I don't know what to say about this circa 1924 home in Westhampton Beach, at the very westernmost edge of the Hamptons, besides that it's a dream. Three stories of white clapboard, deep green shutters, asymmetrical gables, porches and peaks. The home known as "Twelve Oaks" is a true East End classic and deserves a loving look around.
Seriously, I think Slim Aarons conjured this house up.
The formal sitting room is a reflection of the outside of the house in creams and greens. The painting is questionable, but I'm going to assume it belonged to a beloved and now-gone aunt. I mean, probably, right? And I'm all about those black side chairs with ancient tiger velvet cushions.
The dining room is just such a joyous, happy space with its pale lavender-blue walls, and a candy pink Murano glass chandelier! And I love the mix of the distressed, cream colored, Chippendale fretwork style chairs mixed with the formal, antique, double pedestal table. And old sisal keeps things breezy and beachy.
The green paneled family room with its beamed ceiling may just be my favorite room in the house. Love the giant lanterns, mix of upholstered seating, and the beat-up Persian carpet.
The expansive country kitchen is a vacation house fantasy filled with built-ins (complete with chicken wire fronts!), beaming, charming toe-kicks, and a butcher block topped island big enough to have a dance party on.
The breakfast area off the kitchen also opens up to the back staircase.
This über old school sleeping porch is a symphony in classic deep green. Wicker furniture with cabana stripe cushions? Always yes.
The gorgeous main staircase features a stunning landing with a built-in bench below the tripartite, Palladian style window. The giant faux bamboo lantern anchors the double-height space (and is so much more awesome than, say, a more predictable, English brass alternative).
This is so Waspy I'm actually dying. The freaking pastel portraits, the faux bamboo furniture, I want it all. Love the pink and brown color palette as opposed to the obvious blue and white (but those monogrammed shams are upside-down and making my eyeball twitch).
Green and white striped faux tented sunroom? Yes, please! Also that blue chintz chaise is giving me heart palpitations.
A gabled, third floor, bunk room, complete with built-in beds made up in bright buffalo check linens is a kid's fantasy. And also mine.
Yet another screened in porch is somehow even more charming than the green porch, swathed in patriotic red, white, and blue. The painted navy and white striped floor is classic Sister Parish summer house style.
The pool and tented-front pool cabana are beautiful beyond belief with perfect landscaping of groomed boxwoods and white and blue hydrangeas.
Even more entertaining space by the pool - perfect for relaxing and enjoying long summer days and warm summer nights.
Boxwood hedges, zinc potted plants, classic garden bench, and a perfect pair of obelisks. You can file this under "things that my heart needs."
I don't know about you, but I'll be dreaming of this traditional Hamptons beauty for a long, long time.