When the Daily Beast website featured this charming Hamptons house recently, I knew I had seen it somewhere before. It was featured in House Beautiful back in 2008, but I was excited to see some new photos of it. It belongs to designer Tom Scheerer, who gave it elegant country-cottage style…
The Daily Beast article says, “A brick path lined with low box hedges leads to the front door of this 18th-century cottage. It may look simple from the outside, but the inside is true East Hampton. No, not the new Hampton of lavish marble and four-car garages, but the old elegance of blue-and-white nautical patterns and an open, breezy layout.” (My favorite kind!)
Scheerer explained, “There’s an 18th-century tavern-like vibe to the house,” he says, “and I wanted to play to that.”
Scheerer created wraparound scenic wallpaper for the dining area by enlarging a Currier & Ives print of Newport Harbor:
The decorating was inspired by a childhood friend’s grandparents’ house where Tom used to spend his summers.
Love this sunroom:
For more photos and information, check the August 2008 issue of House Beautiful by Mimi Read and the slideshow on Daily Beast. Photos by Simon Upton. You can learn more about Tom Scheerer on his website.
Hooked on Old Hamptons Houses? This one’s for sale: