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All The Presidents Hamptons Houses

October 28, 2016 | By Dawn Watson | A sneak peak at the Hamptons houses owned and rented by America’s presidents throughout history | As the elections loom, it’s easy to get caught up in politics, especially as this year’s upcoming decision will be anything but business as usual.

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All Decked Out

Amagansett Dunes | October 24, 2016 | The “Dunes” is a place of magic. Quaint cottages and beach shacks from another era sit comfortably alongside jaw-dropping feats of contemporary architecture – homes that test the limits of modern design and engineering; and other homes, traditional in style, customized with every state-of-the art modern amenity.

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Italy by Design

This Week’s One Beautiful Thing Italy by Design Designed in the 1960’s by Filvem, Italy, this 16-Arm Sputnik Ceiling Light is made out of brass with white enameled shades. The fixture can be purchased at Monc XIII in Sag Harbor. Tag @HamptonsBeachouse #onebeautifulthing on Instagram, and we will share our favorite photos.

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Allured by Mecox

Water Mill | October 17, 2016 | Tucked away, south of the highway in Water Mill, is the tranquil enclave of West Mecox…one of the first, if not the first, sub-divisions built in 1928, when the area was still considered part of Bridgehampton.

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When in Rome…

This Week’s One Beautiful Thing When in Rome… This perfectly preserved Roman cup of cobalt-blue blown glass from 1st century AD is one of the exquisite pieces to be shown by Phoenix Ancient Art this week at TEFAF New York  – October 22 to 26 – where 94 of the world’s top art and antiques dealers will exhibit museum quality …

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Made for the Movies

October 7, 2016 | By Dawn Watson | The East End is no ordinary place. Chock-full of charm and beauty, the quaint villages and hamlets of the Hamptons represent an almost filmic ideal. With such a setting, it makes sense that the South Fork is home and host to the Hamptons International Film Festival.

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Malibu on Noyac Bay

Sag Harbor – Bayfront | October 3, 2016 | If you have ever been to one of the homes along the western side of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, you undoubtedly know the exhilaration of passing through one of their front doors and walking into a fantasy. Behind you, the omnipresent hustle and bustle along the PCH; in front of you, through glass doors at the far end of the room, is nothing but a huge swath of blue/green ocean. Shut the door, and any trace of noise if gone. Any sense of cars speeding by is lost. The affect is dramatic and instantaneous. One world behind you. Another completely new world a few steps ahead, so close you can touch it. Talk about a transformation!

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A Closer Look

This Week’s One Beautiful Thing A Closer Look Artist Steve Miller, a longtime Wainscott resident, is well-known for integrating science and technology in his work. His latest exhibition, opening at the Robin Rice Gallery November 9, reveals details we normally don’t see. Tag @HamptonsBeachouse #onebeautifulthing on Instagram, and we will share our favorite photos.

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Are You A Beach Shack Warrior?

Wainscott – Oceanfront | September 26, 2016 | Lets start by saying that all beach shacks are not created equal! When I think of a beach shack I imagine an aged seaside cottage perched on a dune in repose, sporting an exterior of chipped paint peeling away from shingles that have been battered by decades of salt air. Inside, especially in winter, there’s the sight of cozy furniture, some a little rickety…

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Sunset at Ditch Plains

This Week’s One Beautiful Thing Sunset at Ditch Plains Montauk artist Dalton Portella came in from surfing Ditch Plains last Wednesday to capture the sunset. He found his friends Lauren and Jaya enjoying the moment. For more of Dalton’s work go to daltonportella.com or @dltnart on Instagram. Tag @HamptonsBeachouse #onebeautifulthing on Instagram, and we will share our favorite photos.