The Hill-Stead is a Connecticut gem and one of my all-time favorite day trips! Located in Farmington, this lovely country home was the first architectural project of an Ohio industrialist's unconventional and headstrong daughter who convinced her dad that she, rather than the highly-distinguished firm of McKim, Mead and White, should design their family's summer home. The result? The classically stunning, beautifully proportioned, well-appointed Hill-Stead. And what awaits inside is one of the most amazing private art collections in the world!!