Thursday, April 12, 2012


Architect Peter Pennoyer is know for his impressive residential homes which bridge the connection between modern taste and the legacy of prewar American building styles. When I came across this beautiful summer cottage in Fire Island, a casual summer community off the coast of Long Island, I had to share it with you. Even in this rather modest home for Pennoyer, his attention to detail can be seen in his great use of vertical space with sun decks running up the back of the cottage- he's even included an umpire chair at the very top deck to maximize the water views. The house is the perfect mix of classic summer cottage and casual beach chic--ready for flip flops and a mojito on the porch!
See the umpire chair?
The sunny porch captured the beach vibe perfectly, with bright primary colors and whimsical lanterns illuminating the seating areas.
The fantastic reclaimed floors and warm wood paneled walls read casual comfort.
Love the vintage wicker vanity set and painted floors.
You can only get to Fire Island by ferry-no cars allowed!
Radio Flyer wagons are a must--leave them at the ferry to bring your groceries and bags back to your house.  When you go home for the week, your wagon waits for your return!


lizziefitz said...

I adore Fire Island! I have the best memories of summers spent there. Thanks for sharing this fantastic post

pretty pink tulips said...

This home screams Americana!!! Love it. I can't wait to finish our house so I can hang my flag out again.

And, those Red Flyers....they are the BEST!!!!

Happy Thursday - it's gorgeous today!
xoxo Elizabeth

michele said...

omg i am so on that porch with the cocktail. the wagons are just the most charming detail too! what an incredible memory for children too!

smiles to you, lovely lady.


JMW said...

What a great cottage - love it! Makes me long for the beach - counting down the days!

Splendid Sass said...

I love the work of Peter Pennoyer, and this house is fabulous! I am in love with the living room, and the wagons are just perfect. I love that you get there by ferry too.
Thank you for sharing, Barbara.

Splendid Sass said...

I love the work of Peter Pennoyer, and this house is fabulous! I am in love with the living room, and the wagons are just perfect. I love that you get there by ferry too.
Thank you for sharing, Barbara.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love the use of red here... very hot {put intended... ha!}

Chris said...

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annie said...

I love this! Those Radio Flyer that great or what?

Sara Mueller said...

love the idea of the radio flyer wagon! so fun!

The French Hutch said...

I've never been there but it sounds like a place I would love! Makes me want to pack up and go to one of my favorites, Seaside, Fl.
Happy weekend.

The French Hutch

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I'm with Elizabeth ...this home truly screams American, and I love that too. Have a great weekend. Mona

The enchanted home said...

How sweet, and full of personality this house is. Love it, it brings back a time of simple days and pleasures, being with friends and family.......and the red wagon really is the icing on the cake...gotta love it!

Tikaa Cone said...

Lovely, from start to finish. I enjoyed every second. The colors and details, I can't wait for summer. Your blog is beautiful.

Success and smiles,

Karen said...

This would be such a great house to vacation in. I've never been to Fire Island but it looks beautiful and restful.

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