Tag Archives: beach cottage

Rainy Day Rockaway, Part I

VINTAGE BEACH BUNGALOWS in New York City. Yes, they still exist, though in numbers much smaller than they used to, and on only two blocks in any significant concentration: Beach 24th and 25th Streets in Far Rockaway, in the distant … Continue reading

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Lazy Point ‘Grandma’ Beach Cottage 450K

I DON’T OFTEN PICK UP those glossy real estate brochures you see piles of on Main Street in East Hampton. They feature mostly multi-million dollar properties, not the sad fixer-uppers I’m interested in. However, I did grab one the other … Continue reading

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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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