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The Good Life 70 D esign Dispatches D esign industry news and a roundup of mustattend events.

72 T he Scene

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Here & There 33 Plainly Extraordinary

52 Star Attractions

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38 Sculpting Beauty Artist Frances Palmer celebrates the art of everyday living at her Weston studio.

46 Showstopping Style Twenty-five years after Albert Hadley dreamed up Rooms with a View, the annual event continues its display of beauty and beneficence.

56 A Decade of Design We’re kicking off New England Home Connecticut’s tenth anniversary year with memorable moments and lasting lessons in style.

68 The Smart Backyard The temps might still be below freezing, but it’s never too early to start planning for those backyard barbecues.

56 In Every Issue 26 Editor’s Note 142 Resources 142 Advertiser Index

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lain Goods, a 6,000square-foot gem of an emporium, occupies a picture-perfect building in the heart of New Preston. It sits at the top of a tiny enclave of upscale home, clothing, and antiques stores well known to designers, locals, and weekenders with good taste. On a recent Saturday afternoon, we took a tour of the shop, courtesy of Andrew Fry, who runs the business with his partner, Michael DePerno. Fry seems to never tire of

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sits in a beautifully revamped 1897 building in the heart of New Preston. Stoneware pieces from Grandmont Street pottery. An assortment of fabrics by the yard. The upstairs is dedicated to clothing, including vintage dresses and E. Porselli ballet flats.

showing folks around, describing the provenance of this vintage bowl or that cashmere Himalayan blanket. He smiles when asked about the building, the circa 1897 Pavilion Hall. “It was owned by the town and was used for meetings, concerts, and events,� he says. The old structure had fallen into disrepair and was vacant for a long time when the two men took a shine to it. In a perfect example of adaptive reuse, they transformed the space, the project garnering an award from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. The store features an array of

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Handmade beeswax candles and an array of luxurious

Féret products from France. Owners Andrew Fry and Michael DePerno. An antique painting and vintage Danish pottery make perfect partners. The shop’s upstairs offers women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories.

carefully curated home goods and clothing from Europe, Japan, and the U.S., all with a focus on craftsmanship and uniqueness (more than a few of the treasures we coveted on our visit can be found only here). Bespoke furniture, lighting, and vintage and antique pieces lend interest, depth, and texture to the offerings. The two men bring complementary skill sets to the business. DePerno is an interior designer and shop owner since 1991, while Fry has worked in communications for fashion brands such as Burberry and Tom Ford. They both travel extensively (to France several times a year, to Denmark and Italy, as well as around the U.S.)

to keep their goods fresh and inviting. They’re highly collaborative. “We both just look around and do what needs to be done,” says Fry. The store embodies a simple, well-made aesthetic in every way. It’s intriguing and filled with things you just have to have; it’s pleasurable, epicurean, even a little hedonistic—but one thing is sure: the Plain Goods experience is anything but plain. Plain Goods, New Preston, plain-goods.com

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IN THE STUDIO

Sculpting Beauty

Artist Frances Palmer celebrates the art of everyday living at her Weston studio. BY CLINTON SMITH

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LEFT: Palmer’s Cirrus collection of creamware. BELOW: Beautiful still-life photography taken by Palmer features flowers grown in her garden. Not only inspiring, the assemblages give context to the scale and shape of her vessels and how they can be used at home.

visit to artist Frances Palmer’s private studio and garden in Weston is like traveling to another world, one that transcends time and place. In the summer months, Palmer has a veritable Eden where she grows row upon row of flowers—dahlias, in particular—specifically for cutting and arranging, while the exquisite pottery she designs, sculpts, and fires on site is meant to be used regularly, not just for special occasions. In this world, everyday acts are elevated and presented with grace and purpose. Nothing is hand’s off, nothing too precious. This artful melding of form and function is viewed regularly by Palmer’s some 60,000-plus Instagram fans (@francespalmer), who have come to rely on her understated elegance for inspiration. “I love the fleetingness of the flowers with the permanence of the ceramics,” says

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IN THE STUDIO

IN FRANCES PALMER’S WORLD, EVERYDAY ACTS ARE ELEVATED AND PRESENTED WITH GRACE AND PURPOSE.

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Stacks of plates from the Cirrus collection await placement.

Palmer designed the terracotta and brown stoneware and porcelain bisque pots to hold an assortment of bulbs and orchids; it’s her indoor garden during winter months. One of Palmer’s handmade pitchers is featured in the foreground of an assortment of bowls, vases, and tulipieres.

Palmer of the still-life compositions she creates and then photographs. The photos have a charm that recalls a masterful Dutch still-life painting. Beyond the ceramic and porcelain pieces she creates by hand, Palmer has collaborated with a fourth- and fifth-generation manufacturer in Stoke-

on-Trent, England, to create Cirrus, an everyday collection of creamware that was named after its finish, which she describes as light and airy as a cloud. Since Palmer threw the originals for the Cirrus collection, the maker’s hand is still evident in each piece, despite the larger scale production. “All the shapes have a provenance that has interested me,” the artist says. Each piece coordinates, but none match: the dinner plate is evocative of a Korean celadon plate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the salad plate references the Song dynasty; Japanese stoneware inspired the dessert plate; and soup and salad bowls are reminiscent of her favorites at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. What’s next for Palmer? Back at home, she has just added a new wood kiln to her property. Different types of woods and ash will yield surprising glazes, and there’s no doubt that Palmer will welcome the unexpected results into her oeuvre. francespalmerpottery.com

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Dazzling Design In Christina Roughan’s elegant salon, the details matter. The wall moldings, reminiscent of Parisian architecture, are lovely all by themselves, but just look at how Roughan has played them up with polished nickel trim along the top and a striking panel of black marble that cascades between the two panels at the back of the room. The sleek sofa, a Roughan design influenced by 1940s Paris, is made all the more enticing by a pair of fringed pillows. Throughout the space, Roughan combined traditional and modern elements. Witness the 1950s-era Italian chandelier that hangs from the classic ceiling medallion. Even the art gets in on the time-travel act; ink drawings by Jean Cocteau hang across from Gangsta, an arresting photograph of a Namibian girl by British photographer David Yarrow. INTERIOR DESIGN: Christina Roughan, Roughan Interiors

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All in the Family Eliza Crater’s involvement in this twenty-fifth year of Rooms with a View is more than fitting, given her design lineage. Crater is the great granddaughter of Sister Parish, the iconic designer and longtime collaborator of the event’s founder, Albert Hadley. The space Crater designed is a clear homage to both Hadley and Parish. “When I’m designing a space, I think about how

Albert and Sister combined their tastes,” she says. The sumptuous fabric that stands in for walls is based on an original Tree of Life design by Hadley. The chinoiserie panel was Parish’s own, Crater says. And she opted to illuminate the scene with a Moravian star light—an element Hadley frequently employed in his own designs. INTERIOR DESIGN: Eliza Crater, Sister Parish Design

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THINGS WE LOVE Currey & Company Oona Orb chandelier, $1,800 | Lillian August, Westport, lillianaugust.com

Polara sofa by Michael Berman, to the trade | Kravet Stamford, Stamford Waterside Design District, kravet.com

Star Attractions From High Point Market to local showrooms, the newest stylish finds in the spotlight.

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Furling dining table by Thomas O’Brien for Century Furniture, $10,497 | various Connecticut locations, centuryfurniture.com

Cadence Small sconce by Carrier and Company, $519 | Circa Lighting, Greenwich, circalighting.com

Chad side table by Hable for Hickory Chair (shown in American walnut and olive ash burl), $3,923 | hickorychair.com

Star backplates with Enamel pulls by Michelle Nussbaumer for Addison Weeks, $72 | addisonweeks.com

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A Decade of Design

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HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS Nothing personalizes a house more than living with art you love. This painting by Kerri Rosenthal is perfectly juxtaposed against a foyer’s high-gloss gray walls. INTERIOR DESIGN: Denise Davies,

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GO FOR DRAMA A sculpture by New York artist Jeremy Holmes is an unexpected element in an otherwise formal dining space. ARCHITECTURE: Brooks & Falotico Associates INTERIOR DESIGN: Tori Legge, Stirling Mills

Interior Design BUILDER: West Construction PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael Partenio PRODUCED BY: Stacy Kunstel

IN THE DETAILS Even rooms without a riot of color can be filled with complex design elements. In this living room, glistening nailheads and zebra fabrics add subtle interest to the lounge chairs, while the dining room’s Dennis & Leen chandelier and shimmering wallpaper add another layer of understated elegance. ARCHITECTURE: Anthony J. Tartaglia,

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ELEVATE THE EVERYDAY In this laundry/mud room, an antique zinc bath commands attention, as does the lovely antique siding the owners uncovered during the renovation. It’s a beautiful space for often unpleasant tasks. INTERIOR AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Amanda Jones PHOTOGRAPHY: John Gruen PRODUCED BY: Karin Lidbeck Brent

INVEST IN GOOD BONES It should go without saying, but great architecture is priceless. A massive window wall in this great room opens onto garden and water views. ARCHITECTURE: Joseph Matto INTERIOR DESIGN: Cindy Rinfret BUILDER: Brindisi & Yaroscak Custom Builders PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael Partenio PRODUCED BY: Stacy Kunstel

DECADE-DEFINING STYLE: MODERN FARMHOUSE Modern farmhouse style shows no signs of slowing down. Standard, in-stock cabinets were painted black in this kitchen, giving them a swank edge. Subway tile with contrasting grout adds even more texture. INTERIOR DESIGN: Brooke Garden and Elise Garden,

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GATHER AROUND Outdoor rooms as elegant as any indoor space coddle family and friends. Filled with greenery, this dining alcove on a patio radiates European charm. ARCHITECTURE: Ken Daniel, Visual Terrain BUILDER: Walter Johnson, West Mountain Builders PHOTOGRAPHY: John Gruen PRODUCED BY: Karin Lidbeck Brent

NATURAL INSTINCT Connecting with nature is the best elixir. Landscape designer Simon Johnson created a secluded garden space for this home’s classic swimming pool. ARCHITECTURE: Brooke Girty BUILDER: Tiefenthaler Construction PHOTOGRAPHY: John Gould Bessler PRODUCED BY: Karin Lidbeck Brent

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Greenwich Design District Taste and Tour The Greenwich Design District’s annual Taste & Tour was, as always, a fun time. Members of the design community strolled through shops, enjoyed live music, engaged in tours, and supported local charities.

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Brooks & Falotico Associates, LLP

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with their clients. Brooks & Falotico offers comprehensive architectural services with both partners involved at every stage. The firm creates innovative solutions to design challenges like building regulations and environmental concerns. They design every building with its surroundings in

mind—think waterfront homes built to last while maximizing views; skiin-ski-out lodges; and classic facades in traditional neighborhoods, which give way to contemporary interiors that suit their clients’ modern tastes and lifestyles.

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➊ A 1911 farmhouse, restored and reimagined for a modern family.

➋ A kitchen with ample storage and counter space in modern finishes selected with Stirling Mills Interior Design. ➌ Large windows and glass walls let natural light stream through this house. ➍ The line of sight in this great room extends through the living room, dining room, kitchen, and beyond.

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Christopher Pagliaro Architects

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hristopher Pagliaro Architects was founded as a designoriented studio that believes architecture is a performing art that leads to client satisfaction. The firm has developed a reputation as the creator of exceptional architecture throughout North America. Its guiding principle is that all projects should enhance the complete context within the environment. Each home is exceptionally functional, applying 90

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key concepts of place, space, light, scale, and material. The hallmark is the marriage of building and site. A well-organized spatial flow provides the primary contribution to our design and maintains the sensibility with which one space relates to the next, creating an elegant and functional plan. Projects are designed to maximize the daylight, enticing you into the space and conveying a sense of opti-

mism and possibility. There is an experience to architecture. It is not simply the location of a window, but the manipulation of the building’s envelope so that space becomes a part of the view. It is not singular, but multiple, experienced from different angles and through multiple spaces simultaneously. A Christopher Pagliaro design is not just a building, but a place at peace with itself. PHOTO CREDIT: ➊➋ DAN CUTRONA

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➊ Perched on top of a large rock outcrop, the sweeping roofline appears to grow out of the landscape. ➋ A wide panorama of glass gives the space an open, airy feel and provides beautiful views of the landscape beyond. ➌ A statement-making window wall blends outdoors with in. ➍ An elevated beach house is nestled in the dunes.

Christopher Pagliaro Architects 320 Post Road, Suite 160 Darien, CT 06820 203-838-5517 christopherpagliaroarchitects.com

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Connecticut Stone

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ith more than 70 years of experience helping builders, homeowners, and design professionals turn their ideas into reality, Connecticut Stone knows what it takes to produce one-of-akind pieces. We have over 10,000 different products available, such as Marble, Quartzite, ThinStone, Bluestone,

and more, and our team of expert craftsmen can fabricate, custom cut, and shape any project to your unique specifications. Whether you’re looking to create a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, a pool deck and patio, or clad your home in natural stone, Connecticut Stone has the materials and expertise to bring your visions to fruition.

It doesn’t matter if you’re down the street or across the country, we take on any project, big or small. If you’re in the area, stop by our 13,000-square-foot showroom or give us a call at 203-882-1000 to talk to one of our staff members. No matter where you are, our team is here to help bring any designer or architect’s dream concept to life.

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➊ With the help of architect Peter Cadoux and Builder Hobbs, Inc., CT Stone created a custom blend of three different types of stone in a square-cut pattern. ➋ Mason Mike Nusdeo used a combination of CT Split Fieldstone mixed with Byram Black Granite from CT Stone in a strip pattern. ➌ Designer Forehand + Lake, architect Peter Cadoux, and builder Hobbs, Inc., created a kitchen design that contains CT Stone’s Pental Quartz Super White Polished countertops. ➍ This open kitchen concept contains a combination of Castille Beige Limestone flooring in the kitchen and Belgium Bluestone in the conservatory.

Connecticut Stone 138 Woodmont Road Milford, CT 06460 203-882-1000 tyra@connecticutstone.com connecticutstone.com

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Daniel Conlon Architects

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aniel Conlon Architects is dedicated to the creation of distinctive homes inspired by their surroundings and tailored to the lifestyles of our clients. The award-winning firm has been recognized for its practical plan organization, flowing spaces, and crisp details. While of paramount importance, design excellence is one of many skills an architect

must possess to guide a project from the excitement of the initial sketches to the completion of the punch list. Creativity, communication, and technical expertise, along with the effective management of the complex permitting, budgeting, and construction processes are all essential. The firm takes pride in delivering these services with integrity, professionalism,

and a sense of humor, striving to provide an enjoyable client experience. Whether a modest addition, or a substantial new home, Dan personally oversees every project, delivering fresh ideas backed up with years of experience. The vast majority of the firm’s work comes through client referral, with many returning time after time.

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➊ A contemporary interpretation of architecture rooted in the New England vernacular, the home is anchored to a gently sloping site on a fieldstone base. ➋ Reclaimed timbers and a warm color palette provide a counterpoint to the minimalist exterior. ➌ The kitchen, bathed in natural light, is visually connected to the dining and living spaces. ➍ The pool house provides a separate year-round entertaining space and is a playful focal point in the landscape.

Daniel Conlon Architects 11 Grumman Hill Rd. Wilton, CT 06897 203-544-7988 dconlonarchitects.com

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Huelster Design Studio, LLC

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uelster Design Studio, LLC, offers full-service design expertise, including architecture, landscape design, custom designed cabinetry, and furniture design. The studio has been creating distinctive new homes, additions, and renovations for over two decades, from Connecticut to California. Our portfolio includes fresh interpretations of traditional building forms, twenty-first-century

homes and landscapes, mid-century modern renovations, and historic structures and gardens. Principal Kevin Huelster, AIA, and landscape architect Katherine Kamen also offer additional skills including woodworking, fine art, and native landscape consultation. Drawing upon their extensive knowledge of construction, architectural history, horticulture, and craftsmanship, each design maximizes the

experiential and aesthetic qualities of the site and built environment. We value a harmonious relationship between structures and site, a resourceful use of space, energy efficiency, and sustainable materials. Each finished project embodies the unique set of desires, problems, and circumstances posed by the client and site. The results are one-ofa-kind projects that reflect the ideals of our clients.

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➊ This contemporary Shingle Style interpretation with nautical references has commanding views overlooking Long Island Sound. ➋ The staggered, simple, traditional forms of this state of the art residence focus views up and down the river. The project overcame complex site issues and integrated well into the larger context of downtown Westport. ➌ A nondescript ranch house conversion into a fresh Mid-Century Modern house with a new front entry. ➍ The significant historic renovation, including additions to this house, utilized salvaged and replicated interior details as well as custom designed millwork.

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Huelster Design Studio, LLC 38 Compo Rd. N. Westport, CT 06880 (203) 227-5334 Huelster Design Studio, LLC huelsterdesign.com

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John R. Mastera + Associates Architects

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ohn R. Mastera + Associates Architects Studio was founded in 1987, on the principle of seeking design perfection in every project. That drive for perfection has made the firm one of the TOP 100 Luxury Home Architecture Firms in North America (by BOND, London— Custom Top 100). Hear more in the

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interview with Mr. Mastera at MasteraArchitects.com. Each project is uniquely conceived for its particular situation and completed with proficient project management. Nothing is too modern, too traditional, or too organic to create a space full of beauty and functional-

ity. Through his mastery of modern techniques in construction and materials, architect John Mastera consistently produces exceptional, award-winning work that is thoughtful, evocative, and captures a vision unique to each client.

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➊ A home and cabana that includes a home office, bowling alley, basketball court, home theater, car collection, workout center, and pool. ➋ A modern New Canaan home in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. ➌ A circular stair with skylight and chandelier in a Westport home. ➍ An outdoor living room complete with a T.V.

70 Turner Hill Rd. New Canaan, CT 06840 203-966-6696 johnrmastera@mac.com masteraarchitects.com

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Michael Smith Architects

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ounded in 1999 by principal Michael Smith, the firm’s underlying design philosophy centers on the idea that carefully applying the design principles of simplicity, consistency, and authenticity will yield a timeless work of architecture, regardless of the style or type of building. Michael and his team have designed a wide range of high-quality projects,

including large single-family custom residences, residential renovations, boutique commercial projects, educational facilities, and multi-family residential projects. Michael Smith Architects (MSA) and its current staff have more than seventeen years of experience in a diverse range of projects, focusing primarily on highly customized residential architecture in Fairfield County and the New York City metropolitan area.

“At MSA we believe that every project deserves a unique solution that represents a combination of thoughtful design with an understanding of the client’s priorities. We work to create custom solutions that respond to the client’s wishes, the environment, and the historical context of the project,” Smith says. Further, MSA takes a holistic approach to the design process by considering not just the exterior architecture, but also the design of the

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interior trim, finishes, and cabinetry to create a consistent overall aesthetic that will stand the test of time. Through its membership in the United States Green Building Council, MSA strives to incorporate many sustainable or green features into its projects wherever possible, and takes great care to integrate these new technologies into each design in a seamless and harmonious way.

41 North Main Street, Suite 101 Norwalk, CT 06854 203-563-0553 michaelsmitharchitects.com

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Neil Hauck Architects

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eil Hauck Architects is an award-winning design firm with a distinguished portfolio of new homes, renovations, and historic preservation projects sprinkled throughout the New England landscape. Not tied to any one style or formula, we employ a holistic approach to the design process where each project evolves as a unique response to the client’s hopes and dreams and to the particular 102

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characteristics of the building site. We begin by exploring initial concepts through a series of freehand sketches, and develop the chosen scheme into a finished design that is presented to the client using state-of-the-art computer modeling techniques and/or physical models. From there, detailed construction documents are prepared that incorporate the full range of exterior and interior design elements. We

provide our clients with the highest level of professional service throughout each phase of a project. Our completed projects can be characterized as having clean architectural lines, a rich palette of natural materials, light and airy interiors, and floor plans that provide comfortable circulation between rooms and spaces. We strive to create sustainable designs that will stand the test of time. PHOTO CREDIT: TIM LEE PHOTOGRAPHY; BUILDER: HOBBS INC.

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➊ The main body of this house represents a fresh interpretation of the quintessential New England farmhouse. ➋ The attached garage with game room above is a modern barn constructed with authentic post-and-beam framing. ➌ This cozy nook on the second floor provides a wonderful place to snuggle and read. ➍ Located in the link between house and barn, this stair floats from floor to floor. It is constructed of a powder-coated steel frame with Black American Walnut components.

Neil Hauck Architects 859 Post Road Darien, CT 06820 203-655-9340 neilhauckarchitects.com

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O&G Industries Masonry Division and SBP HOMES

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magnificent 18,000-squarefoot estate designed and built by SBP Homes is perched on four acres overlooking Long Island Sound and the Greenwich Islands. The residence facade was highlighted with masonry products from O&G. The Seneca Buff limestone veneer and Pine Hall Yellow ornamental architectural trim and accents flank the elegant

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design that include headers, column base and caps, window surrounds, recessed panels, and cove and dentil moldings. Leading up to the estate from the shore are Elberton granite steps and landings methodically positioned and placed to create a warm and inviting approach to the outdoor retreat. A covered pool pavilion and infinity edge pool featuring Jerusalem

Ramon Gray antiqued limestone foster an elegant atmosphere for outdoor entertaining. Construction of the home including all site work and landscaping was completed in 14 months. The masonry and pool were meticulously installed by DCC Masonry & Landscape and Meehan & Ramos Pools.

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➊ The front entry facade of the home features Seneca Buff veneer stone and granite accents. ➋ The rear facade, looking up from the water, shows the extensive site terracing from the water’s edge utilizing the Elberton granite steps and landing. ➌ A central feature in the office is the Antakar fire brick. ➍ The pool and patio features Jerusalem Ramon Gray antiqued limestone; the pool was built into the side of the existing site rock.

O&G Industries Masonry Division 203-881-5192 mason.ogind.com

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SBP Homes 289 Selleck Street Stamford, CT 06902 203-323-2200 sbphomes.com

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Robert A. Cardello Architecture

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esigning custom homes is both a privilege and a pleasure. At Cardello Architects, we love what we do, and this becomes obvious to anyone who enters our workspace. But more notably, we want the whole design process to be as fun for our clients as it is for our team. Our staff works in a studio environment, where ideas are shared and teamwork is encouraged. Each project is a blend of our clients’ visionary lifestyle and our designers’ ability 106

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to capture the details and nuances that create inspired, custom spaces where people can thrive. We develop both residential and commercial projects, with a specialty in fine custom homes. Our strong commitment to exceptional design stands above everything else. Listening to a client’s vision is the first step, but developing a plan that turns their vision into reality is the most rewarding. A positive and trusting relationship between client and architect is a key component to

the success of a project and, ultimately, to the success of the business. RAC has enjoyed many repeat customers, and word-of-mouth recommendations remain a cornerstone of our firm. Architecture is a profession that allows a lifetime of work to remain even after you are gone, and the structures you’ve created are actually a lasting symbol of your artistic desire. These points should be celebrated by all architects, and at RAC we are reminded of them every day. PHOTO CREDIT: ➊➍ WOODRUFF BROWN; ➌ JANE BIELES

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➋ ➊ The gambrel design of this 15,500-square-foot house gives it a low-slung, approachable scale while incorporating strong design elements such as a barn-like garage connected by a stone arched porthole to the pool area and pool house. ➋ This waterfront design takes full advantage of the views from all levels. In a relatively small footprint, it offers plenty of space for a large family, with an in-law apartment over the garage/barn. ➌ The transitional interior of this Rowayton beach house features an open layout with large retractable glass walls out to the multi-tiered patio with a year-round pool and sauna. ➍ This house was designed for entertaining, featuring a massive great room constructed using Vermont timbers with back covered porches to allow the entertaining space to spill into the outdoors. A double-sided, see-through fireplace is shared by the living and dining rooms.

➌ Robert A. Cardello Architecture 60 Post Road West Westport, CT 06880 Satellite office: 6 West Putman Ave Greenwich ,CT 06830 203-853-2524 cardelloarchitects.com

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Robert Dean Architects

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obert Dean Architects, of New Canaan, is a versatile group of people who have earned a reputation as masters of style and livability in residential architecture. Whether converting an old barn, recalling an apt historical precedent, or conceiving a contemporary glass villa, Mr. Dean and his team combine an intimate knowledge of architectural history and a willingness to use style skillfully in the design of each 108

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building project. Mr. Dean has led Robert Dean Architects for more than 25 years, and has established credentials that range from historical construction detailing to large-scale site planning. Mr. Dean also sustains a very active involvement in voluntary and pro-bono services related to town planning and historic preservation. He has been involved in issues of public policy related to historic preservation and community

development, as well. He serves as an adviser to preservation groups and as an active advocate for thorough and thoughtful design as an essential ingredient of community. As “academic architects of the old school,” the firm’s work is unusually varied, and each project represents a considered result from a process that brings together style, history, livability, and joie de vivre.

PHOTO CREDITS: ➊ TREVOR TONDRO, ➋ NEIL LANDINO, ➌ MICHAEL PARTENIO, ➍ ZACH DESART, 5 OLSON PHOTOGRAPHIC

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Sellars Lathrop Architects

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ellars Lathrop Architects specializes in renovations, new construction, and sustainability. We are known for developing stylish, classic, and energy-smart designs, filled with creativity, warmth, and abundant natural light. Everyday needs of a client’s life are seen as a necessary design challenge and become an important focus of

our design approach. This approach combines modern amenities with clean lines, low-maintenance materials, and efficient building methods. A well-designed, high-performance exterior—combined with bright and airy rooms connected to outside views and nature—is a goal we set for each project. A completed project must meet our client’s needs and

stand the test of time. As experienced architects, we also provide the necessary problem-solving skills that can save money and guide clients through the challenging building process. While each project is as varied as the client who hires us, the goal is the same: to enrich people’s lives while enhancing the environment.

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The kitchen in builder Ryan Fletcher's Ridgefield home is, like the rest of the house, cleanlined and airy, thanks to a collaboration with designer Tina Anastasia of Mark P. Finlay Interiors. See Page 114.

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The overarching aesthetic for the exterior is a play on a modern farmhouse. Builder and homeowner Ryan Fletcher notes that while black windows are having a moment now— and he purposely steered clear of fads—“I think they work with this house.” FACING PAGE: An open and airy glass entryway connects the house and the four-bay garage.

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Mr. Congeniality Builder Ryan Fletcher’s many friends will tell you his Redding home is as hospitable as it is well-crafted. Text by LISA H. SPEIDEL | Photography by LAURA MOSS | Produced by KARIN LIDBECK BRENT

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Blue Corroded Propeller, a photograph by Peter Mendelson and a nod to one of Fletcher’s favorite pastimes, holds court in the dining room. Rough-sawn painted-wood ceilings throughout lend consistency to the first floor’s open plan. FACING PAGE: The oft-used wine wall was sourced from Canadian company Cable Wine Systems.

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here are plenty of people who say their house is good for entertaining, and then there are those who actually use their house to entertain. Builder Ryan Fletcher definitely falls into the latter category.

When he bought an old apple orchard in Redding, five minutes from where he grew up, he set out to build a house conducive to hosting company year-round. “I wanted a place that people wanted to come to and hang out at,” he says. His quest was successful. Every weekend the guest bedrooms are full of friends from high school, college, or Fletcher’s time in the Marines. “They call it their hotel; my girlfriend and I even had custom robes made for everyone [imprinted with the name of our street].” To make the house crowd-ready, Fletcher

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THE AIM WAS CLASSIC WITH A MODERN BENT. “NOTHING THAT’S EDGY,” SAYS RYAN FLETCHER. “I WANTED IT TO BE TIMELESS.”

LEFT: Clean lines and a neutral palette define the kitchen, which boasts a seventeenfoot-long island topped with engineered stone. RIGHT: A Four Hands sectional and chair are the centerpieces of a classic and comfortable family room. Fletcher gravitated toward timeless pieces. The colorful image on the far wall is of a beloved vacation spot, Lake Tahoe.

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went with an open floor plan centered around an oversize stone fireplace—a perfect backdrop for cozy winter gatherings. A seventeenfoot-long island in the kitchen is primed for morning coffee and conversation. And then there’s the temperature-controlled wine wall separating the family room and dining room. A lovely semi-transparent feature that retains the first floor’s open feel, of course, but it’s also highly functional: “We go through a lot of cases of wine,” says Fletcher with a laugh. When it came to incorporating cool design details, Fletcher admits one of the perks of owning a high-end residential construction company is his exposure to myriad architects

and designers. “I took ideas from various projects,” he says, “none of this came from thin air, and I didn’t recreate anything.” The ceiling detail came from a house in Darien, the opentread staircase from a project in Rowayton, and the custom-milled, character-grade white oak floors with an oiled finish from another house in Fairfield County. The floor-to-ceiling corner windows in the family room are based on a design by renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Another perk? Fostering relationships with architects like Christopher Pagliaro of Christopher Pagliaro Architects and designers like Tina Anastasia of Mark P. Finlay Interiors,

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the latter with whom he partnered on the soft goods and overall aesthetic. The aim was classic with a modern bent. “Nothing that’s edgy,” says Fletcher. “I wanted it to be timeless.” Anastasia, whom Fletcher credits with helping to soften and modernize the design from its original man-cabiny roots, was also intent on making it personal. She worked with him to pull images that reflect his travels and passions, including skiing and boating and jaunts to Lake Tahoe. “We wanted to bring Ryan into the house,” she says. “It’s easy to change the vibe with artwork and take small risks.” There were no risks taken on the exterior, however. A builder’s house must be bulletproof. “There’s not a piece of wood on the house that’s going to rot,” he says proudly. And while it’s common for those in the trade to critique their own work—the mudroom could be slightly bigger, the house could be greener (all those beautiful windows are to blame), and the timeline could have been faster (“When you’re building your own home,” says Fletcher, “you come last”), there’s no time for any Monday morning quarterbacking. After all, Fletcher and his girlfriend—who, as fate would have it, he met through Mark P. Finlay Interiors—have parties to throw. EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home,

see Resources.

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An outdoor entertaining area, complete with an infinity pool and firepit, is filled with family and friends in warmer months. “The covered porch is the most used area in the house,” notes Fletcher, “and we keep the pool open until November.” The private balcony is off the master suite. FACING PAGE: The master suite is a soothing sanctuary from the bustle of hosting visitors.

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Pair a fearless designer with equally bold clients, and the result is a home filled with exuberance and ĂŠlan.

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The parlor is a festive mix of dynamite wallpaper (with a theme that reminds the wife of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are) and cool furnishings. To give the Seventh & 7th Designs cabinet even more character, Amy Aidinis Hirsch added solid brass Lisa Jarvis hardware.

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As a quirky foil to the modern Lucite base, the parlor’s see-through chair wears a lady-like floral velvet by Romo. FACING PAGE: With the help of builder Renato Gasparian Associates, the house was reborn with an enlarged dining room as a bonus. Brass detailing ups the table’s personality. The sparkly chandelier is a Tony Duquette design.

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BOLD COLORS AND PATTERNS THAT MIGHT HAVE CLASHED IN LESS CAPABLE HANDS INSTEAD MAKE ENVIABLE UNIONS.

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RIGHT: For the entry, Hirsch designed an indigo velvet settee to nestle under the newly revamped staircase. LEFT: Southwest-inspired hues, like the family room’s Ikat fabric, are a nod to Santa Fe, “a place the owners love for its energy,” Hirsch says. New shelves make way for a growing collection of pottery, while the wood-topped coffee table affords space for any number of activities.

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hen a young couple packed up their daughter and left London for the States, they had certain requisites in mind for their big move to Boston. Topping their musthave list was a quintessential New Englandstyle house on which they could impart their own spirited stamp. As it turned out, however, the Fairfield County home they purchased couldn’t have been more off the mark. Large rooms— more European than Yankee—yielded few cozy corners, and a dated ambience seeped through the place like a fog. Fortunately, the wife, who has a talent for design, looked beyond the drawbacks and imagined the possibilities. With help from interior designer Amy Aidinis Hirsch, who happens to be a friend, she forged ahead. First, they blitzed the kitchen, the master suite followed, then came the dining room

and so on till every corner had been tweaked. “She was the driving force,” Hirsch says. “She was fearless and ready to take chances.” Indeed, visitors are in for surprises. A series of deft moves gave the exterior a correct Yankee flair (it originally felt like a French chateau), but the interior transformation is what stops them in their tracks. Bold colors and patterns that might have clashed in less capable hands instead make enviable unions that conjure warmth. And far more than just places to park a drink or to sit, the furnishings

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A pair of Chisholm lanterns from The Urban Electric Co. in a custom red color that plays off the Lacanche range illuminate the updated kitchen.

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ooze personality. Case in point: the swanky living room where a charming Hermès wallpaper sets off a custom sofa as vibrant as a sunset. A Mitchell Gold chair with a Lucite base appears to float on the faux hide rug, and rather than a staid cupboard to hold books and games, there’s a modern lacquered cabinet. “It’s lined with walnut,” Hirsch points out. “Everything in this house—everything the family touches or engages with—has been elevated.” Just look at the kitchen, a collaboration that included the expert help of New Canaan’s True North Cabinets. Twin islands, unending storage, and a commanding Lacanche range further the wife’s passion for baking. The range, in a delicious shade of burgundy red, is “the jewelry of the space,” says Hirsch. “I always pay attention to how people live,” Hirsch says, as if that weren’t obvious in every corner of the house. Consider how the family room next to the kitchen contains ample seating so guests can converse with the cook while meals come together. The dining room table is another example. A perfect size for the family, and it expands for entertaining. And then there are the unexpected elements—like pinches of flavor-enhancing salt—that make the house memorable. The master suite is as gracious as it gets, but a brass Jean De Merry chandelier adds a spark of whimsy. Its spiky silhouette is the ideal visual foil to the quiet palette and tailored hearth-side seating area. The house may not have started out as the classic New England-style home the couple originally envisioned, but they ended up with something better than they ever could have imagined: a colorful house as joyful as those who call it home. EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home,

see Resources.

The sumptuous master suite brings together a wealth of textures—the wood mantel, an alpaca throw, linen curtains, and the wool flannel-clad armchair that cozies up to the fire. In true Hirsch mix-it-up style, there’s also an eye-catching walnut Jonathan Adler Claude étagère with a midcentury vibe. “We wanted this to be a sophisticated and quiet place,” the designer says.

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“EVERYTHING IN THIS HOUSE— EVERYTHING THE FAMILY ENGAGES WITH—HAS BEEN ELEVATED,” SAYS AMY AIDINIS HIRSCH.

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HARMONIOUS HOME

After thirty years in the business, designer Mar Silver takes time out to create her own sanctuary.

Homeowner/designer Mar Silver refers to the fireplace as the 5,300-square-foot home’s heart. “It radiates warmth and spirit,” she says. The chair and ottoman, by Swedish designer Arne Norell, reflect Silver’s appreciation for sculptural furniture.

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While the interior underwent a complete transformation, Silver kept the front facade of the home true to its 1800 origins. FACING PAGE, RIGHT: Behind the lime tree in the corner of the sitting room is a painting by Manolo ValdÊs. FACING PAGE, LEFT: The charcoal drawings in the meditation room are by Canadian artist Cathy Daley; the beechwood tripod lamp is part of Silver’s own line of furnishings.

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Serene. Spiritual. Soothing.

Mar Silver frequently uses these adjectives when she’s working on a project with clients, but it was only recently that she had the chance to put them to work in her own space.

Silver has been living in her Westport home since 2009, first as a renter and then as its owner. She made some cosmetic changes when she first purchased the house, which was built in 1800, but two years ago she decided it was time for a complete gut renovation. “I love living in a house for a while before I do anything to it,” she explains. “It’s

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A fan of midcentury-modern style, Silver loves these vintage acrylic barstools that seem to float under the kitchen counter. FACING PAGE: Five years ago, Silver discovered Korean artist YongSoo Lee, who created a series of three-dimensional bowl wall hangings. Silver purchased five of the seven in the series, keeping this one and giving the others to clients.

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important for me to get to know the spirit of the house and then make changes. This home feels like the culmination of what I’ve loved in my previous homes and client projects all consolidated into one.” The designer had one main goal when it came to the renovation: she wanted to turn the home into a sanctuary. “When I open up the door, I want to be able to breathe deeply, to feel safe and familiar,” she says. For her,

that translates into a gray palette with color incorporated through artwork and, just as important, foliage. She also wanted the verdant one-anda-half-acre lot surrounding her house to be a focal point from indoors. (In its previous iterations, the house was part of a farm; it also served as a primary school.) This meant dramatically opening up the back windows to take advantage of the landscape. For instance,

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“THIS HOME FEELS LIKE THE CULMINATION OF WHAT I'VE LOVED IN MY PREVIOUS HOMES AND CLIENT PROJECTS ALL CONSOLIDATED INTO ONE.” —MAR SILVER

the sight of an old Japanese maple tree fills the master bathroom window. Silver bought the tub that sits in front of the window in Southeast Asia, along with much of her furniture and artwork, including the massive wood sculpture that hangs from a concrete wall off one of the decks. “I love Thailand, Cambodia, Bali, and Vietnam,” she says. “I find peace there. And the craftsmanship of the items made in that part

Last summer, while Silver helped her son relocate, she says she stayed in a hotel for a month, an experience that made her appreciate her home more than ever. “Coming home after that was the epitome of sanctuary.” FACING PAGE: The attic-level dressing room sports one of Silver’s favorite items: a signed Jean-Michel Basquiat 1986 exhibition poster.

of the world is filled with a love, intention, and energy that I can feel when I place those pieces in a home.” The house retains its footprint as well as the original fireplace that runs through the core of the structure. Silver refers to the fireplace as the heart of her sanctuary, pointing to the original log storage, warming oven, and pot hanger. The third-floor attic, however, would be unrecognizable to its early

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TOP: The master bath’s sink

was crafted from mitered slabs of basalt stone. BOTTOM: Silver found the basalt bathtub while traveling through southeast Asia. FACING PAGE: The chair is from Silver’s new line of indoor/outdoor furniture, GONG.

occupants. It has been transformed into a dressing room and meditation space. Stairs from the master suite wind their way up to the retreat. The home may have received a facelift, but that doesn’t mean that everything inside is new to the space. Silver says she loves to make older pieces work in new locations. She’s also a fan of midcentury style, especially the sculptural shape of furniture from that era. Witness the barstools in the kitchen and the leather accent chairs in many of the rooms. “It’s important that it’s a unique home and that the pieces are unique,” Silver says. “But design isn’t just about furniture. It’s also about where and why you place it. It’s intention that creates an environment, and creating an environment is always something I’ve wanted to do for myself.” EDITOR’S NOTE: For details about this home,

see Resources.

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