1. Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons


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    Just in time for summer living Vendome Press is releasing Out East, the houses and gardens of the Hamptons, by noted author Jennifer Ash Rudick. This beautiful book covers all the bases from modern beach shacks to more formal homes. If you don't find your dream Hampton's pad in this book you're not looking hard enough!

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    The relaxed vibe found in all 30 of the houses with open windows and cool breezes have me longing for a little away time myself.

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    The houses that appeal to me the most have a relaxed European casualness that embrace outdoor living without giving up any creature comforts.

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    Of course my preference is for the more traditional houses in the book with an eclectic 'real' mix of furnishings that highlight the personality of the owner (not designer).

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    And my favorite room in the entire book is this lovely screened porch found in a charming house designed by David Netto; I could park myself here for days with a stack of books and pitcher of iced tea. Imagine riding out a rainstorm here too; perfection.

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    And I can't forget the gorgeous gardens in the book; Afterall that's what summer living is all about!

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    Thanks to Vendome Press for this book with lovely photographs by Tria Giovan, this is one not to miss!

    Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons
    Author: ArchitectDesign™
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