The result of the renovation is a light-filled main floor that's ideal for entertaining, thanks in part to an extra-large, custom dining room table. "Before we moved in, the previous owner said to me, 'This house is mystical. The light is always changing.' It's so true. There's no such thing as a bad day here." This perhaps explains why the family chooses to spend its happiest moments at the house—each summer break and even the occasional Christmas.
Get the look: The chairs are from David T. Smith, the pendants are by Kevin Scanlon; 312/287-9828, the runner is from Williams-Sonoma, the rug is from Capel, the plates and glasses are from Vietri, and the ornaments are from Anthropologie.