After spending seven years renting in Cornwall, CT with her family, an editor at The Paris Review jumped at the chance to own this house when it came on the market. “You could feel what an extraordinary time the family who lived there before had in the home,” says the current owner. “Every drawer was filled with toothpicks and everything you need to make martinis. They had a turntable and a great vinyl collection of old Italian songs.”The old farmhouse dates back to 1801 and the family that owned it in the 1960’s—who were actual OSS spies—added ranch-style extension with glass garage doors that served as their party room. After the current family purchased the home, architect Doug Wright was hired to build a second-floor master bedroom that matched the extension. Here are the best design tips we pulled out of the stylish space.
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