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Malibu Meets Shinnecock

Malibu Meets Shinnecock

It’s an easy confession: I have feelings for you. You are all I need; elegant and unique, sophisticated but simple, fun and not fussy. I can’t get you out of my head and I want to spend every day inhabiting you and attending to your needs. You make me feel lucky, you make me feel comfortable – you take me away from it all and yet I feel at home…

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Phew. Glad I got that off my chest. I have a major crush on this Shinnecock Hills, Southampton house – perched high on a ledge above the Shinnecock Bay in the Atterbury association, which is built around remaining structures from the estate of architect and urban planner Grosvenor Atterbury, whose influence helped ease the gilded grandeur of McKim Mead & White‘s hey day toward modernist principles of design and urbanism.

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This irresistible house cooly blends design pedigree with all the conveniences and simplicity of waterfront living – it would easily be at home in Malibu. See more…

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Bucking the “big boxes” that are (some say) going out of favor, this Zen-like environment designed by East End architect Preston Phillips.

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Amy Fine Collins’ 1995 handbook on personal style, “Simple Isn’t Easy,” comes to mind when looking at these interior spaces.

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Panoramic views of Shinnecock Bay and the ocean beyond welcome you to this happy place, and invite guests for waterfront dining on the rear deck or a stroll along the bay beach from your private stairway.

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The house is available for seasonal rental Memorial Day to Labor Day for just $65,000 – or shorter terms as well. See the listing here.

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Imagine morning walks along this quiet beach, a world of your own yet just minutes from the village of Southampton.

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Angular and cool, the house has an “un-Hamptons” feel yet is very much a part of the East End’s tradition of contemporary architecture. See the architect Preston Phillips‘ own extravagant and exquisite home featured in HC&G here.

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The cliff-to-water view reminds me of past days in scenic Sconset, Nantucket – where the creeping “infinity edge” is part of the million-dollar charm (as well as a multi-million dollar erosion issue).

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