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Happy Memorial Day weekend! After a wedding that lasted until the wee hours of the morning I am so very happy to have a relaxing day ahead of me, I need more time to “recooperate” from such nights as the years creep up!  I must vent and have a feeling I will have some sympathizers out there…….Blogger I am VERY upset with you, my nearly 500 followers all of whom I cherish and am soooo grateful to have somehow had disappeared into thin air for three days….. where oh where had they gone?  You finally brought them back to me this morning. All week long I have been getting emails from one blogger after another telling me their woes with you. This is not right. Lost posts that we all worked darn hard on. Followers who are no more. Inability to post comments all week long. Now I found out my very original post is gone, totally vanished…poof! I mean my very first post, my induction into blogworld is a VERY BIG DEAL and to not have that is incredibly upsetting. I implore any bloggers reading this to check and see if your original post is there. I hope it did not meet the same fate as mine did. I sure hope Blogger knows what they are doing and working around the clock to get it right…I am fearful that this could be a sign of things to come and it makes me want to run for cover! OK, I feel better now…deep breath. Ahhhhhh, moving on, moving on……..

In honor of it being the official weekend to launch the official start to summer, we pay tribute to the perfect almighty beach house! Today we visit three very different beach houses, each beautiful, each quite unique and each the perfect getaway. I would be oh so happy to take my family away to any of these fabulous homes for the holiday weekend. Come and take a peek…do you have a fave? Hope whatever you are dong this weekend is enjoyable and mostly relaxing!! Enjoy…..

QUOGUE, NEW YORK Classic “Hamptons” style cottage, though this is a brand new home, it was styled after the famous turn of the century summer cottages of the rich and famous that summered in the summer colonies of Newport and the Hamptons. Love the neutral interiors, rooms with high ceilings, and of course the outdoor spaces and gardens are a dream. This home is elegantly appointed in sophisticated but casual furnishings, that welcome summer entertaining on a grand scale. Come on in and see for yourself!

VERO BEACH, FLORIDA This modern home,  is sun filled and elegantly appointed. This masterpiece was done by renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen. It is modern, light filled, airy and open. The architecutre which is considered to be Carribean Colonial allows for huge walls of soaring glass to take advantage of unrestricted views. What a wonderful home to get away to. I can see entertaining in this fabulous space. Even on a rainy day, it must still be bright! Love how the poolhouse is attached as a U shape structure to the main house around the pool. Come on in and take a peek……

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK This understated weathered shingle classic Hamptons home in the tony neighborhood of Southampton was completely redone by master Robert Stern. The interiors are played down but elegantly refined. I could have a heck of time whipping up some fun meals for friends and family in that kitchen, and the library is quite special as well. I think this house epitomizes country/beachside elegance at its best. Not formal or stuffy but certainly sophisticated. Step inside and see if this is up to your standards for what a  weekend retreat is all about!

So do you have a favorite? What are your plans for this Memorial day weekend? Hope your weather is holding up wherever you may be! So far so good over here…..some overcast skies but no rain, so I am not complaining. Enjoy your holiday weekend!


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You always make these decisions so hard!
For me though the first one gets my vote, love
the interiors and of course the grounds are incredible, I would spend so much time in the garden,swimming and preparing outdoor meals for my family. A perfect beach house in my eyes! Hope you are enjoying your weekend, we are going on my uncles boat today fingers crossed for the weather to hold out!

Verdigris Vie on

It’s working! I installed Google chrome! But now you have me curious, I think I should check my first post!

Anyway beautiful tours today, from traditional to modern, then back to classic. I’ll take them! It would be fun to have a beach house that was in a completely different style than your primary residence no?

Hope you are recovering nicely. It’s rainy here so the perfect day to lounge around, read magazines and drink coffee.. Hope it was a great wedding! Ciao for now


Teresa at Splendid Sass on

I hope that Blogger will get things straightened out. Did someone new take over? It hasn’t been the same.
Ok… It is a tossup between the first and last house. Can decide. I would gladly live in either! I love the kitchens, of course.
I hope that you can get some much needed rest today. I understand that the older we get the more rest we need after being up late.

under spanish moss on

Tina, what frustration with Blogger. We have had difficulty signing in, commenting and reading in Google reader. So far, knock on wood, Word Press, had not had any difficulties. Hope Blogger gets all of the kinks worked out soon. The first and last homes are a toss up. So beautiful. Would love to spend some down time at either! Wishing you and your family a beautiful weekend!
P.S. emailed you some pictures of lanterns, hope you received them and not your spam.

Amy @MaisonDecor on

I would have to go with the first home, the perfect “cottage”!! Love that master bedroom and the arborway. I don’t know what is up with blogger. I did not appear to suffer this round, never lost followers or ability to post. I do use Google Chrome. I heard a blogger say she cleared her cookies and that straightened things out.

Conspicuous Style Design Blog on

I think I’d have to go with the first one, too. The exterior is absolutely stunning, and I love the ceilings, pool and location!

Emily on

Oh i would be happy to go on holiday at any of these home. I love the all white for a getaway, but I would love to live in the first one…..I love your tours and look forward to them each week. I do hope blogger knows how big “OUR” blogging problems are. My followers have been playing hide and seek all week. I know my feeds ARE NOT GOING OUT, I’m getting emails telling me so…….
I know your glad to have an extra day this weekend for your family. We are doing nothing, just relaxing. We both need it…..
Wishing you a Great Memorial Day

The French Hutch

'LUSH' on

I will thank you endlessly for EVERY wonderful home tour! Can’t get enough! Happy Memorial Weekend and Summer Beginnings!

Love of the Sea on

I love the first and the third home. The outside grounds and exterior of both of the homes are beautiful.

Brandon @ Southgate on

I’m in a beachhouse frame of mind right now too! Just posted a great beachhouse post last night. I love shingle style houses, so its a tossup between the first and the last one for me.


Tina I agree about blogger! Very frustrating! I think I like the first one. BUT I would be happy to have any of them for sure. Enjoy your weekend:)

Sizzle and Zoom on

Take me to the Southhampton home. I would be so comfortable there. You’re right about the kitchen. Perfect for me.

Carlin Camp on

“”recooperate” from such nights as the years creep up” PERFECT:)
My home pick of your picks VERO BEACH, FLORIDA
having lived in Fla.there are few places Id care to live. if Vero is near Ponte Vedra Club fine, if not, then can always move the beautiful home:)

Splenderosa on

is what we’re going through. Me too.
Just hideousness.
Love this post, Tina-poo…especially love the garden shots & your comment about recovering.
Stay well, we’re all out here waiting for the unreachable google people to FIX this mess.

Niki on

If I had to choose a favourite it would have to be the first one, in QUOGUE, NEW YORK. A very pretty home!

24 Corners on

Oh, I’m so sorry about yor first post, that’s horrible, I hope it returns, it’s such a special one. I raced back over to my blog after reading about your delima and my first is still there, but now I’m nervous, it better stay where it is…bad blogger!
I love the third house…that would be my pick, the kitchen is fabulous!
Wishing you a relaxing rest of the weekend…
xo J~

pretty pink tulips on

I have to say after reviewing them all….my heart goes to Quogue!!! So far it’s been a fantastic weekend. Hope yours has been the same.

And, going to check on my 1st post….praying it’s still there! And that yours returns!!!

Enjoy the last day of the weekend tomorrow!!
xo Elizabeth

Sharon (Roses and Rust) on

They are all beautiful, but I love the first one most of all. Those bay windows and beautiful light fittings have me sold. x Sharon

Barbara@HausDesign on

Tina, I am so sorry about all of the problems…I am also experiencing problems – it won’t let me log in and/or recognize me for posting comments when I need a Google-ID….grrrr! I hope it all improves soon or we’ll all have to fly to CA to complain to them directly!!! I love the first house – to me that looks is quitessential beach style at its best!

anita on

House #1, please!
But any house near the ocean would be heaven right now!!

designchic on

Any shingled beach house is perfect to me, but I love the first one, especially the wonderful breakfast room with the large windows and gorgeous views. As one who adores a beautiful yard, the garden is spectacular!! Hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday weekend and glad you got to rest up after the wedding ~

Pinky on

The first or third, I would Happily vacation in! Blogger is a mESS! I am now going to see if I got my followers back yet and if I still ahve my first post! XO, Pinky

chic coastal living on

Yeah!!! The almighty beach house! Thanks for thinking of me! lol!! Love each and and everyone!

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