There's been so much warm weather here, that I have summer on the brain! Truth be told, I always have summer in the Hamptons on the brain. Just one of the most beautiful places on earth. This charming home in Quogue, NY, the westernmost edge of the Hamptons, is a new build with a lot of Georgian influence, while still retaining the shingle style common to the area. Even though the home is decorated for sale - aka not really decorated - I still think it's lovely and worth a look!
Gorgeous boxwood framed gardens enhance the formality of the symmetry of the home. Love the quoin detailing as well.
A double height foyer fill with millwork never hurt anyone. I don't love the wall color or the rug, but I think they're just there for sale, and the new owner would replace them. I love the latitudinal thrust of the space. A lot of new build, double height foyers I find to be overly high and not wide enough, but this is so welcoming.
Blue and white reigns in the formal living room. Again, spare for sale but still a charming space. And, importantly, holy transom windows! Those puppies are everywhere in this house! Beyond the fireplace you can see the cozy den.
Here's a better view of the formal sitting room with its three pairs of french doors and even more transom windows. And who doesn't love those giant Ralph Lauren lamps?
I love this brown and blue den. This room is the closest to being fully "done" of all the rooms in the home and it's great - I love the warm and still coastal color combination of brown and blue. The textural grasscloth is always a good choice against crisp white millwork as well. And one of my favorite fabrics, Quadrille's "Arbre de Matisse" is featured on the club chairs and a few throw pillows. And, of course, palm tree lamps are always welcome.
Shimmering metallic Gracie paper graces the walls of the dining room, and, surprisingly, I even like the mirrored drum pendant. If the buyer takes down this paper I'm going to drive out to Quogue and smack them on the head.
Who doesn't need a gigantic, barrel vaulted kitchen?
Again, one hopes the buyer is going to replace the aggressively hydrangea blue wall color, but this is a great view of the sight-lines of the second floor landing of the home. The millwork is traditional and plentiful without being too fussy.
A breathy, pale turquoise bedroom complete with two sets of french doors is always welcome in this neck of the woods. I really like the super traditional touch of the gingham fabric lining the inside of the glass doors flanking the bed.
The clean-lined pool has an expansive, light stone patio. I adore the boxwoods in square planters, the ubiquitous hydrangea bushes, and that pointy-top garden folly in the back right is pretty sublime.
This wonderfully built house would be the perfect place to while away a summer. I hope it finds a caring buyer soon! What would you do with this traditional beauty?