Family

Explore an Art-Filled Connecticut Family Home That Balances Comfort and Sophistication

As the quintessential country retreat for some of the 20th century’s most affluent families—with surnames like Rockefeller, Gimbel, and Post—the tony Connecticut town of Greenwich is littered with sprawling estates that wear their traditional aesthetic like a badge of honor. But in their 22,000-square-foot home, one West Coast family of five decided to shake off the dust of the old and infuse the house’s iconic structure with a dose of contemporary vigor.

“The house had such a strong point of view when we entered the project,” says New York–based designer Sara Story of the classic shingle-style property, which was originally designed by renowned architecture firm Shope Reno Wharton in 1996. “It felt really heavy and dark, and it was chopped up in an unusual way. But the scale was really nice. We just needed to give it a little bit of a facelift.”

She began by knocking down walls and

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Here’s How the British Royal Family Spends Their Money

The epitome of elegance, the British royal family lives a life of opulence a commoner can barely fathom. Whether they were born in the spotlight or married into it — like Dutchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince Harry’s bride-to-be Meghan Markle — the well-heeled Brits have captivated the world for as long as anyone can remember.

The Mountbatten-Windsor clan resides in palaces, has personal staffers at their beck and call and regularly jets off to exotic locales. But in many ways, they’re just like regular people. They have bills, like to decorate for the holidays and like to dine out every so often. Take a look at how they spend their money, and get a glimpse of the elite family’s financial state.

Last updated: April 24, 2018

Stylish Accessories

Undeniably the most stylish member of the British royal family, the Duchess of Cambridge — more commonly known as

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