The neighborhood rhythm may recall the 1960s, when kids played outside until dinnertime, but the clean-lined, airy house most assuredly reflects what’s trending here and now. The four-bedroom, year-round residence with a guest suite in the finished attic was inspired by its seaside location, modern farmhouse
stylistics, and even by low-country aesthetics. Clad in cedar shakes and board and batten, the house has two small sitting porches, front and back, which were added to the design following a trip to Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina.
“Liz’s dream was always to settle in Fairfield,” says Brian, whose decision to leave a corporate job in New York City spurred their move 15 miles north from where they lived in Stamford. Now, Liz and he are partners in a business aptly named Pure Joy Home, which stems from a lifestyle blog Liz launched in 2009. Originally a hobby, Pure Joy Home now counts 325,000 Instagram followers. The feed is filled with Liz’s wide-ranging inspirations—the beauty she sees in the people, places, and objects around her.