Tag Archives: 1930s

Map Giveaway: LI Before the LIE

UPDATE: Lisa of South Slope, Brooklyn (comment #7) is the winner of the map! THIS PAST SUNDAY, I followed a yard sale sign to a classic 1850s Greek Revival. It was late on Day 2 of the sale, and there … Continue reading

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Shipshape ’30s Beach Cottage 599K

UPDATE: This cottage closed in September 2010 for 520K. ONE OF MY FAVORITE COTTAGES has just hit the market. A friend and I were out for a walk Sunday morning and noticed the realtor’s sign. We were gazing over the … Continue reading

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Best Little House on Shelter Island Under 500K

HAD DINNER LAST NIGHT with a friend who is a real estate agent on Shelter Island, tucked between Long Island’s two forks and reachable only by ferry. I asked her to tip me off to the best older house on … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cottage Living

MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS RECENTLY in my humble East Hampton cottage. I’ve managed to turn a drab 1930s stick rattan sofa, above, with no cushions, into comfortable seating for my screened porch. All it took was three days wielding a paintbrush (this … Continue reading

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