NEW ENGLAND HOME: BEAUTY AND BRAWN

Outdoorsy Adirondack style meets the modern preference for a light, airy feel in a northern Connecticut getaway.

The land fit the profile nearly perfectly: a rocky perch overlooking a pristine lake surrounded by a woodland of oak, laurel, and hemlock, with long western views to distant mountains and sunsets that would be spectacular across all four seasons. Here, in northwest Connecticut, was an ideal site on which to build a dream house from an earlier day—an Adirondack lodge inspired by the rustic retreats of the nineteenth century in nearby upstate New York.

Hilary Adorno