Hamptons Panache!

Hello! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Ours was fun, relaxing, dinner with friends, stopped by to a party friends? (wish I had my camera again) had a BBQ last night and plenty of time for downtime around the house which I have to say I really enjoyed. Ahhhh….the beautiful Hamptons, have you been? I am incredibly lucky to live just a few hours away from the gorgeous and infamous Hamptons. Yes, the traffic is a nightmare, housing prices are hard to wrap your brain around,? there really is such a thing as $25.00 lobster rolls and $18.00 drinks but there are also many other incredible even dare I say wonderfully old fashioned things about the Hamptons that makes it well….the one and only.??
The pristine beaches, miles of white sand, charming family owned farms, beautiful parks and preservation areas, world class restaurants, an art scene to rival any other, unparallelled shopping, serious people watching (if that’s your thing) and of course houses that would take the gold if there were an Olympic event for beautiful homes! Each town has its own distinct flavor and there truly is something to love about each and every one of them.?
For homes, I think Southampton and East Hampton are pretty hard to beat in my humble non expert opinion. From your gorgeous grand gabled weathered shingle homes to the majestic tall imposing brick Georgians…there are countless homes worth drooling over that dot both the tony estate sections and the glistening Atlantic coastline. And let me tell? you? they come with equally impressive prices tags:) But let’s put that little detail aside and talk about the beauty of these Hamptons homes. Today’s post is dedicated to the panache of the quintessential Hampton homes. Ready for some serious eye candy? I think you will enjoy, this was a lot of fun to put together as it is such a unique world class enclave that brings together the biggest names in business, entertainment, music, art, culture…..in a coastal residential setting. Here we go…..
Granted this post represents the tippy top of Hamptons real estate but if we are going to look, then let’s go all the way right……
This is what? I call one dreamy patio!! AD
Seriously perfect, do you not agree? Not a blade of grass out of place..love it!
Wow!! Love every single thing about this grand beauty!
Ready to move in?
Not a bad pool house, what do you think?

?Gorgeous master bedroom suite overlooking the sparkling water

?I think I would plant myself on a chaise all day long if this were my view!

?Gorgeous!

?Mighty impressive!? The “girl” on the tube is an actual sculpture,
here’s a closer view….only in the Hamptons!

Love the blue and white but of course:)
Gorgeous and sooo regal!
The beautiful covered porch belonging to Tory Burch stunningly farmed by climbing roses…love this!

Now this is a sunroom…love those chairs!!
?So tranquil, I bet you can hear the roar of the ocean from this perch…Robert Stern
?Such a beautiful and elegant home, East Hampton (Robert Stern)
I love the classic Hamptons shingled home with white trim…so timeless!
?Wow…talk about first impressions! Robert Stern

?Guess who rented this humble abode for the summer? Jay Z and Beyonce

Gorgeous Gin Lane beauty, Southampton
I swear there is something about the air and sky in the Hamptons, its magical!
?Classic ivy covered estate home in Southampton…lovely!
?Every time you watched Seinfeld you helped Jerry save up his pennies for this humble Hamptons abode 🙂
Isn’t this a beauty?? Surrounded by all the farm land that still exists (very expensive farm land)

?Where the pool houses are equally beautiful in the most idyllic settings…..

How gorgeous is this Southampton pool house!?
?You can be sure that all of these coastal beauties are complete with a beautiful pool, tennis court and in some cases other amazing amenities!
?This is? classic? beauty, love the crisp white against the weathered natural shingles….so classically Hampton’s!
A Hampton classic, love this!

?Farrell Builders is one of the top builders out east…and builds classics like this one that will stand the test of time

With equally beautiful interiors that are open and airy, perfect for the Hamptons lifestyle
?Even the more modern homes are incredibly well done..this one is a striking beauty! AD
Love this…..what a wonderful spot to take in the Atlantic!
?Jenny from the block has come a long way..here is her mega millions Hamptons home! (Jennifer Lopez)

?This impressive Southampton beauty is a picture of elegance

?With a heavenly backyard to boot!

?And one heck of a stunning living room…….now this is what I call a beach house!

?Think you could manage to live in this cozy abode? Wow….looks more like a school!
?Another classic found in the estate section of Southampton
?My kids have dubbed this the “perfect house” in East Hampton, where every flower and blade of grass is standing straight with military precision!
Christy Brinkley’s beautiful shingle home
See anything you think you could rough it in? I would take any of the above!! Inside and out, these homes are amazingly beautiful and combined with the weather, the ocean air, the proximity to the beaches and the most charming towns makes these almost priceless. Hope you enjoyed little tour of the ultra uber swanky Hamptons homes……its fun to dream and best part is, it’s free!! Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful Monday and great start to your week……

Hamptons Panache!

Hello! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Ours was fun, relaxing, dinner with friends, stopped by to a party friends  (wish I had my camera again) had a BBQ last night and plenty of time for downtime around the house which I have to say I really enjoyed. Ahhhh….the beautiful Hamptons, have you been? I am incredibly lucky to live just a few hours away from the gorgeous and infamous Hamptons. Yes, the traffic is a nightmare, housing prices are hard to wrap your brain around,  there really is such a thing as $25.00 lobster rolls and $18.00 drinks but there are also many other incredible even dare I say wonderfully old fashioned things about the Hamptons that makes it well….the one and only.  
The pristine beaches, miles of white sand, charming family owned farms, beautiful parks and preservation areas, world class restaurants, an art scene to rival any other, unparallelled shopping, serious people watching (if that’s your thing) and of course houses that would take the gold if there were an Olympic event for beautiful homes! Each town has its own distinct flavor and there truly is something to love about each and every one of them. 
For homes, I think Southampton and East Hampton are pretty hard to beat in my humble non expert opinion. From your gorgeous grand gabled weathered shingle homes to the majestic tall imposing brick Georgians…there are countless homes worth drooling over that dot both the tony estate sections and the glistening Atlantic coastline. And let me tell  you  they come with equally impressive prices tags:) But let’s put that little detail aside and talk about the beauty of these Hamptons homes. Today’s post is dedicated to the panache of the quintessential Hampton homes. Ready for some serious eye candy? I think you will enjoy, this was a lot of fun to put together as it is such a unique world class enclave that brings together the biggest names in business, entertainment, music, art, culture…..in a coastal residential setting. Here we go…..
Granted this post represents the tippy top of Hamptons real estate but if we are going to look, then let’s go all the way right……
This is what  I call one dreamy patio!! AD
Seriously perfect, do you not agree? Not a blade of grass out of place..love it!
Wow!! Love every single thing about this grand beauty!
Ready to move in?
Not a bad pool house, what do you think?

 Gorgeous master bedroom suite overlooking the sparkling water

 I think I would plant myself on a chaise all day long if this were my view!

 Gorgeous!

 Mighty impressive!  The “girl” on the tube is an actual sculpture,
here’s a closer view….only in the Hamptons!

Love the blue and white but of course:)
Gorgeous and sooo regal!
The beautiful covered porch belonging to Tory Burch stunningly farmed by climbing roses…love this!

Now this is a sunroom…love those chairs!!
 So tranquil, I bet you can hear the roar of the ocean from this perch…Robert Stern
 Such a beautiful and elegant home, East Hampton (Robert Stern)
I love the classic Hamptons shingled home with white trim…so timeless!
 Wow…talk about first impressions! Robert Stern

 Guess who rented this humble abode for the summer? Jay Z and Beyonce

Gorgeous Gin Lane beauty, Southampton
I swear there is something about the air and sky in the Hamptons, its magical!
 Classic ivy covered estate home in Southampton…lovely!
 Every time you watched Seinfeld you helped Jerry save up his pennies for this humble Hamptons abode 🙂
Isn’t this a beauty?  Surrounded by all the farm land that still exists (very expensive farm land)

 Where the pool houses are equally beautiful in the most idyllic settings…..

How gorgeous is this Southampton pool house! 
 You can be sure that all of these coastal beauties are complete with a beautiful pool, tennis court and in some cases other amazing amenities!
 This is  classic  beauty, love the crisp white against the weathered natural shingles….so classically Hampton’s!
A Hampton classic, love this!

 Farrell Builders is one of the top builders out east…and builds classics like this one that will stand the test of time

With equally beautiful interiors that are open and airy, perfect for the Hamptons lifestyle
 Even the more modern homes are incredibly well done..this one is a striking beauty! AD
Love this…..what a wonderful spot to take in the Atlantic!
 Jenny from the block has come a long way..here is her mega millions Hamptons home! (Jennifer Lopez)

 This impressive Southampton beauty is a picture of elegance

 With a heavenly backyard to boot!

 And one heck of a stunning living room…….now this is what I call a beach house!

 Think you could manage to live in this cozy abode? Wow….looks more like a school!
 Another classic found in the estate section of Southampton
 My kids have dubbed this the “perfect house” in East Hampton, where every flower and blade of grass is standing straight with military precision!
Christy Brinkley’s beautiful shingle home
See anything you think you could rough it in? I would take any of the above!! Inside and out, these homes are amazingly beautiful and combined with the weather, the ocean air, the proximity to the beaches and the most charming towns makes these almost priceless. Hope you enjoyed little tour of the ultra uber swanky Hamptons homes……its fun to dream and best part is, it’s free!! Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful Monday and great start to your week……

Which would you choose?

Good morning all! OK this is a really fun “Which would you choose” and I am dying to know which house you will?end up choosing. Imagine this…….you have just been given a “beach house” by a relative. OK, a very rich relative who is unloading all of his things, lets just say for arguments sake he has decided to forgo a high maintenance lifestyle and spend the rest of his years sailing around the world on his 70 foot sailboat. Hey….. his loss is your gain. So…the beach house needs a little work, or maybe a lot of work. It hasn’t been used in years. Best part…it gets to be on any beach or island community your little heart deserves! Fast forward, a designer of your choosing has swooped in, worked their magic and voila the perfect beach house is yours for the taking! So……this is where you come in. Choose your beach house! Which will it be?

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? CHOICE 1

Lynn Morgan
Coastal Living
Coastal Living
Phoebe Howard

Sarah Richardson
HB
Coastal Living
CHOICE 2
Exclusive Resorts (all interior pictures same)

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? CHOICE 3

Lynn Morgan

L. Morgan

L. Morgan
Coastal Living
S.Canet
Jean Alsopp
L Morgan
CHOICE 4
L. Morgan (all interiors below also Lynn Morgan)

CHOICE 5
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
CHOICE 6
Robert Stern
HB
R.Stern
Phoebe Howard
Coastal Living
R.Stern
Whoa, that is what I call some serious beach house beauty, right there!! I am so torn but think, I have it narrowed down to two. I keep going back up and down…..all have something fabulous! Cannot wait to hear which you choose. Now if only that sailboat loving, rich, generous uncle would magically appear! Enjoy your day!
PS Many of you have asked about the house, I am going to try to prepare a small update post for Sat. or Sunday. Working on it, we are chugging along….slowly but in the right direction!

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Which would you choose?

Good morning all! OK this is a really fun “Which would you choose” and I am dying to know which house you will end up choosing. Imagine this…….you have just been given a “beach house” by a relative. OK, a very rich relative who is unloading all of his things, lets just say for arguments sake he has decided to forgo a high maintenance lifestyle and spend the rest of his years sailing around the world on his 70 foot sailboat. Hey….. his loss is your gain. So…the beach house needs a little work, or maybe a lot of work. It hasn’t been used in years. Best part…it gets to be on any beach or island community your little heart deserves! Fast forward, a designer of your choosing has swooped in, worked their magic and voila the perfect beach house is yours for the taking! So……this is where you come in. Choose your beach house! Which will it be?

                                                                CHOICE 1

Lynn Morgan
Coastal Living
Coastal Living
Phoebe Howard

Sarah Richardson
HB
Coastal Living
CHOICE 2
Exclusive Resorts (all interior pictures same)

                                                              CHOICE 3

Lynn Morgan

L. Morgan

L. Morgan
Coastal Living
S.Canet
Jean Alsopp
L Morgan
CHOICE 4
L. Morgan (all interiors below also Lynn Morgan)

CHOICE 5
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
Sherill Canet
CHOICE 6
Robert Stern
HB
R.Stern
Phoebe Howard
Coastal Living
R.Stern
Whoa, that is what I call some serious beach house beauty, right there!! I am so torn but think, I have it narrowed down to two. I keep going back up and down…..all have something fabulous! Cannot wait to hear which you choose. Now if only that sailboat loving, rich, generous uncle would magically appear! Enjoy your day!
PS Many of you have asked about the house, I am going to try to prepare a small update post for Sat. or Sunday. Working on it, we are chugging along….slowly but in the right direction!

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Sunday Showhouse, and you’re invited!!

Happy Sunday to you! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Ours I must say has been pretty relaxing, so I am not complaining other than I wish we could press a pause button for summer. Anyone else feeling like its going by far too quickly? Right now it is pouring cats and dogs, but I am loving it, makes the perfect excuse to be inside and relax! On a side note, several left messages and emails about asking for a basic mood board tutorial(since I bragged in yesterdays post about finally being able to make one though it was super basic). Like you, I was intimidated and totally at a loss of where and how to begin. But I found a way, and the bigger surprise was that it was ridiculously easy! I would love to take more credit though so feel free to give it to me:) I will be posting a short how to on my Tuesday post, so stay tuned!!

To me, summer getaways are the best, going near the water automatically transforms your mind, body and spirit. Today is all about escaping to dreamy vacation homes on the Northeast coast, think Bar Harbour, Nantucket, you get the picture! Gorgeous lake and ocean views, soft soothing color palettes, big open welcoming kitchens just begging for a dinner with?family and friends, open and airy bedrooms with expansive views. Understated, getaway elegance at its best. Sound good? Yes to me too! So, sit back, relax and lets get away!



BAR HARBOUR, MAINE. This fabulous home was built to take maximum advantage of the water views from virtually every room. ?I wish I could click my heels and be there right this very minute. It is perfection in my book, and the interiors do not disappoint. It is done so elegantly in a timeless understated fashion, but one that beckons you in, it feels so comfortable and livable. The setting is just incredible, with?its own private beach, it is truly a small slice of heaven. What do you think ?of this ” as pretty as a picture” home?

Is this picture perfect or what? The setting is as pretty as a painting!
Here is where we would devour our nightly lobster dinners
Part of the elegant pantry in the kitchen, love the floors the cabinetry color
The views from every room are out of this world! Some fierce scrabble and chess games would go down here……
Love the?openness of all the spaces
This is a room I would spend A LOT of quiet time in, reading?
This entrance is the ultimate welcome to a beautiful weekend on the water
The setting is majestic, pure and simple
Private, secluded, and serene……I will take it!
NANTUCKET, MASS. This fabulous enclave needs no introduction. Love the way this incredible home is situated on the water but has the luxury of a nice sized yard complete with beautiful pool. Every conceivable luxury is to be found here, but it is done in the low key Nantucket style for which they are famous. Windows for the most part are treated with simple window treatments to take full advantage of the water that surrounds them. A soothing palette of soft blues and whites dominate the house. ?A great home for living and an even better home for entertaining! Come on in……
Love how the house is situated
Beautiful pool with waterfall on far side of the home
Your own private walkway to the beach…..
Pretty gleaming woods and lots of blue and white, perfect for this house!
Crisp, light and airy

An office with a view…..work wouldn’t seem so bad from here

Casual light and airy open kitchen
Cozy TV room made for late night movies and midday matinees!
Simple but fresh and welcoming and the views brings it up a few notches!
Big open bathroom with lots of space and distant water views
This could come in handy!
And let me present the art gallery room, filled with all kinds of interesting sculptures (yes I know what an exercise room is, but that’s how foreign they are to me..lol)
Beautiful vistas from the rooftop deck
MARTHAS VINEYARD,MASS. Last is this incredibly charming vacation home on the picturesque island of Marthas Vineyard. The interiors were done by?Twanette Tharp, who resides in this charmer. This actually is two homes which she purchased and completely renovated soup to nuts. Perfectly perched right at the mouth of the harbor, this home gets the added bonus of getting?to watch the ships, yachts and boats cruise in and out all day long.It is above all else, so relaxed looking. ?Done in ?a laid back but elegant nautical style, this is a home I would be happy to get away to!
Charming and understated
Ahhh, I can hear the seagulls and feel the rush of the harbor breeze now!
What a perfect spot to have your meals!
The two houses that comprise this charming compound
I would plant myself in those comfy chairs for the entire day with a view like that!
This to me, personifies elegant beach living
Three beautiful levels of outdoor spaces make this so wonderful, love the al fresco set up!
I wish I was packing my bags to head to one of these beauties now! Have a personal favorite? The first time I saw the first one, my heart skipped a beat. I couldnt’ have it for a vacation house because I would never ever want to leave! So the third one would be a perfect little vacation place, not too big, really charming, amazing location, beautiful views and looks like it would be fairly low maintenance. The second one however is so light and airy and that view….hard to make a decision here! There is not a bad choice amongst them..all fabulous! How about you? Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!

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Sunday Showhouse, and you’re invited!!

Happy Sunday to you! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Ours I must say has been pretty relaxing, so I am not complaining other than I wish we could press a pause button for summer. Anyone else feeling like its going by far too quickly? Right now it is pouring cats and dogs, but I am loving it, makes the perfect excuse to be inside and relax! On a side note, several left messages and emails about asking for a basic mood board tutorial(since I bragged in yesterdays post about finally being able to make one though it was super basic). Like you, I was intimidated and totally at a loss of where and how to begin. But I found a way, and the bigger surprise was that it was ridiculously easy! I would love to take more credit though so feel free to give it to me:) I will be posting a short how to on my Tuesday post, so stay tuned!!
To me, summer getaways are the best, going near the water automatically transforms your mind, body and spirit. Today is all about escaping to dreamy vacation homes on the Northeast coast, think Bar Harbour, Nantucket, you get the picture! Gorgeous lake and ocean views, soft soothing color palettes, big open welcoming kitchens just begging for a dinner with family and friends, open and airy bedrooms with expansive views. Understated, getaway elegance at its best. Sound good? Yes to me too! So, sit back, relax and lets get away!

BAR HARBOUR, MAINE. This fabulous home was built to take maximum advantage of the water views from virtually every room.  I wish I could click my heels and be there right this very minute. It is perfection in my book, and the interiors do not disappoint. It is done so elegantly in a timeless understated fashion, but one that beckons you in, it feels so comfortable and livable. The setting is just incredible, with its own private beach, it is truly a small slice of heaven. What do you think  of this ” as pretty as a picture” home?

Is this picture perfect or what? The setting is as pretty as a painting!
Here is where we would devour our nightly lobster dinners
Part of the elegant pantry in the kitchen, love the floors the cabinetry color
The views from every room are out of this world! Some fierce scrabble and chess games would go down here……
Love the openness of all the spaces
This is a room I would spend A LOT of quiet time in, reading 
This entrance is the ultimate welcome to a beautiful weekend on the water
The setting is majestic, pure and simple
Private, secluded, and serene……I will take it!
NANTUCKET, MASS. This fabulous enclave needs no introduction. Love the way this incredible home is situated on the water but has the luxury of a nice sized yard complete with beautiful pool. Every conceivable luxury is to be found here, but it is done in the low key Nantucket style for which they are famous. Windows for the most part are treated with simple window treatments to take full advantage of the water that surrounds them. A soothing palette of soft blues and whites dominate the house.  A great home for living and an even better home for entertaining! Come on in……
Love how the house is situated
Beautiful pool with waterfall on far side of the home
Your own private walkway to the beach…..
Pretty gleaming woods and lots of blue and white, perfect for this house!
Crisp, light and airy

An office with a view…..work wouldn’t seem so bad from here

Casual light and airy open kitchen
Cozy TV room made for late night movies and midday matinees!
Simple but fresh and welcoming and the views brings it up a few notches!
Big open bathroom with lots of space and distant water views
This could come in handy!
And let me present the art gallery room, filled with all kinds of interesting sculptures (yes I know what an exercise room is, but that’s how foreign they are to me..lol)
Beautiful vistas from the rooftop deck
MARTHAS VINEYARD,MASS. Last is this incredibly charming vacation home on the picturesque island of Marthas Vineyard. The interiors were done by Twanette Tharp, who resides in this charmer. This actually is two homes which she purchased and completely renovated soup to nuts. Perfectly perched right at the mouth of the harbor, this home gets the added bonus of getting to watch the ships, yachts and boats cruise in and out all day long.It is above all else, so relaxed looking.  Done in  a laid back but elegant nautical style, this is a home I would be happy to get away to!
Charming and understated
Ahhh, I can hear the seagulls and feel the rush of the harbor breeze now!
What a perfect spot to have your meals!
The two houses that comprise this charming compound
I would plant myself in those comfy chairs for the entire day with a view like that!
This to me, personifies elegant beach living
Three beautiful levels of outdoor spaces make this so wonderful, love the al fresco set up!
I wish I was packing my bags to head to one of these beauties now! Have a personal favorite? The first time I saw the first one, my heart skipped a beat. I couldnt’ have it for a vacation house because I would never ever want to leave! So the third one would be a perfect little vacation place, not too big, really charming, amazing location, beautiful views and looks like it would be fairly low maintenance. The second one however is so light and airy and that view….hard to make a decision here! There is not a bad choice amongst them..all fabulous! How about you? Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!

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