Author: Annette M. Rose-Shapiro

On the outside, it looks like a traditional Cotswolds cottage—ivy included—on the inside, it’s anything but.

Phoebe Cole-Smith raises chickens, produces maple syrup and hosts farm-to-table dinners at her home in Weston.

In 1985, documentary filmmaker Pamela Page and husband Igor Jozsa, an architect with more than 40 years experience in high-end residential projects, moved into a cottage on their eight-acre property in Bethel. The cottage was on the small side, and they decided that the barn on the property, built in 1890, would make an ideal living space.

In 1985, documentary filmmaker Pamela Page and husband Igor Jozsa, an architect with more than 40 years experience in high-end residential projects, moved into a cottage on their eight-acre property in Bethel. The cottage was on the small side, and they decided that the barn on the property, built in 1890, would make an ideal living space.

When famiglia Marchetti—Maria and Antonio, their six children and 16 grandchildren—come together each Sunday for dinner, they need lots of room to prep, cook and sit down together.

When famiglia Marchetti—Maria and Antonio, their six children and 16 grandchildren—come together each Sunday for dinner, they need lots of room to prep, cook and sit down together.

Farkas likes a menu that has a sense of place—for the party at Flying Point, she used vegetables from her mother’s garden to create a colorful spread of crudités and appetizer salads, and flowers for the tables’ centerpieces. Her mother, Francine Farkas Sears, has always enjoyed cooking and imparted the idea to her daughter that taking the time to invite guests to a meal in your home is like offering a gift.

Farkas likes a menu that has a sense of place—for the party at Flying Point, she used vegetables from her mother’s garden to create a colorful spread of crudités and appetizer salads, and flowers for the tables’ centerpieces. Her mother, Francine Farkas Sears, has always enjoyed cooking and imparted the idea to her daughter that taking the time to invite guests to a meal in your home is like offering a gift.

The old saying “Youth is wasted on the young” does not apply to Sam Allen. At 17, the high school senior had already completed his first solo design project. He talks with designer Philip Gorrivan about the future of design.

An imaginative waterfront design creates a private family sanctuary.

leFarm’s Bill Taibe supports Connecticut’s farmers and food purveyors, even during this time of year

leFarm’s Bill Taibe supports Connecticut’s farmers and food purveyors, even during this time of year

Chef Jamie Cooper and wife Kim make home entertaining a breeze, 
with a meal as heartwarming as their home’s décor

Sieger by Theresienthal has a new line of delicately engraved carafes.

Jamee Gregory knows how to throw a party! Just follow her time-tested plan.

Brooks & Falotico Associates designs a new "old" house and makes it feel at home on 58 acres in Litchfield County

A diverse group of artists create a community at the American Fabrics Arts Building in Bridgeport