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built. Or so it was, before Shelagh’s arrival.
Since moving there in 1990, she and Jack
have collaborated with architect Jeffrey All-
sopp, whose company, Allsopp Design Inc. in
Hamilton, Massachusetts, provides planning,
building, and landscaping services, on three
separate new construction and remodeling
phases. “Shelagh brought graciousness and
livability to the house,” says Allsopp. “It’s a
very congenial space now, with an open plan
for living and entertaining.”
According to Shelagh, “Jack wasn’t
interested in curb appeal. He wanted to cre-
ate an air of mystery.” Views of the house,
then pond, are revealed gradually as visitors
navigate a meandering country lane to reach
the driveway. But inside, it’s a different story.
There, the picturesque view is showcased. All
the major rooms have voluminous expanses
of glass that make the pond and surround-ing woodlands the focal point. With all those
the master bedroom, dressing room, and
bathroom suite (facing page) was revamped after
a fire. A soothing color scheme sets the tone of luxe
calm, order, and restraint in rooms designed to be
havens of tranquillity.
schylling and lucy, the family’s golden retriever, relax in the kitchen eating
area. The airy alcove, added in 2014, is a favorite gathering spot for family and
friends. Faux bois planters from Schylling’s collection playfully bridge the style
gap between slightly industrial and cosmopolitan furnishings.