Day: September 8, 2020

Discover an Inspired Mix of Styles in This Connecticut Country House

One might find it rather curious that a classically minded interior designer like Matthew Patrick Smyth would leave his beloved 18th-century weekend retreat in Sharon, Connecticut, for a neglected 1970s prefab in the woods. But when he was notified of a price reduction on the listing he had been tracking in nearby Salisbury (Smyth is a self-proclaimed real estate junkie), he didn’t think twice. “I immediately went to see the property and ended up buying it that same day,” says the Manhattan-based Smyth, who also keeps an apartment in Paris. “My friends thought I was crazy, but I needed a change and I wanted the challenge of tackling a ranch house like this.” The 2,200-square-foot residence, originally constructed for a Pan Am pilot by the custom prefab company Deck House (now Acorn Deck House Company), fell into disrepair after having been rented out for years. “The home was a mess,

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