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Deeds & Don'ts: Small Homes with Awesome Amenities

Deeds & Don'ts: Small Homes with Awesome Amenities

It’s not hard to find an impressive big house or a small house with more modest charms. What’s difficult is locating a gem of a home that’s been lavished with fine finishes and awesome amenities but that also clocks in at 3,000 square feet or fewer—or so they say. In actual fact, even in a state known for its grand estates, Connecticut offers a wealth of small wonders, including antique farmhouses, brand-new townhomes and everything in between.

A Curated Collection of Materials For Floors, Counters and Walls

A Curated Collection of Materials For Floors, Counters and Walls

Color and texture variations add beauty and a sense of history to surfaces. Here, a collection of surface materials to inspire your next design project, including porcelain tile from Nemo Tile, Artistic Tile's Arpell, Aparici's Pashmina textured ceramic wall tile and Thesize's Neolith Iron line.

Ballymaloe Cookery School Offers Peace and Plenty on The Emerald Isle

Ballymaloe Cookery School Offers Peace and Plenty on The Emerald Isle

Ballymaloe’s gardens and greenhouses provide an intensive 12-week certification curriculum is for those interested in pursuing a career in the food industry or anyone who aspires to cook more confidently at home. It focuses on basic culinary principles, professional techniques and exposure to international cuisines.

C&G Shop the Look: A Relaxed Three-Season Room

C&G Shop the Look: A Relaxed Three-Season Room

When designer Jennifer O'Rielly restored her antique Westport home, she made a point of creating a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe in every room, including the home's three-season porch, which was outfitted with teak and bamboo furnishings. Here, a collection of inspired items with a similar look and feel.

Architect Jonathan Wagner Delivers a Contemporary, Barn-Inspired Home in Darien

Architect Jonathan Wagner Delivers a Contemporary, Barn-Inspired Home in Darien

Aimee Carpenter, a former graphic designer for Martha Stewart and current craftsman and photographer, brought not only her desires for a rural retreat to the architectural table, but also what Wagner calls her “incredibly imaginative” creative spirit.

An Enchanting Wilton Colonial Evolves to Meet Changing Needs and Expanding Passions

An Enchanting Wilton Colonial Evolves to Meet Changing Needs and Expanding Passions

Ask Jane Bescherer why the home she has lived in for 43 years seems to have an enchanted quality and she will tell you it’s about the trees, or the light, or the handcrafted furnishings and antiques hand-picked over decades. What she doesn’t say is that house is really about her—not in a narcissistic sense, but in a way that is so deeply personal that you’d be inclined to describe it as having soul.

Living Large in a Guest House That Maximizes the Functionality of a Smaller Space

Living Large in a Guest House That Maximizes the Functionality of a Smaller Space

In the real estate market, square footage reigns supreme. But is it true that bigger is always better? Not necessarily, according to architectural designer Ritch Holben of RH Designs.

Designer Jennifer O'Reilly Restores Her Westport Home While Retaining All Its Charm

Designer Jennifer O'Reilly Restores Her Westport Home While Retaining All Its Charm

Before renovating her Westport antique home (which was showcased in last year’s Near & Far Aid house tour), designer Jennifer O’Reilly followed a time-tested piece of advice: She lived in it for a year.

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