LIFESTYLE

A Country Idyll

Rough-​hewn stone, wood and copper are traditional materials for a country house, though the only thing country about the residence designed by Roger Ferri some 20 years ago is its location.
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Home is where the hearth is

The walk was maybe a half-​mile switchback up the side of a mountain in semi-​freezing drizzle, past a slate-​colored pond, through a covered bridge, beyond a clearing with a few austere frame buildings, and up and up.
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Troubled times for R.S.V.P.

Many years ago, when Sam Menefee was a student at Oxford, he would arrange to meet a friend for dinner by leaving a handwritten note in the pigeonhole, or mailbox, of his friend. The friend would respond by leaving a note in Sam’s pigeonhole.

Lofty Ideas

Their Shadyside home was one of the city’s finest, sequestered at the end of a leafy cul-​de-​sac. The grounds included a stone courtyard, large pool and formal rose garden that Tim and Audrey Hillman Fisher often used for the many benefits and parties they hosted.
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The society page

“What rage for fame attends both great and small. Better be damned than mentioned not at all!” So noted John Wolcott in the mid 1800s, and not much has changed since.

Modern English

From the outside, the stone and shingle cottage could easily be perched along a bucolic lane in the Cotswolds instead of a quiet road in Fox Chapel. That’s what makes the inside all the more remarkable.
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Haiti in search of hope

Deschapelles, Haiti – From the window of a small, private plane, the island of Hispaniola came into view in the middle of the vast, blue Caribbean. Haiti and its neighbor on the island, the Dominican Republic, looked like two countries on a globe in a library, set apart by two different…

Secretary’s Treasure

When Paul O’Neill was appointed Secretary of the Treasury in 2001, he planned to secure a pied-​á-​terre in Washington, retain his main residence in Pittsburgh and, with his wife, Nancy, vacation at their Maryland beach house. But finding an acceptable home in the capital proved to be somewhat difficult.
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