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Better Together A family compound evolves out of a desire to rehab an antique carriage house by photographs by

Catriona branCa Keith sCott morton and eriC riChards

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Changing Scenery Cherished pieces take on new life in juxtaposition with fresh surroundings Excerpted from Through a Designer’s Eye: A Focus on Interiors by

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Curiouser + Curiouser Two lifelong collectors fill their home with unique objects and artworks david masello photographs by ellen mCdermott by

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A River Runs Through It Andy and Marsha Glazer write a new chapter for a historic Silvermine mill house by

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Meet the Designer Heide Hendricks

The architecture and interior design firm of Hendricks Churchill creates interiors imbued with beauty, comfort and character by sharon

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paradoxical month for me. The leaves are off the trees, the landscape is bare—except for the evergreens—and a certain melancholy can set in. By the end of the month, however, we are gathered around the Thanksgiving table and celebrating with family and friends. (How this year unfolds is anyone’s guess!) I was thinking about this in the context of two global design icons who recently passed away: Terence Conran and Christian Liaigre. For me they were both dazzling stars whose influence will long remain. ■ I remember spending time at the Conran Shop in Citicorp Center between classes at the New York School of Interior Design. Losing myself in the design of the store—light filled and not jammed with product—I always wanted to purchase something. I believed that if I purchased a set of glasses or a collection of plates or a vase—and I did!—a certain style would instantly be transported to my apartment. His sense of style, merchandising and ability to make design aspirational was innovative and lives on today. Later, after his retail stores closed, Conran moved into the restaurant business. I remember a Saturday lunch with my husband at Guastavino’s under the 59th Street Bridge. The tiled, soaring arches were an architectural showcase. ■ Christian Liaigre was ahead of his time, adding organic and industrial elements to his furniture and spaces. He was unafraid to show that spaces could be masculine and gorgeous at the same time. I love the lobby of the Mercer Hotel in SoHo. I have a model of Liaigre’s famous stool (based on Brancusi’s sculpture Endless Column) that brought French Modernism, Asian furniture and African art together in a universal and timeless way. White low-slung sofas and dark wood were his signature looks and were soon copied by mass retailers worldwide. More recently his store in New York, the Townhouse, was filled with furnishings that were undeniably chic. CTC&G hosted design salons in the space. Somehow it managed to be a retail outpost that felt like someone’s home. And I loved it. ■ I will mourn the passing of these talented professionals but they are like the evergreens of the November landscape: They stand out and bring structure and color to our world that will endure for many years to come. a

The Townhouse in NYC exemplifies visionary designer Christian Liaigre’s chic minimalist aesthetic. Shown here, Liaigre’s Misaine dining table and Soho chair.

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MATTHEW PATRICK SMYTH

Acclaimed interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth is known for his intuitive spatial design and meticulous attention to detail. His book, Through a Designer’s Eye: A Focus on Interiors, excerpted on page 56, includes Smyth's own Connecticut home and illustrates his enduring traditional sense of style— appropriate, classic and unpretentious. “So much of what I do as an interior designer—and so much of what I see as a photographer—is ultimately about line, form and silhouette, but it is also about finding ways to memorialize transformation and change,” says Smyth. “The eye constantly evolves, and so do we. In this book I have tried to capture not only moments in time, but elements of design and interiors that remain timeless.” Smyth was the innaugural designer of CTC&G's award-winning New Mix Masters series and a recurring judge for the C&G IDAs (Innovation in Design Awards).

MATT MATTHEWS

Building homes is in Matt Matthews' DNA. He has been at it for close to 50 years, and it’s a passion he shares with his son Whit and the entire team at their New Canaan company, Significant Homes. Creating luxury, custom homes is nothing new, but the home featured in “Better Together” (page 48), was purely personal; it’s part of a family compound, situated on a property he and his wife share with their son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Describing the carriage house project, Matthews says, “Designing this home was great fun and a real challenge. The salvaged materials needed to fit, so there were multiple forces at play. With some creativity, the outcome was everything we had imagined and more.”

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Designer Andrew Frank’s inspiration stems from years of travel, the world of fashion, art collecting and an enthusiasm for design through historical references. Having spent much of the last 30 years living and working between Paris, Miami, New York City and Long Island's Gold Coast, Frank recently relocated to Connecticut. He and his partner purchased a circa 1750 home near the Saugatuck shoreline, see “Curiouser + Curiouser” (page 64). The process of renovating and restoring the home was “a challenge from the start,” as they worked to keep the historical integrity intact while making it functional in a modern world. “The design and decoration brought together many decorative objects, furniture and art collected over a lifetime,” says Frank, “creating a warm and inviting home with many eclectic layers.” —Mary Fitzgerald


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To celebrate election year, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum and event sponsor CTC&G present the first-ever virtual First Ladies Tea. Chaired by LMMM Trustee Hunter Arton, this event will feature an engaging talk, titled “The Media’s Fascination with First Ladies,” by Dr. Lisa M. Burns, which will explore the various ways our First Ladies have dealt with media coverage and life in the public spotlight. Participants can also enjoy a hat contest with prizes and a silent auction. Sunday, November 8, 2–4 p.m. LockwoodMathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk. Tickets, $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, call 203-838-9799 or visit lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

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WORLD PEACE

MoCA Westport presents its fall exhibition, “World Peace,” a multi-media presentation of photography, sculpture, video, site-specific installations, works on paper and protest art that address the culture of American politics. The group show will feature both local and world-renowned artists, showcasing how art has served as a form of social activism for generations. On view now through January 17, 2021. MoCA Westport, 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport. For more information, call 203222-7070 or visit mocawestport.org.

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GENESIS BELANGER: THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE CTC&G is the proud media sponsor of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s latest exhibition, “Through the Eye of a Needle.” This marks the first major solo museum exhibition for New York-based artist Genesis Belanger. In blending surrealism and pop art, Belanger anthropomorphizes common household objects in porcelain and stoneware sculptures and tableaux. On view now through May 9, 2021. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St., Ridgefield. For more information and tickets, call 203-438-4519 or visit aldrichart.org.

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(right) Eleanor Roosevelt appearing on CBS radio, 1946. (below) Betty Ford holds an impromptu press conference outside the White House, August, 1974.

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Monogram’s Smart Fully Integrated Dishwasher offers a steam and sanitization cycle that eliminates the need to pre-wash and reduces 99-percent of bacteria commonly found on dishes. A holiday bonus, its 90 cleaning jets are safe enough for champagne flutes. Sync the machine with your smart device to automatically order detergent. Available through Aitoro, aitoro.com, mononogram.com.

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JennAir’s Trifecta dishwasher features a special fan that efficiently dries plastic dishes. Three tall nozzles, shaped like metal straws, clean reusable bottles, tall cups and baby bottles. Theatrical LED lights illuminate the black nylon-coated racks designed to protect delicate china. And, it’s produced in the USA. Available through Wren Kitchens, wrenkitchens.com, jennair.com.


It all started with a showroom visit. “Designing and building great homes has always been our dream. That’s why we send our clients to a Bender Showroom right at the outset to help them design their bathrooms. There, they can meet with a Bender Showroom consultant and turn on the faucets, climb in the tubs, open the cabinets, touch the tiles, play with the lighting and much more. It’s simply impossible to have this kind of experience online.” Get inspired, in person, at a Bender Showroom near you.

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NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL

The Simon Pearce Fern hurricane is engraved by artisans in the Windsor, Vermont workshop. The botanical motif was inspired by an etched design in Pearce’s personal collection of Georgian glass. $260, simonpearce.com.

COLOR POP

Hand-thrown and low fired, this stoneware bowl hails from Heath Ceramics’ new Classic Red collection. The glaze, in Ruby Red and Suede Red, is the result of experimentation in formulations and application techniques and no two pieces are exactly alike. $94, heathceramics.com.

FEATHERED NEST

Pheasant, hawk and owl feathers are intricately embroidered on linen in hues of gold, emerald, sable and ivory to create the Coral & Tusk Plumes table runner. Each design begins as an original pencil drawing by founder Stephanie Housley. $280, available at Pergola, New Preston, pergolahome.com, coralandtusk.com.

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LEATHER BOUND GLOBAL MARKET

Dira sources beautifully handcrafted designs by African artisans. Colorful Fele baskets are made by skilled weavers in Senegal using sustainable indigenous grasses, repurposed plastic and leather. The baskets range in size from 10 inches to 22 inches. Set of eight, $774, diralife.com.

Connecticut artist Dana Brandwein, of DBO Home, pairs cool porcelain with the warmth of leather to create her Remo pitcher. The hand-stitched and oiled leather will patina to a deeper natural color over time. The pitcher is offered in mussel—a gun metal glaze with a metallic sheen—or snowflake, in a warm satin white finish. $175, available through Privet House, New Preston, privethouse.com, dbohome.com.

CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

Laura Zindel combines her passion for ceramics and illustration to create her unique pieces featuring birds, botanicals and woodland creatures. Zindel’s intricate graphite drawings are transferred onto dinnerware and serving pieces in her Brattleboro, Vermont studio. $165, available through Olley Court, Ridgefield, olleycourt.com, laurazindel.com.

NEW TRADITIONS

Woven on a manual wooden loom in Portugal, table linens from Lusitano Studio are made the old-fashioned way with weaving traditions that have been passed down through generations. The technique is old, but the design is updated with a contemporary aesthetic. Napkin, $30, Placemat, $30, lusitanostudio.com.

BLOCK PARTY

The Dragonfly Chevron tablecloth from Marigold Living is made in India in a traditional block print. The cotton is dyed in a warm yellow before the design is hand-applied with carved wooden blocks. $115–$135, marigoldliving.com.

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Fine porcelain stoneware, designed by Siv and Stina Juhlin for the Gustavsberg porcelain company in Sweden, is offered exclusively in the U.S. at Eleish Van Breems Home. The soufflé baking dishes feature the signature handpainted black rim and are offered in three sizes and three colorways, including lavender, white and blueberry. $95–$110, Eleish Van Breems Home, Westport, evbantiques.com.

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There is nothing like the warmth of wood, and this Micah flatware is a perfect example. The five-piece set is handcrafted in maple and stainless steel. Available through Longaberger, $88, longaberger.com.

AUTUMNAL FLORALS

Handmade to order in the Diane James Norwalk studio, the Fall Fete bouquet boasts an autumnal bounty of faux hydrangeas, English roses and plums mixed with various late summer greens. $875, dianejameshome.com.

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Terrafirma Ceramics has been creating American art pottery in New York City for 40 years. The signature process is achieved by applying porcelain paint through textiles and lace onto handmade stoneware, resulting in vibrantly colored and patterned surfaces. The Pine Green collection of bowls, trays and serving pieces was recently released, celebrating the company’s milestone anniversary. $50–$300, available through the Whitney Shop, New Canaan, thewhitneyshop.com, terrafirmaceramics.com.

Break out these color-stacked candles from British Colour Standard any day of the week for a romantic dinner. Each candle is hand-poured in Indonesia with wax that originates from a self-sustaining plantation. Set of four, $28, available through the MoMA Design Store, moma. org, britishcolourstandard.com.

HAPPY STRIPES

Made in Brooklyn, each of Isabel Halley’s ceramic pieces are hand-pinched, rolled and painted by the artist. The slipcast porcelain cups, in orange or cobalt blue stripes, are perfect for drinking or displaying flowers. $45, available through Barbara Barbara, Southport or isabelhalley.com.

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The leaf placemat by Myto is woven in Colombia with Iraca palm leaves. Skilled artisans use traditional stitching passed down from generation to generation to create intricate designs in natural and organic materials. $60, available through One Kings Lane, onekingslane.com, myto.com.

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SEEING STARS The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents “Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey.” The artist’s first solo exhibition at the museum will be on view in the galleries, courtyard and sculpture garden from September 21, 2020 to May 9, 2021. Stella’s practice, spanning more than 60 years, has featured a reappearing motif—the star. Exploring the artist’s use of the star, both abstract and figurative, the survey includes two-dimensional works of the 1960s and recent incarnations in sculptures, wall reliefs and painted objects. 258 Main St., Ridgefield, 203438-4519, aldrichart.org.

A PERFECT FIT Samuel & Sons and artisanal footwear designer Sarah Flint have collaborated on a limitededition capsule collection. The four styles—made in Italy—are crafted with super-soft velvets and suedes in a range of soothing blues, earthy greens and warm autumn hues, embellished with Samuel & Sons luxury passementeries. “Our company is rooted in the fashion industry, having evolved from a family-owned apparel trimmings company,” explains Michael Cohen, president of Samuel & Sons. “When Sarah and her team approached us with this idea of collaborating on a collection that married fashion with passementerie, all inspired by interiors of classic estates from centuries ago, it was a thrilling proposition and one that we embraced.” Available through Sarah Flint, sarahflint. com. Sarah Flint

TOUGH LOVE If you love Farrow & Ball’s color palette but fear the paint might not be tough enough for your active household, no worries. Farrow & Ball just launched an updated version of Modern Emulsion, a durable paint finish for high traffic areas. The paint is designed to withstand the heavy wear-and-tear of kitchens, hallways, playrooms and entryways, while still maintaining the material quality and eco-friendly properties that Farrow & Ball is known for. The formulated finish provides a smooth hard-wearing surface, which is scrub-proof and suitable for moisture-prone areas such as laundry rooms and powder rooms. Modern Emulsion is available in all of Farrow & Ball’s 132 colors. 32 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 203-422-0990, farrow-ball.com.

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DONGHIA The Donghia brand of textiles, furniture, wallcovering, lighting and accessories will live on—thanks to Kravet. In August, Kravet acquired the assets of Donghia, including all the brand’s property, designs, archives and inventory. Valuing the aesthetic of Angelo Donghia and the opportunity to acquire the legendary company, Kravet president Cary Kravet stated, “The Donghia brand is distinctive and enduring. It stands for the inherent beauty in clean lines and the appreciation for impeccable quality in materials and construction. The look and attitude is wholly additive for us.” Donghia will join Kravet’s impressive portfolio, which includes Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils and GP&J Baker. kravet.com. HINSON The House of Scalamandré announced its acquisition of Hinson,

from Donghia of the Rubelli Group. The iconic Hinson brand, founded in 1972 by Harry Hinson, specializes in hand-screened wallcovering, printed and woven fabrics, as well as lighting. Chad Stark, Stark CEO and the House of Scalamandré president, remarked: “Since my father and uncle bought Old World Weavers and Grey Watkins, they instilled in us a responsibility to our industry to maintain the legacy of great and influential designers.” Hinson joins the House of Scalamandré’s core brands, which includes Scalamandré, Old World Weavers, Grey Watkins and Boris Kroll. CEO Louis Renzo added: “With our new strategy as ‘The House of Scalamandré,’ we are continuing to strive for a complete, diverse assortment. The Hinson wallcoverings and fabrics, along with their amazing lighting, are differentiated from our other offerings, but have a unique and compelling story.” scalamandre.com. —Mary Fitzgerald

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One-of-a-Kind Homes W

e’re nominating “unique” as one of the more overused adjectives for describing for-sale homes. That said, our state is blessed with dwellings that are actually one-of-akind—because they were handmade a century ago or because they were architect-designed, to name two “unique” scenarios. Enjoy our virtual tour of six of them, from a vast estate owned by Tommy Hilfiger to a “cottagecore” stone home.

VINTAGE GREENWICH

the most comprehensive—not to mention castle-like— compound on the market is owned by the fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee. Asking $47.5 million, it is also the most expensive home

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In Fashion Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife are selling the most expensive home on the Connecticut market, asking $47.5 million. It lists with Janet Milligan of Sotheby’s International Realty in Greenwich. 203-869-4343.


GREENWICH, CT | $6,995,000

WESTPORT, CT | $5,200,000

SOUTHPORT, CT | $4,200,000

Sophisticated 6/7 bedroom, 9.2 bath, 10, 500 sf. custom home set on 10.27 private acres with pool/ spa in Conyers Farm. Separate nanny suite. Security detail. Convenient to the airport & just 10 minutes from downtown Greenwich. Less than 1 hour from NYC.

Premier waterfront 5 bedroom, 5 bath residence featuring spectacular Long Island Sound views. Soaring 3-story barrel ceiling, custom wood trims and open floor plan accent this 4,300 sq. ft. seaside paradise including a private beach & dock association.

Meticulously restored, renovated and expanded 1830 Greek Revival. Historic details with modern amenities on 5.4 peaceful acres in the Village. Close to beach, village center, harbor, library and train station! 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 5,699 square foot home.

JULIANNE C. WARD 203.231.1064 www.bhhsneproperties.com/108734

CAROL MCCULLOUGH 203.521.2791 www.bhhsneproperties.com/170327813

AMY CURRY 203.913.8744 98BanksPlaceSouthport.com

GREENWICH, CT | $4,199,000

GREENWICH, CT | $3,250,000

WESTPORT, CT | $2,595,000

This contemporary home was designed to capture the light & create a seamless connection to the outdoors. Soaring ceilings & walls of windows open to the vistas of this private three-acre retreat. Pool, spa & tennis court, just minutes to shops, restaurants & schools.

This newly renovated 5 bedroom, 4.1 bath, 4,356 sq. ft. home offers a fresh, sophisticated, yet relaxed aesthetic. A wall of glass doors opens from the kitchen/family room to the terrace, pool & yard for easy indoor/outdoor living. 1st floor bedroom/office.

“Stone Gables” is a private estate located at the end of a cul-de-sac in the heart of Westport. Built in 1930, this manor house has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths & is situated on 2.23 acres. Extensive interior & exterior details, terraces & bordered by a nature preserve, this is a rare find.

KAREN S. OZTEMEL 203.921.8490 665RiverRd.com

JULIANNE C. WARD 203.231.1064 www.bhhsneproperties.com/110225

AMY CURRY 203.913.8744 36GreenAcreLane.com

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on a smaller scale—this 11,000-square-foot home retains its vintage features, including intricate woodwork, eight fireplaces and a grand entrance hall with a carved staircase. But the rooms have been beautifully updated, especially the marble-clad kitchen, with its double islands, and the glamorous library with lacquered walls and a marble fireplace. On the lower level, there’s a media room, pool room and gym. The third level, with a cupola, can be used as an office. In between: six ensuite bedrooms. And on the two-acre grounds, there are gardens, a pool and a lighted tennis court. The property is offered by Sharon Kinney and Margaret Vorder Bruegge of Douglas Elliman.

on the Connecticut market. The 22-acre estate sits at the summit of Round Hill, the highest point in Greenwich, with views over Long Island Sound and all the way to the Manhattan skyline. The stylish couple spent six years renovating the circa-1939 main house, which was built for a real estate magnate, then owned by art patron and philanthropist Joseph Hirshhorn, of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Along with restoring its grand architectural features—a turret, an ornately carved and curved staircase—the 13,344-square-foot interiors also offer a theater with hand-painted-fabric walls, a wine cellar and tasting room, and six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. And the grounds are equally spectacular, starting with maze-like hedges fronting the entrance, another garden of sculpted boxwood and a rose garden with a fountain. There’s also a pool, tennis court and four-bay garage, all kitted out for a car collection. Janet Milligan of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing. Another re-do of a Greenwich manse is a circa-1903 shingle-style home called Gray Gables, listed for $9.5 million. Like the Hilfiger place—but

MODERN MASTERPIECES

John black lee, who is often called the sixth of the Harvard Five architects, designed eight homes in New Canaan, including a glass house in Silvermine for himself, and worked for such architectural giants as Walter Gropius and Eliot Noyes. One of Lee’s dwelling is a dramatic, low-slung house built in 1957 on nearly three acres along Oenoke Ridge. When the current owners bought it, they undertook a thoughtful renovation, expanding the home by adding a second structure, while extending the original roofline to connect the old with the new. The addition has a bluestone façade, clerestory windows and glass doors, with a new main bedroom and bath that opens onto a terrace. Additional cool features include an “art lift” in the living room, which lowers the artwork on the wall to reveal the television underneath. There’s also a sculptural Corten steel fence that acts as a veil in the formal gardens. The property, which has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, lists for $5 million with Inger Stringfellow and Leslie Razook, both of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.

Modern Marvel This circa-1957 New Canaan modern was designed by architect John Black Lee. It’s listed for $5 million with Inger Stringfellow and Leslie Razook, both of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in New Canaan. 203-321-9361 and 203-918-4452.

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Great Escape This grand Greenwich estate is on the market for $9.5 million, offered by Sharon Kinney and Margaret Vorder Bruegge of Douglas Elliman in Greenwich. 203-536-2014 and 203-912-8311.


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nearly four acres within walking distance to the town center, has a wide and welcoming wraparound front porch and hand-carved front door. It has formal gardens, a pool and a sunken firepit. Across the 6,500-squarefoot interiors, there are walls of French doors, opening onto the terraces, one with a fabulous outdoor fireplace and six bedrooms, one with a sitting room. There is also a brick-walled wine cellar and tasting room, a home theater and a gym. And as a work-from-home amenity, the library has a fireplace, but also a telephone closet that was transformed into a wet bar. It lists for $3.6 million with Team Crosland of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. —Diane di Costanzo

It’s A Natural Designed to be at one with nature, this circa-1963 Redding modern lists for $1.3 million with Inger Stringfellow of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in New Canaan. 203-321-9361.

Another one-of-a-kind modern is on the Redding market, listed for $1.3 million. It was built in 1963 by Bruce Falconer, a Yale-trained architect and associate of Victor Christ-Janer. On nearly three secluded acres, the glass-walled structure is terraced into a slope, surrounded by trees and natural rocks. With 16-foot ceilings, the open-plan interior spaces are light and bright, designed to bring the outside in. The core of the home is built around a stunning free-form pool with a terrace and pool house. Inger Stringfellow of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing. “ THE BEST HOUSE IN WILTON”

A 100-yeAr-old house in wilton offers virtuAlly All the elements Connecticut buyers are looking for. The classic Colonial, set on

A Connecticut Classic This renovated, circa-1916 Wilton estate lists for $3.6 million with Team Crosland of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Westport. 203-216-3110.

COTTAGECORE RENTAL

One of the very few comforts ushered in this year is “cottagecore,” defined by the kind of sweet, cozy and traditional décor you might find in a Cotswold cottage. If the aesthetic appeals to you, here’s an opportunity to live the life—in the form of a Redding rental listed for $11,000 per month. The 11-room, circa-1928 home was renovated a few years ago to cottagecore perfection, retaining the rustic beamed ceilings, stone walls and hearths and gabled ceilings. It lists with Gail Lilley Zawacki of Coldwell Banker. 203-856-9949.

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A Fine Blend When redesigning the carriage house, Matt Matthews consulted James Schettino Architects for the construction drawings. Exterior paint is Benjamin Moore’s Navajo White The shutters are from Kingsland Architectural Millwork; the barn boards are through Heritage Barns. See Resources.

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the imagination of very young Matt Matthews. “As a 10-year-old, I explored new houses with my mother trying to figure out the layout as we walked through the studs,” notes Matthews, founder of Significant Homes LLC, which he owns with his son, Whit. “After graduate school at Columbia, I took a job in an unrelated field, but had a second job working for a builder prepping two condo projects for eventual sale. Soon I was working full time for the builder, and it wasn’t long before I was on my own building new homes. It’s now been almost 50 years.” When the concept arose of creating a family compound out of two structures on his New Canaan property—a 1798 main house and a turn-of-thecentury carriage house—it didn’t take any convincing to get everyone on board. “In talking to our son and daughter-in-law and their three children, we came up with a great idea,” he explains. “We’d redo the carriage house for my wife and me, and they’d move into the main house with the adjacent pool— which was the selling point for the grandkids. If we consolidated, we knew we could create something special with mutual benefits.” As soon as Matthews’ son and wife put their home on the market, he got right to work. “I started to redesign the existing carriage house, keeping the original elements and purging an added 1970s art studio in favor of a barn replete with antique board siding salvaged from Canada,” he explains. “In order to stabilize the structure and provide mechanical space and a gym in the basement, I cut the building in half and moved the cottage portion forward, built a new foundation and then moved it back.” The result: A plank and New England fieldstone barn-like section contains the master bedroom suite above the garage, while the original shingle

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Culinary Cachet (right, top to bottom) The main house is visible across the courtyard through the dining room windows; Majolica pitchers top a sideboard from Mill House Antiques & Gardens. Kitchen cabinetry is through Karen Berkemeyer Home; counters are from Alise Marble & Granite; and a Focal Metals hood complements a La Cornue stove from Albano Appliance. See Resources.

portion houses the living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor, and a guest bedroom, bathroom, laundry and den on the second floor. The carriage barn doors found new life as windows in the dining room, which affords a view across the compound to the main house. And in the living room, an antique fireplace mantel takes center stage. “We picked that up at an antiques show in Nantucket,” says Matthews. “It was caked with layers of paint that we removed and revealed that beautiful detail.” Matthews’ wife, Chris, has filled the home with her collections of antiques and folk art, including tramp art pieces in the foyer and den, game wheels in the stair hallway and a flock of chickens in the guest bedroom. “We call that bedroom the chicken room,” says Matthews. “They are antique Staffordshire hens on nest-egg containers or casseroles.” A variety of salvaged items—vanities, plumbing fixtures, bookcases, antique flooring, and period-inspired windows—from previous building projects had been saved for the day they could be put to use. “I had been salvaging items from demolitions done by my company,” says Matthews. “The floors and plumbing fittings are from an old house we demolished in Belle Haven; the guest bathroom window is from an 1800s Georgian in midcountry Greenwich; and the bookcases and vanities are from a home we renovated in Conyers Farm.” An existing cobblestone courtyard crafted mainly of cobbles from the streets of New York City connects the space between the two homes completing the compound, which has untold benefits. “Having our grandkids nearby is great, plus family holidays require no travel. And if someone needs a cup of sugar, it’s just a walk across the drive,” notes Matthews. “Yet the two homes are separate enough that privacy is not an issue, and we are careful to respect boundaries.” ✹


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Many Splendored Things Collections on the breakfront (left) include nutcrackers in animal motifs on top; antique brass horse and dog fireplace ornaments; and an antique inkwell collection. The needlepoint is by Chris Matthews. See Resources.

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Collected Home Flanked by shelves full of Majolica, a restored mantel (above and opposite page, top) takes pride of place in the living room. The rug is from Elizabeth Eakins. See Resources.

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The guest bedroom is called the “chicken room� because of the displayed collection antique Staffordshire hens on nest-egg covered dishes. A tramp art framed mirror, Black Forest bear umbrella stand, and a bear painting by Richard Murray fill the foyer. Game wheels from various antique shops adorn the stairway wall; the railing is by Trotta Custom Stairs & Wood Turnings. The master bedroom carpet is through Ruggles Workroom; bedding is Matouk. The decoupage nightstand in the guest bedroom is by Chris Matthews. See Resources.

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CHANGING SCENERY CHERISHED PIECES TAKE ON NEW LIFE IN JUXTAPOSITION WITH FRESH SURROUNDINGS BY MATTHEW PATRICK SMYTH | PHOTOGRAPHS BY SIMON UPTON Excerpt from Through a Designer’s Eye: A Focus on Interiors (The Monacelli Press) by Matthew Patrick Smyth

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Fresh Views In the summer, the view from the terrace (opposite page) is rich in greens. But when the leaves drop, the mountains dominate. In the master bath (this page), The Bridge, a set of four photographs—two on the wall by the sink, the other two above the foot of the tub—shows the restraint and elegance of artist Dorothy Imagire’s point of view. It is such a luxury to have a tub that looks directly into the landscape. See Resources.

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Perfect Fit One of the most appealing aspects of the property is the way the house nestles into its surroundings. See Resources.

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FEW YEARS AGO, JEAN, MY PARTNER, and I started to feel that we wanted to simplify our life in the country. Watching the real estate ads, as I always do, this one-story house built in 1976 caught my eye for several reasons. First, nestled into the trees with the mountains behind, it sat beautifully in the landscape. Second, as a prefabricated “deck house,” it belonged to an interesting strand of midcentury design history. (The company that designed and produced it survives today as Acorn Deck House.) Third, it had very good bones, which made for lots of interesting possibilities for a renovation. Like all the deck houses of its period, this one came with a wood ceiling, exposed joists, and lots of wood paneling. (The owner, an airline pilot wellknown and loved in the area, had made it into a bachelor pad with shag carpets, a large bar, a Jacuzzi, and a sauna—all cool in their day, but not for us.) The floor plan was basic, essentially seven rooms and a basement. By the time we added a new garage, pulled down a few walls, and refocused the spaces on the views, the house was the same size, but much more open. Creating a new front entrance, though, was step one. With the old house, the front door pushed into the living room. Instead, I wanted a contained space—an enclosed transition area to remove coats and boots—that would heighten the surprise of walking into the great room, a living/dining area

Entry Points The entry hall (opposite page and right) of my Connecticut house is a mix of favorite pieces. The painted stone obelisk looks and feels right with the Navajo rug. I had the midcentury Danish credenza lacquered black to fit this space. With the painting by Emilia Dublicki above, the combination fills the eye. A nineteenth-century AngloDutch captain’s trunk (right) anchors a wall in the entry hall; the dealer stripped and restored its hardware. See Resources.


fronted by a glass wall that opens onto a deck and the vista beyond. To the left of the great room, we put the master bedroom, Jean’s office, and two baths. To the right, in what used to be the laundry, we installed three doors; one opens to a bar, another to a closet, and a third to the former garage, which I transformed into my home office. I also completely redid the kitchen and reorganized its flow so it had two entrances. To tie all the spaces together further, I used only three colors on the walls: a dark gray-green, and two shades of white, one of which was used for the trim throughout. The rest of the color comes from the furnishings, objects, and artwork. While the renovation was still underway, someone asked if I were going to do the rooms entirely in midcentury modern or maybe use only pieces from

Well Considered (left, top to bottom) Long and narrow, the great room functions as both a dining and a living room. In keeping with the overall palette, black and white marble rectangles create a random pattern on the kitchen backsplash. See Resources.

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Great Escape (above) The great room decor blends many places and periods. Italian armchairs, c. 1960s, echo the ceiling’s angled beams. I purchased the eighteenthcentury Irish console for my very first client; when she downsized, she offered it back to me. A stainless-steel box, used as a coffee table, makes a simple backdrop for more interesting objects. Bronka Stern’s totem sculpture, c. 1960s, stands tall in one corner. See Resources.

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Office Space Once a garage, my office/guest room (above) is a great place to work, to read, and to daydream while looking at the view. The pattern of the fabric on the bench (below middle) seems to amplify a similar graphic statement of a vessel by Dana Brandwein, a potter in nearby Sharon, that sits prominently on the low table. On the opposite side of the room (below left), my desk slips into a wall niche; the chairs come from a 1940s country club; in their original green patent, they fit right into the interior landscape. In Jean’s office (below right), we had the top of his French desk, c. 1950, painted red to add a bit of spice into the two-tone palette. See Resources.

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Personal Haven In our bedroom, a deer head from Sri Lanka presides from on high. The bed is a prototype of one I designed for Savoir Beds. Gray glass mirrors flank the headboard and reflect back the light and views, which includes the shade of green for the fabric that upholsters the headboard. See Resources.

Part of the fun for me was exploring how to use a modern frame to highlight furnishings and objects from other periods and places

the 1970s. That would have been too obvious a solution. Part of the fun for me was exploring how to use a modern frame to highlight furnishings and objects from other periods and places. My much-edited blend included some pieces I have loved for years, such as a nineteenth-century mirror that first drew me into the world of interiors, and an eighteenth-century Irish console that was the first important piece I purchased for my first client after I had launched my firm, and that she gave to me as a housewarming gift when she decided to downsize. This mix also welcomed others that have more recently caught my eye: an antique Korean chest, a Navajo rug, and a prototype Italian chair from the 1960s. All the pieces have taken on new life in juxtaposition with their fresh surroundings. This house is about us right now. It is different from our last house, which was about us then. We all evolve. ✹ november 2020 cottagesgardens.com ctc&g

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Curb Appeal (this spread) A circa1750 Colonial house in Norwalk announces itself with an American flag dating from 1912. The porch area is furnished with an antique wicker tête-à-tête from the Antique and Artisan Gallery. The original portion of the house is at center; wings were added in later years. See Resources.

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Parking Spot (this page) The homeowners turned a former garage into a family room. Some objects on display include a Rococo period mirror, an American Empire table, an Italian blue urn and an American hooked rug. Making An Entrance (opposite page) A terra-cotta bust of a knight holds court in the entry foyer across from a Chinese export vase atop an American Empire table and a French portrait of a boy. The geometric rug is through Safavieh for Home Depot. See Resources.

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have a favorite kind of guest, who might best be called what Frank refers to as a “meanderer.” To walk into the couple’s circa-1750 Norwalk home means encountering so many unique objects and artworks that to not respond to the items is a near impossibility. Still, some people might see everything from their marble obelisks and plaster model arm to a porcelain royal crown and modern-day photos of matadors and offer no comments. “When we have people over, we always find there’s that someone who starts looking around,” says Frank, an interior designer with his own namesake firm based in Norwalk. “They touch the things we have out, they ask about things, they respond to our collections—and we like that.” When Frank and Libby, who works as a school administrator, purchased this white clapboard Colonial, they realized that in addition to raising some ceilings, opening up rooms, and converting a garage into a family room, they faced an even more daunting task: melding their collections. Frank, who had lived for years in Paris, Miami and New York City, has amassed many things, some of which he acquired via the antiques stores he once ran. “We knew from the beginning that we were going to have to find this balance of what is his style and what is mine,” Frank stresses. Even though Frank characterizes his collecting habits as “more formal and European” and Libby’s as “a bit more informal and American,” the resulting rooms of their fivebedroom house are immediately engaging assemblages of disparate, yet seemingly cohesive items. “After we did a necessary editing of our two things, we created this one home,” says Frank. 67


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Dining In (clockwise across this spread from

this photo) A pair of Bertoia metal chairs from Knoll are set at a kitchen island adorned with a large 19th-century, blueand-white Chinese export pitcher and a pair of carved wooden parrots. A Colefax and Fowler dining room table, through ConsignIt, is set with antique Swedish Gustavian chairs, upholstered with a Mary McDonald fabric from Schumacher. An eating area adjacent to the kitchen is equipped with Warren Platner chairs from Knoll; the Aerin lighting fixture is from Circa Lighting. See Resources.

Upon purchasing the house to share as a couple, Frank and Libby were careful to preserve the inherent integrity of the house, while also brightening the interiors and fostering a more open floorplan. The original 18th-century oak beams in the dining room, for instance, were period elements to preserve, while a kitchen composed of jumbled, compartmentalized parts needed to be opened up into a single room, even if it meant shifting crucial I-beam supports. “We wanted to take this very old home and make it modern without compromising its essence—and have it filled with our personal accents,” says Frank. While many of the objects and artworks might appear whimsical in nature (i.e. the bowl filled with 19thcentury fully expressive phrenology heads), the couple insists that everything in sight is used. That might mean even fishing through the bowl of those heads when one is trying to read the mood and expression of the other. The blue-and-white transferware in the kitchen is both decorative and practical. Giant pitchers, sinuous vases, and shallow urns function as much as sculpture as they do useful household items when entertaining guests or just serving themselves at dinner. The couple are good hosts, not only because they are both so engaging, but also because the very interiors of their home are entertaining. “I do like an element of fantasy in design,” admits Frank, “in my house, certainly, and when I’m able, also in the homes of my clients. That element of fantasy is november 2020 cottagesgardens.com ctc&g

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IN ADDITION TO RAISING SOME CEILINGS, OPENING UP ROOMS, AND CONVERTING A GARAGE INTO A FAMILY ROOM, THEY FACED AN EVEN MORE DAUNTING TASK: MELDING THEIR COLLECTIONS

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Living Well (clockwise across spread from opposite page) The living room is especially rich with treasures, including a large 18th-century terra-cotta urn flanked by a pair of hooked wall rugs from Stair Galleries and a Warren Platner coffee table from Knoll. A duo of painted chests from the Collected Home flank a portrait by Tai-Shan Schierenberg through Flowers Gallery. A seating area near the fireplace is furnished with a leather wingback chair through Black Rock Galleries and a pair of floor lamps through Ann-Morris. A shallow urn is filled with a collection of European phrenology heads, circa 1850. See Resources.


part of my own sense of humor.” Frank’s penchant for collecting and the way he displays what he and Libby own harkens to the venerable tradition of “cabinets of curiosities,” those European assemblages of varied objects, often scientific in nature. No surface in their house could be called static or monotonous. A glance in the living room reveals an enormous portrait of a biracial face, a work of art that Frank says “has followed me to every home I’ve ever owned,” along with Rococo garden ornaments, Americana needlepoint creations, and cloisonné ware. Elsewhere, one can find such distinctive elements as a collection of judges’ gavels and a swag of vintage Fortuny fabric sweeping over a guest bed. Although the rooms feel finished, it’s difficult to believe that the couple is ever content with things exactly the way they are now positioned. “We love our house and are always glad to be home the moment we open the door,” says Frank, “but collectors never really stop collecting.” ✹

Recharging Stations (clockwise across spread from left) A cozy area upstairs is furnished with a circa-1880 sleigh bed, juxtaposed with a midcentury Eero Saarinen table from Knoll; the bed hangings are vintage Fortuny. A circa-1840 portrait of a woman is positioned over a bookcase in the library; the brass and marble tables are from CB2. A photograph of a contemporary matador in the upstairs landing is by Juan Fernando Ayora; visible through the doorway is a pair of David Hicks benches from the Pier Antique Show. See Resources.

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It Takes A Village Andy and Marsha Glazer’s reimagined mill house is part of an enclave of historic structures in the heart of Silvermine in Norwalk. Their home is perched above the rushing waters of the Silvermine River, which once powered the mill that churned out textiles, among other Colonial-era products. See Resources.

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ANDY AND MARSHA GLAZER WRITE A NEW CHAPTER FOR A HISTORIC SILVERMINE MILL HOUSE

A River Runs Through It BY DIANE DI COSTANZO PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELLEN MCDERMOTT

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NDY GLAZER’S ODYSSEY began five years ago, when he acquired a cluster of historic buildings in Silvermine, including the then-shuttered Silvermine Tavern, its inn, a store and the original mill house—now his family’s home—perched above the rushing river. The Glazer family—including Andy’s wife, designer Marsha Glazer, and daughter, Nikki—are no strangers to rescuing historic structures. Indeed, the Glazer Group specializes in restoring and repurposing New England’s antique inns. “Over the years, I have become more and more passionate about restoration,” is Glazer’s way of putting it. And always: “If I can’t do it the right way, I won’t take it on at all,” he says, noting that he’s seen restoration projects that yielded merely “good enough” results—“preservation light,” you might say, with less expensive methods and materials deployed to get the job done. There was nothing “light” about the Glazers’ Silvermine project (called GrayBarns), and his home, the mill house, was especially…not light. “I very much bought it ‘as is,’” Glazer says wryly of his home, which he describes as a “one-thousand-piece puzzle.” One of the “extremely irregular” pieces was the mill’s six-foot-wide stone foundation that sits below the river’s surface. It took a specialized crew to secure new piers into the underwater foundation and no small amount of flexibility—and courage—to frame out new walls and lay new floorboards over a space that looked down into where the river drops over a waterfall. “I always say that I know where I want to go with a project like this, but I don’t know how I’ll get there,” says Glazer. What he did know is that the mill’s post-and-beam structure had already proven to be something of a survivor, having withstood snowstorms, flooding and the fact that it had been put to hard use over the years—as a working mill and then as

Inside Out A riverside terrace (top) was framed out with furnishings for dining and relaxing. The Glazer Group served as design/builder, interior designer and landscape designer for the project. See Resources.

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auxiliary rooms for the inn next door, which housed the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher on their honeymoon, the Kirk Douglas family at Christmastime, plus frequent visits from Spencer Tracy. It is that kind of heritage—and those stories—that motivated Glazer to do right by the mill house. Rather than replacing the massive hearth and its teetering chimney, he rebuilt it brick by brick. He created an open plan for the lofty ground-floor rooms with walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the falls. Within that space, the kitchen area features an oversized island constructed of reclaimed wood, with open shelving for all-white crockery, and lit by hand-woven rattan pendants from Tucker Robbins. The custom-designed table is set directly along the window wall overlooking the river. And the sitting area offers ample seating with white sofas from Lillian August paired with low Tucker Robbins tables, hand-carved in West Africa from the trunks of coffee shade trees.


Open House The main floor is comprised of one lofty space, centered on the antique fireplace (right), which was rebuilt brick by brick. The kitchen area (opposite page) features an island made of reclaimed wood, lit by rattan pendants from Tucker Robbins. Both the kitchen cabinets and dining room table (below) were designed and constructed on site by the Glazers. See Resources.

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Bathing Beauty The custom-made bathtub is built underneath a wall of oversized windows that open directly over the waterfall (above). Throughout the house, a pure and pale palette prevails—especially in a guest bedroom (left), with white ceilings, beams, walls and Frette bed linens. See Resources. Suite Dreams There was a logging shed attached to the millhouse, which was removed and became the site of the master suite (right), which features a dramatic wall and cathedral ceilings constructed of salvaged wood, lit by driftwood chandeliers from Bleu Nature. See Resources.

Many of the furnishings were designed by the Glazers and crafted in an on-site mill shop dedicated to the complex, including the wenge-and-walnut four-poster beds and several styles of nightstands and benches. The main bedroom suite feels entirely artisan-made, inside and out. It was constructed by Glazer and his crew from the ground up, where a logging shed once stood. As a structure, the shed was beyond repair. What rose in its place is the lofty suite with cathedral ceilings, buttressed by reclaimed beams and lit with driftwood chandeliers from Bleu Nature. One entire wall handcrafted of salvaged boards contrasts beautifully with the crisp white shutters, shiplap wallboards and Frette bed linens. Whatever the mix, the building materials found and salvaged on site are always the star. “We can all debate what makes up the soul of the house,” Glazer says. “But I’d argue that it’s the original materials. You discard them, you discard the soul.” ✹


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WINE & SPIRITS

Holiday Splurge P I N O T N O I R C O M P L E M E N T S A S AV O RY T H A N K S G I V I N G M E A L

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our Thanksgiving is likely to be smaller this year, so why not splurge on a great Sonoma wine? Pinot Noir is a fruit-forward red that works well with poultry since it has gentler tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon and complements a savory Thanksgiving meal paired with mushrooms, walnuts and sausage stuffing and roasted vegetable dishes. These three Russian River Valley Pinot Noir producers are making unforgettable wines. From each, I recommend their signature Russian River blend and one distinctive single vineyard offering. LYNMAR ESTATE

Bordering the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed, a 22-mile wildlife preserve of wetlands and oak woodlands, Lynmar Estate sits on 100 acres of grapevines and organic gardens. Family-owned by Lynn and Anisya Fritz, the couple has kept the winery boutique at only 12,000 cases. The viticulture is meticulous sustainable farming using many Pinot Noir clones, each matched to its ideal soil type. The Fritzes purchased the Quail Hill Ranch in 1980. “Quail Hill has slopes, undulations, and different vine orientation,” says winemaker Pete Soergel. “We get intense sunlight and cooling fog in the early morning and evening which keeps great acidity in the grapes.” Soergel combines 14 clones in the Quail Hill blend and achieves a darker fruit profile of wild berries. lynmarestate.com.

GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS & WINERY Making his first wine in 1982, Gary Farrell is considered a pioneer of single vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. He works with

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top growers who farm iconic vineyards—Rochioli, Hallberg, Gap’s Crown. The Russian River Valley AVA has five geographical areas from Santa Rosa Plain to Sebastopol Hills, and each expresses its unique terroir with distinctive flavors. During a Zoom webinar with winemaker Theresa Heredia, I tasted seven of the single vineyard wines side by side. They ranged from sexy spice box to deeper earthy flavors to highly savory Burgundian style. garyfarrellwinery.com.

BENOVIA WINERY

I first tasted Benovia Pinot Noir on owners Mary Dewane’s and Joe Anderson’s yacht, which they sailed into New York Harbor a few years back. I remember being awed by the single vineyard Cohn Estate Pinot Noir with its seductive floral aromas. Recently, winemaker Mike Sullivan introduced me to another single vineyard beauty. “Our estate Martaella Vineyard sits in the heart of the Russian River Valley in the Santa Rosa Plains. The property is 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean and the climate is perfect with warm days and cold nights, producing grapes with bright acidity and ripe flavors of dark plum and blackberry.” benoviawinery.com. —Baroness Sheri de Borchgrave Vineyard Vista (top) Lynmar Estate Quail Hill Vineyard is a jewel of the Russian River Valley. (this photo) Benovia Martaella Vineyard overlooks Mount Saint Helena. (right) Gary Farrell 2016 Pinot Noir.

BARONESS RECOMMENDS

With grapes from three estate vineyards, Lynmar Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 ($50) is bright, juicy, and fruit driven with strawberry, rhubarb, and baking spice flavors. Silky and fresh on the finish, Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir 2017 ($45) possesses fruit aromas of boysenberry, cherry and pomegranate, along with spice notes of white pepper and clove. Benovia Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 ($45) has red fruit aromas of raspberry and plum, which give way to black fruits and a touch of brioche and spice. Displaying vibrant aromas and complex flavors of blueberry, blackberry, lavender and black tea, Lynmar Quail Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 ($68) is an elegant multi-clonal blend with bright acidity. Balancing power and finesse, Gary Farrell Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 ($55) is lush with violet and rose aromas, concentrated dark cherry and currant flavors, and hints of mushroom, cola and peppermint. Being both fruity and savory, Benovia Martaella Estate Pinot Noir 2017 ($65) sports a dark ruby color and possesses lovely aromas of blackberry, pomegranate, dark plum and baking spices. Having fine grained tannins, it shows a nice tension between energy and restraint.


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BETTER TOGETHER

Pages 48-55: Builder/designer, Matt Matthews, Significant Homes LLC, significanthomesllc.com. Construction drawings, James Schettino Architects, schettinoarchitects.com. Exterior: Paint,

Benjamin Moore. Shutters, Kingsland Architectural Millwork. Barn boards, Heritage Barns. Lantern, Gates Moore Lighting. Urn, Barbara Israel Garden Antiques. Lantern over carriage doors, Bevolo. Dining room: Sideboard, Mill

Items pictured but not listed here are either from private collections or have no additional details. CTC&G relies upon the providing party of the image to give accurate credit information.

House Antiques and Gardens. Kitchen: Cabinets, Karen Berkemeyer Home. Countertops, Alise Marble & Granite. Kitchen hood, Focal Metals. Stove, La Cornue. Living room: Breakfront, The Pier Antique Show. Carpet, Elizabeth

Eakins. Majolica and mantel, The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show. Foyer: Painting, Richard Murray. Interior doors, Classic Door Supply. Floor, Karen Berkemeyer Home. Upper hallway: Weathervane, Wilton Antiques Show.

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RESOURCES Windows, Norwood Windows. Railing, Trottas Custom Stairs and Woodturnings. Master bedroom: Carpet, Ruggles Workroom. Bedding, Matouk. CHANGING SCENERY

Pages 56–63: Interior design, Matthew Patrick Smyth, matthewsmyth.com. Through A Designer’s Eye: A Focus on Interiors, by Matthew Patrick Smyth, The Monacelli Press, available through local bookstores and Amazon.com. Pages 64–73: Interior design, Andrew Frank, Andrew Frank Interior Design, andrewfrankinteriordesign.com. Exterior: Wicker tête-à-tête, The Antique and Artisan Gallery. Settee, Hampton Galleries. Seat cushions, Cushion Source. Entry foyer: Yellow chair, Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market. Bust, Wetenholz Antiques & Interior Decoration. Rug, Safavieh for Home Depot. Kitchen: Barstools, Knoll. Leather stools, Finch Hudson. Pitcher and lamp, The Antique and Artisan Gallery. Parrot molds, Alexandra Antiques. Chopping blocks, Bodum. Tray, Fornasetti. Dining room: Dining table, Consign It. Lantern, Meg Braff Designs. Fabric on chairs, Mary McDonald for Schumacher. Sconces, Thomas O’Brien for Circa Lighting. Side table, Denis Devrieux Antiques. Portrait

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RESOURCES of woman, Drouot. Dinette: Chairs, Warren Platner for Knoll. Dining table, Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Light fixture, Aerin for Circa Lighting. Vase, Glidden Pottery. Pair of paintings, Nick Patten. Living room: Sofa and rug, Richard Kazarian Antiques. Urn on pedestal, Westenholz Antiques & Interior Decoration. Rug wall hangings, Stair Galleries. Pillow fabric, Brimfield Antique Flea Market. Coffee table, Warren Platner for Knoll. Portrait, Tai-Shan Schierenberg. Tole wall lantern, The Antique and Artisan Gallery. Painted chests and ottomans, The Collected Home. Wing chair fabric, Michael Smith through John Rosselli & Associates. Phrenology heads, The Pier Antique Show. Floor lamps, Ann-Morris. Glass on mantel, Yesterday’s Treasures. Flower pot on mantel, Alexandra Antiques. Wing back chair, Blackrock Galleries. Library: Small tables, CB2. Blanket, Hermès. Daybed area: Table, Knoll. Bed hangings, Fortuny. Coverlet, The Antique and Artisan Gallery. Bed crown, Marché aux Puces. Fauteuil chair, Drouot. Fabric on fauteuil chair, Braquenié. Upstairs hall: Matador photograph, Juan Fernando Ayora. David Hicks benches, The Pier Antiques Show. Ottoman, HeywoodWakefield. Unfinished French painting, Amy Perlin Antiques.

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

Pages 74–81: Design/builder, interior and landscape designer, The Glazer Group, glazergroup.net. Living area: Sofa, Lillian August. Carved tables, Tucker Robbins. Kitchen: Pendants, Tucker Robbins. Bedroom: Linens, Frette. Chandeliers, Bleu Nature.

SOURCE LIST Albano Appliance, albanoappliance.com Alexandra Antiques, alexandrafrenchantiques.com Alise Marble & Granite, Bedford Hills, NY, 914-666-8946 Ann-Morris, annmorrislighting.com Artnet.com, artnet.com Barbara Israel Garden Antiques, bi-gardenantiques.com Bevolo, bevolo.com Blackrock Galleries, blackrockgalleries. com Bleu Nature, bleu-nature.fr Bodum, bodum.com Braquenié (see Pierre Frey) Brimfield Antique Flea Market, brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com CB2, cb2.com Circa Lighting, circalighting.com Classic Door Supply, classicdoorsupply. com

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Consign It, elizabethjacksonconsignit.com Cushion Source, cushionsource.com Drouot, drouot.com Ebay, ebay.com Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market, etflea.com Elizabeth Eakins, elizabetheakins.com Finch Hudson, finchhudson.com Flowers Gallery, flowersgallery.com Focal Metals, focalmetals.com Fornasetti, fornasetti.com Fortuny, fortuny.com Frette, frette.com Gates Moore Lighting, gatesmoorelighting.com Glidden Pottery (see Ebay) Hamptons Antique Galleries, hamptonsantiquegalleries.com Heritage Barns, heritagebarns.com Hermès, hermes.com Heywood-Wakefield, heywoodwakefield. com Home Depot, homedepot.com John Rosselli & Associates, johnrosselli.com Juan Fernando Ayora, juan-fernando. photoshelter.com Karen Berkemeyer Home, karenberkemeyerhome.com Kingsland Architectural Millwork, kingsland-shutters.com Knoll, knoll.com La Cornue (see Albano Appliance) Lillian August, lillianaugust.com

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Matouk, matouk.com Meg Braff Designs, megbraffdesigns.com Mill House Antiques and Gardens, millhouseantiquesandgardens.com Nick Patten, nickpatten.com Norwood Windows, norwoodwindows.ca Pierre Frey, pierrefrey.com Richard Kazarian Antiques, Pawtucket, RI, 401-724-0175 Richard Murray (see Artnet.com) Ruggles Workroom, Stamford, 203-357-1928 Safavieh, safaviehhome.com Schumacher, fschumacher.com Stair Galleries, stairgalleries.com Tai-Shan Schierenberg (see Flowers Gallery) The Antique and Artisan Gallery, theantiqueandartisangallery.com The Collected Home, thecollectedhome. com The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, nantucketsummerantiquesshow.com The Pier Antique Show, usantiqueshows.com Trottas Custom Stairs and Woodturnings, trottascustomstairsandwoodturnings.com Tucker Robbins, tuckerrobbins.com Westenholz Antiques, westenholz.co.uk Wilton Antiques Show, wiltonhistorical. org Yesterday’s Treasures, Provincetown, MA, 508-487-5920

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MEET THE DESIGNER

Heide Hendricks Heide Hendricks and her architect/third-generation builder husband, Rafe Churchill, adopted a hobby of buying and fixing up inexpensive properties, which in turn attracted potential clients. Now merged, Hendricks Churchill occupies an office on the green in Sharon, Connecticut, a renovated Greek Revival that houses the staff along with Reservoir, a warehouse and gallery space, featuring Hendricks’ sourced and edited collection of heirloom rugs, contemporary art, furniture and textiles. henrickschurchill.com

You and Rafe both grew up in Woodbury. What coincidence brought you together? We probably lived just a few miles apart, but we went to school and college without knowing each other. One day, home for the summer, I was helping out at my father’s sign company, sanding and painting, and Rafe happened to come by to visit a friend. We hit it off and became good friends. What is it like to be partners at work? We work so well together because there are distinct lines between our work. He doesn’t really care about furnishings, textiles, rugs; and I don’t walk in and say this trim is wrong, what were you thinking? We overlap in finishes, tiles, lighting fixtures—we have a yin yang thing going on. Our aesthetics were aligned from the first, and we continue to evolve together. You started doing renovations as a hobby—what draws you to a house? There has to be an authenticity. You want to walk in and feel there’s a history there—charming details we can embellish, as if it had been lovingly cared for over the years. How do you give a sense of history to new construction? You stay true to the traditional, but the rooms are larger and the ceilings are higher. The trim details

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look as if they were carefully considered by a carpenter, not just stock moldings off the shelves. Why do you introduce colorful trim into rooms with traditional white plaster walls? It’s a great opportunity to get color into a space in moderation. Also, it’s easy to change out the trim color rather than repaint the whole room. What’s the idea behind your Reservoir retail operation? I’m always out at flea markets, estate sales, looking at interesting, unusual, well-made items—maybe some piece with great bones that needs the right fabric. I stockpile so it doesn’t end up in my own home; I love having an inventory. How do you divest yourself of an object you love? It’s an irony, but I’m not materialistic, not attached to things. I love beautiful things but don’t feel I have to own them. But there must be an object you’d hate to part with. A friend remarked she’s seen so many of our homes and some pieces never get cut. There’s a large slab table, very wabi-sabi, rustic and primitive, and its been our outdoor table for 20 years. I think I originally found it in the town dump. —Sharon King Hoge

PORTRAIT: HOLLIS CHURCHILL; ALL OTHER PHOTOS: AMANDA KIRKPATRICK

Caption hed (left and top) A combination of traditional and unique items creates Hendricks’ stylish but timelessly comfortable interiors. (above) Contrasting “outline” trim introduces color and can be easily repainted to change the room’s décor.


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