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Fantasy Tour: Shingle and Stone Style

Check out this homeowners master suite which he turned into a four room private retreat.

Mark Schonberger wanted very specific features for the master suite in his new stone and shingle home. He worked with developer Denys Purdy to create a private retreat consisting of a series of four rooms that flow into each other. Host Joan Kohn tours the luxurious suite for design inspiration.

  • The main bedroom is flanked by two separate his-and-her closets and bath suites. Additionally, a large octagonal office, with access only from the bedroom, is part of the master area.
  • The spacious bedroom is dominated by the dramatic tray ceiling. To keep the space from seeming too large and cold, a deep overhang was added, which has both uplighting to highlight the ceiling and functional down-lighting.
  • A reading nook was created in front of the large window with an inviting chaise lounge.
  • The focal point of the room is the sleek fireplace opposite the four-poster bed. Built-in cabinetry with simple, Shaker-style lines flank the fireplace, which has a marble frame and minimal mantel.
  • His dressing area and bath, up two steps to a different level than the bedroom, uses dark cherry for the furniture and vanity. The compact bath has a shower with tumbled marble tiles and a green marble bench that matches the counter for the vanity. A hexagon-shaped sink with nickel faucets have a contemporary edge.
  • Her dressing area, on the other side of the bedroom, is entered down a narrow hall, on the left of which is a large walk-in-closet, and on the right, two large shallow closets.
  • Her bath uses a white and blue color scheme. The wainscoting is white, with periwinkle blue walls above. Fixtures are white. The whirlpool tub sits under a window, and the corner shower is opposite. A half-wall separates the toilet from the rest of the room. High ceilings and windows let in natural light, while a curved iron chandelier adds both light and elegance.

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