Author: Meg Nolan van Reesema

For those looking to add a touch of the Wild West to their Connecticut home, these three ranches well-designed luxury ranches are proving a hotbed for New England interior inspiration.

With more attention these days on what we eat and where it came from, a robust and well-tended kitchen garden has become a bragging right for gourmand properties around the globe. We’ve selected a few stunning destinations, whose lettuce beds and towering stalks tickle our green thumb, as well as one property close to home that, like its exotic colleagues, ensures what we see out the window is exactly what we will see, exquisitely prepared, on the plate.

Beatrix Jones Farrand’s original garden design surrounds this 1910 Tuscan-style villa, which features 35 rooms and a stunning view.

Once owned by author Sinclair Lewis, Twin Farms has now established itself into a five-star Relais & Châteaux Inn renowned for its cuisine and 20 superb rooms, which are uniquely decorated cottages by designer Jed Johnson and Thad Hayes. Come for pure relaxation or embark on the slopes for skiing and snowshoeing.

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