Tag Archives: Colonial

Bona Fide Colonial in East Hampton

ONE OF THE PERKS of writing for shelter magazines is getting inside a lot of interesting houses. For the holiday issue of¬†Hamptons Cottages & Gardens magazine, I got a look at the interior of one of East Hampton’s venerable Main … Continue reading

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Walk and See

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SHOCKED ME when I moved to the country was how much driving one has to do to get anywhere. The other day a friend and I combined yard-saling with a fitness walk, and in the … Continue reading

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Montauk’s Second House

“SECOND HOUSE” IN MONTAUK, out at the tip of Long Island, is so called because it was — you guessed it — the second house built there, when Montauk’s 15,000 acres comprised America’s first cattle ranch. First House, built in … Continue reading

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The Red Door

ANOTHER RED DOOR! That was my first thought when I saw a recent post on Rural Intelligence, the home/food/culture blog of the Hudson Valley, about staging the 1760 Colonial, above, for sale. Boerum Hill, Brooklyn The post features the provocative … Continue reading

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Bridge and Sagg

I’M STILL VERY MUCH IN THE DISCOVERY PHASE concerning the East End of Long Island, where I moved just under a year ago. One of my favorite areas is Bridgehampton/Sagaponack. Between Montauk Highway and the ocean, there are quite a … Continue reading

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READER’S HOUSE: Virginia Colonial 272K

UPDATE: This house has been sold, and Winnie has moved on. “I’m tackling a renovation in NC right now,” she writes. “I would never trade the experience I got from doing a restoration.¬† Believe me, it makes everything else seem … Continue reading

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One Weekend in Maine

CAPE PORPOISE, MAINE – Maine fulfilled my pre-conceived notions: rugged coastline, superior lobster, and lots of Revolutionary-era cottages and Victorian mansions — almost nothing but old houses, in fact, in the area around Kennebunkport. I particularly love the over-the-top yellow … Continue reading

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