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Hamptons Beach Cottage, $1,000 Per Sq.Ft.

I ADORE EVERYTHING about this new-to-market cottage, except the price. I pass it almost daily on my walks down to Gardiner’s Bay. It’s in Maidstone Park, a neighborhood of many un-“improved” pre-war cottages, a few houses away from a magnificent … Continue reading

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Look Book: White Wood Floors

GET READY to be blinded by the white… The photos in this post were among my inspirations in deciding to give my own worn tongue-in-groove floors, left, a whitewash. They may look OK here, but trust me, they’re bad in … Continue reading

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Fire Island Forever

Just to clarify, in response to a confused e-mail: I refer to several different Fire Island communities in the post below, but all photos were taken this week in Ocean Beach. IN THE ANNALS of my personal real estate regrets, … 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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What a Little Blue Can Do

TODAY I’M SENDING YOU ELSEWHERE, to an adventures-in-renovating blog called A Brooklyn Limestone in Progress, which I much admire for its creativity, enthusiasm, graphic design, and general professionalism. As part of an extended guest-blogging series, I’ve contributed a post about … Continue reading

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Bottom-Fishing on the East End

I’VE BEEN GETTING FED UP with house prices here in the Humptons. Yesterday my friend Debre and I stumbled upon an old farmhouse with a ‘For Sale’ sign on Old Stone Highway in Springs, below, found the door open (!) … Continue reading

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By the Sea Under 200K

MASTIC BEACH AND SHIRLEY, twin communities 90 minutes east of New York City on Long Island’s South Shore, have the same superb, white-sand beach as Fire Island or the Hamptons, the same mighty ocean and glorious sunsets, but they can’t … Continue reading

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