Fifth annual Hamptons Cottages & Gardens show house

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If there's one lesson the organizers of the 2008 Idea House want the public to learn, it's that "you don't have to be granola to be green," says Sag Harbor-based design director Kyle Timothy Blood. Read more

Levittown, NY

#1 Aug 2, 2008
I love the 'green' aspects - but if I had that much money - i would build and design something a lot less UGLY!!!
Bridgehampton Lady

Holbrook, NY

#2 Aug 12, 2008
I agree with you, "Greenporter." It's an absolute shame what they did to that beautiful old farmhouse. The flooring and stairways look like cheap plywood. The windows are very unattractive--what's the deal with that recess between the walls and the windows?? Outside, the pool is dark, dirty, and scary-looking, and the poolhouse toilet doesn't even have a door on it!

The designers for the most part did a nice job, but it's going to be a hard sell at $12.9 million, considering the wonderful homes out here also on the market. Just because something is "green" doesn't mean it has to be contorted and ugly.

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