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This Week's Best Beach House | Are You a Beach Shack Warrior?

Wainscott-South | April 25, 2016 | This beach shack (in this case, some may take offense to the “shack” reference, but no offense intended…only endearment) has been masterfully and lovingly reborn, seemingly by a passionate warrior, with architectural elegance and simplicity, and, perhaps, with a nod to a sensibility that says more about sense-of-place (and a slower pace) than of just sheer size-of-place. When it comes to shelter at the beach, less can be more: this spectacular beach shack sits on 2.3 acres of lush dune and has 315 feet of ocean frontage with full-surround by the Atlantic Ocean and Wainscott Pond. This is the ultimate!

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This Week's Best Beach House | If this house were a song…

Water Mill | April 18, 2016 | …I’d call it Falling in Love. Because the infatuation began as I pulled up close to the house and was somewhat startled by the sparkling sight of Mecox Bay, dressed in it’s richest blue, with its unobstructed sight line stretching, rather majestically, to Cameron Beach.

The romance grew as I walked the 2.4-acre property. First, I spotted the boat dock. Around back, I found the gunite pool with a view over the bay to Villa Maria in the horizon. Then, a little farther around, I arrived at the lushly textured back garden…

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Quirky + Idyllic

Amagansett Dunes | April 11, 2016 | The 1800 square foot house, built in 1971 and set on .74 acres of dune, does come off as a little quirky…to me it felt playful. It was built on one of the best, open feeling lots in the dunes, opposite the ocean and directly across from deeded beach access. The shared living spaces on the top level are shaped in a triangle (that’s the quirky part!), with views to the Atlantic blue. There are 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, plus an extra room, which could easily become a fourth bedroom.

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Whitecaps

Southampton | April 4, 2016 | “Whitecaps” is an original Eugene Futterman design positioned near the highest point of the Dune crest, which makes for a magical setting – made more idyllic by cross breezes from both the ocean and bay. The property itself is remarkable, unfolding on 3.7 acres with breathtaking 360-degree water views and a private walkway that leads to a 167-foot stretch of ocean beach.

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Happy Home

Water Mill | March 29, 2016 | This 2008 custom-built estate sits atop a gentle slope and offers sweeping water views from practically every room. The split-cedar shake roof and steeply pitched rooflines lend the character of a modern manor house. Inside, there’s an open, wonderful flow with striking architectural details all the way through. If you collect art, you’ll find generous swaths of wall space for hanging both large and small works.

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Spectacular Contemporary

Sag Harbor | March 22, 2016 | Built in 2011, this dramatic and stylish contemporary beach house is an architectural stunner! It’s set on a beautifully landscaped .54 +/- acre and features large and open living areas with floor to ceiling windows opening to the spectacular view of Peconic Bay.

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The Ultimate Beach House

Water Mill | March 14, 2016 | Set majestically atop a dune and inspired, perhaps, by a Hinckley Yacht, this spectacular, custom-crafted shingle and clapboard beach house offers 189 feet of ocean frontage protected by steel bulk head. This is the dream house, truly the ultimate beach house, with just a few steps to the magnificent replenished beach and forever water views of the Atlantic Ocean and Mecox Bay.

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An American Beach Cottage

Sag Harbor Village | March 7, 2016 | Growing up in the UK, close to the rocky beaches of Brighton, the beach had very little allure to me. My family would escape annually for a month to the south coast of Portugal, proving that English skin can, in fact, tan.

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Architectural Perfection

Water Mill | February 29, 2016 | Steven Harris Architects of New York “adventured” into the Dunes of Water Mill and collaborated with Taconic Builders, Rees Robert Interior Designs and Edmund D. Hollander Landscape Design to conceive a modern beach house with such masterful precision that some would argue this home is unrivaled for it’s design, state-of-the-art technology and for the idyllic setting itself.