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Shelter Island ‘Folk’ Victorians 495/595K

SHELTER ISLAND IS AN IDYLLIC PLACE, tucked between the North and South Forks of Long Island and accessible only by ferry. In its northwest corner is an almost perfectly preserved community of 1870s cottages with steeply pitched roofs and distinctive … Continue reading

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Independence Day Porch Makeover

THE 4th OF JULY found me on Shelter Island, chillin’ in 100 degree heat at my friend Debre’s extraordinary Carpenter Gothic farmhouse. Somewhere between the Jamesport Vineyards sauvignon blanc and the Wolffer Estate rose (we like to support our local … 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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Debut of the Albemarle Reno Blog

EVERY SO OFTEN, a truly splendiferous house comes to market, like this turreted 15-room, 5,200-square-foot mansion in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park South Historic District. The AIA Guide to New York City calls the 1905 building by architect John J. Petit “Shingle … Continue reading

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Victorian Farmhouse on Shelter Island

MY FIRST THOUGHT, when I met Debre DeMers last winter in a real estate office on Shelter Island, was “What is she doing here? She looks like she belongs in Brooklyn!” Turns out, Debre lived in Park Slope for a … Continue reading

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North Fork Old-House Washout

I set out this morning from Brooklyn, as promised, to check out old-house listings at the East End of Long Island, with every intention of heading all the way to Greenport — but I turned back halfway because of heavy … Continue reading

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