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    “We wanted to restore its character,” architect Lee F. Mindel, of Shelton, Mindel & Associates, says of the 19th-century farmhouse in Old Lyme, Connecticut, he reconfigured for a couple with his partner, Peter Shelton.
    “The new divided-light windows are in harmony with the original building.”

















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    Wow, finally someone got a renovation right.
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    Fantastic. I really like the patio area.

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    LOVE IT! Except for a few pieces of furniture it's perfect.
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    I don't love the furnishings, but the house itself is beautiful. Love the windows in the living room.
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    Doesn't even look like a farm house. Well done.

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    House is nice, furniture is a felony.

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    it's a little 'safe' and matchy matchy for my tastes.
    it reminds me of a lot of the houses i saw in old lyme. i was in a lot of houses there a few years ago when i was invited to a very posh wedding, complete with a week of pre-parties and dinners, each one hosted by one of the couple's rich friends, each house more impressive than the last. maybe the old lyme rich yuppie population is particularly conservative but with the exception of one amazing house owned by a couple who you can tell have amazing taste and aren't afraid to take risks, all the housees looked like they had been professionally decorated. to a fault. they lacked any real character or warmth.
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    I like the soft, dove grey and white walls and woodwork but it's been styled to within an inch of its life. I wish these photoshoots would show just a tiny bit of evidence that humans actually live in these houses. The garden is lovely.
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    I don't love all the furnishings and decor but the bones are fabulous. The basic architecture of this place is basically my dream house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tati View Post
    I don't love all the furnishings and decor but the bones are fabulous. The basic architecture of this place is basically my dream house.
    It is a beautiful house but again the furnishings aren't to my taste....
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    This is gorgeous. I want it!
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    Nice!!! Just a bit too much white though.

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    Oh wow, I love it. I'd get totally different furniture, maybe paint some walls different colors though. But it's a beautiful house that actually feels like a home, not just a set to take pictures of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    I like the soft, dove grey and white walls and woodwork but it's been styled to within an inch of its life. I wish these photoshoots would show just a tiny bit of evidence that humans actually live in these houses. The garden is lovely.
    These architects are one of the few that (I feel) can do interior design for real people. The part about the photographs is one that I understand.

    It's very hard to get a good picture for one's portfolio unless the room is completed and styled. It's usually photographed very close to the time it's completed. If the client doesn't have any art, they'll bring in paintings or photos just for the shoot.

    Then the client can crap it up any way they like and I'll have my clean pictures.

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