WSJ "House of The Day" featured on June 24, 2014. "Joining the Old with the New in Lyme." Suggestive of Thomas Hardy and the simpler life of a time gone by, lies the perfectly scaled home, enviably set in meadow and in pasture. Vision and the well honed skills of extraordinary craftsmen have taken a C1750 blacksmith shop born of New Hampshire, and given it a new life amidst the pristine farmlands of Lyme Connecticut, not far from the majestic Connecticut River. The interiors seem to own the air and skies outside. Timbers of 250 years frame the very scenes that drew artists to Lyme a century plus ago. Planned and executed with great attention to the light those famed artists sought tirelessly to capture on canvas, is a home worthy of its time and place in history. There is undoubtedly a respect for the past and a respectful nod to the modern. The Great Room, 40 feet long, has been reconstructed in all its original glory, including the wheel which once lifted the mare to receive her new shoes. A private garden is enclosed by tall leaning stone walls, creating a perfect place to read and contemplate its serenity. French doors blur the lines between outside and in. A chef's kitchen with wood burning fireplace makes an ideal gathering place for casual events. The four bedroom suites, including the first floor master, are oriented to capture their own special view and light. Family members and visitors alike will treasure their privacy. Take in a deep breadth of peace and calm, far from the madding crowd.