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A Historic Connecticut Colonial Gets a Fresh Look

Turning tragedy into triumph, a design team reconvenes and brings a Bloomfield home to a new level of perfection.

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Kathleen Tillett’s Personality-Filled Home

The towering open shelf in Kathleen Tillett’s loft is a storyboard and a shrine, a celebration of objects ordinary and…

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A Vermont Shingle Style Home Mixes Classic and Contemporary

Paul Robert Rousselle smiles when he recalls his client’s sizable wish list for the holiday home she was asking him…

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Timber Frame Homes for Every Architectural Style

Think you’ve got timber framing pegged? Think again: these homes can move in many style directions. Say “timber frame,” and the image that comes to mind for most people is that of a log cabin. Just ask Mike Beganyi of New Energy Works, a company that crafts custom timber spaces across the

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An Artist’s Home in Litchfield County

Restoring a 250-year-old farmhouse appealed to artist Michael Quadland’s sense of nostalgia for his rural upbringing, his passion for historic preservation, and a simple need for more studio and gallery space. But it also had to do with a sense of permanence. Growing up as the child of innkeepers, Quadland would sometimes come home to find his

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Life Made Simple: 5 Keys to Crafting Your Modern Farmhouse

There is a distinguished charm in a life made simple. Imagine a sun-drenched room, a wide front porch with a few simple chairs where family and friends gather just to talk, laugh, and share a cool drink. These images transport us

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At Home in the Country

Every interior designer seeks to make a “house” into a “home,” but the decades-long relationship between designer Trudy Dujardin and client Jill Jordon is so deep and trusting, it takes that concept to an especially detailed level, right down to selecting the flowers on the table and arranging treasured keepsakes on bookshelves.

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King of the Mountain

The couple’s request sounded simple enough: a new ski-in, ski-out home on Vermont’s Stratton Mountain with enough room for four active children, guests, and all the activities that the family dreamed of doing in their second home. Then the details

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A Historic Home Built in 1776

Its very age—the house was built in 1776—gives this dwelling its provenance. Imagine the conversations that have taken place in these same rooms, in the glow of the same hearth, to the tune of the same

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Traditional New England Style in Ridgefield, Connecticut

When the new owner of this Ridgefield house relocated to California after college, her plan was to stay for a year. “Then I met my husband, Eric,” Amy remembers, “and I thought, ‘This

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Mountain Makeover

“Who knew?” asks Kerry Berchem, as she smiles and recalls how the modest renovation she and her husband, Craig Goos,…

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Contemporary Classic in Vermont

After falling in love with and buying what the husband calls “easily one of the most beautiful lots in Vermont,” this New York City–based couple explored every inch of its twenty acres of rolling meadow. They marveled at

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A Home in Kent, Connecticut with a Modern Lake Aesthetic

When someone wants a waterfront house badly enough, not even New England bedrock can stand in the way. Before they could even start building, the owners of the aptly named Laurel

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Vintage meets Contemporary in Newtown, Connecticut

We love farmhouses for the connections they remind us of. Connections to the land. To nature. To a simpler life. Here in New England, connectivity is expressed outright in

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Naturally Modern in Vermont

It was time to move. After more than a decade in their funky ski house in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, the Swampscott, Massachusetts-based couple decided it was time to sell and build their very own dream

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