Living rm is comfy, TV has cable. kit. views woods. Patio & gazebo are tranquil. Lovely country town. Up the road: home made maple syrup, farms for vegetables, trails, equestriana. Endless country destinations. New Haven cultural treasures are close: Museums, galleries, intnl dining, symphony, theater, sports events, history, lectures, live music. The beach 20 min: shore food, swim, marinas. Skiing 30 min. Harvest Fairs, pick your own fruit. Sleeping Giant State Pk, golf, leaf peeping.
The home is a place of quiet solitude, and it is not a place of gathering, but retreat.
You are welcome to cook as much as you please, do laundry if you like, watch TV, listen to quiet music, have a glass of wine in the gazebo
I do work from home, but do not spend a lot of time in the common area of the home, other than to grab something from the fridge, or feed the animals.