Courtney Coelho

At Home in the Barn

All exposed beams and shiplap, you'll want to call this barn home, too.

During the barn’s restoration, next to nothing on the building’s facade was changed. The original barn doors were kept in place and now slide closed when guests are in the inn to give the de Pinhos privacy. Photography by Nat Rea. Time for Change It’s often said that less is more. But the adage doesn’t ring true for Michael and…

One Wild Garden

Cheetahs, a mountain lion and a hippo family found a home in Newport.

A cheeky gnome or perfectly posed woodland creature can be a reliable way to break up an otherwise green landscape with a playful touch. But a singular figurine plopped down amongst a bed of flowers is one thing. Taming a menagerie of life-sized animal sculptures so they come together in an 8,000-square-foot garden off Bellevue Avenue in Newport is another matter entirely.

Secret Garden

This Little Compton estate grew from a few clippings into a lush, colorful paradise.

Each pathway — like this one lined with old cedars — leads to another delightfully unexpected scene in the Sakonnet Garden. Show Caption Hide Caption The garden begins with a walk along a path carved out of fern and moss. Farther in, a weeping beech tunnel called the Black Border leads the way to a working fountain. Show Caption Hide…

A Seaside Sanctuary in Warren

At this dreamy waterfront property, the view steals the show.

Discovering the property felt like fate. The owner, a busy financier living in Boston, stumbled upon the “for sale” sign tucked away on a private road during one of her regular visits to see her brother and his family in Warren’s Touisset neighborhood. The property was barely a sliver, wedged in between neighboring homes, and the house that inhabited it…