Author: Photographs by David Heald

The project called for saving and updating an 18th-century gambrel structure and rebuilding everything else.

This is a garden of motion and light, capable to taking one’s breath away.

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.

Located near the entrance of a late 20th-century Colonial Revival, two pathways converge on a large stone square with a bluestone compass at its center. Landscape architect Diane Devore, who along with architect McKee Patterson was charged with making the residence and surrounding acreage sustainable for another 100 years. Devore and Patterson worked hand-in-glove to transform the estate into something befitting a contemporary gentleman farmer.

In Lyme, an 18th-century blacksmith shop lives on as a 21st-century family home.

A Wright-inspired Modern undergoes a sensitive restoration and redesign.