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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

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Vintage Hamptons Cottage Near Bay 435K

NOTE: This house is also available for rent through Labor Day 2014. Contact caramia447@gmail.com for info. A PERSON CAN ONLY LIVE in so many houses, and I find myself with one house too many. My Springs (East Hampton, N.Y.) cottage, … Continue reading

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Old Houses Rule

I COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT better myself…and that’s why I’m lifting, wholesale, a sidebar that appeared in the November 5 issue of New York Magazine to counter-balance a real estate story on brand spanking-new condos. Under the headline “Old Rules! … Continue reading

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New-to-Market Vintage Farmhouse in East Hampton 545K

THIS IS THE KIND OF HOUSE I THOUGHT I WANTED when I first started looking for a place here on the eastern end of Long Island a few years ago: a classic cedar-shingled  farmhouse with a front porch, on a … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Rockaway, Part II

MORE OF FAR ROCKAWAY, with its stock of c.1920s beach bungalows. We start with the stylish cedar-sided, tin-roofed surfer shack, above, and visit an enclave tucked behind and a few steps above Beach 24th Street, where the houses have some … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Rockaway, Part I

VINTAGE BEACH BUNGALOWS in New York City. Yes, they still exist, though in numbers much smaller than they used to, and on only two blocks in any significant concentration: Beach 24th and 25th Streets in Far Rockaway, in the distant … Continue reading

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Valley of the Dollhouses

A NICE LITTLE BONUS of my visit to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the week before last, was this collection of vintage dollhouses at the Adelphi Hotel. The top floor of the historic Victorian inn is home to some impressive examples of … Continue reading

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