BY COURTNEY AUSTIN PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRUCE NEWMAN
GLASS OF WINE IN ONE HAND AND PENCIL IN THE other, Cori and Joel Miller sketched out plans for their dream home. But this wasn’t any home. Upstairs would provide a living area, while downstairs would serve as quarters for an award-winning restaurant—one that was out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the big city with a huge front porch inviting diners to enjoy nature at its best. The food would be fresh and local, coming straight from the garden, and the menu would never grow old, reflecting the seasonal change of produce.