Cottages of Dayton Lane

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TRY AS I MIGHT, and living in the Hamptons as I do, I just can’t seem to aspire to a sprawling house on some acreage, with a swimming pool, behind a hedge. It’s the little cottages I invariably relate to, that make my heart sing (although I would definitely do something about the ivy that’s devouring the one above).

These pictures are of three neighboring houses on the outskirts of East Hampton village, opposite a cornfield. There’s something about them — their un-ostentatiousness, their not-trying-too-hard charm — that make them look, to me, like happy places to live.

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French blue window trim, split rail fence…

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Wooden pergola, brick walk…

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Gravel drive, arbor at the end…

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Annuals, grasses, wind chimes, and watering cans…

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Leafy driveway receding into private territory…

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Blue shutters,  hearty hydrangeas…

Keeping it simple.

About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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One Response to Cottages of Dayton Lane

  1. Terry says:

    These totally rock. Look simple, inviting. Rocket science to put together so it looks that way.

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