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Cabin Fever

GUEST CABIN, SHE SHED, WRITING ROOM, LOVE SHACK…whatever it’s called, it’s the latest project to be (nearly) completed at my Long Island, N.Y., beach house, and I think it turned out pretty cute. Here’s what the 14’x17′ cedar structure looked … Continue reading

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Bottom Fishing in Upstate New York

LIVING IN THE HAMPTONS, as I do part-time, I’m often floored by the low prices of real estate in breathtakingly beautiful upstate New York. Around here, mean little ’70s houses are often priced at upwards of half a mil (they … Continue reading

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Deskey-Designed Montauk Surf Shack $1.1M

WHAT’S A DESIGN PEDIGREE WORTH? Quite a bit, in the case of this 500-square-foot bungalow just sent to market by fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (who bought another mid-century Montauk house recently for 820K and probably doesn’t need two of them). … Continue reading

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Amagansett Flipper: Before & After

AN ITEM ON CURBED HAMPTONS, the real estate gossip site that is the Brownstoner of the East End, caught my attention this week: a 4BR, 4 bath Amagansett house on 3/4 acre, newly on the market for $2.2 million. It … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: A Very Modest Cottage

THIS SWEET LITTLE BOOK attests to the power of the idea of ‘cottage’ — the emotional pull four walls and a roof can exert. Tereasa Surratt, author of A Very Modest Cottage (Hearst/ Sterling), went to great lengths to rescue … Continue reading

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What you can get right now on the North Fork under 500K

A snowy Sunday on Long Island’s North Fork, doing drive-bys and walk-arounds of vintage properties under $500K, with mixed results.  It looks like half a mil is not enough in these parts to get a great house in a great … Continue reading

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End-of-year bargain$ in Columbia County CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP!!!

“Recessions create opportunities” – Warren Buffet Today I scouted properties in Columbia County, ranging from 145K all the way up to 265K (laughable prices for New Yorkers). Horrendous weather.  Nothing made my heart sing, personally.  But man (and woman), there … Continue reading

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