Whether modest or grand, having a master bath is a "feeling of luxury," says Fran Covello of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, who is marketing the Syosset house at right. "It's where you get ready for the day or where you go to wind down." And the best part -- it's private. "You don't have to share it with your children or guests," says Shawn Davis of Realty Connect USA, who is marketing the Nesconset house featured here.
Some master baths are basic. Think shower, sink, commode, while others are spacious and designed with imported materials, roomy steam showers, whirlpool tubs and self- flushing heated commodes with bidet functions.
Either way, master bathrooms add value to a home and sometimes aid in a quicker sale, say real estate agents.
Honed marble with a mosaic wall serves as a backdrop to the master bath, which features double vessel sinks, a soaking tub and a walk-in shower with multiple jets. The master bedroom boasts a vaulted tray ceiling embellished with wood work, as well as a walk-in closet. There are another three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two half-baths. Other features of this eight-room Colonial, which was custom-built for the family of the builder, The Worrell Group, include wide-plank white oak floors, extensive millwork and three gas fireplaces. The house also has a finished basement and a finished third floor. Outside, the landscape of the 57-by-100-foot property includes a terraced bluestone patio. Fran Covello, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, 516-359-7779
When this now-4,200- square-foot Colonial was renovated about six years ago, the owners had it expanded to create a private level for the master suite. The master bathroom received special attention. About 400 square feet, the room features a radiant-heat marble floor with granite inlay, towel warmers, a separate shower with multiple heads and a BainUltra Air Tub. The tub is said to be especially sanitary since, after use, it blows air through the pipes to expel excess water. The design also incorporates a dual vanity imported from France, as well as a custom crystal chandelier that hangs from the cathedral ceiling. In addition to a commode, there is a bidet and a urinal. The master bedroom offers two walk-in closets and a fireplace. There are another five bedrooms and four full baths. Of 11 rooms, the family room has a bar with a dual wine refrigerator to store red and white, which are cooled at different temperatures. Other amenities include a second fireplace, wood floors, a designer kitchen, an indoor and outdoor surround sound speaker system and an outdoor heated in-ground pool surrounded by pavers. The property is 70 by 126 feet. Seth Levy, Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates, 516-528-1737
12 Swan Ct.
This 11-room, 6,600-square-foot Colonial comes with a master bathroom that is about 600 square feet. It is designed with white marble and black granite. The wall murals are trompe l'oeil. The platform Kohler cast-iron whirlpool tub overlooks Lattingtown Pond through Pella windows that have between-the-glass blinds. A double sink and separate shower with multiple jets are also part of the design. Included in the space is another bathroom, which has its own door, a sink, shower and toilet. A dressing room separates the bathrooms from the bedroom. There are a total of four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths. Other features of the house include three fireplaces, wood and marble floors and mill work. Set in Lattingtown Ponds, a gated homeowner's association community, the house also comes with a four-car garage. Dee Dee Brix, Laffey Fine Homes International, 516-551-5241
15 Deer Run
The updated master bath in this Colonial has a vaulted ceiling with a skylight, as well as a double sink with a granite countertop, a stall shower and a tub with a view of the wooded yard. The master bedroom has two walk-in closets. There are another three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the house. The layout includes a two-story entrance, a family room with a fireplace and a new eat-in kitchen. Outside, the bucolic .72-acre property is landscaped with slate patios and estate fencing. Irene Lockel, Netter Real Estate, 516-410-5944
23 Bonarck Lane
Custom-built on a .84-acre parcel in a cul-de-sac, this nine-room Postmodern has five bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, including the master suite. Located on the second floor, the master bath, which has a two-tier ceiling with double crown molding, is designed with a marble floor and marble countertops. And right behind the Jacuzzi is an 18-foot marble backsplash. Dual sinks and a separate shower also are part of the layout. The master bedroom has two walk-in 7-by-7-foot closets. Other details throughout the house include double moldings, wood floors and French doors. The den has a fireplace with granite and wood, while the kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops, 42-inch solid maple cabinets, high-end stainless-steel appliances and a center island. The backyard, with a two-level patio, is equipped with a stainless-steel barbecue, a granite countertop and a built-in refrigerator. Shawn Davis, Realty Connect USA, 516-446-1864