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.

Although the homeowners usually come and go through a mud room off the kitchen, the formal entryway sets the tone for this elegant house. A pottery umbrella stand filled with walking sticks—handy for jaunts through the woods—directs visitors down the corridor to the airy living room.