Susan’s favorite room in the home is the spacious living room. Its high ceilings soar to 22 feet, and heavy hand-hewn beams bestow both rustic beauty and a time-worn sturdiness. The space feels substantial while still imparting an open and airy ambiance that was the main reason Susan bought the house. “It has an overwhelming sense of calm,” she explains. “It feels like a small fortress, even though it’s really just a cottage.”
Accents throughout the home—a dried honeycomb, a sweet bird’s nest, even her own exquisite line of leaf-shaped pottery—evince the artist’s love of nature and add charm to the surroundings. The kitchen is especially enchanting.