A Modern New York Salt Box: Drawing on Colonial and Shaker Homes

A singer and a Broadway producer build a cutting-edge nontoxic home with Colonial and Shaker inspiration.

The home’s wood-burning fireplace warms the open living room in less than an hour on a wintry morning. Its soapstone surround stores radiant heat, much appreciated by Marguerite, who curls up on an antique rug from Michele’s childhood home.