Category Archives: Beach houses

Hamptons Show House 2016

From the outside, this year’s Hamptons Show House looks very much like so many of the $5 to $20 million properties for sale on the East End. There are the lawns, the pool, the tennis court, the decks set up … Continue reading

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On (and Off) Dune Road

It was “just another” bike ride along Dune Road from Westhampton Beach to East Quogue—viewing various houses from the sublime to the ridiculous—when I spotted a path leading through the protected marshland. I got off my bike and began to … Continue reading

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Cocktails, Anyone?

I didn’t love the 2015 Hamptons Designer Show House as much as usual. Usually, the rooms beckon me: sit down, sink into the sofa, stay awhile, get inspired, enjoy the view, covet the pool house, relax. This year, walking through … Continue reading

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Hamptons Designer Show House 2014

This year’s Hampton Designer Show House seems like its made for a huge extended family that entertains lots of guests. There are so many comfortable, inviting sitting areas that, say, you had a book in one hand and a drink … Continue reading

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Garden Party in The Hamptons

A beautiful Saturday evening in late summer, a lovely setting, reflections in the pool, a sunset over the water, clinking wine glasses, and good conversation. In the Hamptons, a region noted for spectacular gardens, this was a garden to remember, … Continue reading

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Ready for Take-Off? Not Before Visiting the Gardens.

Two weekends ago I was getting back to Rome in the evening and had a 9:50 am flight the next morning. What to do? Go into town for a late-night supper (taxi or train fares, big hotel bill, big anxiety) … Continue reading

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The Coolest Decks Around

I (almost) never re-post anything from other people’s blogs, but today’s post on urbangardensweb.com is just too cool. So many great ideas. Don’t you wish you were here right now?

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