A FEW weekends ago, my sister and I enjoyed the loan of a sun-filled mid-century house in Sag Harbor. It was a perfect weekend at the beach. Never mind that it was mid-winter. And we never actually got to the beach.
We opened a bottle of wine (<–key!), made a fire in the fireplace, and sat contentedly reading, glancing up occasionally to look through floor-to-ceiling windows over an open, grassy field to the water, not another house in sight.
No small part of my pleasure was the stylish but low-key decor (the owners are an architect and a photographer/stylist) from sources ranging from Design Within Reach to local barn sales.
The white walls and wide-ranging mix of styles and textures will inspire me when I get to decorating my own beach house (very soon, I hope!)
The house was built in 1962 in the style of Cliff May, father of the California modern ranch house.
It’s for rent any time, year round. Oh, there’s a pool.