Though kitchens and bathrooms often get the glory in real estate listings, it's impossible to ignore the importance of a master bedroom — especially once you move in.
We looked through recent for-sale homes to find relaxing master retreats to be admired — and to provide inspiration for your own boudoir.
4403 Rawlins St.
Vaulted ceilings are usually a trick that helps make small rooms look bigger, but this master suite doesn't need any extra help. It's spacious enough for a king-size bed and a full sitting area, not to mention lots of bright windows and double ceiling fans.
The ceiling is once again the star, with a soaring cathedral design and shiplap adding a rustic-chic touch. A wall of windows looks out over the backyard of this University Park home. The chandelier adds just the right amount of bling.
5830 Goodwin Ave.
With room to spare, this M Streets home has the look and feel of a boutique hotel room. A coffered ceiling makes a statement-making headboard a must, but don't dare cover up those lovely windows with drapes.
4400 Saint Johns Dr.
It's the details — intricate crown molding, floor-to-ceiling windows — that make this gigantic master suite truly stunning. Besides room for so much furniture, this grand space in Highland Park offers a respite from the daily grind.
7940 Summit Cove
The estate known as Mariposa del Lago is not only where one of the biggest business deals in history went down, but also where whomever sleeps in this bedroom can find utter tranquility. The wood ceiling reflects the nature surrounding the home, and a balcony opens up to views over Eagle Mountain Lake.