This weekend we were dazzled by the wallpaper in this bathroom, then we turned to see the recessed bathtub. This immediately elicited a "WTF... were they thinking." Maybe it's the result of seeing these tubs on a few bathroom renovation shows where the TV host is always dumbstruck when they see one, but I fail to understand the benefit of a recessed tub. Maybe they wanted to be able to sit on the side with their feet in the tub but didn't have enough marble to encase a standard "elevated" bathtub; or maybe, they wanted to maximize wall space for the floral wallpaper. Your guess is likely better than mine, so if you think of a reasonable or equally snarky explanation let us know.