By Lacey N. Howard
September 27, 2005
Jean Allsopp

A retreat unto itself, the master suite occupies the entire thirdfloor. A plush settee covered in resilient outdoor fabric inviteshomeowners to the sitting-room work space. Beneath a bank ofwindows, a leather-topped, campaign-style desk and chair peer outover the bay.

In the bedroom, a graceful chair and ottoman cozy up to thefireplace and windows with sailboat vistas. A low wall behind theking-size sleigh bed separates the bath without blocking thescenery.

Personal space is built into the master bath, with mirror-imagevanities and water closets. The infinity spa tub and glass-walledshower are built for two. "The bath has some very contemporaryarchitectural features," says Debbie. "So we used traditionalelements to balance those out." Polished marble tops the twinwalnut vanities. Coordinating mirrors offer classic styling in theglass-tiled space. Rich coral bath linens and mother-of-pearlaccessories provide bright color and shimmer. Like pieces of modernart, channel fixtures in brushed nickel adorn the tub andsinks.

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