Vintage Cottage in Spring(s) 435K


BUYING PROPERTY IN WINTER takes a lot of creative visualization. It’s hard to imagine lush greenery and abundant flowers when the ground is covered with snow, or plants are fifty shades of brown.


View at rear of property into Town-owned, undeveloped woods, which seems to extend the backyard forever

That’s why I’m populating this blog post with inspiring springtime images — they inspire me, anyway, and hopefully, prospective buyers will feel the same — showing how things will look as the season progresses at my c.1940, cedar-shingled 2BR  Springs (East Hampton, N.Y.) cottage.

The house is still on the market. I rejected a few lowball offers and had two near-deals fall through. I’m tired of riding the roller coaster, and hoping the winter of my real-estate discontent is made glorious summer (apologies to William Shakespeare) by a reasonable offer from mortgage-worthy applicants.

The official Corcoran listing is here. For photos of the interior, the deck, the outdoor shower, and more nitty-gritty info, like taxes (low!), go here. And feel free to email me at with any questions.

Meanwhile, please scroll down to see what things will look like as the world renews itself in months to come.


Magnolia, spring bulbs, sweet william, golden spirea


Gravel path from front of property to rear, lined with perennial beds (i.e. all this comes back, bigger and better from year to year).


Same path, looking back to front in early morning. Forsythia in bloom in background, boxwoods and Alberta spruce along property line at right.


Another view of main perennial bed, with lamium, perennial geranium, ferns, barberry, hakonechloa, iris, Alberta spruce and more


Found driftwood in a bed of lily-of-the-valley


Fragrant olive and other flowering shrubs at front of property


Euphorbia, above, with Korean box and golden spirea


Doublefile viburnum, 10 feet across

Below, a few photos showing what’s to come a little later on in the season.


Perennial geraniums and irises in flower…


Elephant ears (these are annuals) with Korean box, hakonechloa, Japanese painted fern


Accabonac Harbor in Springs (East Hampton, N.Y.)

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:
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4 Responses to Vintage Cottage in Spring(s) 435K

  1. cate says:

    Stunning gardening. Did you do all that yourself?

  2. cara says:

    I did. It’s my passion and my therapy!

  3. mud4fun says:

    It looks lovely, hopefully you’ll get a sale soon.

  4. When I think of what that land looked like when you bought the place, what you have accomplished there is stunning. I would buy the place for the garden alone!

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