Tag Archives: LONG ISLAND

Happy June

NOW THERE’S YOUR PROPER JUNE BORDER, above. A little ahead of time, as is everything in this accelerated spring. Peonies; irises; columbine; foxgloves and phlox on their way. In front of a very proper old house, below, on Long Island’s … Continue reading

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Anomalous April

View of the Hudson River and Catskills from Montgomery Place THIS APRIL IS A STRANGE ONE in the Hudson Valley. The forsythia is not quite finished, which is normal for the time of year, but the lilacs are already in … Continue reading

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Famous Raccoons of the East End

Illustration, above, by Ryan Berkley. Go here to see all his delightful animal portraits. MY ALL-TIME TOP BLOG POST is not about old houses, or gardens, or any of the things I usually write about. It’s a one-off about a … Continue reading

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BOTTOM FISHING: Ugly Houses, Stunning Views

CAN YOU GET A WATER VIEW in the Hamptons under or around 500K? Yes, you can! The house won’t be much to look at, though. Take the view of Amagansett’s Napeague Bay, top, for example. Here’s the house that goes … Continue reading

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Sulla Strada

SULLA STRADA: that’s the title, in Italy, of Jack Kerouac’s best-known book, On the Road. To Adrienne Grande, a reader of this blog who recently bought a fab 1810 Greek Revival house in Greenport, Long Island, it means something other … Continue reading

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