An old world fantasy in a bucolic American suburb. Sited on a wooded estate originally landscaped by the offices of Frederick Law Olmstead, the facade of this Chestnut Hill manor house remains unchanged since its construction in the 1920’s. Unsalvageable interiors necessitated a complete gut renovation to prepare the home for the 21st century. Starting from scratch allowed the opportunity to create an aesthetic vocabulary that responded to both the context of the structure and a modern lifestyle. New additions to the rear of the house create an updated connection between the interiors and the surrounding wooded property. A wall of French doors open the living room pavilion to a formal garden. A new conservatory structure boasts year-round light and views to the kitchen. Harmonious living has found a home in New England.