A simple cottage undergoes a sophisticated transformation that respects its past but celebrates its quirky character. Antiques dealer Angus Wilkie has owned this foursquare early-19th-century cottage on four acres for 18 years. The house is located 110 miles northeast of New York City, where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound.
Fredrick Clegg bought a house 'far from the madding crowd' in that he wanted to stay with Miranda alone without any unexpected disturbance. It's an old place stuck away: "Old cottage, charming secluded situation, large garden, 1 hr by car London, two miles from nearest village." (P19)