How to update an historic home for modern living |

House Design

This was an artful redesign on more than one level. First, the house in Westport, CT, was built in 1914 and is on the state’s historic register. Along with such heritage and listing comes a whole raft of challenges and complications to work around, and of course many delights too.

Second, you might say there were some important artistic considerations to take into account. The home was originally the studio of early 20th-century American sculptors James Earl and Laura Gardin Fraser, and their legacy and several examples of their work are still very much part of the fascinating fabric of the building.