Monday, August 23, 2010

LETTING GO



Letting go of a family house is never easy, I've been there, I know. Even if you hated the house it would not be easy, too many memories good or bad. In the case of this house, this was love. This is my clients' family house  located  in Mattituck, Long Island on the Peconic Bay. As you can see this is an incredible piece of property and house. One could only imagine how hard it was for them to let go of this beautiful magical place. When I look at these photos, vivid memories of my own family house come back to haunt me. I loved my family house. So I state to anyone that has lost something precious, take a look at these photos and remember. I remember fishing, hammocks, water, sunburn, laughing, mosquitoes, turtles, snakes, and family. I remember summer.
                                                                                                

All photos taken by JOAN WOZNIAK

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18 comments:

MONDOBLOGO said...

Really GREAT place. Why are they selling? I hope the new owners don't change anything, it seems pretty perfect the way it is.....

La Dolfina said...

That house is unbelievable!
I would die for that!
Why oh why did they have to let it go?
I agree with the other commenter, I sure hope the new owners love it just as it is. It's completely, perfectly, amazing. What a gem. Please explain the situation or else I'm going to bed so sad for them :(

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

You guys I can't really say. It's private. But the good news is the new owners are not planning on changing anything. Really good news! So La Dolfina go to bed happy and Mondoblogo what are you doing up so late?

Gary said...

Kevin, How bittersweet. One family has had the chance to enjoy this lovely place and must part with it. But now another family will get to add their story to the houses history book. - G

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a great place to spend the Summers and even the hollidays. I like the fireplace in the great room. Thanks for sharing a great home....Julian

A Super Dilettante said...

Dear Kevin,

Christian Morgenstern once said, "Home is not where you live but where they understand you". Thank you so much for sharing your family home. They don't build house like this anymore. Your words and pictures capture that it is a happy and memorable place. It is understandable that you grew up to become an artist...as I can see, your house has full of attention to details.

Best wishes, ASD

PS. My sincere thanks for your kind words on my blog. I'm very flattered and honoured to hear that you like visiting my blog. The feeling is mutual.

karin said...

Oh...I'm sad for them. It could not have been easy to let go of that place. What a lovely house. Karin

the gardeners cottage said...

letting go hurts like a mother.

~janet

Suzanne said...

Oh dear, what a wonderful spot.

We were fortunate in my family that my brother was able to take over our family vacation house at the very last minute it seemed like. We personally no longer use it, but at least his boys enjoy themselves there and it is still in the family name. Out father would be happy about that.

I hope the new owners love the house and have lots of great memories too.

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

as gorgeous as these images are, it's no wonder this house holds such wonderful memories....you can just feel the life of the place....i know the family will carry the memories forever and be happy to know a new family is making new memories there as well. bittersweet though!

Jessica Davis said...

Hey Kevin - love the photos of this house! Thanks for voting for mine. Any chance you could post a link on your blog to drive more votes? :)
http://www.theselbycontest.com/entry/74306

Mary Ann Wakeley said...

A fabulous place. It certainly would not be easy for me to walk away from it! I also want to say that I love the image in your blog header. Absolutely gorgeous :-)

Reggie Darling said...

Fantastic place, I love it. In fact, it's perfect.

Dandy said...

It reminds me of my grandmother's cottage on a lake in Maine. There was a water pump in the kitchen sink, a sleeping loft and a big window overlooking the lake and the rock dock my grandmother built for the little green row boats. She used to make me chocolate milk for breakfast served in glasses with red roosters on them. The rest of breakfast was cereal with fresh blueberries served in Fiestaware. That woman make me love color. :)

An Urban Cottage said...

Wow, some of these spaces are wonderful. I love the kitchen and bathroom.

normadesmond said...

wow.

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

OH THAT is the house of my dreams !!!

Pam said...

Did anyone else hear Percy Faith singing just now...There's a summer place
Where it may rain or storm
Yet I'm safe and warm
la la lalala.........
Literally chills up my spine. Thanks for the memories. :) Pam