When Mayling and William McCormick purchased their Federal-style New Canaan, Connecticut home, they were attracted to its perfect symmetry. The home’s original owners fell in love with Homewood House, a National Historic Landmark at Johns Hopkins University, and built a near replica in 1989. It featured meticulously pruned trees lining the gravel driveway, classic portico, Palladian windows… and a kitchen and bathrooms that hadn’t been touched since the 80s. The McCormick’s turned to architect Louise Brooks (whose spectacular home I featured last week) for modern updates. Maureen, an advertising executive with a true passion for design, oversaw the interiors. Photography by Anastassios Mentis with captions by Mindy Pantiel for Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.
This article originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens). Please visit www.brooksandfalotico.com to learn more about Louise Brooks. Louise is also a founder of Oomph Home Furnishings & More.