CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) - March 2015

A Three-Season Porch Is Transformed Into an Informal Family Dining Room

When a couple wanted to repurpose a three-season porch into a new family dining room at their Litchfield County home, they turned to New York City–based designer Stephen Saint-Onge. The homeowners were interested in a casual, welcoming space for informal dinners, family game nights, working from home and as a central location for the kids to do homework.

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.

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.

GALLERY 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.