Tag Archives: cottage

Hamptons August Rental, Walk to Water

SPEND A WEEK OR FOUR this August living the beachy life in my idyllic modern rustic/Bohemian chic summer house in East Hampton (Springs), N.Y. Built in the 1940s as a fishing bungalow, with a c.1970 addition, the house is 1,400 square feet … Continue reading

Posted in HAMPTONS, LONG ISLAND, PROPERTIES FOR RENT | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Hamptons Beach House for Rent, $8,500/month

UPDATE 6/11/15: July is spoken for. Looking for a Bohemian idyll à la Jackson Pollock and friends, mere meters from the water? Located in Springs (East Hampton), a five-minute walk from uncrowded, miles-long Maidstone Beach and a short distance from … Continue reading

Posted in HAMPTONS, LONG ISLAND, PROPERTIES FOR RENT | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Talking to Miscanthus

IT’S SPRING, and I like my life again. Winter is my time for serious worry. With spring come more lighthearted concerns. Instead of How the hell am I going to pay my bills?, it’s Are you supposed to cut above … Continue reading

Posted in GARDENS & GARDENING, HAMPTONS, LONG ISLAND, PROPERTIES FOR RENT, PROPERTIES FOR SALE | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Vintage Cottage in Spring(s) 435K

BUYING PROPERTY IN WINTER takes a lot of creative visualization. It’s hard to imagine lush greenery and abundant flowers when the ground is covered with snow, or plants are fifty shades of brown. View at rear of property into Town-owned, … Continue reading

Posted in GARDENS & GARDENING, HAMPTONS, LANDSCAPING, LONG ISLAND, PROPERTIES FOR SALE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Garden Inspiration: Late-Season Lushness in Amagansett

HERE, TO MANY, IS WHAT THE HAMPTONS is really about — not the ocean beaches but the native oak woods and the gardening that is possible within them, with the help of a sturdy deer fence. This green and lovely … Continue reading

Posted in GARDENS & GARDENING, HAMPTONS, LONG ISLAND | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hamptons Pre-novation: End of Phase 1

GREETINGS FROM THE LAND of rhododendrons. They’re pink, it turns out, the stand of old rhodies at the eastern Long Island property I bought in March — hot, gaudy pink, immensely cheering on a foggy 57-degree morning. I’ve been living … Continue reading

Posted in HAMPTONS, LONG ISLAND, RENOVATION | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Used-Furniture Trove in Midtown Manhattan

HIGH ON MY LIST of things to accomplish this winter, somewhere between “Buy house” and “Update password list” (now 8 typewritten pages long), was “New clothing storage for bedroom.” I had already winnowed as much as I dared, but my … Continue reading

Posted in ANTIQUES & COLLECTING, INTERIOR DESIGN, MANHATTAN | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments