For the Super Rich, Home Is Where the Hamam Is

January 29, 2015

Penelope Green of The New York Times documents the places where New York City’s super rich sweat in splendor.

Hamams – also known as Turkish baths – are the newest trend in luxury condos. The Cast Iron House in TriBeCa features a Pritzker Prize-winning Shigeru Ban-designed hamam, complete with a plunge pool and a “deluge” shower. The Hamam at the Halcyon uptown will feature tiers of heated marble. At 252 East 57th, a hamam is planned to have an “ice room” instead of a plunge pool, where a snow-making machine is ready for homeowners to spread the “snow” on their bodies.

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