Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Southampton House Tour: A Farmhouse a Contemporary and a "Bon Acre"

Farmhouse built 1858
"Cranberry House"
This past Saturday was the fourth annual Southampton Historical Museum's House Tour. Six beautiful private homes plus the Dune Church as well as the Rogers Mansion and Halsey Homestead were open to charity ticket holders. It rained off and on all afternoon, so participants were asked to either remove shoes or put paper booties on over their foot gear. The number and types of shoes outside the homes was another entertaining aspect of our tour.  This home, an 1858 Farmhouse, was formerly known as the "Cranberry House". The house was previously painted a bright berry shade. Painted creme now,  the inside decor pays homage to its colorful history. We weren't allowed to take photos inside the homes but happily I found a number of great photos by Michelle Trauring on the Southampton Press website. More information and more photos here.
The Cranberry House today.
Upstairs in the Cranberry house.
I loved the white wicker beds head to foot.
Let's stay up and talk all night!
The master bedroom had a huge bookcase filled to the ceiling. 
Cranberry House downstairs parlors.
Next, a modern home filled with light.
The owners were home as crowds of strangers paid a visit. 
Their collection of art, books and furniture from all over the world was lovely to see.
The two story great room overlooked a pool and beautiful pond.
Simply gorgeous.
This shingled beauty known as "Bon Acre" was built around the turn of the last century by a prominent doctor, one of the founders of the Southampton Hospital.
My first apartment would have fit in the entry hall.
There was a lot of "ooing and aching" inside this home.
The entryway continued into light filled living rooms.
I wish I could show you some of the their wonderful art.
The home is for sale, more photos and details on how this home can be yours here.
Above is the large sunroom that is on the first floor. The master bedroom's huge walk out sleeping porch is above the sunroom. All of the bedroom furniture could have been carried out there in the summer and fit. If there is such a thing as an "old money" house, this is it.
Master Bedroom
One of ten bedrooms, this one a pretty blue and white.
Formal dining room. 
Kitchen sized for the grand parties that you would have if you lived here.
Upper left corner, you get a better view of the big sleeping porch.
The newer conservatory shelters a large outdoor dining area.
Every country house needs a backyard swing

to be continued

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