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Beautiful Restoration Of A Southampton Cottage

Recently, I came across a historic Southampton cottage that’s been through a full restoration. I love how they kept a nice mix of warm, cozy spaces while creating plenty of bright/airy rooms, as well.  This home really shows it doesn’t have to be one way or the other.

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Notice the eyebrow arched window there on the front. That’s the master bedroom and wait until you see it!

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Even though they kept the warmth of the wood walls and beams in this room (and I’m so glad they did!) the room feels warm and cozy without feeling dark.

This house has 6 fireplaces! Wish they still put that many fireplaces in homes being built today. We may not use or need them all in this day and time, but it sure would be fun to have so many mantels to decorate. :)

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The kitchen is just the way I love my kitchens, lots of white cabinetry and a wonderful mix of marble and butcher block for the countertops and the island.

Love the table so close by…harkens back to the way kitchens used to have a table right there in the kitchen itself. Notice the painted floors. I love how they look in this space but I also think this kitchen would be pretty with natural/stained wood flooring.

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A cozy spot for dining in front of the fire…

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Off the other end of the kitchen we see a cozy hearth room.

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It’s really more of a sunroom with all the windows surrounding it, isn’t it? I really love the mix in this home of painted rooms and rooms left with their natural stained/wood walls and ceilings. You get the best of both worlds!

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Such a great space to spend a cool fall evening in front of the fire. That oriental rug is perfect in this spot!

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Here’s the room where we saw the eyebrow arched window. Notice there are two, one on either side. Lots of fabulous windows for taking in the views. Might be a little hard to sleep in late in this beautiful, light-filled space but it’s a small price to pay for this lovely room.

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A cottage bath with a tub for long soaking baths.

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Another bedroom in the home…very different from the master, isn’t it?

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Another space for gathering in front of the fire…

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Beautiful area for entertaining out back.

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Beautiful gardens…

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You’ll find additional photos of this home where I found these here: Historic Restoration of a Southampton Cottage

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Comments

  1. Why is such a large home called a cottage?

    • I think they call it that in the real estate listing because the decor has that cottage design/feel. Also, I bet it started out smaller and was added onto over the years.

    • Carla, click on the link at the end of the post and you can read a bit more about it. It’s described as “One of the few remaining “Cottages,” designed by Grosvenor Atterbury and built by students of William Merritt Chase” and they talk about “the original living room” etc… so it’s been added onto over years.

  2. rattlebridge farm says:

    I LOVE this home. You’re right, the mix of wood and paint adds so much charm and patina. It’s cozy, unpretentious, charming. The “eyebrow” windows remind me of the Something’s Gotta Give house. I would love to curl up on the front porch with a book and lemonade. What a great tour!

  3. Love that dining area and the nautically themed fireplace in the sitting area! Oh, and those “arched eyebrow” windows in the bedroom are so much fun!

  4. What a great home to tour…my loves? The gorgeous family room with wood on the walls yet plenty of windows, and the pretty bedroom done in white with the natural light flowing in. I agree with you on the kitchen…perfect but it needs the warmth of a wood floor. The living room? Not liking the paneled walls at all. Not a good fit with the house at all. The second bedroom is not cohesive with the home in any way at all. In any event, I could still move right in!! Thanks, Susan!

    Jane xx

  5. I love the bead board ceiling in the kitchen. The airy feeling of this home is wonderful Love it. Thanks, Susan.

  6. I especially how they have tucked the stools under the bar space in the kitchen..
    Thanks for answering the “cottage” question. I too had wondered about that.

  7. It is very common out here to refer to the large homes near the ocean as cottages, and we have many “Summer Colonies”. Years ago, the city people left the heat of the city for their cottages.
    Alma lives very close to Atterbury. I have been in that colony but, I have not noticed that particular home. I will have to take a look. You should include the price of that “Cottage” :)! A King’s ransom!
    Nice to see a home from my town.

  8. Susan, you have me dreaming. I watched Somethings Gotta Give on Thursday with a group of girlfriends. That house is my all time favorite. I’ve been dreaming about a home in the Hamptons!!!!

  9. crumpety cottage says:

    Ooo, ooo, oooh …. so pretty and COZY! Great windows, great fireplaces, great light. I would probably have to have some plaid in those paneled rooms, but oh, it’s such a lovely home. Susan, there seems to be no end to all the pretty homes you find. (Much to my appreciation.) :)

  10. What a beautiful home. I love the kitchen- one of my dreams is to have a kitchen with a long bank of windows to view out of. The eyebrow windows in the master are awesome. I’ve always wondered what it looks like on the inside with one of those. There are so many places to enjoy hanging out in with this place it would be hard to settle on one! I guess I’d call this a stately cottage!

  11. Juanita in OH says:

    This is beyond fabulous to me! I tried to imagine living there but I drew a blank, lol. If the owner’s said “why don’t you come out to our cottage for the weekend?” I would have thought they gave me the wrong address or if I were with them I would have thought we were stopping by someone else’s palatial home before we went to the COTTAGE.

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