Budget Breakdown: Restored for $364K, a Connecticut Artist’s Midcentury Home Stars Fieldstone Walls

A painstaking renovation by D2 Interieurs brings this 1950s residence—complete with a kidney-shaped pool—back to its retro glory.
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In artist Geoffrey Stein and his wife Pat Poglinco’s search for a second home, there were a few boxes that they wanted to tick: midcentury modern in style and construction, within 60 miles of New York City, and, curiously, walls with insulation. "A previous house we owned did not have insulation, because why insulate a house built in 1950 when fuel cost almost nothing?" says Geoffrey, sarcastically.

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