negotiate. Pavers are used in the courtyard
to provide at-grade access to the front door.
From the portico, the front door opens
into a great room defined by a soaring, double-sided fireplace. One side of the pro-pane-fired hearth is stone, the other features beadboard and a television screen hidden behind sliding doors above the mantel.
The sunroom and dining room are side
annexes to the great room, which flows
back into an understated kitchen with
tiled walls, a zinc stove hood, and a kitchen
table custom-designed to accommodate a
wheelchair. Sun tubes in the ceiling bring
natural light into the depths of the interior.
The furnishings capture Manganello’s tastes for the English country aesthetic
favored by two other designers with ties to
Maine, Sister Parish and Martha Stewart.
There is a comfortable formality about the
main living areas, but Cindy spends 90 percent of her time in Ben’s room, a spacious
master suite with a bank of windows that
looks into the pool area. Beneath handsome hemlock trusses, the pool is filled
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a rustic table and chandeliers set the tone in
the dining room, which has views through
transom-topped archways to the great room
and sunroom beyond.
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