The SpaceWe built much of this home ourselves, and the space reflects our family's personality. It's relaxed, informal, idea-driven, and welcoming. We have several multi-use rooms, a very spacious kitchen, a large deck and terrace, and ample parking. We live in a quiet neighborhood about 75 minutes NNE of NYC, about 20 minutes from the CT antiquing, wine, hiking, and leaf-peeping areas. Guest AccessChoice of two guest rooms, one with double bed, one with two singles. Private bath (w tub & shower). Full kitchen, deck, outdoor shower, fire pit, fireplace, hot tub. Interaction with GuestsWe are a typical, busy family. We're happy to play host or to leave people alone — depending on what you're looking for. We enjoy the chance to make big dinners and chat over wine, especially in front of a warm fire. The NeighborhoodQuiet, small New England town with local lakes, nearby flea-market and vineyard. Lovely neighborhood for flat or challenging walk/bike/run (school with track and tennis courts is around the corner). Several nearby towns offer good food, pubs, parks, skating, etc. Getting AroundYou need a car to get around. Other Things to NoteWe have 2 cats and a guinea pig. We have lots of windows and shade—but no air conditioning.