above The stately library
of Washington Irving III’s
home in Newport, Rhode
Island. story, page 100
on the cover
A sumptuous dining
by Ally Coulter.
by Joel Benjamin.
story, page 25
➻ Design New
England wins gold,
72 particular passions When enormously
creative people find their raison d’être, magic can
happen. We found five such individuals working
here in New England, perfecting and pushing
the limits of their craft. Among them they have
resurrected a piece of the past, turned a back lot
into an exotic Eden, lit up a city, and created
works of extraordinary art.
82 architecture: a renewable life
Architect David Pill and his wife, landscape
designer Hillary Maharam, create a sustainable
home for their family on 44 rural acres in
Vermont’s Green Mountains.
design decisions: living off the grid
90 garden: gothic retreat A romantic outdoor
pavilion designed by Huth Architects is large
enough to entertain a crowd, yet cozy enough
for private contemplation.
94 interiors: palette progression
The hottest new color pairing? Interior designer
John DeBastiani says serene blue and soft gold.
design decisions: two-tone approach
100 architecture: romantic reincarnation
Washington Irving’s charming homestead is re-created for his descendants, Washington Irving
III and IV, by architect Mohamad Farzan in
Newport, Rhode Island.
design decisions: historic inspiration