John O'Hagan

A four-poster bed trimmed in sheer plaid drapes is the centerpieceof the master bedroom. Wall-mounted bedside lighting leaves room ona skirted round table and small chest of drawers for nighttimeniceties. A small chair and ottoman make a comfortable window seatfor watching birds fly over the marsh.

Instead of the large windows he put elsewhere in the house,Barry placed smaller windows high on one wall. "We protected thebedroom's privacy from a neighboring lot on that side of theproperty," he says.

French doors lead to the master bath, dominated by a beadedchandelier hung in the middle of the room. A modern shower isequipped with hardware that creates a spa-like atmosphere.Separated by shelving, a pair of pedestal sinks with brushed-nickelhardware allows space for two. "We used historic elements," saysBarry. "The pedestal sinks and claw-foot tub in the master bathrecall turn-of-the-century designs."

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