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My Bedroom Wall Color Revealed!

FOR THOSE WHO THOUGHT I might never make a decision about what color to paint the bedroom in my Prospect Heights garden floor-through (and I admit I was among those who thought it), I’m relieved to report that the day … Continue reading

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Prospect Heights 1BR $2100/mo.

NOTE: This is NOT my new pied-a-terre, and the apartment is no longer available. This post is for voyeuristic and informational purposes only. MY COUCH-SURFING DAYS WILL SOON BE OVER. I’m on the verge of signing a lease for a … Continue reading

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Hudson River Victorian 399K

Get your turret and wraparound porch right here! I IDENTIFIED IMMEDIATELY with Phyllis of Reclaimed Home when I first read her blog (subtitle: Low Impact Housing and Renovation Options for Thrifty New Yorkers). She and her husband are serial renovators; … Continue reading

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New to Market Springs Cottage 450K

THIS BARN-RED COTTAGE, on a quiet 1/2 acre off upper Springs Fireplace Road, really makes me think sellers here in East Hampton are getting reasonable. Reasonable for East Hampton, anyway. Reasonable relative to what such a house would have cost … Continue reading

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City Slicker’s Adventures in Cottage Living

…in which she can’t get a reasonable quote to install her fireplace and sees wild turkeys in her backyard. Photo: Wikipedia TIME FOR A LITTLE RE-CAP, I think, of home-improvement progress or lack thereof. First, my ongoing fireplace dilemma. The … Continue reading

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