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07.13.10
Alexandra Lange | Essays

Time to Move On

Here’s a very nice house in Montauk. It looks just like that very nice house I saw a few months ago on Shelter Island. Or that other nice house in Aspen my husband worked on a few years ago.

Glass first floor, check. Floating staircase, check. Feature fireplace, check. Pocket doors, check. Brand-new mid-century modern furniture, check. Quote about loving the indoor-outdoor life, check.

Sure, it’s lovely. But am I interested in it anymore? No. Can it possibly work at the beach and in the mountains? No. How long will it take for that bronze mesh — the only interesting thing about the house — to rust? Unknown.



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