Monday, February 28, 2011

Water Mill Barns

The light was very good Sunday afternoon. I headed over to Water Mill for some new subjects. I love how the late day sun hits the side of this barn on Cobb Road.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Much Younger Than You Would Expect

A very good friend of mine built out a street in Bridgehampton. This area has a nice intimate feeling. The homes have exceptional detailing with a very nice pre-war feeling. You would never guess they have been built within the last 5 years.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Storm Surf

The rain storm that has been working it's way across the country is here now. I am 1.5 miles from the ocean, but I can hear it today. It dose not sound like waves crashing more of an even deep roar.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New York Dutch Roof

This shingled home has a gambrel roof more typical of the Hudson Vally with a softer slope than you would see on a New England barn. The extension to the back and tower to the left got added in the last ten years.

Last Summer's Growth

When I see the remains of tall grass I am amazed that all that grew in just a few months. Soon last year's growth will fall and compost to feed the next cycle. I am told that these phragmites are not native to our area, they sure have moved in with a vengeance.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Little Italy

This home set on a creek off Mecox Bay was built in the 1920s. I was once told that the woman who built the home had a gondola tied up at the edge of the lowest terrace of her garden. She could then get toured about on the water.

We got More Snow

This roadside reflection cought my eye on a bleak day. 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Painted Lady

There is a row of Victorian Houses in San Francisco that are noted for their interesting paint colors. There was a book about these homes called The Painted Ladies of San Fransisco. I think this might be one of Southampton's painted ladies. The community seems to be very attached to the paint colors on this home. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

October Hike

Back in the fall I did a hike of the Billings Nature trail off Sebonac Road. When you get to the high point of the trail there is a bench sitting on this knob of land with a nice distant view on the Peconic bay and the north fork.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Secret Life on the Porch

The wind from the winter storms shifted these porch chairs to huddle position. There position seemed almost animated.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Horse Country

This wonderful open space sports a variety of jumps to challenge a rider. The town has a program to reserve open spaces and keep them for agricultural uses. The roadside viewing is nice too.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

80's Modern

At the end of the twentith century there was an exciting architectural scene in Sagaponack and Bridgehampton. This was about new single famliy homes built in the wide open farm fields near the beach. These homes mostly had a long low profile and have their roots in mid-century modern homes. Set on valuable land, some of theses homes have now been replaced.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Established Jump

I was very impressed by this old stone horse jump bracketed by yews. Many of the farms in Sagaponack are long established horse farms.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Shingle Classic

I love this iconic home that sits high on  Daniels Lane. The power pole and phone lines seemed to frame the shot so I chose not to crop them out.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just a Bit More East

This is Peter's Pond Road leading down to Peter's Pond Beach. This beach is in Sagaponack. Sagaponack is the most eastern part of Southampton Town on the ocean. This area was all farms untill the 70s and still has many active farms and a very rural feel. I had to go visit a home in this area and so the blog will have a few photos from this most eastern bit of Southampton.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New England on Long Island

Most of Long Island is very much a part of New York, that line seems to blur a little out east here. Maybe it is our nearness to Connecticut & Rhode Island just a ferry ride away. The practice of only using finished painted boards on the face of a home is a typical frugal New England detail.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Barn Style

This home is a realively new arival to the village. The round structure reminded me of the famous Shaker round barn in the Berkshires. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Spring Break

I wanted a break from posting winter pictures. This is the climbing rose on the side of the garage/pool house. The rose is an older style with one BIG BURST of blooms in June, the a much smaller bloom in August if I have pruned rite.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cottage Windows

Cottages come in a lot of sizes in the Hamptons. This home features diamond shaped lites in the upper sash portions of the windows. Having divided lites in the upper sash of double hung windows is very popular here from as simple as two lites over a single pane to intricate mullion patterns in the upper window section. You can click on the photo to enlarge it and see the windows better.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Winter Beach

I can be dificult to find strong sunlight this time of the year. In this picture I decided to embrace the winter sun light.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Handsome Pair

These two fine homes on Lake Agawam fit the newer architectural codes that limits the height of structures, staying within the height limit is tricky when roofing a large home. Both feature grand west facing porches to enjoy the evening sunset over the lake.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Briar Patch

This frozen creek bed is a riot of briars. The green briars in the foreground are cat-briars with very sharp thorns that can pierce most any glove.The briars in stretching back into the marsh have a rich red color, I do not know the breed.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Custom Details

The brick work on this large home has a very distinctive brick detail. The wide mortar joints give the brick a rich old world feel. The effect is attractive.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lets go to France

New York has long had a fascination with French Style. This brick home with it's chateau inspired look is a prize of the estate area. Set on Lake Agawam in walking distance to the beach it has the best of all worlds.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ice Storm

The south fork got off light on the last two storms compared with most of the north east, we mostly got rain. The tip of Long Island's temperature is often moderated by the large bodies of water around it. This means that the weather out here is a little warmer in the winter than the rest of Long Island and cool in the summer from the same effect.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Roadside Attraction

This bend in Major's Path has been the site of winter constructions when the elements allow. These constructs have been appearing here for years,  often with the fun color boost.