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contents NOV/DEC 2018 vol. 13 | issue 6

features

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10 EDITOR’S NOTE

GET PERSONAL Q+A with this year’s A-List judges and emcee.

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12 GET THE GOODS Color trend: Pomegranate Punch; Stone Bold; Well Served

A-LIST WINNERS Check out the twenty-four winning projects from the ninth annual A-List Awards. wri t t e n b y ri s a g oldb lum, m a ry k at e ho gan , ja mi e m ar shal l & ju dy ostrow

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A-LIST FINALISTS

18 FASHION HOUSE On the Fringe

See fifty-two more amazing spaces.

20 ENTERTAINING THOUGHTS Festive Fizz

e dit e d b y l au re n f et ter man , m a l ia mc k i n non f r a me, nathan tava re s & ji l l joh n son

22 SHOP TALK Local design news, the latest collections, haute happenings and more

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FAN FAVORITES The first-ever A-List People’s Pick winners are revealed.

28 HOUSE PARTIES A-List Awards

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152 LAST WORD A-List by the numbers

ATHOME IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY NOV/DEC 2018, VOL. 13, NO. 6. ATHOME IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY (ISSN 1941-9503) is published six times annually (Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug, Sep/Oct, Nov/Dec) by Moffly Media, Inc., 205 Main St, Westport, CT 06880. Periodical postage paid at Westport, CT, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes (Form 3579) to ATHOME IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, PO BOX 9309, Big Sandy, TX 75755-9607. US subscription rates: $19.95/1 year, $29.95/2 years; Canada and foreign US$40/1 year, US$60/2 years.

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creative/editorial director Amy Vischio

sales management moffly media

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publisher, greenwich Trish Kirsch

market editor Megan Gagnon advisory editor Donna Moffly

contributing editors Julee Kaplan - editor, new canaan - darien Camilla A. Herrera - editor, stamford Cristin Marandino - executive editor, greenwich Diane Sembrot - editor, fairfield living; westport art art director Garvin Burke production director Kerri Rak

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My husband is a big watch fan, and thanks to him I’ve taken a shine to oversized timepieces. So, whether I were to give or get this gorgeous navy Panerai watch (I can dream, right?), we’d both be reaching for it!

I love sending handwritten notes to family and friends. These Vera Wang celestial foil notecards are so pretty (and complimentary to boot!).

publisher, new canaan - darien Lisa Phillips Hingst categories: automotive/builders/landscape/ sports & fitness publisher, stamford Karen Kelly category: travel publisher, westport Gabriella Mays categories: architects/interior design/home furnishing/ art & collectibles

design assistant Taylor Stroili sales directors digital media manager Amber Scinto

Jennifer Petersen

digital editor Diane Sembrot

category: jewelry

Monique de Boer categories: fashion and beauty

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For a while, I’ve wanted one of the fun Lingua Franca cashmere sweaters. Each are embroidered with an old-school song lyric, irreverent expression or political statement. The only problem is that the women who make them constantly come up with new versions. Right now, “I’ve Got This” is at the top of my list.

WE ASKED: What are you excited to give (or get) this holiday season?

Megan G I’ve been on the hunt for a new scent and keep coming back to the Byredo line at Space NK in New Canaan. Gypsy Water is definitely going on my list.

regional account executive, southeast category: regional travel

Jennifer Frank categories: doctors/dentists/finance/insurance/ business consulting

Rick Johnson categories: real estate/lawyers

Ellyn Weitzman categories: restaurants/wine & spirits/catering

Hilary Hotchkiss category: schools & universities

business chief financial officer Brian R. Feidt business manager Elena Moffly

marketing executive director, event marketing Laurinda Finelli

president Jonathan W. Moffly

director, event marketing Caroline C. Steber

vice president/editorial & design Amy Vischio

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vice president/finance & operations/ sales & marketing Brian R. Feidt vice president/treasurer Elena Moffly cofounders John W. Moffly IV & Donna C. Moffly

For the past three years, I’ve thrown a small holiday party for my neighbors. I’m excited to GET in the spirt and GIVE a party—one more time.

partnership manager Kathleen Godbold event coordinator Stephanie McCarthy strategic marketing director Wendy Horwitz creative services art director Molly Cottingham

published by 205 Main Street, Westport, CT 06880 phone: 203-222-0600 fax: 203-222-0937 mail@mofflymedia.com Publishers of FAIRFIELD LIVING, GREENWICH, NEW CANAAN - DARIEN, WESTPORT, STAMFORD and athome Magazines for advertising inquiries, email advertise@mofflymedia.com. TO SUBSCRIBE, renew, or change your address, please e-mail us at subscribe@athomefc.com, call 1-877-467-1735, or write to athome in Fairfield County Magazine, 111 Corporate Drive, Big Sandy, TX 75755. U.S. subscription rates: $19.95/1 year (6 issues); $34.95/2 years (12 issues); $44.95/3 years (18 issues). Canada and foreign, US $36/year. Prices are subject to change without notice. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this periodical may be reproduced without express permission of the publisher. ©2018 athome in Fairfield County Magazine is a registered trademark owned by Moffly Media. The opinions expressed by writers commissioned for articles published by athome in Fairfield County are not necessarily those of the magazine. FOR QUALITY CUSTOM REPRINTS/E-PRINTS, please call 203-571-1645 or e-mail reprints@mofflymedia.com

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editor’s note /FACE VALUE

Me and Lauren Fetterman at this year’s A-List Awards

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fter nine years, it’s pretty clear that the A-List Awards is so much more than just an awards ceremony—it’s a guaranteed opportunity to get together as a community, catch up in person and potentially parlay new contacts into new collaborators. If you partied with us at the extra-packed Palace Theatre this year, check out the event photos starting on page 28 and watch the recap video on athomefc.com.¶ The party may have ended on September 12, but for the athome team, our work was far from over. With the winners announced, we’ve created this special A-List edition, a comprehensive resource guide and visual directory of industry professionals and their awarded projects. Expect to be inspired by the stunning spaces dreamed up and executed by the best in our community. We also added a new online contest—the People’s Pick—to the A-List roster as another way to celebrate innovative work brought to life by truly talented design pros; these winners— chosen by public voting—are revealed on page 144.¶ Last but not least, this year’s amazing panel of judges—designers James Aman and John Meeks of Aman & Meeks, Amy Lau of Amy Lau Design, Eric Cohler of Eric Cohler Design, Jennifer Post of Jennifer Post Design, Brian Sawyer of Sawyer|Berson, and Vicente Wolf of Vicente Wolf Associates; architect Edward Siegel of Edward Siegel Architect; and landscape architects Mario Nievera and Keith Williams of Nievera Williams—committed their time and expertise to selecting our finalists and winners. We thank them, along with our emcee, New York Times bestselling author Jane Green, for her grace and wit on stage, and our sponsors, who made our elegant gala possible. ¶ As we pop one more bottle of champagne to mark the close of a fabulous year in design, we hope you celebrate with us. But don’t party too hard—the call for entries for the 2019 A-List Awards will be here before you know it.

AMY VISCHIO Creative/Editorial Director amy.vischio@moffly.com

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POMEGRANATE PACKS A JUICY PUNCH

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GUAXS Triada vessels; starting at $50. GDV, Greenwich; graysondevere.com

The Hudson lamp; starting at $165. shophorne.com

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the beau t y of p omegr anate is that it can provide the perfect canvas or create dimension as a spl ash of c ol or.

Pair of 1950s Perla armchairs in Rubelli velvet; price upon request. incollect.com

—alexis varbero, ceo, schwartz design showroom

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Orangerie BP 2510; $285 per roll. Greenwich; farrow-ball.com

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THE RUG COMPANY Farrah Ruby; starting at $2,580. Lillian August, Greenwich, Norwalk; lillianaugust.com

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CHANEL N°5 and N°5 L’Eau, collector’s editions; $160. chanel.com

Velvet ikat appliqué lumbar pillow cover, red/natural; $129. Westport; williams-sonoma.com

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Camilla cocktail table in Arabescato/ brass; $4,744. Schwartz Design Showroom; schwartz designshowroom .com

Marble bottle opener; $52. schoolhouse.com

3 DESIGN WITHIN REACH Tondo mortar and pestle; $175. Stamford, Westport; dwr.com

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Cora marble table lamp; price upon request. palecek.com

Duorum vessel sink; $6,409. maisonvalentina.net

Marble Luna cashmere throw; $1,425. Fig Linens and Home, Westport; figlinens andhome.com

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7 CARLYLE COLLECTIVE White Statuario dining table; from $12,420. deringhall.com

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1 LOBMEYR Black Alpha drinking set with 24k gold rim; $288. The Glass House Design Store, New Canaan; designstore .theglasshouse.org

2 CRATE & BARREL Oregon martini glass; $6.95 each; Westport; crateandbarrel.com

natur al and metallic t ouches work well t o elevate a holiday spread, bu t it’s more imp ortant t o let your table reflect the joy found in the people gathering it.

3 ROYAL LIMOGES Nymphea Olivier gold dinner plate; $115. Simple Elegance Home and Gifts, Westport; simpleelegance homeandgifts.com

4 MEPRA Due stainless steel serving spoon; starting at $60. Barney’s New York; barneys.com

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5 KARTELL Jellies pitcher by Patricia Urquiola; $90. kartell.com

6 JULISKA Puro dappled cobalt dessert/salad plate; $30. Stamford; juliska.com

7 BACCARAT Véga whiskey decanter; $590. Greenwich; us.baccarat.com

Ionic salt + pepper mills; $315 for set of two. l-objet.com

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room: Rooms With a View vignette designed by Grace Rosenstein Design model: Valentino/Fall 2018

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Fringes 280 sofa; price upon request. Gilles Clement Designs, Greenwich, Westport; gclementdesigns.com

Tropical jacquard armchair; $5,500. gucci.com

Tassel lamp by Laura Kirar; $690. arteriors.com

5� light jute fringe; to the trade. Schwartz Design Showroom, schwartz designshowroom .com

Zendaya feather slide in rose blush; $150. Westport; nicandzoe.com

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7 LORENZA BOZZOLI DESIGN Couture violet pouf with geometric fringe; $2,130. artemest.com

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FESTIVE FIZZ

This blackberry meets bourbon cocktail is your new cocktail party MVP. Consider it your cold weather mojito, where rum is replaced with bourbon, and ginger beer adds a spicy kick to balance the sweet berries and refreshing citrus. Best of all? You’ve got both your holiday colors in one glass. We’ll cheers to that.

BLACKBERRY DREAM COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS Granulated sugar, for the rim of the glass Zest from 1 lime, also for the rim 8 fresh blackberries 7 mint leaves Juice of ½ lemon 2 T honey 2 oz bourbon, more or less to taste Ginger beer for topping

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Combine the sugar and lime zest on a plate. Run the lime wedge around the edge of your glasses, then invert each glass into the plate to create a sugar/lime rim. In a cocktail shaker, add blackberries, mint, lemon juice and honey. Using a muddler, muddle all ingredients together, mashing everything to release the juices. Add the bourbon. Add ice to your rimmed glass and pour the drink over the ice. Top the glass with a little more ice, then pour the ginger beer over, gently stirring. Add fresh mint and enjoy!

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WE ASKED JEAN BROWNHILL, FOUNDER AND CEO OF SWEETEN, ABOUT RENOVATIONS MADE EASY

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fter earning an architecture degree at The Cooper Union, Connecticut native Jean Brownhill spent a decade in design and construction. After a challenging renovation of her own home, she saw the need for a free service to match people to vetted general contractors, providing support throughout the process. Sweeten (as in “home sweet home”) launched in 2011.

How does Sweeten work?

When you post a project on our website, our matchmakers consider the details—scope, timeline, budget and style—and

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above and below: A classic wood pattern elevates this kitchen makeover; white subway tile paired with a marble hex floor increased the brightness tenfold in this renovated bath.

How do you vet the GCs?

My co-founders and I are trained architects. We spent the first few years—years!—screening GCs, going beyond insurance and licenses to check quality of craftsmanship, references and customer service skills. To be a part of Sweeten, GCs must understand we see their estimates and communication; we’re in constant touch. They’re accountable both to us and the client, who can review them at the end of the project. Today we have more than 1,000 GCs in our network, including great ones in Fairfield. How do homeowners find the right GC for their job?

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The operative word is “right.” I launched this company in 2011 after hiring the wrong contractor for my house…after going to architecture school and working in the industry! Many homeowners find us through real-life renovation stories on our blog. Word-of-mouth is also huge for us. On sweeten.com, when you click “Start your renovation,”

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we lead you through a short form. Once we have key details, we offer excellent choices of GCs whose work we know firsthand.

available to answer questions until the project is done.

Once homeowners are matched with a GC, how does Sweeten support them?

We have account managers in constant touch with the GCs and client services folks who are your ongoing contact. We check in at critical stages of construction to make sure there aren’t any hiccups, and we’re always

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Sweeten also provides GC matchmaking services for architects and designers. How does your support differ?

There’s a lot of heavy lifting (pun intended) to finding first-rate GCs. Architects and designers like the sense of security that working with us brings—we’re a one-stop source for multiple bids, and the job will be done right. Our content explains costs and >>

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select three to five general contractors (GCs) for your specific job. We make sure the GCs are available and interested in the project, then send you photos of their previous work and client reviews. You choose whom you’d like to meet (or if you’d like more matches), we introduce you to arrange site visits, and we help you evaluate estimates. Once you hire a Sweeten GC, we check in and are always there for questions and to keep things moving along smoothly. Our services are absolutely free to the renovator.


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above: This sunny kitchen was part of a Brooklyn townhouse gut renovation.

value of the work to clients, which supports their work. The fun part is we commission photography and cover the stories on our blog and for our 500,000 Instagram followers, and we work with major design media to feature projects. We’re there behind the scenes to make the design professional’s work shine. How do you support clients during inevitable “hiccups?”

One of the reasons you hear so many horror stories is because homeowners’ and GCs’ expectations are not aligned; we start from a place where budgets and timelines are reasonable. Still, sometimes renovations do go sideways, and that’s when Sweeten really shows its worth. We work with both parties on a positive communication flow, map out milestones and get the project back on track. What compelled Sweeten to expand into Fairfield County?

high concept A new home design destination offers custom-made and one-of-a-kind creations

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ofie & Mia—an exciting new concept in furniture, furnishings and fun— celebrated its grand opening this past September at its Boston Post Road location in Larchmont. “We’re two sisters with a shared passion for people whose originality and personality are contagious,” says Sophia Karipides, whose twenty years of design experience at leading fashion houses drives the store’s eclectic personality. “At Fofie & Mia, we’re inspired by innovation, cater to the fine taste of our clients and welcome the talents of selected interior designers.” Hardly a static furniture emporium, Fofie & Mia will connect customers and creators each day in its warm, cozy and intimate workspace. Customers can discover vintage, handmade furniture on display or have their own pieces built

above: Rafael Figueroa, Sophia Karipides and Maria Katsaros below: Finds at Fofia & Mia include vintage 1950s zinc-and-metal olive baskets, vintage military wool blankets and an antique pre-Civil War bed from the early 1800s.

SWEETEN: COURTESY OF SWEETEN; FOFIE & MIA: ELLE KATSAROS

It was a natural extension for us, and we’ve had homeowners asking us to help them there. I grew up in Connecticut, and we always joke that all I’m trying to do is get back there!

to their specifications by the talented on-site craftsman, Rafael Figueroa. From magnificently restored armoires and dining tables to oversize designer couches and high-end accessories (pillows, rugs, blankets and candles), the selection will change frequently. “We invite customers and neighbors to bring us their imaginations and ‘musthave’ lists. If we don’t have what they crave, we’ll create it or find it for them— no need to run around town. Instead, relax and enjoy our delicious coffee— it’s always ready,” adds Maria Katsaros, the store’s event and marketing director, who promises a number of friendly get-togethers at the location. 2417 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY; 914-275-0375 or 888-417-6017; fofiemia.com

Do Fairfield County clients have access to an in-person representative if needed?

Sweeten is a company of humans! About thirty-five, in fact. You can speak with a client services representative at 212-671-1713 or email team@sweeten.com if you’d like to talk through your renovation. sweeten.com athomefc.com

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shoptalk WAKEFIELD DESIGN CENTER MARKS A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY WAKEFIELD DESIGN CENTER is celebrating Lee Industries, Hickory Chair, FlowDécor, twenty years of success. Founder George Snead Chaddock, Carver’s Guild, Abner Henry and Stanford Furniture. has expanded the center from a fabric-centric During this celebratory evening, Wakefield showroom to a 10,000-square-foot premier will also unveil its new Custom Atelier. to-the-trade showroom “curated by designers This new venture allows for designers.” The designers to conceive of center boasts two floors completely original designs showcasing hundreds of and then construct unique home furnishings (fabrics, spaces with their own spin furniture, accessories, and build to their own art and lighting) to bring specifications. This area designers’ visions to life. will include case goods, To thank all of their upholstery, mirrors, fabricpartners and vendors for wrapped furnishings, providing inspiration metalwork and more. Some and beautiful products above: Options at Wakefield include custom coffee tables, customizable dining table of the brands offering this for the past two decades, tops and an Abner Henry live-edge slab. custom service through the Wakefield is hosting a Custom Atelier are Taracea, special event at the end Robert James Collection, Abner Henry, Scott of November. This occasion will be celebrated Thomas and Creative Metal & Wood. All in coordination with twenty of the center’s designers and trade in the area are invited top vendors with striking vignettes utilizing to the celebratory event on November 28 their latest products. Participating vendors from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. include Currey & Company, Adriana Hoyos, 652 Glenbrook Road, Stamford; 203-358-0818; Made Goods, Vanguard, Theodore Alexander, wakefielddesigncenter.com Noir Trading, Mr. Brown, Jessica Charles,

buzz worthy A new chapter begins for Beehive in Fairfield

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n 2013 Sandra Halstead opened up her dream store, BEEHIVE. With a curated blend of gifts and home goods, it attracted a loyal following, and behind the scenes, she was also taking on interior design projects. Word spread quickly, and she realized that the shop had outgrown its space and purpose and needed to expand. Halstead found a red barn on Sanford Street in Fairfield and envisioned a breezy shopping experience with a custom-design workroom. Now she handles interior design, from single rooms to full homes, while business partner Lesley Collins oversees retail. With a monogram shop and nearly 150 vendors represented in the new space, the duo hopes customers explore the shop and the world of options in home design. “We’re both absolutely in love with downtown and the other diverse and inspirational small businesses, and we’re so excited to begin our next chapter in the heart of town,” Halstead says. 79 Sanford Street, Fairfield; thebeehivefairfield.com —Colleen Crowley

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HOLIDAYS BY DESIGN Holiday inspiration awaits all design professionals and enthusiasts as well as antiquarians, hostesses and gardeners at ANTIQUARIUS, the annual fundraiser benefiting the Greenwich Historical Society. Whether you’re excited to hunt for incredible antique treasures, find special gifts for everyone on your list, or tour exceptional homes artfully decked out for the season, there’s something for everyone at this year’s Antiquarius:

OPENING NIGHT FOR THE GREENWICH WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW Celebrating Honorary Design Chairs Alex Papachristidis and David Monn November 30, 6–9 pm Eastern Greenwich Civic Center

GREENWICH WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW Fine Art, Jewelry and Antiques December 1, 10 am–6 pm December 2, 11 am–5 pm Eastern Greenwich Civic Center Produced by Frank Gaglio, Inc.

RAGO MODERN DESIGN LECTURE AND APPRAISAL DAY December 1, 12–5 pm Appraisals by appointment only. Contact Jennifer Pitman at jenny@ ragoarts.com or call 917-745-2730.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL RECEPTION December 4, 6–8:30 pm Greenwich Country Club

HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR December 5, 10 am–4 pm Reservations required (rain or shine).

HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR LUNCHEON December 5, 11:30 am–1:30 pm Greenwich Country Club Reservations required. For more information or to purchase tickets to any or all Antiquarius events, visit greenwichhistory.org.

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KEITH WILLIAMS

NIEVERA WILLIAMS nieverawilliams.com

AUTHOR janegreen.com Currently on my radar: I’m still reeling from handing in the third set of revisions on my new novel, The Friends We Keep, and am busy brainstorming for a new podcast project. No rest for the wicked!

stunning antique wooden statues in the newly renovated Bungalow—they’re Asian, very old and spectacularly beautiful, and I’m debating whether or not to splurge....

When I need inspiration: I step out of my comfort zone. Whenever I’m blocked, it’s usually because I’m not living enough of a life to inspire me. Saying yes to something I would ordinarily say no to, planning something unusual, all of it helps to inspire.

A travel essential for me: I go nowhere without my hairdryer and a large round brush to tame the frizz. Also, my Away suitcase has become one of the great loves of my life.

What motivates me: The feeling of having written. The writing can be terribly hard much of the time, but the having written is wonderful. My motto in life: Kindness, abundance and generosity will always beget more. Favorite guilty pleasure: My bed. Everyone thinks I’m the Energizer bunny, but they don’t see that I spend hours and hours and hours (of daylight) in bed. Close friends describe me as: Loyal, honest, kind, manic, impatient, easily bored. Latest big splurge: I’m on a clothing kick at the moment and loving Figue in New York. They keep bloody sending me emails about new stock, which is very dangerous. A couple of recent dresses were expensive, but gorgeous. I’m also obsessing over a pair of

It may be heresy, but I think...gray is overrated. I’m so fed up with the new homes that are studies in fifty shades of greige. It shows little imagination and little understanding of the history of design, and I find it soulless. I collect: Antique match strikers—the ridged crystal balls. My mother had the same collection, and I was fascinated by them as a child. A career highlight to date: Lifetime just bought three of my books and have already made the first movie starring Alyssa Milano. Seeing your characters and story on screen has to be the most mind-blowing thing in the world. What’s next: I have all kinds of exciting film and TV projects in the works. It’s too early to disclose them, but the future is looking bright!

When I need inspiration: Traveling to Europe is where I get most of my inspiration. I’m disconnected from work and the office, which allows me to relax and focus more on my surroundings. The littlest details—the way stone is set, patterns are used, vines are trained— are all inspirational. And, of course, the overall design intent, methods of installations and architecture are always refreshing to see. What motivates me: I love to design. There’s nothing more motivating and rewarding than seeing your designs come to life. Favorite guilty pleasure: Gelato with a brioche bun. My biggest role model: My father. His passion for design, graphic design and art led me to my career today. Growing up, I always loved being creative in all medias because of my father. Travel essential: The Bric’s leather bag my wife gave to me as a gift. It fits three days’ worth of clothes, my shoes, my iPad and three rolls of drawings perfectly! A career highlight to date: The present. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t reflect on the past and my present and how lucky I am to be doing what I love to do most! What’s next: My wife, her father and I are getting ready to head to Sicily to her father’s hometown. Not only will I find more inspiration, but I’ll learn about my father-in-law’s heritage and be able to put some truth to all these amazing stories he’s been telling me for years!

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JANE GREEN: JERRI GRAHAM PHOTOGRAPHY; KEITH WILLIAMS: MATTEO INNOCENTI/MIP STUDIO

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Currently on my radar: I’m working on a residential project on Jumby Bay, a private island off Antigua. The site is a peninsula that jets out into the Caribbean Sea with spectacular 360-degree views, and it’s very challenging due to its location and environment. The project scope includes multiple buildings/structures, pools, boardwalks through water and tropical jungles as well as expanded beaches.


What influenced my professional style the most: Growing up in Arizona, I spent a lot of time in both Taos and Santa Fe, so I’ve developed a respect for the desert and, moreover, the beauty in minimalism. You can skim the surface and interpret a space based on what it lacks, or you can appreciate the honest subtleties that are imaginative and profound; this is what I try to implement in my designs. Georgia O’Keeffe and Paolo Soleri have been remarkable influences because I feel that they too have a sense of endless imagery.

AMY LAU

AMY LAU DESIGN amylaudesign.com

My motto in life: If I can dream it, I can make it happen. Favorite guilty pleasure: Tequila, dancing and historic documentaries. My biggest role model: My grandmother has played a huge role in my creative outlook on life, bestowing upon me a keen eye for natural wonders. She taught me to open my eyes wider, to see what isn’t there at first glance, and then to change the angle and focus in a different way. What I always splurge on: Time with friends and family. This year I’m celebrating my birthday in Mérida, Mexico, and inviting friends and family on a trip of a lifetime. We’re going to celebrate the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, one of Mexico’s most holy days of the year, and visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Uxmal, the stunning cenotes and Mérida’s local artists and designers.

When I need inspiration: I turn to nature. I’ll take a deep breath, look up and around, and become enchanted with the endless possibilities that nature provides. What motivates me: The beauty within everyday life and striving for good design motivate me—I find stunning color palettes by observing the subtle change from blue to green on a bird’s wing, or the detailed pattern on a butterfly’s wing. I love to scuba dive, so the unexpected color combinations in the schools of fish, coral reefs and sandy beach towns make my heart sing. There’s nothing quite like taking disparate elements and mixing them in a particular way to create a space that gives someone joy.

AMY LAU: MARK SELIGER; ERIC COHLER: COURTESY OF ERIC COHLER

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Close friends describe me as: Having a zest for life, vibrant, fun-loving, a bit of a nerd about research, and smart. What’s next: I’m always striving to move in a different direction in tandem with my work in interior design. Soon I hope to utilize my love of color, shape and texture of natural crystals to create a small collection of very special decorative pieces.

I collect: Many things, particularly furniture and art from artists and artisans whose work I revere. However, I think the most unusual items I collect are naughty tea towels from the 1940s and ’50s. They’re hand-embroidered with images of pin-up gals.

Currently on my radar: We’re completing a fourteen-bedroom complex of integrated pavilions on an island in the British West Indies. It’s totally an exciting project, but a logistical challenge BIG time.

ERIC COHLER DESIGN ericcohler.com

A career highlight to date: I’ve been so fortunate over the years—the culmination of bringing together a number of my passions in debuting The New Nouveau gallery space at New York’s Salon Art + Design late last year was certainly an incredible moment. And being honored by Architectural Digest this year as a woman at the forefront of interior design was also particularly special.

My motto in life: Keep a grasp on one’s moral compass and never compromise.

My biggest role model: My brother, Matt, is and will always be my role model.

I collect: A better question is, What don’t I collect? I’m a self-admitted obsessive hoarder of thousands of books, hundreds of works of art and dozens and dozens of chairs (yes, chairs). It’s gotten to the point of absurdity, and I need to have a (rarefied) yard sale.

What I always splurge on: Art. Always art. My last transgression was a Tim Walker photo.

A career highlight to date: Having my Lee Jofa ‘Tyler Crewel’ selected to hang in the Obama family dining room.

Travel essential: Evian spray mist, as I fly at least four times a month. This helps my skin stay hydrated at 35,000 feet.

What’s next: I’m currently working on my second book, Cohler on Art, as a follow up to Cohler on Design. Look for it in late 2019. 

Favorite guilty pleasure: Chocolate sorbet.

Who has influenced my professional style the most: My paternal grandmother. The word “chic” was coined to describe her. She had the detailed eye of Diana Vreeland and was as elegant as the Standard Oil heiress Millicent Rogers. And when it came to interior design, she was always ahead of the curve, mixing real-time midcentury modern with eighteenth-century French and English pieces.

Close friends describe me as: Generous of spirit.

When I need inspiration: I take a walk in a high meadow and watch the clouds floating by.

It may be heresy, but I think…bold color is overrated. It steals the show and doesn’t let the design breathe.

What motivates me: A sense of self competition. I’m continually challenging myself to reach higher.

I could talk for hours about: Art. It fuels my soul.

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EDWARD SIEGEL ARCHITECT edwardsiegelarchitects.com

JENNIFER POST DESIGN jenniferpostdesign.com

When I need inspiration: I travel, go to exhibits or go to the movies. What motivates me: Creating beautiful environments that fit naturally in their setting and transcend fashion and time. My motto in life: Time is our most precious commodity—make the most of it. Favorite guilty pleasure: Almost anything that’s made with peanut butter and chocolate. My biggest role model: Jaquelin T. Robertson is the most brilliant architect I’ve ever worked with. Our working relationship spanned twenty-five years, and I will be forever indebted to him for everything he taught me.

Currently on my radar: I just finished four incredible projects this year— a penthouse at the Four Seasons, a lovely home in Mustique, a penthouse at One57 and a new home in Bridgehampton. My team and I are also working on my second monograph, which will feature more recent work of mine. It has really been a great year.

My biggest role models: Many New York designers and architects—too many to name each—my friends and my mother. I try to learn from everyone I meet.

Who or what has influenced my professional the style the most: Traveling, and my mother. I’m inspired by my mother every day and am constantly learning from her beauty. Traveling and experiencing new places and cultures greatly influences my passions and style as well.

Close friends describe me as: Polite, thoughtful and talented.

When I need inspiration: I really like to travel to find inspiration, but also taking walks in nature and being outside inspire me no matter where I am. What motivates me: I’m motivated to create beautiful spaces, spaces that enhance the natural beauty of the world, filled with light and life.

Travel essential: My smartphone. I’m not sure if it’s possible to travel without one anymore.

My motto in life: Be yourself and be honest.

It may be heresy, but I think… minimalism is overrated. Every time I visit or see a “minimalist” space published, I invariably ask myself if anyone has moved in yet, is it unfinished, or how does anybody comfortably live there.

Favorite guilty pleasure: Shopping around the world.

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Travel essential: My Boston terrier, Annabelle.

It may be heresy, but I think... Art Basel is overrated and hyped-up art. I could talk for hours about: Nature and design. These topics are universal and always bring about great conversation. A career highlight to date: One of my latest projects in the Caribbean. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I collect: Contemporary art that I can relate to. I’ve been drawn to collecting art since I was a kid—Barry Flanagan, Anna Kasabian, Lynn Chadwick, Joan Miró, Federico Herrero, Boaz Vaadia and more. What’s next: My second monograph and another great year!

Currently on my radar: I’m delighted with a sprawling house we recently completed in Southampton with views to the Atlantic Ocean and Shinnecock Bay.

My biggest role model: My father, who never had an unproductive moment in his life. He taught me how to work hard and never accept anything second-rate or substandard.

Who or what has influenced my professional style the most: Calvin Klein and the Temple Gardens in Kyoto because…well, isn’t it obvious?

What I always splurge on: I always splurge on flowers, but my most recent splurge was a vintage BMW.

When I need inspiration: I travel somewhere I’ve never been before.

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My last big splurge: Going to Morocco.

What motivates me: When I want something, or want something done, I never accept no for an answer. Favorite guilty pleasure: A mezcal margarita and a big bowl of pasta at Via Carota.

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A travel essential: A bronze miniature temple given to me by my piano teacher as a good luck talisman. What’s next: A book on our firm’s work.

EDWARD SIEGEL: AARON TREDWELL FOR COOPER ROBERTSON; JENNIFER POST: COURTESY OF JENNIFER POST; BRIAN SAWYER: BOBBY DOHERTY

Who or what has influenced my professional style the most: Andrea Palladio, Stanford White, American and Japanese vernacular architecture.


VICENTE WOLF

VICENTE WOLF ASSOCIATES vicentewolf.com Currently on my radar: I’m starting to work on a new book and am in the process of designing a private art gallery, which I’m excited about. I’m also working on several international projects in Macao, China; Como, Italy; Nassau; and Iceland. What I’m really looking forward to is my annual travel excursion to New Zealand and Papua, New Guinea, where I will surely be sending back many authentic pieces for use in my projects and available for purchase in my New York City showroom, VW Home.

JAMES AMAN & JOHN MEEKS

AMAN & MEEKS aman-meeks.squarespace.com Currently on our radar: We were recently featured in the summer issue of Galerie magazine. This project, a waterfront Palm Beach residence, showcases our signature A&M transitional style and some really amazing artwork.

When I need inspiration: I go to a museum, whether it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art or MOMA, to be inspired by colors and composition. I love the Met’s furniture exhibits and to walk through MOMA’s contemporary displays. Grabbing inspiration for new pieces of furniture or color can get the ball rolling on a space that I’m designing—or to just absorb the creativity that brought these pieces to the museum.

When we need inspiration: We look around near and far. From our New York City surroundings to traveling abroad, there is always something or someone of inspiration. Relaxing helps, too! What motivates us: Our clients and the trust they put in us. It’s important to us that our clients love the end result and that they’re involved in the design process.

What motivates me: Being a “refugee” in this country, survival is a key word, even if I passed survival many years ago. I always want to be accomplishing something new, looking at things in a different way, having my work always evolving. The sense of creating a new environment and making it work is my life’s blood.

JAMES AMAN AND JOHN MEEKS: KAREN FUCHS; VICENTE WOLF: JULIEN CAPMEIL

Our motto in life: You can’t take things too seriously. It sounds cliché, but it’s so true. Favorite guilty pleasure: Dare we say TV? Sometimes old movies, the classics, and sometimes reality TV. We won’t mention any specific shows here!

My motto in life: Live for today. I find it counterproductive to think about what is going to happen. My focus is always on the here and now. I’ve learned that you never really know what’s coming in the next minute, hour, day or month. Living for or in the future isn’t productive; it’s better to be the best you can be in the moment.

What we always splurge on: Travel. Our last trip was to Holland—we had never been, and it was amazing. It was one of our favorite trips of all time so far. We could talk for hours about: Music, design, art, architecture and theater. These are the things that ignite our creativity, make us happy and inspire us every day!

I always splurge on: Travel. It’s a necessity for me. With today’s cost of traveling, it’s a splurge. When I’m on the road visiting exotic locations, I like to mix high and low in my experiences. This way I gain the most from stepping out of my comfort zone and into other cultures.

What’s next: We’re working on a house in Aspen, Colorado, a house in Sagaponack, New York, and a Park Avenue apartment. Although they’re very different projects, they have their challenges and distinctive design aesthetics.

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Travel essential: I love to send back personal notes to friends and clients with a glimpse of my travels. When I leave, I’m armed with labels with the names and addresses of everyone I want to share my experiences with. During a regular trip, I send 100 to 125 postcards! It may be heresy, but I think…DIY decorating is overrated. You wouldn’t think of doing surgery on yourself or going into a courtroom to defend yourself when you clearly don’t know how to. Interior design is an underrated service. A professional can have your home feel and function exactly as it should—and avoid costly mistakes. Not having a “filing cabinet” of solutions to problems that can arise when approaching the redesign of your home is an uneducated way to go about it. I collect: Photography, which I’ve been doing for the past thirty years. I was inspired by the photographer Richard Avedon, who was a client of mine at the time. He advised me to start collecting photography, as the masters were still available and reasonably priced. With that, I started learning about the masters and purchasing. I now own a collection of over 1,000 photos and haven’t stopped yet. What’s next: During my upcoming travels to New Zealand and Papua, New Guinea, I’ll be discovering local artisans who, in my opinion, create cultural artifacts with global significance. Each year when the shipment arrives in New York, my clients as well as design enthusiasts go crazy for these pieces. This annual foray to exotic locales to unearth these treasures always excites me.


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A-List Awards 2018

written by RISA GOLDBLUM, MARY KATE HOGAN, JAMIE MARSHALL AND JUDY OSTROW edited by LAUREN FETTERMAN, MALIA MCKINNON FRAME, NATHAN TAVARES AND JILL JOHNSON

You’re invited... …to step inside seventy-six stunning homes in Fairfield County and beyond. Admire gorgeous and welcoming façades, tour beautiful and innovative kitchens, take a seat in chic yet cozy living spaces, and stroll through verdant, meditative gardens. Commercial spaces are also on display, showcasing inventive ways to marry high-end style with high-speed functionality. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or searching for a design pro to work with on your next project, we’re sure you’ll find something here that catches your eye and your interest. So settle in and check out the 2018 A-List winners and finalists. And if you’re a professional coveting a win in 2019, it’s time to start planning—the call for entries will be here soon!


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR A-LIST JUDGES AND HOST

2018 PANEL OF JUDGES

JAMES AMAN Aman & Meeks

JOHN MEEKS Aman & Meeks

AMY LAU Amy Lau Design

ERIC COHLER Eric Cohler Design

MARIO NIEVERA Nievera Williams

JENNIFER POST Jennifer Post Design

BRIAN SAWYER Sawyer | Berson

EDWARD SIEGEL Edward Siegel Architect

KEITH WILLIAMS Nievera Williams

VICENTE WOLF Vicente Wolf Associates

THE EMCEE JANE GREEN

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his bath was completely renovated as part of a special VIP suite for guests in a large Florida estate, a renovation project that Linda Ruderman worked on for three years. Leading out to the ocean, the suite is located on the first floor and includes an attached courtyard. For this space and the rest of the estate, Ruderman traveled to Marrakesh and other countries to acquire the most authentic materials, which inspired her to create a bath that felt like “an exotic, romantic, faraway place,” she says. The result is a spa-like atmosphere that mirrors the Moorish elements in the adjoining bedroom, as well as the rest of the home. With no budget limitations, Ruderman paid close attention to the details, and each surface appears to be a work of art. The reclaimed antique tiles on the floor and walls were all sourced from L’Antiquario,

each carefully selected to create Moorish-inspired patterns and design. The arches were built and stenciled with motifs by decorative painter Richard Holton to match the colors of the tile. All of the light fixtures and stone pillars were found in Marrakesh, adding to the bath’s authentic atmosphere, and the faucets are by Sherle Wagner. What appears to be wallpaper adorning the walls is actually intricate, laser-cut millwork. This carved woodwork is also found on the cabinets and walls surrounding the vanity as well as the soaking tub, which is set apart as a private oasis. Carved wood and tile also adorn the dressing area, which features an oversize mirror inserted into the woodwork, and the nineteenth-century lady’s vanity table and chair are from Cedric DuPont Antiques. —RG

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this spread: Laser-cut woodwork and reclaimed tiles from L’Antiquario create an exotic and romantic atmosphere, inspired by a visit to Marrakesh. The faucets are from Sherle Wagner, the light fixtures were sourced in Marrakesh, and the nineteenthcentury lady’s vanity and chair are from Cedric DuPont Antiques.

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Linda Ruderman Interiors Greenwich 203-552-9700 lindaruderman.com BUILDER/CONTRACTOR

Pompa Development & Construction Greenwich 203-552-5236 pompaconstruction.com CABINETRY PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARMEL BRANTLEY

John Tedesco Artistry Woodcraft Riviera Beach, FL 561-844-6680 artistrywoodcraft.com DECORATIVE FINISHES

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bath design / modern AUSTIN PATTERSON DISSTON ARCHITECTS

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clockwise from top left: The striking custom shower stall features horizontal stainless bands and frosted glass for privacy; twin lacquered vanities have inset nickel door details; the Waterworks tub is accented with mirror, which gives it an ethereal feel. opposite: White Venetian plaster walls and cerused oak floors ground the glam elements of the bath: mirrored accents, polished chrome and the custom nickel ceiling light fixture “Pick Up Sticks” by Billy Cotton.

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et inside a Hamptons weekend house, this master bath balances subtle materials with elements of shine in a space that’s both luxurious and practical. The house was built with two volumes connected by a contemporary wall of leaded glass windows, one side with room for the kids and family friends, and the other a suite of rooms for the couple, which is where this bathroom is located. The bath is accessed via the master bedroom and a dressing room, and the design needed to accommodate the multiple entries plus the couple’s desire for private as well as shared space: There are two vanities and two separate toilet stalls. A Waterworks tub has a touch of glam with its mirrored panel and is surrounded by a soft, quartz-like marble. “This is a sophisticated bathroom yet accomplished through the use of low-key materials, simple design and coloration,” says Chris Desmone of Barsanti Desmone, who handled the design in collaboration with Stuart Disston, AIA, of Austin Patterson Disston Architects. White Venetian plaster walls and cerused oak floors (treated with a waterproof sealer) are a subtle backdrop to the shine of the polished nickel and mirrors. Lacquered vanity cabinets perched on polished steel bases feature inset nickel details and Glassos countertops. “They wanted a contemporary look,” says Disston, which led to the plans for the standout shower, which is oversized with frosted glass set within nickel-plated stainless mullions and a custom marble waterfall bench inside. “The clients also wanted everything very clean-lined,” says Disston, who notes, “the interior reflects the spirit of the family—they’re happy people.” —MKH NOV/DEC 2018

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Stuart Disston, AIA Kelly Harran Austin Patterson Disston Architects Southport 203-255-4031 apdarchitects.com

Bill Koral Koral Bros. Southampton, NY 631-283-0033 koralbros.com

Chris Desmone Barsanti Desmone New York City 646-837-6422 barsantidesmone.com


WINNER athome magazine A-List Awards 2018

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MORGAN HARRISON HOME

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or this stylish pool house, the clients wanted to replicate the look and feel of their former Craftsman-style home in Marin County. “We transformed the interior to create an oasis feel,” says designer Michelle Morgan Harrison, who came onto the project after the initial groundbreaking. “Everything about it has a relaxed, organic vibe.” With high vaulted ceilings, a wall of glass doors, a temperature-controlled wine wall, spacious living and dining areas, two outdoor patios and an Olympicsize lap pool, the pool house is designed to handle a crowd. “The clients love to entertain,” she says. “People say that, but these people really do.” The palette throughout is breezy and bright, with a mix of calming grays, blues and putties. Among the standout design details: the kitchen’s gray cerused white oak custom cabinetry and multi-toned blue glass tile backsplash, an “X” railing in cerused oak with steel cables, and an oversize

blue custom glass chandelier over the living and dining space. A mix of finishes and textures is both sophisticated and kid-friendly—porcelain wood grain floors, quartz countertops, and Sunbrella and vinyl fabrics and outdoor area rugs. And speaking of the outdoors: The covered terrace invites lounging with its Gloster furniture; ceiling heat lamps and a fireplace are good for early- and late-season entertaining. A pergola-shaded terrace features an outdoor kitchen, long dining table and a pair of custom hanging chairs with slatted teak beds. For Morgan Harrison, one of the highlights was being able to orchestrate every detail of the project—from the macramé plant hangers to the chip bowls, towels and silverware. “They had nothing for the space, so it wasn’t like we had to work around her grandmother’s china,” she says. “It was, ‘Go for it.’ And we did.” —JM

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this spread: Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, the Craftsman-style pool house has a casual, resort-like feel with familyfriendly fabrics, a serene color palette and plenty of space for lounging.

INTERIOR DESIGNER/ INTERIOR ARCHITECT

Morgan Harrison Home New Canaan 203-594-7875 morganharrisonhome.com 

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CABINETRY

Joe Lorono Lorono Construction Rye, NY; 914-967-1117  loronoconstruction.com

Sterling Custom Cabinetry Bridgeport; 203-335-5151 sterling-custom.com POOL

ARCHITECT

Rex Gedney Crozier Gedney Architects Rye, NY; 914-967-6060  croziergedney.com

Wagner Pools Darien; 203-655-0766  wagnerswimmingpools. com


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ROSALIA SANNI DESIGN

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city couple, searching for property where they could raise their young family, found the solution in a walkable Scarsdale neighborhood of classically designed homes. Designer Rosalia Sanni worked in tandem with the residential architect’s sensitive renovation of the 1929 Norman Tudor house and her clients’ basic goals to guide her master plan. Overall, the landscape should be comfortable, fun and beautiful—a place to enjoy casual, everyday family time and informal outdoor gatherings. “They didn’t want to sacrifice on style,” notes Sanni, “but their hope was to maintain the friendly neighborhood feel and inviting character of the area, which drew them to this house in the first place. If possible, they wanted to save all the mature trees. Beyond that, they were open to suggestions for how to pull the plan together.” Sanni’s plant selection balanced the idea of openness with a need for separate and distinct experiences across the landscape. To form the structure, Sanni used a palette of taxus hedges, hollies and boxwoods plus hornbeams—a deciduous tree that nonetheless holds its leaves through most of the year. She contrasted these defining elements with softer choices: hydrangea, roses and verbena are three of the flowering varieties. To connect the various elements that include a children’s garden, patio and play lawn on one side, grill and driveway on the other and a pool area beyond, Sanni’s resolution was an elevated pathway that functions similarly to a hallway within a home—no one needs to go through one room to get to another. “It was a personally satisfying answer,” says Sanni. “Everything fits together in a very good way, like a finished puzzle.” —JO

top left: The property’s borders are screened with existing specimens as well as large trees installed by Sanni to maintain the look of a classic home with a fully mature landscape. top right: A bluestone path crosses the children’s garden. above: Much of the fieldstone used in the landscape design was salvaged from the renovation of the house and outbuildings. opposite: A tailored installation of evergreens complements the home’s natural stone façade. LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

FENCING COMPANY

Rosalia Sanni Design Old Greenwich 203-918-4619  rosaliasanni.com

Cum Laude Group White Plains, NY 914-946-2488 cumlaudegroup.com 

J&J Fence Service Stamford 203-496-9935

ARCHITECT – RESIDENCE AND POOL STRUCTURE

LANDSCAPER

LIGHTING CONTRACTOR

Saniee Architects Greenwich; 203-625-9308  sanieearchitects.com

Young’s Legacy Landscaping Newtown; 203-491-2257 youngslegacy.com 

Bechir Louati Electric Bedford Hills, NY 914-262-1207 POOL

Regal Blu Pool & Spa Stamford; 203-355-3689  regalblu.com

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anting to enjoy the privacy of an estate-size parcel in a luxury residential development, a soon-to-be empty-nest couple took the opportunity to buy a second building lot that had become available and was adjacent to their North Castle property. Along with a completed and beautifully sited forever home of their own, they envisioned the creation of a four-acre compound that would include a guest residence to accommodate visits from friends, children and future grandchildren. On the recommendation of a family member, they enlisted Brandon Jones and his team from GlenGate Property & Pool to craft a landscape that would unify the two properties. “While the owners wanted to keep the parcels legally separated for flexibility in the future, they also wanted them to visually read as a single property,” Jones says. He developed a plan that included consistency of

hardscape materials as well as plantings that help the eye connect the spatial planes between and around the main and guest houses. New York bluestone in a variegated layout was specified as surface paving for patios, garden paths and the outdoor pool terrace; its informal pattern was ideal for a relaxed country setting. To further enhance the rural character of the property, native fieldstone was used for border and retaining walls. Senior project designer Cheryl Russ created perennial borders that produce a season-long abundance of blooms in a curated palette of pink, purple and white. These beds are outlined with boxwood and holly for the year-round structure and point-to-point connection that rows of evergreens provide. Contributing to the unifying plan are carefully placed rows of flowering trees—apple, pear and dogwood—that spread a canopy of color over the property each spring. —JO

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NATURAL BLEND


left: Spherical boxwood are interspersed with abundant perennial plantings on a guest house terrace. above: A guest house wing is illuminated at night. below: A view across one of the defining perennial beds; the guest house façade shows off some of the abundant stonework on the property. opposite: Lines of evergreen define the grassy plains that separate the main house from the guest house beyond the pool.

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Brandon Jones, Director of Design Cheryl Russ, Senior Project Designer GlenGate Property & Pool  Wilton; 203-762-2000 glengatecompany.com BUILDER

GlenGate Property & Pool Wilton; 203-762-2000 glengatecompany.com

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he plan for a 113-acre property on a steeply sloped parcel in the Hudson Valley evolved as a multi-year project for landscape architect Diane Devore. She and her client—an avid gardener herself, with ambitions for an organic approach to developing key features— established a generous timeline for this endeavor. The completed plan featured an entry court, horse pastures, vegetable and herb gardens, orchard, cutting garden, pool, dining terraces and tennis court. Set on a hill, the property has a beautiful view to surrounding woods and fields. However, its topography creates a change of more than 200 feet across the site, presenting some challenging tasks for Devore. “The owner had been here for a while,” she says, “so she had some time to really think about the various elements of the landscape.” After nearly two years spent developing a working plan, the execution required a tremendous amount

of earth-moving and grading. “For just one example, we had to level the hillside around the house so that we could create areas that worked for the installation of a pool and terraces,” she recalls. Much of the terrain for the landscape’s many features needed extensive grading and advantageous use of retaining walls. Devore’s own favorite element is the enormous cutting garden. It’s enclosed by two existing stone walls and a third wall built to complete the surround. One of its distinctive features is a rill, created with old brick gathered on the property, which runs on an axis from an antique fountain to a distinctive gated entry. Dozens of varieties of perennials produce a spectacular, ever-blooming profusion of flowers in the growing season. “For someone like me, who loves flowers, it’s just a dream come true to create something like this,” says Devore. “This property is magical.” —JO

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Devore Associates Fairfield; 203-256-8950 devoreassoc.com above: The client authored a book about topiaries, and two flank the drive to the home’s entry courtyard; just one section of the cutting garden shows its variety. left: A brick rill forms an axis between the cutting garden’s main gate and an antique fountain at its opposite border. opposite: An abundant border of astilbe and a path of natural fieldstone lead the way to the pool enclosure.

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Environmental Site Developers Ridgefield; 203-438-2300 envsite.com


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dining room

KAREN BOW INTERIORS

RUSTIC REFINED

INTERIOR DESIGNER

ARCHITECT

Karen Bow Interiors Darien 914-953-1517 karenbow.com

Brandon Romero The PRG Group Big Sky, MT 406-539-2448 theprggroup.com


above: Wallcovering from the Élitis Parfums collection echoes the diamond pattern of the quilted leather-upholstered chairs. The relaxed setting of the home’s open plan allows seamless passage between the dining room and indoor and outdoor living spaces. opposite: Double bronze and angle-cut glass chandeliers from Roll & Hill suggest antlers. A black walnut tabletop has a subtly finished live edge; furnishings were selected for their refined take on the rugged surroundings.

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his newly built home in Montana provided designer Karen Bow with the opportunity to create a completely fresh take on country living. The surroundings of the residence in Big Sky contrasted dramatically with her clients’ former home in the Northeast, so the interior aesthetic could reflect that difference. The dining room, with its glorious prospect toward Lone Peak, needed very little in the way of decorative flourishes. “We had to fulfill the clients’ needs in terms of form and function,” Bow says. “They wanted maximum seating to accommodate their family and friends, designed and styled in a minimalist fashion so as not to distract from the view.” The open-plan space, which flows effortlessly into the living area and outdoor four-season lounge, is wrapped in a textural brown-and-taupe

rustic-inspired wallpaper. In order to achieve its glowing patina, Bow spent hours oiling the custom-built, live-edge tabletop that she selected from dozens of planks of fine hardwood. Blackened iron bases and legs—the metal is an accent feature throughout the home—support each of the dozen diamond-stitched bisque leather upholstered dining chairs; their pattern subtly picks up the wallpaper motif. Two chandeliers with tubular glass and bronze metal arms illuminate the space in the evening. They are a sculptural and abstract expression of antlers that her clients love. While the Western landscape often inspires a more rugged aesthetic, Bow and her clients opted for restraint, forgoing well-used motifs in favor of what the designer calls “refined rustic.” With the overarching and spectacular panorama available from nearly every corner of the home, the maxim that “less is more” has become a guideline for this space. —JO

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renovation / traditional

AUSTIN PATTERSON DISSTON ARCHITECTS

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any historic New England homes evolve over decades, as additions and renovations are undertaken when new owners move in. It was this “New England additive architecture,” says Mac Patterson, AIA, that inspired the renovation project and building of new structures on a twenty-one-acre country property in Redding. The eighteenth-century house with the Gambrel roof was carefully preserved, its mechanical systems updated, structure reinforced and original wood used to restore the beautiful wood-and-nail floors; new windows and doors connect it to a terrace. In the center section of the 6,300-square-foot home, the interior was gutted and the roof raised to create a Greek Revival-style house that’s painted yellow and features a front porch with crisscross detailing of rough-sawn native timber beams. Each addition has a different exterior

color and materials to give it a distinct identity. “The overarching purpose here was to link off of the Gambrel and keep everything away from the center of the property so that when you’re sitting on the property, you’re looking out across big fields,” says Patterson. “You’re not trying to match but to tell a bit of a story with the buildings. That was the theme.” Inside the main section of the house, a center stair hall functions as a gallery for the couple’s extensive art collection. Next door, a screened porch houses a large fireplace, and new standalone structures include a barn guest cottage, a writing tower, a red garage and storage barn and a pool with a pagoda-style pool house. “The homeowners wanted walkable destinations around the property,” says Patterson. “They were wonderful clients who wanted the utmost care in everything.” —MKH

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clockwise from above: The new family room has cathedral ceilings and a large fireplace with a stone surround. The bones of the living room were preserved, but new built-ins and fresh décor brought the space up to date. With ample light from skylights above, the new stair hall doubles as an art gallery. Old and new buildings are thoughtfully connected, and the elegant staircase can be viewed from the entry. opposite: The original Gambrel house was carefully restored and a series of new buildings were added, creating an integrated living space.

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LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

McKee Patterson, AIA, NCARB, Partner-in-Charge Stuart Disston, AIA Marti Cowan, AIA, Project Architect Austin Patterson Disston Architects Southport; 203-255-4031 apdarchitects.com

Diane Devore Devore Associates  Fairfield; 203-256-8950 devoreassoc.com  CONTRACTOR 

Brian MacDonald Davenport Contracting  Stamford; 203-324-6308  davenportcontracting.com


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renovation / traditional

SANIEE ARCHITECTS

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verything old feels new again at this elegantly renovated Tudor in Scarsdale. The clients, who brought Saniee Architects on househunting trips before purchasing the property, enlisted the firm to update this Tudor to suit the lifestyle of their family with two young children. The restored and expanded 7,000-square-foot house defies any negative stereotypes about Tudors (nothing is “dark” or “chopped up”) while still maintaining original details that add to its charm, such as preserving the stone on the front of the house and stained-glass windows. “I get excited about trying to recreate the past in a present shape,” says Mahdad Saniee, AIA. A carriage house on the property was demolished to make space for the pool and modern cabana, and the stone was reused in the front dormers. Inside the enlarged entryway, the curved ceiling is angled like a Tudor arch. Medallions that grace the walls of the dining room—custom-made by a wood carver—echo decorative Elizabethan touches you’d find in an older home.

To bring in lots of natural light, Saniee sited a new stairway in the center of the house with large skylights above. A substantial family room features a double-height ceiling with a crisscross of wood beams. A large fireplace anchors the family room with walls of windows and glass doors leading out to the patio, offering views of the pool and cabana, which is lit up at night for added visual interest. The windows lend a seamless feeling to the indoor-outdoor living for the family. “It’s nice for them to come into their Tudor home, which they love the look of, and feel that it’s bright and open.” —MKH

ARCHITECT

INTERIOR DECORATOR

LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

Saniee Architects, LLC Greenwich 203-625-9308 sanieearchitects.com

Chapin Interiors Bronxville, NY 914-361-1157 chapininteriors.com

Rosalia Sanni Design Old Greenwich 203-918-4619 rosaliasanni.com

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clockwise from above: A Waterworks Margaux tub finished in burnished chrome serves as the focal point in the lofty master bath; one of the original stained glass windows was preserved. An oversize skylight above the center staircase adds to the light and bright feeling inside the Tudor. Stained glass windowpanes were kept as reminders of the original house. In the double-height family room, stained oak beams echo the wood trim on the home’s exterior. opposite: An old carriage house was removed from the property to make room for this modern pool and spa.

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renovation / modern

SPECHT ARCHITECTS

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hen the owners first bought this former 1960s ranch, they intended to start with a simple bath and kitchen renovation. One thing led to another, and the next thing they knew they were starting from the ground up. “The house had been cobbled together from the 1960s onward,” says Scott Specht, whose firm specializes in contemporary design. “It was a mess. The scope of the project kept expanding and expanding. They really wanted a modern, and they wanted something they could be proud of.” Though the footprint is essentially the same, the house itself has been completely transformed: Set on two levels, it now takes full advantage of the site’s forested hilltop setting. A winding driveway leads to a landscaped courtyard that frames the glass entry pavilion. Floor-to-ceiling

windows allow views through the house to the tree canopy beyond. Upstairs are the kitchen, living and dining areas, as well as two wings— one contains the master bedroom suite; the other is the home gym, which opens onto the pool area. A “secret” stairway behind the limestone hearth leads downstairs to the office, library and lounge, which leads to a terrace and outdoor fireplace. The feel throughout is sleek and streamlined: dark ebonized oak wood floors, straight plaster finishes on the walls and ceilings, black aluminum window frames, oversize sliders, minimal ornamentation. Case in point: the snug, open kitchen with its custom back-painted glass cabinets and stainless-steel hardware. “We tried to hide the appliances as much as possible,” says Specht. “Since this is an open space, it encourages you to keep things perfectly.” —JM

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Specht Architects Austin, TX; 512-382-7938 spechtarchitects.com

Carrier and Company New York City 212-706-1025 carrierandcompany.com

clockwise from below: The pool and pool house are accessed off the home gym and yoga studio; from there, a walkway leads down to the outdoor lounge. From the entry, a wall of glass reveals the forested setting, which changes with the seasons. Inside, dark wood floors, recessed lighting and plaster walls are simple and elegant; a stairway tucked behind the freestanding limestone hearth leads to the lower level. opposite: A landscaped courtyard frames the glass entry of the home as it looks today.

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kids’ bedroom

PIMLICO INTERIORS

PINK PERFECTION

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esigned for an outgoing, energetic twelve-year-old girl, this bedroom is filled with unexpected touches that truly reflect her personality. “I wanted to keep the room from feeling too sweet and precious,” says Melissa Lindsay of Pimlico Interiors. Her young client naturally wanted bright colors, so Lindsay aimed to create a space that was fun yet still sophisticated, allowing the child to grow older with the design. Initially, the room presented a challenge because it was quite large, with a lot of windows and a corner fireplace, so Lindsay came up with a functional furnishings plan. “The custom-made canopy bed is a focal point within a loose arrangement of furniture, creating a strong circle of pieces connecting to one another,” Lindsay says. “The canopy bed transforms the space and gives it more purpose.” She took advantage of the many windows by using a dramatic Osborne

& Little fabric on the window treatments and carried it onto the bed. She also wanted to create an interesting and unexpected play on colors and patterns. The ultra-feminine, floral fabric is accented with an indigo-andpink wool flannel stripe from Duralee, which is used on the charming pouf drum ottoman and the throw pillows. Since it was also important to balance sophisticated items with more playful selections, Lindsay added an eclectic mix of accent pieces. The vintage mirrored side table is purposely juxtaposed with a whimsical magenta floor lamp and funky storage bins overflowing with stuffed animals. A turquoise table lamp sits on a custom-built bookshelf, and a fuchsia leather ottoman with a brass base from Oly Studio sits in front of a Lee Industries comfy swivel chair, upholstered in an indoor/outdoor cream fabric. —RG

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this spread: The floral and striped fabric selections from Osborne & Little and Duralee give this bedroom a sophisticated look. The crystal-flowered chandelier is from L’Antiquaire in Westport, and the vintage mirrored side table is a grownup touch next to the custommade canopy bed. The desk chair with the faux fur seat is from PB Teen.

INTERIOR DESIGNER

WORKROOM

Melissa Lindsay Pimlico Interiors New Canaan 203-972-8166 pimlicointeriors.com

Traditional Drapery Bridgeport 203-365-0634

BUILDER/ CONTRACTOR

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIXIT, INC.

Keith Gerety Gerety Building & Restoration  Katonah, NY 914-248-1300  geretyrestoration.com

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living space

ARCHITECT

Scott Springer Architect; Westport 203-690-7197; scottspringerarchitect.com

SCOTT SPRINGER ARCHITECT

LOFTY GOALS

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or the owner of this 2,000-square-foot Chelsea loft, architect Scott Springer was tasked with reconfiguring one big, open space into several smaller, discrete spaces that could accommodate her eclectic collection of art and vintage furniture. Other than a kitchen renovation, the loft had been virtually untouched since its conversion into a residential condominium in 1996. “The goal was taking the space and turning it into something more characteristic of a pre-war apartment,” says Springer. “She didn’t want anything that was super modern.” The centerpiece of the renovation is a wood-paneled “black box” in the middle of the main living area, whose floor-to-ceiling walls create a salon, bar area and wine cellar. “It was the client’s idea,” says Springer. “She had seen images of a black lacquered, paneled wine cellar and wanted to introduce that

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Suzanne Shapiro; SSDstyle New York City; 917-907-2407 GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Valon Berisha; Prime Renovations & Painting Hampton Bays, NY 917-287-2878

language to the apartment. I didn’t initially know how it would work because of the beams. Over the building’s history, various slab openings were created and filled, resulting in irregular beam depths and sizes.” Springer’s solution was to introduce a datum line under the lowest beam. Everything above that line retains the quirks of the building’s more industrial past; everything below this datum is of a more formal character. The coffered ceiling in the salon is also new; it was lowered from eigtheen inches above the top of the existing cabinet to about an inch above, and then it gets higher in the middle where the chandelier hangs. A number of the client’s installations were so large, they had to stay in place during the renovation. “We made temporary enclosures and worked around them,” Springer says. “It was a real collaborative process.” —JM

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this page: The black box’s lacquered doors feature Bendheim ribbed glass, and frames and sheers add a contemporary touch to punched windows. In the salon, the chandelier is by Apparatus, and the cabinet holds a collection of betel nut boxes from Northern Thailand and Japanese lunch boxes dating from the late Edo period. opposite: A French Art Deco desk from the 1930s anchors one corner of the main living space; a large work by Gert & Uwe Tobias holds pride of place above a reupholstered AndrÊe Putnam Crescent Moon sofa.

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modern architecture

LAURA KAEHLER ARCHITECTS

ART FORM

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hen Laura Kaehler’s client asked her to design a new gallery for his expanding art collection, she let the topography of the building site drive the design. “This piece of land was very special to him,” says Kaehler. “The distinguishing feature is a large rock outcropping that serpentines the property. He wanted the new building to embrace the rock.” He also wanted the gallery to be contemporary in feel, while still incorporating the materials he favors—rustic timber, stone and cedar shake. Additionally, he wanted big open spaces and as much glass and connection to the outdoors as possible. Kaehler conceived a design comprising three separate structures, each with three levels, that meld the silhouettes of a classic New England barn—with

a modern twist. Each is attached by a flat-roofed glass connector, and each features a large glass bay with a flat red copper roof and walls cantilevered from the stone wall. These not only let natural light in, they provide a lens onto the sculptures and rock outside. To add interest, she positioned each structure at a slightly different angle to play up certain design features. Inside the cantilevered bays, the walls and ceilings are paneled walnut. The floors are “character grade” white oak, and the steel staircase “floats” off the wall. Outside, a waterfall and reflecting pool are both mystical and practical. “They create a delight for the senses,” she says, “and bring daylight into the lower level, which is mostly below ground. The dappled light coming in through the glass and reflected off the water provides a wonderful light.” —JM

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Laura Kaehler, Design Principal Matt Arnott, Lead Designer Tom Papp, Project Architect Laura Kaehler Architects; Riverside 203-629-4646; kaehlerarchitects.com BUILDER

Jason Borner Amgine, LLC; New Canaan 203-210-5047 LIGHTING DESIGNER

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Gary Novasel Patdo Light Studio; Port Chester, NY 914-937-6707; patdolight.com

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top: The building is especially dramatic at night, with the art highlighted through large walls of glass; the steel staircase winds around a dark center wall, which serves as a backdrop to the art. center: The rock outcropping fueled the design. bottom: The intimate entry is framed with rustic timber. Inside, the stone walls cut through the building; a “flying bridge” crosses above. opposite: The building from the driveway; the outdoor sculpture of carved wooden totem poles is by the client.


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kids’ playspace

KERRI ROSENTHAL

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test for low maintenance, easy cleanup after play dates and a reasonable budget. “The client’s original idea was to paper the walls; since it’s a huge room, the cost would have been over the top,” Rosenthal notes. Her solution was to paint the walls white in a washable finish. She applied her own invention, called Paperless Wallpaper, in a motif—“Dust Bunny”—drawn from her own paintings; this decorative element can be easily removed when the client wants another wall color or pattern in the future.

er young clients have a growing family—three children under five—so artist and designer Kerri Rosenthal saw the potential for a very special playroom in a large, light-filled second-floor space in the couple’s new Westport home. “Since it seemed that the playroom had become the most-used space in the house, the idea was to create a place where the children and their friends and parents could all relax and enjoy being together,” Rosenthal says. She and her clients chose elements that offer playfulness as well as sophistication. Since the room is well used, it also needed to pass the

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Kerri Rosenthal Westport; 203-557-6800 kerrirosenthal.com

left: White rollout bins beneath rope-hung shelves gather up toys after play dates, and comfortable seating corrals the adults. right from top: House-shaped blackboards flank the flatscreen television; a wood hand chair from CFC adds fun in the dress-up corner; wood sconces from Solaria provide accent lighting; the rainbow-patterned window seat fabric is from the designer’s own XOKR Nomad collection for Donghia.

To furnish the space, the designer chose a light-reflecting and comfortable mix of upholstered seating and rugs in white performance textiles. To add warmth, she added pale wood-toned accent pieces, and a hand chair and hanging basket swing provide a bit of fun. For storage, she installed her signature rope shelving, securely fastened to walls for safety, and included bins on wheels to quickly corral playthings and tuck them away. The design makes updates easy; the clients can change out pillows, throws and other accessories as the children grow and the room’s function evolves. —JO

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kids’ playspace

ROBERT A. CARDELLO ARCHITECTS

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his spectacular recreation space encompasses nearly 5,000 square feet in the lower level of this home. The clients were looking for an inviting atmosphere, which would serve as an entertaining space for family and friends, as their kids transitioned from high school to college and beyond. With no shortage of games and activities, there is something for everyone: ping-pong, foosball, vintage arcade video games, a card/poker table and a cozy seating area. Billiard enthusiasts can also make their way to the special-edition 100-year-old Amaranth pool table by Brunswick. Creating a feeling of nostalgia and old-fashioned family fun was the goal, explains David LaPierre, a partner at Robert A. Cardello Architects. The custom-designed ice cream bar, which occupies an entire corner, is undoubtedly the focal point of the space. With black mahogany wood trim and a white onyx marble countertop, the bar features an authentic milk-

shake machine, candy jars and storage for a variety of ice cream flavors. The area is accented by a lighted, domed ceiling that maximizes the ceiling height and adds to the nostalgic atmosphere. The Cardello team paid close attention to ensuring that the room didn’t at all resemble a basement. Raised coffers were added as architectural treatments to designate independent spaces over each of the gaming tables, and the flooring is stained wide-plank white oak, accented with durable area rugs from Stark Carpet. Adjacent to the spacious rec room is a media room, a golf-simulator room and a giant window offering views of the underground six-car garage, showcasing the clients’ car collection. LaPierre says that due to the enormous amount of space available, this was a unique project. “We don’t often have the secondary square footage to create these entertaining spaces for fun and recreation.” —RG

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above and opposite: Guests can stop in for a scoop at the nostalgic ice cream bar with a frontrow view of the clients’ car collection. top right: Raised ceilings, white oak flooring and Stark carpeting ensure this is no ordinary basement area. right: Name your game: There is something fun for everyone in this rec space.

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Robert A. Cardello Architects Norwalk 203-853-2524 cardelloarchitects. com BUILDER

Rob and Tom Fischetti Peerless Construction Old Greenwich INTERIOR DESIGNER

Bruce Bierman Design New York City

212-243-1935 biermandesign.com AUDIO/VISUAL CONSULTANT

Adam Pesko Litehouse Associates Stamford 203-327-7157 litehouseav.com GOLF SIMULATOR

Innovations Golf 800-883-8301 innovationsgolf.com

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kitchen design / traditional

DOUGLAS VANDERHORN ARCHITECTS

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hen the heart of the house is designed by the architect, it feels better connected to the rest of the home. That was the case with this kitchen conceived by Douglas VanderHorn Architects, who drew the plans for the entire Shingle-style home in Rye for a family with three young children. “This is their dream home,” says Doug VanderHorn, AIA, whose firm designed the kitchen layout and cabinets and assisted with appliance selection. “With the open planning of newer homes, the kitchen is very much a part of the living space, and it really helps to integrate the rest of the millwork in the house.” Here, the diamond transom detail between the kitchen and family room echoes a pattern in the cabinetry and also in the diamond grid on the windows. Wideboard, quarter-sawn oak floors throughout

and V-groove board ceilings in several rooms add to the cohesive look, as does the blue paint of the family room, which complements the bolder blue on the center island. VanderHorn worked closely with decorator Toni Gallagher, who spec’d those blue hues and also brought in the striking marble for the backsplash. The gray veining of the marble is picked up in the custom hood, a polished chrome with gray paint created by Betlan, and the luxe French Lacanche range, a focal point and exceptional tool for the homeowner, who is a serious cook. A sunlit breakfast room has a wall of French doors leading out to the terrace. “This is such a nice, easy space, and they really live in it,” says VanderHorn of the clients. “It fulfilled their dream-house imagination, and they couldn’t be happier.” —MKH

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Douglas VanderHorn Architects Greenwich; 203-622-7000 vanderhornarchitects.com INTERIOR DESIGNER

Toni Gallagher Interiors Rye, NY; 914-522-7697 tonigallagherinteriors.com CONTRACTOR

Significant Homes, LLC New Canaan; 203-966-5700 significanthomesllc.com

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Air Solutions, Inc. Stamford; 203-357-8853 airsolutions.tv LIGHTING CONSULTANT/SUPPLIER

Patdo Light Studio Port Chester, NY; 914-937-6707 patdolight.com AUDIO/VISUAL CONSULTANT

Innerspace Electronics, Inc. Port Chester, NY; 914-937-9700 innerspaceelectronics.com

clockwise from above: Dramatic veining in the marble backsplash picks up on the gray tones in the hood and Lacanche range. The breakfast room leads out to the terrace via a wall of French doors. The chic pantry houses lacquered cabinetry, walnut counters, a hammered nickel sink and mirrored backsplash. opposite: From paint hues to millwork detailing to V-groove-board ceilings, the design links between kitchen and family room are clear and cohesive. A lattice-like motif in the transom millwork plays off of the windows and cabinetry details.


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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Karen Bow Interiors Darien; 914-953-1517 karenbow.com ARCHITECT

Michael Smith Architects South Norwalk; 203-563-0553 michaelsmitharchitects.com

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dding a touch of Parisian chic to a traditional white kitchen made sense to Karen Bow and her clients. The couple had already put a Lacanche range at the top of their wish list, so with this premium French cooker as a centerpiece, the project took shape. While white has become the default color for kitchens, Bow seeks out unexpected elements to kick up the style by a few notches. “It’s all about the details,” she says. In this kitchen, the floor-to-ceiling handmade white subway tile has the bespoke look, with warmth and texture that set it apart from similar sheathing. Another example of going the extra mile for impact is the countertop—Bow hunted down a Carrera marble slab that would provide a three-inch thick surface, one with tactile beauty and visual heft to balance the tall vertical runs of white cabinetry. To en-

hance the look, walnut-finished herringbone wood floors nod to traditional French bistro décor; the midcentury modern profiles of the walnut barstools provide a contemporary touch. Since Bow always likes to insert a couple of surprises in the mix, she also specified that the back of the kitchen island that faces out be covered in walnut—a delightful bit of artistry that breaks up the all-white expanse. Believing that every room is worthy of good art, she and her clients found an inspiring Jamali painting for the room’s single large expanse of wall. As a finishing touch, the designer furnished the adjacent dining space with a marble table and elegant seating that includes a dramatic, longlegged settee upholstered in floral velvet. It completes the sophisticated, European flair of this space. —JO

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clockwise from top left: Details with a touch of Paris include herringbone-patterned floors with a walnut finish; the kitchen’s centerpiece, a Lacanche range and coordinating hood; handmade subway tile and thick Carrera countertops add character and style; the dining area with chic Jonathan Adler seating.

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he small footprint of this home on Westport’s Compo Beach created a challenge for Milton Development when it was time to design this modern kitchen. “Finding the right balance between aesthetics and function was key,” says Ashley Schapiro, CEO. This project was the builder’s first attempt at a clean, European-style kitchen, and with the help of designer Heike Hein, the result is both striking and efficient. Following the black-and-white theme throughout the home, “we tried to create a furniture-type look for the kitchen cabinets,” Schapiro says. Painting the cabinets black could have appeared stark and heavy, “so we used white oak and stained it black, so you can still see and feel the natural grain of the wood.” The floor-to-ceiling cabinets offer more storage space, which is paramount in a small home, and the oversize windows trimmed

in black capture the light as well as the stunning water views. All of the appliances are hidden within the cabinetry, and a functional bar area can be concealed with pocket doors. Carpenters created customdesigned channel pulls for every drawer and door, so not a single piece of hardware is in sight. White honed Caeserstone tops the island and bar area, and it also adorns the cooktop area as a countertop and a sleek backsplash. In this area, the beautiful stone showcases a Wolf Range top with black knobs, a special request by the designer. The unique island was designed with a dropped back end to create a comfortable seating area without the need for barstools, and it also serves as a breakfast room table. Schapiro utilized recessed lights in the ceiling, rather than drop lighting over the island, to maintain a clean feel without detracting from the uniform look of the cabinets. —RG

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this spread: Honed Caesarstone countertops create a seamless look with the stained black cabinetry. The brass light fixture over the dining table is from Lambert & Fils, and the satin nickel faucet is from Blanco Linus.

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Arianna Thill, Design & Technical Drafting Kyle Bobek and Marlon Dale, Project Managers Milton Development Westport; 203-441-8385 miltondevelopment.com ARCHITECT

Donald William Fairbanks Architect Southport; 203-345-6307 dwfarchitects.com INTERIOR DESIGNER

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BEINFIELD ARCHITECTURE

FRESH AIR ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER

Beinfield Architecture Norwalk; 203-838-5789 beinfield.com

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Eric Rains Landscape Architecture South Norwalk 203-354-6500 ericrains.com

Plumb House Milford, MA; 508-458-1500 plumbhouse.com

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or this 232-unit rental building plus amenity in New Haven, the Corsair, the architects drew on the site’s industrial past. Once home to the Corsair factory that built the propellers for the aircraft in World War II, the project involved envisioning all the base buildings, layout and façade. The end result is sleek and modern while managing to evoke a sense of time and place. “We didn’t save the factory, but we wanted to bring in the history and the feeling you get when you walk into an older space,” says interior designer Jessica Sansevera. A gracious amenity area is comprised of a courtyard, roof deck, library, fitness center, bar and four different lounging areas. “The goal was how much of a community we could create,” says Sansevera, “a place for people

to gather, to have a sense of belonging.” A mix of industrial and salvaged materials, such as wood beams and steel trusses, adds to the historical feel. A long corridor is edged on one side by a wall of windows framed in steel, and a huge Corten wall is on the other side; at the end of the corridor, a “green” wall anchors the space and brings the outside in. Throughout are reclaimed maple floors (the wood floors in the fitness center were salvaged from old gymnasiums and still sport the original free throw lines). One of the focal points is a glass garage door that edges the main lounge area. “They just open it up when the weather is nice,” Sansevera says. “It really blurs the line between outdoor space and indoor space. People just flow in and out between the two.” —JM

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clockwise from top left: When the weather is fine, a glass garage door opens onto the courtyard; old factory windows line one side of the long corridor, which is anchored by a green wall; in the lounge area, Ralph Lauren chairs are from ABC Carpet. opposite: A custom dining table, Restoration Hardware club chairs, wood block coffee table, recycled wood floors, and pendants from YLighting add to the industrial vibe of the amenity space.

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entryway

ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER

Christopher Arelt Nautilus Architects Old Lyme; 860-227-1169 nautilusarchitects.com FRONT DOOR FABRICATOR

Peter Haber Custom Cut Interiors Middletown; 860-343-7814 customcutinteriors.com STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Jacobson Structures Deep River; 860-575-3172 jacobsonstructures.com LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Conceptual Lighting South Windsor; 860-644-4358 conceptuallighting.com

NAUTILUS ARCHITECTS

OPEN TO CHANGE


this spread: A custom mega-door pivots back ninety degrees to reveal a pyramidal skylight that infuses the space with natural light and a glass guardrail that allows an uninterrupted view to the outdoors. Visitors move past a “moat” of natural grasses to the covered entry with an Ipe deck and fir ceiling.

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fter being relocated from Westport to Old Lyme, the clients called on their friend Christopher Arelt for help in transforming an undistinguished ranch house into a fully contemporary environment. While well-sited and well-built, the house failed to exploit its spectacular setting overlooking a marsh on the Lieutenant River. “It had good bones but some unfortunate architectural solutions,” says Arelt. Among them? “An unbalanced façade, an undistinguished entrance and a lack of transparency to the view beyond.” Arelt solved the approach problem by envisioning a virtual “moat” of raised bed grasses in aluminum-clad boxes and spanning the moat with an Ipe bridge. From there, he conceived a new entryway that features a deep, covered front porch and a simplified roofline. “This made the entrance more symmetrical and inviting,” he says. “Inside, the extended roof created room for a large pyramidal skylight that floods the entry with light and establishes spatial hierarchy.” Next up? The paltry front door with its thin sidelights. “I remember how the homeowners and I stood there lamenting it, and I said, ‘What if we took everything out and replaced it with one mega-door?’” The new door is a design statement in its own right: a work of art made of aluminum, steel, wood and glass, all acting on a deluxe pivot hinge that allows the door to rest open at ninety degrees. “When you open it, it feels like a section of wall has been removed from the house,” Arelt says. Additionally, by adding glass to the front and back, and removing some interior walls, the house takes on a diaphanous quality that reveals views to the marsh, even from the driveway. “It is absolutely stunning,” he says. —JM NOV/DEC 2018

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

CABINETRY/WOODWORK

Linda Ruderman Interiors Greenwich; 203-552-9700 lindaruderman.com

John Tedesco; Artistry Woodcraft Riviera Beach, FL; 561-844-6680 artistrywoodcraft.com

BUILDER

Pompa Development & Construction Greenwich; 203-552-5236 pompaconstruction.com

above left: The seating area showcases a Lorin Marsh Dragonfly table surrounded by artwork from the client’s private collection. above right: Anigre wood-and-laquer walls highlight the contemporary design, along with cove lighting and silver cloud travertine flooring. opposite: The custom-built desk features three computer monitors that rise on hydraulic lifts.

LINDA RUDERMAN INTERIORS

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art of a three-year renovation of a large estate overlooking the Intracoastal in Florida, this space was originally an empty room above a garage accessed by outdoor stairs. Linda Ruderman transformed it into a spectacular home office for her client, who had very specific needs. “He wanted an office with a Bauhaus-inspired, contemporary design that looked nothing like the rest of the house, which has a very Moorish interior,” she says. To enable her client to enter his office without having to go outside, Ruderman and her team designed an arched bridge leading to the main house. The modern, industrial look on the walls was achieved by combining vertically cut Anigre wood with high-gloss lacquer panels for reflection. “The corner placement of the room and various ceiling heights allowed us to use cove lighting,” Ruderman says. This technique creates an inter-

esting shape over the desk and further defines the area as the command center of the room. The custom-built desk is also made from Anigre wood along with glass and nickel. It features three computer monitors that rise on sleek motorized lifts, which offer a clean space for working or entertaining clients when the computers are not in use. Shelves behind the desk were specifically built to showcase pieces from the client’s vast collection of ancient artifacts. A Lorin Marsh Dragonfly coffee table, sleek chairs and a custommade clean-lined sofa comprise a spacious seating area. Two side tables display antique busts of Jupiter and Caesar, and contemporary artwork by Robert Longo over the desk and sofa give movement and color to the room. —RG

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LAURA MICHAELS DESIGN

METAL WORTHY


this spread: The custom metal canopy bed seems to float on a fluffy alpaca rug from Maison Luxe, and custom Venetian plaster on the walls gives the room a serene quality. The Fuse wall sconces are adorned with chain-mail sleeves, and an antique Asian armoire was modernized with white lacquer paint and new hardware for the office area.

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Laura Michaels Design Greenwich; 203-531-7047 lauramichaelsdesign.com ARCHITECT

Frederick A. Philopena, AIA, Architect Somers, NY; 914-441-6633 BUILDER

FP Construction Somers, NY; 914-441-6633

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aura Michaels transformed this former attic space into a spa-like master bedroom suite by doing something she had never done before: She designed a huge, four-poster canopy bed made completely out of metal. Michaels had been utilizing metals in her design projects, but not to this degree. “The bed is totally custom and unique, and it has a real ‘wow’ factor,” she says. “My clients gave me a ton of creative freedom, and they said whatever I can visualize, go for it.” In this completely reimagined retreat, the sculptural bed appears to float in the center of the lofty space, which is defined by structural beams, and fits precisely between two pocket doors leading to a closet area and a home office. Small, attached side tables on either side hold essentials and also serve as charging stations. Modern Boa sconces from Fuse were redesigned with rectangular backplates, and their chain-mail

sleeves can be scrunched over the light bulb or extended beyond it to diffuse the light. Michaels covered the gray oak flooring with a luxurious, eighteen-foot white alpaca rug from Maison Luxe, giving the room an even more comfortable vibe, and used custom Venetian plaster on the walls. Utilizing all of the available space, she also created his-and-her work stations in the eaves of two windows, adding custom cabinetry with white lacquer furnishings and white quartz countertops. An antique Asian armoire was stripped and modernized with white lacquer, and it serves as a discreet storage cabinet for the office printer. The Sawyer fabric on the custommade bedspread is from JF Fabrics and embellished with metal bead trim from Samuel & Sons, and the blush accent pillows from Putnam & Mason add just the right touch of color. —RG

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DOUGLAS VANDERHORN ARCHITECTS

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above: A mudroom feels extra spacious thanks to the high arched ceilings with inlaid detail and hanging pendant. The center of the house has a more formal façade with a tower at its center bearing a steep slate roof, sculptural balustrade and pediment dormer. The dining room’s clean lines and moldings give it a contemporary feeling; French doors create a strong connection to the landscape outside. opposite: Elegant arches lead to the curved staircase with custom iron railing.

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ou can’t judge a book by its cover—or a house by its façade. This traditional-looking 6,600-square-foot French Normandy home in Riverside opens up to reveal a more contemporary plan on the inside. “A lot of people like a more formal exterior; they feel secure with the classics,” says Doug VanderHorn, AIA. “But they don’t live like they use to live, so we accommodate that with a more open floor plan.” The kitchen, breakfast room and family room are designed within one interlocking L-shape space with lots of windows and connections to the outdoors. Tall windows throughout the house have simple moldings, a clean look that’s conducive to the family’s more modern furnishings while keeping the focus on the views out to the water. Beyond the family-room

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GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Douglas VanderHorn, Design Principal David Milliken, Project Manager Douglas VanderHorn Architects Greenwich; 203-622-7000 vanderhornarchitects.com

Peerless Construction Old Greenwich 203-273-9394 INTERIOR DESIGNER

Tamara K Designs Riverside; 917-434-8638 houzz.com/pro/twinglet/ tamara-k-designs

hub, where the couple’s college-age kids tend to gravitate, a library-like living room with quarter-sawn oak paneling and white marble fireplace functions as a quiet spot for the adults, with French doors leading outside. From the exterior of the stone house, which has walls of native variegated granite, a central tower defines the entry. Inside, the front hallway with limestone floors and black-marble edging showcases an elegant staircase with French iron railings by Josef Ironworks and a satin-bronze handrail. “It’s a real statement as you walk into the house,” says VanderHorn. The beauty of the overall design is that it marries historical charm with chic interiors and good flow. “It’s an impressive home when you enter it, but the floor plan is just so livable.”—MKH

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above: A mudroom feels extra spacious thanks to the high arched ceilings with inlaid detail and hanging pendant. The center of the house has a more formal façade with a tower at its center bearing a steep slate roof, sculptural balustrade and pediment dormer. The dining room’s clean lines and moldings give it a contemporary feeling; French doors create a strong connection to the landscape outside. opposite: Elegant arches lead to the curved staircase with custom iron railing.

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ou can’t judge a book by its cover—or a house by its façade. This traditional-looking 6,600-square-foot French Normandy home in Riverside opens up to reveal a more contemporary plan on the inside. “A lot of people like a more formal exterior; they feel secure with the classics,” says Doug VanderHorn, AIA. “But they don’t live like they use to live, so we accommodate that with a more open floor plan.” The kitchen, breakfast room and family room are designed within one interlocking L-shape space with lots of windows and connections to the outdoors. Tall windows throughout the house have simple moldings, a clean look that’s conducive to the family’s more modern furnishings while keeping the focus on the views out to the water. Beyond the family-room

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GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Douglas VanderHorn, Design Principal David Milliken, Project Manager Douglas VanderHorn Architects Greenwich; 203-622-7000 vanderhornarchitects.com

Peerless Construction Old Greenwich 203-273-9394 INTERIOR DESIGNER

Tamara K Designs Riverside; 917-434-8638 houzz.com/pro/twinglet/ tamara-k-designs

hub, where the couple’s college-age kids tend to gravitate, a library-like living room with quarter-sawn oak paneling and white marble fireplace functions as a quiet spot for the adults, with French doors leading outside. From the exterior of the stone house, which has walls of native variegated granite, a central tower defines the entry. Inside, the front hallway with limestone floors and black-marble edging showcases an elegant staircase with French iron railings by K&Z Metal Work and a satin-bronze handrail. “It’s a real statement as you walk into the house,” says VanderHorn. The beauty of the overall design is that it marries historical charm with chic interiors and good flow. “It’s an impressive home when you enter it, but the floor plan is just so livable.”—MKH

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above: An antique table and sculpture decorate the entry hall, while incredible views of the Sound draw the eye outside. The classic French Country style of the front of the house downplays the size of the home, finished in a yellow quartzite stone. The rear of the residence is more of a hybrid style: Stone arches frame an outdoor room, and a series of terraces and gardens lead down to the water. opposite: The flared slate roof, French shutters and iron balcony recall romantic sixteenth-century French châteaus.

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hile this waterfront Greenwich house presents as a classic French Country residence from the street, its interior incorporates a range of international styles that reflect the owners’ travels and eclectic antiques and art. “We had to create a house that was simple and could display their collections in an organized way,” explains Mark Finlay, AIA. “The room-to-room transitions were very important.” There may be Japanese antiques in one room, and modern art in the next. For the ceiling of the living room/library, with transom windows looking out to the covered porch, Finlay designed a Gothic-inspired motif that picks up on elements the clients like. This motif is repeated in pocket doors around the house and outside in a walled garden room, creating a subtle connection.

“We made the house very easy to navigate, designed from the inside out.” A major challenge in building the home—sited to optimize views of Long Island Sound—was the property’s steep slope leading down to the water. “The way the house engages with the land is crucial,” Finlay says. A series of terraced garden rooms, walls, parterre gardens and fountain gardens leads gracefully down to the pool and shoreline. The overall design maximizes the views of the water, from the steel-and-glass front door that leads the eye back toward the Sound, to the elegant outdoor living spaces, including a porch set under stone archways, a dramatic pool and Finlay’s favorite feature, a private-but-sizeable hot tub set on the roof of the main house. Talk about soaking in style. —MKH

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ARCHITECT

Mark P. Finlay, Principal Mark P. Finlay Architects Southport 203-254-2388 markfinlay.com BUILDER

Hobbs, Inc. New Canaan 203-966-0726 hobbsinc.com INTERIOR DESIGNER

G2 San Rafael, CA 415-355-0055 g2designusa.com

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BUILDER

Mark P. Finlay, Principal Mark P. Finlay Architects Southport; 203-254-2388 markfinlay.com

Hobbs, Inc. New Canaan 203-966-0726 hobbsinc.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Tina Anastasia, Partner/ Director of Interior Design Mark P. Finlay Interiors Southport; 203-254-2388 markfinlayinteriors.com

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rafted from one slab of precisely placed marble and paired with smooth plaster, this opulent master bath bears a completely sculpted look. This open, spa-like retreat is both formal and functional, honoring Old World grandeur while meeting the contemporary needs of the clients. With careful consideration given to the large scale of the room, elements such as the vanity mirrors and the shower were strategically chosen to provide a sense of comfortable yet proportional extravagance. Customized built-in storage and seating are seamlessly integrated throughout the space, and the shower, composed of floor-to-ceiling slab marble, features a custom bench and shelving designed to perfectly fit the veining of the stone. With the use of curved molding and glass highlighted by the influx of natural light, this master bath is truly a work of art. —LF


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pacious, bright and beautiful are just three ways to describe this gracious master bath. With scenic views of the woods visible from every window, this luxurious space capitalizes on the serenity of its surroundings. Plenty of natural light streams in throughout the day, and a soft, neutral palette instills a peaceful ambience. Honed white marble, with earthy touches of grays and browns, adds warmth and velvety texture to the room, and the alternating widths seen in the herringbone-patterned floor is an unexpected delight. Stunning custom transitional vanities, a Victoria & Albert soaking tub, elegant Rohl plumbing and timeless wainscoting tie the look together. —LF BUILDER

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Milton Development Westport 203-441-8385 miltondevelopment.com

Marybeth Woods Architect; Westport 203-856-7406 marybethwoods architect.com

ARCHITECT

Beinfield Architecture South Norwalk 203-838-5789 beinfield.com


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CONSTRUCTION

Kathy Hodge Sage Design Southport; 203-553-9656 sagedesign.com

John Hlinka Services 203-257-1964

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n uninterrupted “hero” wall in the shower is the star of this elegant master bath. Crafted from hand-fabricated mosaic tile, this mesmerizing focal point is elevated further by light and airy stainless-steel vanities posing symmetrically on either side. Paneling on the walls is a cozy addition, and an air jet tub, flaunting beautiful curves and clean lines, fulfilled a must-have client request. For an ethereal vibe, clear glass on the shower door was coupled with frosted glass on the water closet and closet doors. Silver nickel pulls complement the finish and simplicity of the bath fixtures, and the interplay of subtle gray and rich blue tones is warm and inviting from morning until night. —LF

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Clean Design Scarsdale, NY 914-725-0995 cleandesignpartners.com ARCHITECT

Partners Stoll & Stoll New Rochelle, NY 914-576-0800 stollarchitects.com GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Cum Laude Group White Plains, NY 914-946-2488 cumlaudegroup.com

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his elegant master bath, which was renovated with the rest of this Scarsdale home, is part of a suite that includes his-and-her walk-in closets and a master bedroom. To draw in more natural light, designer Claire Paquin enlargened the space to accommodate a second window. The most eye-catching element—a freestanding, mirrored tub—is a chic focal point that reflects the beautiful Pearl White marble used on the walls and in a herringbone pattern on the floor. The jewel-like tub adds a touch of glamour without being too modern, while traditional plumbing fixtures by Horus are a nod to the past. A crystal chandelier and glass shower enclosure help create an open, airy feel, making this bath a true oasis where the clients can prepare for the day ahead or relax and recharge in the evening. —MF

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bath design / modern INTERIOR DESIGNER

Robin Carroll Karp Associates, Inc. New Canaan 203-972-3366 karpassociatesinc.com BUILDER

Karp Associates, Inc., Custom Homes and Renovations New Canaan 203-972-3366 karpassociatesinc.com ARCHITECT

William Kleinmann Architect Stamford 203-327-5512 williamkleinmann architect.com

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he owners of this stunning bath by Karp Associates wanted to incorporate the latest contemporary trends and technology while taking advantage of the views of Long Island Sound. The acquisition of several distinctive, oversize Crystal White marble slabs by the clients five years prior drove the clean, minimalist design. Two of the larger slabs serve as full wall panels, and large-scale Crystal White porcelain tiles were installed on the other three walls. A porcelain gray stone floor runs into the “carwash-style” shower to an infinity drain along the back wall, creating a modern look of frameless glass shower doors sitting directly on the floor. The use of several items not yet available to the public sets this bath apart, including sleek stainless-steel shower niches by Neelnox, which function as both storage and a mirror for shaving. A wall-mounted custom lacquered vanity, with double sinks that utilize rear infinity drains, is lit from above by a pair of stainless-steel pendants hanging from the light blue highgloss ceiling. —MF


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inherr Hollingsworth and her team were tapped by a former client who was finally ready to tackle the master bath in her New England Shingle-style home. The overall design goal was to create a serene retreat from the busy daily schedule of managing a family of seven. Hollingsworth updated all millwork, lighting and finishes, and then centered the room with a freestanding Waterworks tub framed by Loro Piana curtains in natural linen. She infused the space with a curated mix of ancient and modern elements, among them a vintage linen Bedouin carpet from Calvin Klein’s personal collection and an assortment of tribal artifacts and contemporary artwork from ARC Fine Art, exuding an unexpected soulful vibe. The designer’s love of clean architectural lines is demonstrated by a custom hand-cerused white oak double vanity with an integrated makeup area, complete with glass Thassos countertops and Waterworks fixtures. An oversize Starphire wall mirror, fabricated in one piece, is the star of this timeless and immaculate sanctuary. —MF

INTERIOR DESIGNER

ARCHITECT

Linherr Hollingsworth, LLC Norwalk; 203-299-1327  linherrhollingsworth.com

Jim Denno Design Milford 203-882-8755

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BUILDER/CONTRACTOR John Desmond Builders Southport; 203-259-7323  johndesmondbuilders.com

STONE

New England Stone Milford 203-876-8606 newenglandstone.com


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pool house

ARCHITECT

Nancy A. Lovas, RA Lovas Architects, LLC Westport 203-858-8730 lovasarchitects.com GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Larry Stabile Ackermann & Stabile Contracting Stamford 203-273-8088 CIVIL ENGINEER

Rob Frangione, PE Frangione Engineering New Canaan 203-554-9551 frangione.net

LOVAS ARCHITECTS

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uilt over an existing two-car garage, what was once open deck space has been transformed into a clean-lined pool house doubling as a guest house with room for indoor and outdoor entertaining. With a traditional exterior that echoes the main house, the pool house’s more modern interior is centered on a spacious sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and two-story stone gas fireplace. The room’s floor-to-ceiling doublehung windows offer a connection to the outdoors, and an eyebrow window above is an eye-catching detail. Glass railings line the lofts on either side, and a kitchenette is just beyond glass sliding doors. This multipurpose space also includes a bedroom and full bath, which serve as a changing area for the pool and a functional guest suite for company. —LF


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bath design: trans/modern pool house

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his chic pool house was especially designed for multitasking, serving as both a comfortable guest house for the clients’ family and friends and a year-round rec room for their teenage children. Designed to live in harmony with the stone-and-stucco main residence, the pool house sits on top of a knoll in the rear of the property and overlooks the existing pool. Inside, the great room, with plenty of space to relax, play games and host get-togethers, is the favored gathering spot. Giant windows maximize the views, a commanding fireplace draws the eye and clean-lined built-ins offer display and storage options. A bedroom is also available when overnight guests arrive. The rocky site required extra time and attention to install the foundation, but the end result was well worth it. —LF

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LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

Paulo Vicente Vicente-Burin Architects Fairfield 203-319-9571 vbarchitect.com

L&L Ever-Green South Norwalk 203-838-1144

BUILDER

Better Home Builders Greenwich 203-869-2947


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rom a cozy fire pit that offers sweeping views of the dining terrace to graceful pergolas that create intimate seating areas among the gardens, GlenGate Property & Pool crafted an outdoor escape for their client and his family to enjoy the interior comforts of their home in the great outdoors. The project was a game of balance—of respecting the grandeur of the house while recognizing the need for more human-scale areas for the family to relax. A formal lawn panel links smaller areas like the outdoor kitchen and living areas to create a largescale sense of unity. Graceful transitions include curved steps that invite visitors down to an existing pool, while perennial borders that fill the spaces with seasonal color and interest infuse the whole landscape with a sense of warmth. —NT

LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

Jim Altum, Principal Designer Cheryl Russ, Senior Project Designer GlenGate Property & Pool Wilton 203-762-2000 glengatecompany.com BUILDER

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GlenGate Property & Pool Wilton 203-762-2000 glengatecompany.com

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Haver & Skolnick Architects; Roxbury 860-354-1031; haverskolnickarchitects. com

Kevin H. Chamberlain, PE DeStefano & Chamberlain; Fairfield 203-254-7131; dcstructural.com

GARDEN PLANTINGS

Ronald LeBlanc Grass & Gardens Southbury; 203-264-3778 VEGETABLE PLANTINGS

Lynn Dzinski; LeJardin Unionville; 860-550-3386 GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Churchill Builders; Woodbury

CIVIL ENGINEER/SURVEYOR

Curt Smith, LS Smith & Company Woodbury; 203-263-0068 smithsurveyors.com AUDIO/VISUAL CONSULTANT

David Barson; Opus Audio | Video | Control; North Haven; 203-498-0407 opusavc.com

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his farmhouse garden in a rural setting offered unique challenges to Haver & Skolnick Architects—namely, keeping hungry wildlife at bay without resorting to eyesore fences. The team topped the rustic fieldstone wall with a simple mahogany rail fence, nodding to traditional New England gardens and preventing deer from traipsing through the enclosure at the same time. Past the fence threaded with pear tree branches, the family’s favorite spot is a central wisteriashrouded gazebo with an antique millstone centerpiece where they can laze in the shade. A short walk away from the rectangular enclosure beckons the “berry bowl.” Crafted of concentric steel ribs and surrounded by kiwi vines, the unique domed structure allows the family to grow an abundance of blueberry bushes away from the roving beaks of birds. With rough touches of granite and an abundance of flowering vines, the property balances rustic charm with lush elegance. —NT


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Robin Kramer Garden Design Reading, MA; 978-526-4221 robinkramergardendesign.com GARDEN FURNITURE

BOYWONDER Reading, MA; 978-526-4221  boywonderdesign.com  LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR

MASONRY

Andre Teixeira Teixeira Construction  Danbury; 203-948-2212 IRRIGATION

Summer Rain Greenwich; 203-629-8050  summerrainsprinklers.com 

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n this landscape masterpiece by Robin Kramer Garden Design, a kitchen terrace, primed for morning coffee and evening cocktails, overlooks beds filled with vibrant Queen of the Night tulips in the spring. With hand-stacked stone walls, bursts of color from a variety of blooms, and a custom seating area that overlooks a lawn and swimming pool, the team were challenged to work with less than an acre of land for this sprawling 10,044-square-foot home. Correcting the slope of the property by raising the rear garden ten feet and planting a four-foot hedge blocked everything but the treetops of the neighboring properties—a clever sleight of hand that makes the space feel as though it’s trimmed by woodlands. Elements such as mixed bed plantings hide unsightly necessities like electric meters and septic lids, and curated design choices more than surpass the grand expectations for this small space. —NT

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Louis Fusco, Principal Paul Fusco, Project Landscape Architect Louis Fusco Landscape Architects Pound Ridge, NY; 914-764-9123 louisfusco.com

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his oasis nestled on Grey Goose Pond in Pound Ridge, with its graceful infinityedge pool, entertainment terraces and gardens, showcases a focal garden pavilion that had once been an abandoned eyesore. Rather than demolish the 1945 modernist structure, Louis Fusco Landscape Architects rehabbed the pavilion and the surrounding landscape to return the site to its former glory as a wildlife refuge nestled among mature trees. To fully maximize the breathtaking pond views, boundaries separating the pavilion and the surrounding landscape were removed. The jewel of a pavilion sees new life with a sustainable roof of recycled glass, stones and alpine plantings. Elsewhere, cozy sitting areas meld seamlessly into the landscape, thanks to weathered bluestone and lush native plantings. With a sense of deference to nature, this transformation created a modern escape that pays homage to its past and fully celebrates the beauty of the site. —NT


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SEAN JANCSKI LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

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he curated plantings—Sean Jancski’s favorite aspect of this project—prove just how critical vegetation choices are for a successful landscape. For a young couple looking to add a pool and outdoor gathering spaces to their two-acre property, Jancski used lush meadow plantings and pops of perennials to soften the edges of the fieldstone walls and to delineate the pool and terrace area into a separate outdoor room that at once feels like a seamless part of the landscape. Situating the pool at the edge of the property allowed the team to preserve romantic views of the yard’s rear rolling hills as well as offer a wide-open lawn for the couple’s young children to have plenty of space to play. With an allée of trees framing a poolside fire pit and a dining terrace swathed in plantings, this landscape offers endless entertaining surrounded by nature’s embrace. —NT

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

POOL

Sean Jancski Landscape Architects Rye, NY 914-967-1904 sjlandscapearchitects.com

Shoreline Pools Stamford 203-967-1203 shorelinepools.com 

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ALISBERG PARKER ARCHITECTS

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hen tasked with creating a dining room fit for entertaining her clients’ friends and hosting large holiday gatherings, Susan Alisberg worked as both architect and designer to give this room a unique point of view. She chose a show-stopping turquoise lacquered ceiling that brings a welcome yet unexpected touch of glamour to this classic Shingle-style home. Restrained use of polished brass in the light fixtures and chair legs is the jewelry that makes this edited dining room sing while also making the space glow. There’s no rug covering the rich, dark wood floors, so Alisberg covered the walls in a textured cream grasscloth for warmth. Geometric black-and-white drapes and modern lithographs add graphic contrast to create a space that is not only comfortable and inviting but has drama and style in spades. —MF ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER

CONTRACTOR

Alisberg Parker Architects Old Greenwich 203-637-8730 alisbergparker.com

The Shanahan Group New Milford 203-770-9151 or 914-205-3763 shanahangroupllc.com


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or this Palm Beach pied-à-terre, Christina Roughan’s Greenwich clients wanted their small but chic vacation home to be contemporary, embracing a mix of traditional and modern design as well as a functional flow and open feel. Since the dining space is small, Roughan chose white marble flooring to add warmth and make the room feel more spacious, and created a sideboard in the entry that serves a dual purpose. The inspiring ocean views led her to infuse the space with various shades of blue, most notably in a stunning photograph of the ocean by the renowned EJ Camp and a large oil painting by Italian artist Antonio Sannino. The interiors enhance the outside vista, per the clients’ request, and the dining room blends effortlessly with the rest of the home while remaining unique and special. —MF

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Roughan Interiors New York City/Weston 203-769-1150 roughaninteriors.com CONTRACTOR

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Pagano Contracting Palm Beach, FL 772-485-8455


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CLEAN DESIGN

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Clean Design Scarsdale, NY 914-725-0995 cleandesignpartners.com

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his striking dining room in Rye, New York, was part of a gut renovation and redesign of the entire home. To maximize seating in this square space, designer Claire Paquin selected a large round Julian Chichester table that accommodates up to eight. The table, with its starburstpatterned rosewood top and hammered polished nickel base, makes an elegant statement surrounded by slender dining chairs from Roche Bobois on top of a custom silk rug. High wainscoting, requested by the client, is softened by a soothing metallic Phillip Jeffries grasscloth and offset by the multicolored ombré drapes by LR Home Décor in a Sahco fabric; a striking LZF pendant seems to float above the table. The designer’s artful use of bright red is the wow factor that gives this polished entertaining space energy and personality. —MF

ARCHITECT

Elizabeth Jahn Architecture Westport; 203-571-1175 elizabethjahn.com GENERAL CONTRACTOR

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Michael Herzog Stony Kill Enterprises Rochester, NY 845-626-2473

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few surprises were in store for Charles Hilton Architects during the renovation of this home, a 9,000-square-foot Colonial in Greenwich’s historic Conyer’s Farm neighborhood. Though only built in 1989, the house’s inconsistent proportions, outdated exterior and tired interior prevented it from realizing its true Georgian Colonial potential. Instead of a gut renovation, the team also needed to work within the space’s existing volumes and interior spaces. Outside, the chimney and roof saw an upgrade—with work completed while the family still lived in the home—along with completely redesigned masonry and detailing to showcase Georgian elegance. Inside, new millwork and trim elevate the rooms, especially the double-height living room with its shelltop cabinets and stately paneling. With cutting-edge updates and classic details to bring on the drama, Hilton brought the home into this century and at once infused it with a rich history. —NT

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BUILDER

Allen Reyen Flynn Reyen Associates Greenwich; 203-661-5795 INTERIOR DESIGNER

Leila Kharem Karen Houghton Interiors Nyack, NY; 845-358-0133 karenhoughtoninteriors.com

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Charles Hilton Architects Greenwich; 203-489-3800 hiltonarchitects.com


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reg Piwko of Pivko Designs cites the new master suite’s walk-out terrace as his favorite feature of his renovation on a historic 1903 Gambrel-style Shingle home in New Canaan. Built into the cedar roof, the terrace beckons with views of the sprawling grounds and new pool. Piwko centered the renovation on preserving and restoring the home’s historic heart, with clumsy additions from the 1980s demolished in favor of a modern kitchen, great room, mudroom and garage, and original millwork and trim details were restored and expanded. Outside, new features like stone porches and patios were inspired by architectural elements of the original structure. Inside, the new library with custom cabinets boasts views of the nearby country club, and an open-concept kitchen flows into the new breakfast room and family room. The bright and elegant space melds yesterday and today as it both respects the house’s history and recognizes the needs of the modern family. —NT

ARCHITECT: Pivko Designs,

New Canaan; 203-778-3585; pivkodesigns.com RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPER:

Maiden Lane Group, New Canaan; 203-594-7345; maidenlanegroup.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER: Michael Canoro,

Eastman-Interiors, New Canaan; 917-612-5635; eastman-interiors.com CONTRACTOR: Renovation One,

New Canaan; 203-570-4394; renovone.com


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LINHERR HOLLINGSWORTH

INTERIOR DESIGNER

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Linherr Hollingsworth, LLC Norwalk 203-299-1327 linherrhollingsworth.com

Laurence G. Jones Architects; New York City 212-290-9260 lgjonesarchitects.com

BUILDING ARCHITECT

PROJECT MANAGER/ CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; New York City 212-977-6500 kpf.com

Rinehardt Miller Interiors; Edgewater, NJ 212-643-4283 rinehardtmillerinteriors.com

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haring the same love of architecture and art as her longtime friend and client, Linherr Hollingsworth was honored when she was asked to offer her expertise on renovating this West Village residence, a project that was technically complex yet seemingly effortless. The client desired a minimalistic and open floor plan, so Hollingsworth had to tackle the problem of proper task and ambient lighting in a space with an expansive cement slab ceiling and only one electrical access point. She and the team crafted a rectangular drop ceiling in the living room and enhanced the perimeter ceiling soffit throughout, allowing for recessed lighting that plays off the hand-finished walls of custom pigmented aggregate. The existing furnishings were gently edited, allowing for the addition of newly selected pieces along with notable artwork. A canvas for both light and the client’s art collection, the airy and clean space marries a sense of minimalism and warmth. —NT


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NAUTILUS ARCHITECTS

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estled by a marsh in Old Lyme, this house was a confused mish-mash of traditional and contemporary styles, with zero curb appeal or connection to the outdoors. Christopher Arelt of Nautilus Architects knew that an exercise in restraint—removing traditional elements and enhancing existing features—would be key for this project, a re-haul for new homeowners looking to create a truly contemporary space. Outside, the team created an almost mysterious moat of pea stone dotted with aluminum planters, along with an Ipe bridge leading to a new porch shrouded by a sleek overhang. Thanks to the installation of select exterior glass walls, a dramatic pyramidal skylight and the removal of a few interior walls, the clients enjoy light-filled natural views. Inside, a theme of oversize objects threads through the space, from the massive concrete kitchen island to the monumental fireplace surround that echoes the blocky nature of the tray ceilings. —NT

ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER

Christopher Arelt Nautilus Architects Old Lyme 860-227-1169 nautilusarchitects.com WOODWORK

Peter Haber Custom Cut Interiors Middletown 860-343-7814 customcutinteriors.com STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Jacobson Structures Deep River 860-575-3172 jacobsonstructures.com

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Conceptual Lighting South Windsor 860-644-4358 conceptuallighting.com

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ARCHITECT

Paulo Vicente Vicente-Burin Architects Fairfield 203-319-9571 vbarchitect.com BUILDER

Heine Development Corp. Westport 203-581-1244 heinedevelopment.com MILLWORK

Granco Woodwork Redding 203-731-7571 houzz.com/pro/granco78/ granco-llc

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or this home ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, Vicente-Burin Architects had to rebuild, renovate and modernize—not to mention deal with insurance requirements and zoning red tape for a house perched right on the water’s edge. Raising the structure onto a new pier foundation opened up a new ground level with storage, a parking area and a new entry, and a custom-fabricated steel-andwood interior staircase continues throughout the home. A canvas for the ever-changing light offered by the oversize windows, the staircase is a work of art in itself. The design bucks beachy clichés of seashells and driftwood for a modern and clean spin on nautical. Open, light-flooded rooms maintain a sense of intimacy with warm touches of wood and find a fresh contrast with the industrial elements of the exterior. —NT athomefc.com

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MOLLY PATTON DESIGN

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s soon as designer Dana Ferraro found out she was having a boy, she knew the whimsical Battle of Valmy 1792 wallpaper by Brunschwig & Fils would hang in her son’s room. With its background of horses, soldiers and battles, it’s the perfect setting for a little boy’s imagination to run wild, and Ferraro used its bright green, yellow, red and blue colors as the driving force behind the room’s design. Her favorite feature is the custom glider and ottoman in Brunschwig & Fils Les Touches fabric, which pairs nicely with the classic custom red-and-blue roman shades. For an unexpected surprise, she paired these custom classics with vintage artwork to add a bit of soul to the space. Designed to easily transition with her son as he grows, the result is a timeless room that satisfies both mom and son alike. —MF

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Dana Ferraro Molly Patton Design Fairfield 203-520-0598 mollypattondesign.com


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BROOKE CREW INTERIORS WITH DOVECOTE

Sarah Kaplan, Dovecote Westport 203-222-7500 dovecotewestport.com

WALLPAPER INSTALLATION

Elsie Kapetina Wallpaper Hangups Bethel; 203-313-0059 wallpaperhangups.com

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INTERIOR DESIGNERS Brooke Crew Interiors Westport 214-546-8562 brookecrewinteriors.com

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his sophisticated space was designed to transition from a nursery to a “big boy” room, while including comfortable seating for reading as well as plenty of floor space to play. The client, Sarah Kaplan, owns the chic boutique Dovecote in Westport, so it was a given that animal prints, vintage furniture and accessories, and lots of books would be in the mix. Crew and Kaplan chose a lively, large-scale foo dog wallpaper that fits Kaplan’s son’s personality. Because the room is small with low ceilings, they went for dramatic, robust navy drapes to dress the windows. Other special features include the child-size chairs and ottoman that were purchased in France years ago, a petite settee plucked from a local junk haunt, and the custom bed and canopy, which anchor the room. The result is a functional, comfortable space for all ages with incredible attention to detail and pattern. —MF


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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Denise Davies D2 Interieurs Weston 646-326-7048 d2interieurs.com

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ith its ample custom seating, striking artwork and statement Currey & Company chandelier finished in antique gold leaf, this living room is begging for a soirée. The clients needed Denise Davies of D2 Interieurs to craft a living room that offered plenty of entertaining space yet didn't feel disjointed compared to the adjoining less-formal sunroom. The result is sophisticated and playful, perfect for a young family who doesn’t shy away from color and texture. Neutral walls and sofas in creamy Carlucci di Chivasso velvet act as a backdrop for pops of color in the D2 Interieurs custom rug and the jewel-toned ikat armchairs. The seating areas—from the duet of grand couches and stone cocktail tables to the intimate side area flooded with light— boast room for everything from grand parties to cozy weeknight hangouts. —NT

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MOSS DESIGN

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Meghan De Maria Moss Design Southport 917-292-6153 mdmossdesign.com BUILDER/CONTRACTOR

Christopher Rosow threebeans design/build; Fairfield 203-613-1013 threebeansdb.com

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t’s not often that you hear “metallic bunny wallpaper” and think sophistication. But Megan De Maria of Moss Design infused this space—once the designer’s own formal living room that now pulls triple duty as an entertaining space, living room and office— with elegance and a sense of family history. The three sections of the space are noted by custom millwork on the ceiling, and the lush palette of deep blue and timeless furnishings balance the gold metallic Lee Jofa wallpaper with its iconic bunny designs by American artist Hunt Slonem. Reflective touches are a thread throughout, seen in the shimmering coffee tables, a mod chandelier and the mantel’s antique federal mirror. De Maria also reimagined existing furniture to fit into the new space. Her grandparents’ bar sees new life, thanks to high-gloss paint and a mirrored top, and their retro curved sofa takes center stage in a textured blue Pollack fabric. —NT


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hen pressed to pick a favorite feature, designer Cindy Rinfret and the clients all agree that the knockout two-tone herringbone wood floor is the star of this den. As the first room visitors see when they enter, the den sets the stage for the rest of the home, with the lighter floor tone echoed in other rooms. At once a quiet sitting room and a hangout spot for evening cocktails by the fire, this multipurpose spot comes alive, thanks to rich wood finishes and vibrant colors, with handsome, clean-lined pieces nodding to midcentury modern style. A bold, undulating yellow sofa and blue high-backed swivel chairs offer plenty of seating, and new built-in bookshelves feel light and elegant in a high-gloss paint. The light fixture’s sculptural form draws the eye to the ceiling and is emblematic of the eclectic design infused throughout the rest of the home. —NT ARCHITECT Paulo Vicente Vicente-Burin Architects Fairfield; 203-319-9571 vbarchitect.com

BUILDER Bill Manderville Tallman Building Company Southport; 203-254-3055 tallmanbuilding.com

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INTERIOR DESIGNER Rinfret, Ltd. Greenwich 203-622-0000 rinfretltd.com

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ROUGHAN INTERIORS

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Roughan Interiors New York City/ Weston 646-645-8155 roughaninteriors.com CONSTRUCTION

Marcio Silva Silva Brothers Contracting 914-439-4670 UPHOLSTERY

Classic Upholstery Norwalk 203-845-8776 classicupholsteryct. com athomefc.com

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his living room designed by Christina Roughan is a study in serenity for a busy family of five, where beloved accessories and artwork offer gentle counterpoints of color and texture to the neutral walls and foundation pieces. The designer replaced the room’s moldings to create proper sheers throughout the space, and she was also tasked with devising a cohesive seating arrangement for the split room that naturally flowed. With one piece of artwork serving as the starting point, this beautiful yet functional space is filled with decorative finds that hold special meaning for the clients. A white Klein Reid Nimbus porcelain vase and a vintage marble vase with bits of gray prove that sometimes treasured accessories—along with the measured design choices that form the backbone of this classic and contemporary jewel—don’t always need to clamor for attention. Timeless design sings for itself. —NT


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Saniee Architects, LLC Greenwich; 203-625-9308 sanieearchitects.com INTERIOR DECORATOR

Busta Studio Tappan, NY; 845-680-6899 bustastudio.com

SANIEE ARCHITECTS

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ew England farmhouses lack excessive architectural ornamentation, which allows natural materials, their textures and colors to serve as visual expression. These surprisingly modern old structures inspired the design of this new home by Saniee Architects. The vertical texture of the exterior is reflected inside by the focal point in the entry—a “woven stick” staircase. This feature, with all of its pieces interlocked and connected together, is a playful detail and a visual draw. The play with sticks large and small also defines the heart of the house— the main living/dining area—around which everything else is organized. The glass wall between this room and a three-season covered porch doubles the living space for most of the year. The interior design and decoration, furniture and lighting support a comfortable yet sophisticated lifestyle and create a calm and genteel environment within a simple suburban setting. —JJ

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ARCHITECT Specht Architects Austin, TX 512-382-7938 spechtarchitects.com LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Scape Landscape Architecture New York City 212-462-2628 scapestudio.com

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his modern Weston home by Specht Architects features expansive glass walls overlooking the river and forest floor, beautiful outdoor spaces and many complex landscape elements. As the house is approached from a road high on a cliff, the roofscape—or fifth façade—is a critical element; it consists of a series of green terraces that step down from the road level to the river level, with accessible areas that take advantage of the elevated view. The interior is formed by open, interconnected spaces with hidden doors that create privacy when needed. The river side features floorto-ceiling glazing, and clerestory windows wrap the rest of the interior, allowing the roof plane to float above the interior spaces. The team took a complex set of three-dimensional challenges and maximized the home’s restrictive footprint, and while visible from all sides, the end result is a home that thoughtfully addresses the amplified necessity for privacy while retaining a sense of openness. —JJ

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kids’ playspace INTERIOR DESIGNER Denise Davies D2 Interieurs Weston 646-326-7048 d2interieurs.com CABINETRY Wainscot Solutions New Milford 203-509-8120 wainscotsolutions.com

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Kimberly Handler Designs Greenwich 917-414-4507 kimberlyhandlerdesigns.com

KIMBERLY HANDLER DESIGNS

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ometimes a room is all about one game-changing factor, and here, it’s all about the yellow. For designer Kimberly Handler, pops of this bright hue added a lively element that always elicits a smile. Handler was called in to update this twenty-year-old traditional house into a modern family home interspersed with color, and this playroom was part of the project. Because it was designed for tween girls, the room needed to be fun yet transition with the kids as they grew. She chose a gray-andwhite Thibaut La Farge wallpaper to set the scene, adding cool furnishings like a Pottery Barn Teen sectional and a drawing table with mohair stools to entertain the girls and their friends. Accents like the bright yellow barn light, a low Room & Board bookcase with storage baskets, and a fabulous triptych photograph of a lounging Weimaraner by William Wegman, offer a surprise in every corner of this much-loved room. —MF


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INTERIOR DESIGNER Amy Andrews for Hilton Interiors Greenwich; 203-717-1005 hiltonarchitects.com ARCHITECT Patrick Ahearn Architect Boston, MA; 617-266-1710 Edgartown, MA; 508-939-9312 patrickahearn.com BUILDER Rosbeck Builders Corporation Edgartown, MA 508-693-6300 rosbeckbuilders.com

HILTON INTERIORS

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his airy kitchen strikes just the right vibe for a beachside vacation home. Incorporating work spaces, dining areas and a breezy connection to the outdoors, this gathering hub for a family of five includes a breakfast nook with a cozy window seat and a dining table that expands for frequent houseguests. The generous island is topped with a single slab of Brazilian Blue Bahia stone, which proved durable enough for a sink and prep area as well for dining and serving. The shimmer of the island perfectly complements the glass seascape mosaic tile backsplash behind the cooktop. Featuring starfish and octopus, the tile is highlighted with silver grout, and the stainlesssteel range and hood mirror the sparkle found in the nickel light fixtures and hardware. With its seaside-inspired color palette marrying well with the clients’ porcelain collection, the space delivers an open floor plan with a spectacular indoor/ outdoor flow. —LF


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INTERIOR DESIGNER Tina Anastasia Partner/Director of Interior Design Mark P. Finlay Interiors Southport; 203-254-2388 markfinlayinteriors.com ARCHITECT Mark P. Finlay, Principal Mark P. Finlay Architects Southport; 203-254-2388 markfinlay.com BUILDER L&L Builders Bethel; 203-994-5791 landlbuildersllc.com

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once-dated kitchen is now gorgeously updated and innovatively functional. Possessing several defined yet unified spaces for cooking, entertaining and leisure, the main kitchen, topped with a coffered ceiling above, stuns with a custom wood hood built into a natural stone-covered wall that is shared with the family room fireplace. While the stone serves as a pleasing point of contrast in the white kitchen, the backsplash behind the stove, tiled in gray-and-white polished marble, elegantly ties in with the rest of the space. A breakfast area with built-in cabinetry includes bay window seating for reading the Sunday paper, and a sleek two-part butler’s pantry and staging area houses an additional stove and warming drawers as well as a spacious walk-in pantry. —LF


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KIMBERLY HANDLER DESIGNS

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imberly Handler jumped at the chance to update this Arts and Crafts-style kitchen and make it fun, modern and functional to meet a family’s needs. Some of the big changes she made included repurposing the wood island by staining it ebony and designing an integrated dog crate that fits into the bottom of a custom bookcase to save space. Large-scale Caravaggio pendants by Lightyears and a reflective gray lacquered ceiling add texture and interest to the room, while a dark rattan chandelier hangs over a weathered white oak table in the TV nook, offering a casual and cozy setting for family meals and conversation. Unique features such as a round window with black trim, brass pulls by Rejuvenation and a Wonder Bread photograph by Scott Hughes make this kitchen a current, livable space that the whole family can enjoy. —MF

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Kimberly Handler Designs Greenwich 917-414-4507 kimberlyhandlerdesigns. com ARCHITECT

Kirtley Cameron Design Bedford, NY 917-647-9007 kirtleycamerondesign.com CABINETRY

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CABINETRY

Morgan Harrison Home New Canaan; 203-594-7875 morganharrisonhome.com

Christopher Sculti; CJS Millwork Stamford; 203-708-0080 cjsmillwork.com

BUILDER

STONE

Gino Lanni; Lanni Homes New Canaan; 203-943-2296 glannihomes.com

Dushi Marble & Granite Stamford; 203-978-0038 dushimg.com

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his light-filled, luxurious space was transformed from a traditional kitchen into a sophisticated mix of sleek white double-stick shaker and cerused white oak cabinetry, clean white quartz counters, a statuary marble backsplash and horizontal paneling. While the layout remained the same, the addition of a bumped-out area for the sink wall and a shed glass paneled roof allow light to flood in and create the illusion of being outdoors. Open shelving in this area offers practical storage, and deep countertops act as a greenhouse for the clients’ collection of plants. Relocating the sink allowed for the inclusion of two islands, which are open at the bottom and accented with chic stainless-steel ferrules for a furniture-like appearance. A round breakfast table under a glass-and-polished-nickel chandelier that complements the pendants over the island is one example of the balanced mix of organic textures and luxe finishes in this extraordinary kitchen. —MF


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SBP HOMES

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BP Homes designed this stunning chef ’s kitchen and butler’s pantry as a study in function and beauty without compromising either. Built for a family with three active boys, the space boasts eleven-foot ceilings, a gorgeous black-and-white palette and a massive island with two-inch white milk glass countertops set on cerused oak cabinetry. The perimeter countertops and backsplash are adorned with striking black absolute slabs of horizontal trenched granite, which have the look and feel of wirebrushed wood, and clear glass-fronted cabinets are framed in chic stainless steel. The placement of counter-to-ceiling windows that flank the sixty-inch Wolf range and three Faber cylindrical hoods challenge the traditional kitchen layout, where the sink is often under a window. This unique configuration allows for plenty of natural light while focusing on the spectacular island. Though grand in scale, this kitchen contains every possible amenity while remaining the cozy and intimate nucleus of the home. —MF

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ARCHITECT/BUILDER

SBP Homes; Stamford 203-323-2200; sbphomes.com CABINETRY

Quality Marble Fabrication and Restoration Corp.; Stamford 203-504-2900 qualitymarblect.com

Precision Architectural Woodwork Stamford; 203-216-1095 precisionarchitecturalwoodwork. com

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MARBLE

APPLIANCES

Everest Marble Norwalk; 203-956-7428 everestmarblect.com

County TV & Appliance Stamford; 203-295-7795 countytv.com

Bender Plumbing; Norwalk 203-847-3865 benderplumbing.com


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ALICE BLACK INTERIORS

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Alice Black, Owner and Designer Elisabeth Sorcinelli, Office and Project Manager Alice Black Interiors Greenwich; 203-938-4898 aliceblack.com ARCHITECT

Scott Pollack; Arrowstreet, Inc. Boston, MA; 617-623-5555 arrowstreet.com BRAND DEVELOPER

The Seventh Art New York City; 212-431-8289 theseventhart.com CLIENT

Gregg Rechler and Mitchell Rechler Rechler Equity Partners Plainview, NY 631-414-8400 rechlerequity.com

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reybarn is a new 500-unit multi-family rental development in Amityville, New York, that also houses ample retail space. Alice Black Interiors came on board to design the leasing office and tenant common spaces as well as decorate three model apartments. The clients intended to build a community that suited the housing and leisure desires of everyone from millennials to empty-nesters, and Black designed fresh, communal spaces with classic appeal to do just that. The amenities and interior spaces are comfortable and casual and speak to the Dutch-Colonial-style architecture of the buildings. Existing columns were utilized to define the spaces, and an ornamented truss was added to give a more rustic feel. A Donald Deskey Brunswick Anniversary Moderne billiard table, which had been in the clients’ family for years, was restored and makes a meaningful addition. Vintage details enhance the rustic undertones of the buildings, and custom pieces provide the necessary indulgences. Black’s favorite touch? The custom hanging swing in the main lounge. —JJ


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ARCHITECTS

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Neil Hauck Architects Darien; 203-655-9340 neilhauckarchitects.com Ryan Salvatore Design New York City; 212-475-0050 ryan-salvatore.com

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or the new Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation headquarters, Neil Hauck Architects and Ryan Salvatore Design worked together to deliver a building program that included a reception area, individual offices, flexible spaces, a conference room, merchandise space, staff lounge and an outdoor meeting terrace. The narrow site called for a slender, linear building, so the team chose to insert stone-clad modules into a glassenclosed “spine,” naturally lit from bands of clerestory windows. While the barn-like form of the spine evokes the spirit of New England regional architecture, the material palette, detailing and furniture are unabashedly modern. The Foundation Commons, an open, multifunctional space imbued with warmth, is the heart of the plan and essentially a family room for the Foundation. The roof structure appears as if it’s floating above a continuous, light-filled clerestory, and the vaulted ceiling is a dramatic point of interest. —JJ

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THIEL ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER

Nancy Thiel and Julie Hanselmann Davies Thiel Architecture + Design Weston; 917-679-8070 thieldesign.com

ARCHITECT OF RECORD

PLANTING CONSULTANT

CONTRACTOR

BAI Group; New York City 212-233-4010 baigroupinc.com

Noel Rose Anchor Botanicals Brooklyn; 718-781-2830 anchoraquariumservice. com

Alexander Wolf & Son New York City; 212-972-1740 awolfandson.com

ART CONSULTANT

Brian Maloney CUSP NYC New York City 917-673-0565 cusp-nyc.com

BRANDING CONSULTANT

Brian Collins COLLINS; New York City 646-760-0800 wearecollins.com

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TDNYC; New York City 212-413-8100; tdnyc.com

OWNER

Kristin Dolan, Founder and CEO 605, LLC 605.tv

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edia analytics group 605, headquartered in New York City on Park Avenue South, wanted a tech office that wasn’t “slick.” The 5,000-square-foot raw space offered two walls of spectacular light and views, so Thiel Architecture + Design devised a layout that placed all employees nearest natural light. A series of offices line one wall and, inspired by grand civic library spaces, the main workroom lines the other wall and houses a long worktable. A central lounge, not unlike a hotel lobby, anchors the office and serves as a point of connection. The design counterbalances two conceptual ecosystems—the warmth of vintage with the “cool” of now. A vintageinspired layer of textures and furnishings, including restored chandeliers from the Ziegfeld Theater, show a legacy of use and love. The clarity of the brand message is conveyed with strong black-and-white graphics, splashes of bright color, and pixelated and half-tone patterns. Vintage artifacts complement contemporary lounge furniture and modern art. —JJ


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tepping into this elegant Upper East Side entry is an experience unto itself. Designed to be just as welcoming to guests as it is accommodating for a young family and their dog, this central hub is sophisticated yet practical. Minimalist furnishings—including two metal-legged benches topped with leather— keep clutter at bay, large coat closets flank the front door, and a gray-washed custom “gear-like” mirror from Paul Marra balances a blackened pewter pendant above. On the walls, layers of stucco—mapped out to create a random pattern of blocks and then combed with tools to create an illusion of movement—were applied in subtle, tonal shades to enhance their touchable texture. Intricately-patterned afrormosiaand-ash inlay wood flooring is underfoot, and the meticulously silver-leafed ceiling reflects the pattern for a striking effect. —LF

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Elena Phillips Interiors; Rowayton 203-295-8554; elenaphillipsinteriors.com PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANE BEILES

ARCHITECT

Alexander Gorlin Architects; New York City 212-229-1199; gorlinarchitects.com CONTRACTOR

John Chadrijan; Kennan Ash; New York City 212-759-9800; kennanash.com DECORATIVE PAINTER

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KAREN BOW INTERIORS

INTERIOR DESIGNER

BUILDER

Karen Bow Interiors Darien; 914-953-1517 karenbow.com

Brandon Romero The PRG Group; Big Sky, MT 406-539-2448 theprggroup.com

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his rustic-modern Montana foyer merges outside with inside effortlessly. The seamless extension of raw materials, such as locally cut birch logs lining the walls, mixed with the organic feel of plaster help link the interior space to the great outdoors, seen just beyond the custom iron front door and window wall. Three industrial cage lights hung at various heights are beautifully visible in the evening through the oversize foyer windows, and a one-of-a-kind antique rug, perfectly sized and bearing companion colors from adjacent spaces, anchors the floor. An eagle table was selected and custom-colored in a red lacquer in honor of the client and his strong patriotism, and it also pays homage to the street— Patriot Drive—this mountain retreat is located on. Atop this spirited eagle table is a plaster cast tree lamp with a galvanized lamp shade and one-of-akind handmade artisan bowls. —LF


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SAGE & GINGER

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hanneling the spirit of a landmark boutique hotel lounge, this foyer enchants with its classic yet current vibe that was inspired by a decked-out bar just steps away. Lingering with a cocktail or a book is easy to imagine, and cozy vignettes enveloped in a luscious, jewel-toned palette encourage guests to settle in. An elegant Restoration Hardware entry table, centered on an abstractpatterned, hand-knotted Tibetan rug, is a welcome sight, and a wave painting by William Hobbs flows just like the curves of the Asian-inspired console table from Currey & Company beneath it. A blooming flower bud chandelier by John-Richard crowns this gem of a space. —LF

INTERIOR DESIGNER

BUILDER

Emily Fuhrman Sage & Ginger New Canaan 203-594-9862 sageandginger.com

Lecher Development New Canaan 203-948-0335 lecherdevelopment.com


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MARK P. FINLAY ARCHITECTS & INTERIORS

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Tina Anastasia, Partner/Director of Interior Design Mark P. Finlay Interiors Southport; 203-254-2388 markfinlayinteriors.com ARCHITECT

Mark P. Finlay, Principal Mark P. Finlay Architects Southport; 203-254-2388 markfinlay.com BUILDER

Hobbs, Inc. New Canaan 203-966-0726 hobbsinc.com

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oused in a Regency-style waterfront Southport home, this library had to be multifunctional and meld with the restrained aesthetic of the residence. Mark P. Finlay Architects & Interiors needed to create a chic yet comfortable space that didn’t bear a typical library look and could also serve as a game room, entertaining space and retreat. To that end, a custom woven broadloom carpet from Nepal was paired with cozy velvet custom sofas and leather tufted ottomans. A sprawling wall of bookshelves appears as a piece of art, and a delightful game table alcove, with beautiful views of the yard, is a favorite spot. Along with the arched doorways, the dark walls give an alluring, intimate feel, and references throughout the house to the room’s rich palette ensured the bold color choices would not feel out of place. A zinc-topped bar feels naturally integrated into the design as both an entertaining space and a statement piece. —JJ


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he intent with this 14,000-square-foot Belle Haven house was to transform it into a classic Hamptons estate home, and this space—once a storage attic with little light—had the potential to be the best spot in the house with its panoramic views of the yard and shore. The client wanted to create a true adult retreat, with his office included, and this redesigned space delivers with a seating area anchored by a fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves, a billiard table and a wet bar, all framed by amazing water views. High-gloss walls in the office really pop, and blue accents throughout tie the rooms together. As an added surprise, a guest suite is tucked behind the office, accessible via a hidden door in the built-in glass case for the pool cues, and the barreled ceiling and dormer detail provide beautiful solutions to a complicated roofline. —JJ

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ARCHITECT

Robert A. Cardello Architects Norwalk 203-853-2524 cardelloarchitects.com BUILDER

Chris Quinn, Managing Director Dave Ridolfi, Project Manager Ben Krupinski Builder Old Greenwich 203-990-0633 bkbuilder.com

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SUSAN GLICK INTERIORS

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usan Glick’s client wanted this formerly traditional office/study lightened up and infused with a more modern aesthetic for her husband. While the existing millwork was beautiful, it was a bit dark and heavy for their taste. Glick met the challenge of brightening up the space by incorporating lighter fabrics, light-reflective materials, a sculptural glass light fixture, and mirrored panels above the fireplace. A sepia-toned custom photograph of zebras by Laurie Fishman, mounted on Plexiglas, was also added for more lucidity. A light antelope-patterned area rug added texture while unifying the new look along with a pop of Hermès-inspired orange—the client’s favorite color—and two midcentury modern chairs. The room’s updated aesthetic, contrasted with its existing millwork and custom cabinetry, refreshes this workspace. —JJ

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Susan Glick Interiors Westport 203-984-4112 susanglickinteriors. com ZEBRA PHOTOGRAPH

TOP IMAGES: JANE BEILES; BOTTOM IMAGE: JOHN CAROPRESO

Laurie Fishman Photography New York City 203-216-3815


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INTERIOR DESIGNER

ARCHITECT

CUSTOM WOODWORK

Karen Bow Interiors Darien 914-953-1517 karenbow.com

Pagliaro Bartels Sajda Architects; Norwalk 203-838-5517 pbs-archs.com

Thomas Throop Black Creek Designs LLC New Canaan 203-966-5798 blackcreekdesigns.com

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reating a beautiful and functional space within this round master bedroom in a waterfront Darien home was a challenge. To set the scene, Black Creek Designs crafted a custom three-quarter-height curved wall, viewed from the hallway entrance, to anchor the room. A delicately dressed bed nestled in the center gives the clients access to the stunning water views, and perfectly fitted custom nightstands, also by Black Creek, feature floating wooden drawers that echo the wood in the wall. A round dome above the bed is painted in a palette of sky blues and lavenders, and the hues throughout the room, inspired by the water outside, provide contrasting masculine and feminine elements. An asymmetrical lounger sits by a window atop Karen Bow’s favorite feature: a custom-colored rug that hugs the curves of the room and embraces the shape of this unique space. —MF

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Susan Glick Interiors Westport; 203-984-4112 susanglickinteriors.com UPHOLSTERY

Artistic Upholstery & Fabrics Norwalk; 203-849-8907 artisticupholsteryandfabrics.com

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his master bedroom was long overdue for an update, so Susan Glick proposed a modern direction for the design to take. The concept involved upholstering the wall behind the bed to integrate the bed into the flow of the room. This upholstered element anchored the space while also downplaying the wall’s low height by creating uniformity. Glick also cleaned up the originally heavy, transitional space by streamlining the architecture, and she was able to draw the eye up to the existing cathedral ceiling while still creating a soothing space. Accented by an updated fireplace wall, this bedroom was transformed into a serene escape for the clients to relax and take some respite from their busy lives. —JJ athomefc.com

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Georgia Zikas Design West Hartford 860-712-7489 georgiazikasdesign.com CONTRACTOR

Wojtek Ultimate Construction Ridgefield 203-829-7806

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANE BEILES

GEORGIA ZIKAS DESIGN

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eorgia Zikas transformed this former art studio into a spa-like master suite complete with a large his-and-her walk-in closet and an adjacent master bath. A wall was added to close off the bedroom from the closet, and the bathroom wall was relocated to add extra space in the bedroom. To achieve that serene feel, a pale blue-green carpet established the color palette, and shagreen, cream leather and linen were layered in for texture. The golden metal hues in the hardware lent warmth to the cooler tones, and the clients’ antique midcentury modern side table with lamp was perfectly paired with a caramel leather Eames chair. The unique angles in the ceiling, which follow the roofline, set this room apart. Painting within the angles helped to add height and continuity. —JJ NOV/DEC 2018

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BROWNING RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

Margaret Browning Kufferman Browning Residential Design Westport; 203-610-1478 browningdesignct.com STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

David Kufferman, PE, Structural Engineers Fairfield; 203-256-1712 kuffermanstructures.com

CUSTOM CABINETRY

Andrew Hoder Hoder Woodwork Fairfield; 203-414-5192 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Eva Chiamulera Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC Fairfield; 203-333-2003 austinganim landscapedesign.com PHOTOGRAPHY CHAD ANDERSON

ARCHITECT/KITCHEN AND INTERIOR MILLWORK DESIGN

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he clients had a vision for their retirement home: a Shingle-style house with low rooflines and a gracious, open living/ dining/kitchen area for entertaining their large family. This 5,900-square-foot home offers a touch of formality but an unpretentious sensibility, with ceiling heights and room sizes modulated for an intimate feel when just the couple is at home. There is a purposeful playfulness with the roof massing, which maximizes the influx of natural light, and the main living space has cased columns that define usage areas while remaining visually open. The staircase, not located near the front door but along a gracious hall, is a standout with its dramatically curved balcony and beautiful mural on the adjacent wall. The home’s left-side elevation, with its asymmetrical nature, generous wraparound porch and the way in which the second-floor spaces sit under the main roof, is reminiscent of houses on the coast of Maine. —JJ

BUILDER

Garrett Wilson Builders, LLC Fairfield; 203-259-3333 garrettwilsonbuilders.com

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traditional architecture / less than 7k sq. feet AUSTIN PATTERSON DISSTON ARCHITECTS

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hough this property included waterfront acreage, the main buildable site was across the street. To ensure their clients would enjoy unobstructed water views, Austin Patterson Disston Architects built up the site and planted a hedge. The 6,480-square-foot Colonial was also single-loaded, with hallways to the rear, to take further advantage of those views. The Shinglestyle home, appropriate for the surrounding Connecticut coast, is informal but bears a fairly articulated trim system that holds a high design interest. A series of French doors open to the front and back porches for an open and relaxed atmosphere, and the dining room’s unique domed oval ceiling creates a distinct and private space, as it also includes a series of columns defining the pass-way hall through the room. —JJ

ARCHITECT

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF MCNAMARA

McKee Patterson, AIA Stuart Disston, AIA Ana Koleva, AIA Don Kirmizi Austin Patterson Disston Architects Southport; 203-255-4031 apdarchitects.com INTERIOR DECORATOR

Michael Cox Foley & Cox Interiors New York City; 212-529-5800 foleyandcox.com BUILDER

Thor Magnus Nordic Custom Builders Cos Cob; 203-629-0430 nordiccustom.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Georgia Zikas Design West Hartford 860-712-7489 georgiazikasdesign.com CONTRACTOR

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Wojtek Ultimate Construction Ridgefield 203-829-7806


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James Schettino Architects New Canaan; 203-966-5552 schettinoarchitects.com INTERIOR DESIGNER

Pimlico Interiors New Canaan; 203-972-8166 pimlicointeriors.com

or this new build, James Schettino Architects devised a design concept that included a timeless exterior that fit within the context of the neighborhood, a more modern, open interior with formal and informal zones, and a combination of open and covered outdoor living spaces. To make the large home appear less massive, a variety of roof lines and materials such as stone, slate and clapboard siding were used to break down the mass of the house and soften its overall feel, and the windows in the rear of the house were painted black to simulate metal. The classic front-to-back center hall takes on an updated vibe, as it leads to a south-facing rear gallery that flows into all of the rooms and floods natural light into the entire house. The blend of traditional and more modern design elements achieves the perfect balance. —JJ

KITCHEN DESIGNER

Gianna Santoro Deane, Inc. New Canaan; 203-972-8836 deaneinc.com LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Doyle Herman Design Associates Greenwich; 203-869-2900 dhda.com BUILDER

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V&A Construction 203-667-1707 vnaconstruction.com


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traditional architecture / greater than 7k sq. feet HAVER & SKOLNICK ARCHITECTS

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he master plan for this seventy-acre Litchfield property encompassed combining existing antique farm buildings, a new house, walled garden and extensive landscape features. The goal for Haver & Skolnick Architects was to knit together new and antique structures, creating a farm setting that appears to have been untouched by time. The centerpiece of the house was constructed of locally quarried stone laid in a traditional manner, and the rambling rooflines and varied materials of the wings add scale and suggest a series of later additions. The interiors reflect the clients’ love of antiques and their desire for a relaxed atmosphere, and a massive stone fireplace on a large covered porch is a favorite spot. The home is heated and cooled by a geothermal system, with mechanics concealed inside a chimney. The architects carefully studied local early-nineteenthcentury stone houses, and the result is a timeless house truly at home within its setting. —JJ

ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER

Haver & Skolnick Architects Roxbury; 860-354-1031 haverskolnickarchitects.com GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Churchill Builders Woodbury STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT BENSON

Kevin H. Chamberlain, PE DeStefano & Chamberlain Fairfield; 203-254-7131 dcstructural.com

CIVIL ENGINEER/SURVEYOR

Curt Smith, LS Smith & Company Woodbury; 203-263-0068 smithsurveyors.com AUDIO/VISUAL CONSULTANT

David Barson Opus Audio | Video | Control North Haven; 203-498-0407 opusavc.com


WINNERS athome magazine’s A-List Online People’s Pick 2018 contest

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or our first-ever People’s Pick, to “like” a project was to love it. This online contest put the judging in the public’s hands, and by “liking” the projects they loved the most, friends, family, clients and colleagues determined the winner in each category. Take a look at which projects were crowned the fan favorites!

LINDA RUDERMAN INTERIORS

RINFRET, LTD.

BATH DESIGN

POOL HOUSE

lindaruderman.com

rinfretltd.com

PHOTO BY CARMEL BRANTLEY

PHOTO BY NEIL LANDINO

ELENA PHILLIPS INTERIORS

P H ARCHITECTS

DINING ROOM

RENOVATION

elenaphillipsinteriors.com

ph-archs.com

PHOTO BY JANE BEILES

PHOTO BY ROBERT BENSON

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LOUIS FUSCO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

LANDSCAPE less than 1 acre

LANDSCAPE greater than 1 acre

seventyacres.com

louisfusco.com

PHOTO BY CHARLES MORETZ

PHOTO BY SALVATORE CORSO/SC PHOTOGRAPHY

LINDA RUDERMAN INTERIORS

HAVER & SKOLNICK ARCHITECTS

lindaruderman.com

haverskolnickarchitects.com

PHOTO BY CARMEL BRANTLEY

PHOTO BY ROBERT BENSON

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GRANOFF ARCHITECTS

PIMLICO INTERIORS

granoffarchitects.com

pimlicointeriors.com

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PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

LINDA RUDERMAN INTERIORS

ALANA IRWIN INTERIORS

MODERN ARCHITECTURE

KIDS’ PLAYSPACE

OFFICE / LIBRARY

KIDS’ BEDROOM

lindaruderman.com

alanairwin.com

PHOTO BY CARMEL BRANTLEY

PHOTO BY JANE BEILES

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KITCHEN DESIGN kimberlyhandlerdesigns .com PHOTO BY PAUL JOHNSON

KARP ASSOCIATES

LINDA RUDERMAN INTERIORS

karpassociatesinc.com

lindaruderman.com

PHOTO BY ATTILA KUN

PHOTO BY TIM WILLIAMS

COMMERCIAL SPACE / INTERIOR DESIGN

ENTRYWAY

ROBERT A. CARDELLO ARCHITECTS

ROBERT A. CARDELLO ARCHITECTS

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ROOMS with aVIEW

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR 24TH WEEKEND OF DESIGN AT

THURS, FRI, SAT, SUN

NOV. 1 - 4, 2018

Visit www.southportucc.org for ticket prices & details

“WeGather

together”

• VIGNETTES OF INTERIOR DESIGN •

by thirteen Leading Designers plus • “The SHOPS” AT RWAV •

featuring over thirty specialty vendors • WEEKEND EVENTS • • Thursday Night Opening Gala with Culinary Visionary Chefs • • Saturday “All That Jazz” Luncheon with Rondi Charleston• • Saturday Night Vignette Champagne Tour & Dinner by Paci • • Sunday Gingerbread House Decorating •

SOUTHPORT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 524 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 06890 www.southportucc.org 203.255.4538 Wallpaper border courtesy of Farrow & Ball: Tessella BP3607


2018 awards

what a night! SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF OUR 2018 SPONSORS PRESENTING SPONSORS

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B u i l d • Tr a n s f o r m • E n j o y

EXCLUSIVE AWARDS SPONSOR

HOME AUTOMATION SPONSOR

EXCLUSIVE WATER SPONSOR


to benefit the Greenwich Historical Society’s Art and History Education Programs

MMXVIII

Opening Night for the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show Celebrating Honorary Design Chairs David Monn and Alex Papachristidis Friday, November 30, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Patrons Early Admission at 6:00 pm Eastern Greenwich Civic Center Generously sponsored by Betteridge

The Greenwich Winter Antiques Show Fine Art, Jewelry and Antiques Saturday, December 1, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday, December 2, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Greenwich Civic Center Produced by Frank Gaglio, Inc.

Rago Modern Design Lecture and Appraisal Day Saturday, December 1, 2018 Lecture: 12 noon Appraisals: 1 pm to 5 pm Eastern Greenwich Civic Center Appraisals by appointment. Please contact Jennifer Pitman at jenny@ragoarts.com or 917.745.2730.

Holiday Boutique

Tuesday, December 4, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Wednesday, December 5, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Greenwich Country Club

Holiday House Tour

Wednesday, December 5, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Reservations required (rain or shine) Generously sponsored by David Ogilvy & Associates

Holiday House Tour Luncheon

Wednesday, December 5, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Greenwich Country Club Reservations required For further information and tickets please visit us at www.greenwichhistory.org/antiquarius Generously supported by

Exclusive House Tour Media Sponsor


advertisers index BUILDING & HOME IMPROVEMENT Ownership Statement Athome in Fairfield County Magazine U.S. Postal Service. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation. (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685) 1. Publication Title: Athome in Fairfield County. 2. Publication No.: 1941-9503. 3. Filing Date: October 1, 2018. 4. Issue Frequency: bimonthly. 5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 6. 6. Annual Subscription Price: $19.95. 7. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication: 205 Main Street, Westport, CT 06880. 9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Addresses of Publisher, Editor, and Managing Editor: Jonathan Moffly, Publisher, 205 Main Street, Westport, CT 06880. Amy Vischio, Editor, 205 Main Street, Westport, CT 06880. Amy Vischio, Managing Editor, 205 Main Street, Westport, CT 06880. 10. Owner: Moffly Media, 205 Main Street, Westport, CT 06880. 11. Known Bondholders, Mortgages, and Other Security Holders Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages, or Other Securities: None. 12. For Completion by Nonprofit Organizations Authorized to Mail at Special Rates: Not applicable to Athome in Fairfield County Magazine. 13. Publication Title: Athome in Fairfield County. 14. Issue Date for Circulation Data Below: September/October 2018. 15. Extent and Nature of Circulation: a. Total Number of Copies (net press run): *20,831 **21,703; b(1). Paid/Requested OutsideCounty Mail Subscription Stated on Form 3541: *3,568 **3,845; b(2). Paid In-County Subscriptions: *7,582 **8,170; b(3). Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Non-USPS Paid Distribution: *1,204 **1,200; b(4). Other Classes Mailed Through the USPS: *0 **0; c. Total Paid and/ or Requested Circulation (Sum of 15b (1), (2), (3), (4): *12,354 **13,215; d. Free Distribution by Mail (Samples, Complimentary, and Other Free): d(1). Outside-County as Stated on Form 3541: *0 **0; d(2). In-County as Stated on Form 3541: *4,584 **4,508; d(3). Other Classes Mailed Through the USPS *0 **0; d(4). Free Distribution Outside the Mail (Carriers or Other Means): *2,492 **2,675; e. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution (Sum of 15d (1), (2), (3), (4): *7,076 **7,183; f. Total Distribution (Sum of 15c and 15e): *19,430 **20,398; g. Copies Not Distributed: *1,401 **1,305; h. Total (Sum of 15f, 15g): *20,831 **21,703; i. Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation (15c divided by 15f. times 100): *63.6 percent **64.8 percent. 17. This Statement of Ownership will be printed in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of this Publication. 18. I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on this form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including multiple damages and civil penalties). Brian R. Feidt, CFO, October 1, 2018. *Average No. Copies Each Issue During Proceeding 12 Months. **Actual No. Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date.

ABC Worldwide Stone, abcworldwidestone.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cover 2, 1 Austin Patterson Disston Architects, apdarchitects.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Clarke, clarkeliving.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Deane, deaneinc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cover 4 Fairview Hearthside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Gault Family Companies, gaultstone.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hobbs, Inc., hobbsinc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Laura Kaehler Architects, kaehlerarchitects.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Prutting & Company, prutting.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Tischler und Sohn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Wadia Associates, wadiaassociates.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cover 3

DECORATING & HOME FURNISHINGS Amy Aidinis Hirsch, amyhirsch.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 3 Eleish Van Breems, evbantiques.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Linda Hoffman Interiors, lindahoffmaninteriors.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Lillian August Furnishings + Design, lillianaugust.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Wakefield Design Center, wakefielddesigncenter.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

EVENTS A-List Awards, athomefc.com/alist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Antiquarius MMXVIII to Benefit the Greenwich Historical Society Art and History Education Programs, greenwichhistory.org/antiquarius . . . . . . . 150 Rooms With A View, southportucc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

FOOD, CATERING & LODGING Festivities, festivitiesevents.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning, marciaselden.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Susan Kane Catering, susankanecatering.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

JEWELRY Zwikker & Zacher, LTD., zwikkerandzacher.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

MISCELLANEOUS Stamford Health, stamfordhealth.org/PrimaryCare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 NOV/DEC 2018

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