antique dining room

Photo: Douglas Friedman

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Shelter Island, New York

Built in 1874, the house was one of the original summer cottages of the Manhanset Hotel, which was destroyed by a fire in 1910. Used only in the summer, the home sat upon locust posts without a foundation and was never winterized. Through the years the owners added a proper foundation, a cellar, a heating system, and insulation, as well as a dock.

Vintage privacy shutters in the dining room diffuse the bright sun when needed. The antique chandelier and ship's lantern on the table were originally oil lamps.

Excerpted from The Seaside House: Living on the Water by Nick Voulgaris III. Text copyright © 2017 by Nick Voulgaris, III. Photographs copyright © 2017 by Douglas Friedman. Reprinted with permission by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.

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