Insider: At Home

By Kay Kipling Photography by Peter Acker February 1, 2011

Remodeling their 1920s-era cottage on Floyd Street was a labor of "love, sweat and tears" that took Phil King (exec director of the Glasser/Schoenbaum Center) and Dennis Stover (vp of philanthropy at New College Foundation) two-plus years, two architects and three contractors to complete. But living in the carefully expanded pine fishing cottage (which they’ve dubbed the "Hummingbird") is easy and comfortable, they say. The cottage is accented by the couple’s collection of antique chests and tables, small paintings (often acquired on travels abroad or at yard sales here at home) and, most especially, their blend of Murano and Lalique glass, frequently of bird or fish designs. "We never buy anything to fill a certain space," says King. "We buy it because we love it. And every piece in this house has a story."

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