Vintage Cottage Style
The Murphy family traded city slick for coastal comfort when they moved into a lovingly restored 1785 cottage in Rowayton, Connecticut.
About the HouseStyle: Late 18th-century shinglestyle cottage with wide-plank floors, plaster walls, and exposed beams
Space: 3,800 square feet spread over three floors with four bedrooms and four full baths
Setting: The main drag of Rowayton, Connecticut, a quaint harbor town with a population of 4,000 that’s home to many sea-seeking artists and writers
View: From the front porch, Five Mile River, which flows into the Long Island Sound, plus neighbors casually strolling to and from town.