Why have one master bedroom at your lake house, when you could have two?
I joke about this, but it's one of my favorite features about the house--probably because I've stayed in a many vacation homes with my parents, which always seems to put us up against "who stays in the big master?" At Nightingale House, you don't have to make hard choices, and no one has to sleep on an uncomfortable ancient bed that doesn't quite suite two people. This house was built with two full master bedrooms upstairs, and with them, each enjoys a full, private bathroom and adjoining walking closet. In fact, the closets are so roomy and open, that we have put a twin mattress in each and we encourage parents to tuck small children into these great spaces. This has worked really well for children who want to feel tucked into a safe secure space, have easy access to a bathroom, and to know that mom and dad are nearby. The closets are also *dark*, which helps keep children asleep until more reasonable hours of the early morning.
Both bedrooms enjoy King size beds which face the windows and, therefore, face the lake. Things are getting better at the house now, too. In the early days, there were no curtains anywhere. And while the house is so secluded from neighbors that this was no problem, it did mean that in the summertime, the sun would rise straight down overlake and beam straight through into your eyelids while you lay sleeping at 4AM. We have since installed beautiful white drape blinds from Restoration Hardware, giving the rooms and cozy sense of privacy, protection from early morning light, while continuing to have the windows feel light, airy, open, and supportive of the incredible views.
The master bedroom on the left has a TV with cable access, a desk, a dresser, and a small settee. The master bedroom on the right is slightly less furnished, but enjoys a private bathtub (the other master is a standup shower unit). Throughout there are plenty of hangars and storage for your clothing and toiletries.