living rooms and colourful kitchens.