New Wealth Status: Plenty of Bathrooms
Figure two for every bedroom: LA Times
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Luxury bathrooms are all the rage.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The real world might be worried about foreclosures and short sales, but when it comes to real estate, the well-heeled are focused on ... bathrooms, reports the Los Angeles Times. In fact, today's not-so-humble mansion should have two bathrooms for every bedroom if it hopes to compete. (Think en suite bathrooms for every guest room, along with uber-luxurious bathrooms elsewhere.) One 18,000-square-foot home in Bel-Air recently set the bar with 41—that's forty-one—bathrooms.

Why? Two notable quotes help explain:

  • "The bathroom has become the dressing room," says one archtitect. "They really don't look much like bathrooms anymore."
  • "The idea is never to inconvenience yourself or a guest," says a Pasadena agent. "You almost cannot have too many bathrooms."

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likalaruku
May 20, 2012 7:59 AM CDT
Jeeze, & our realtor thought we were being pushy when we said we needed a house with 3 bathrooms.
Fondue
Mar 8, 2012 8:40 AM CST
They need so many bathrooms because they have really bad hygiene. They almost can't get out of their mansions without reeking to high heaven.
Grandpa_Timbo
Mar 7, 2012 4:22 PM CST
I always suspected that the rich were full of shit and this confirms it.