Today – a house tour from the COCOCOZY archives. While scrolling through my blog archives, I came across this blog about an East Hampton Compound. It reminded me of when I visited at a very famous compound during the summer. Back in 2013 I wrote about being invited to the historic Kennedy Compound years before right after I graduated from college. The Kennedy estate is nestled on Cape Cod in the picturesque town of Hyannis Port, MA. As I strolled through the white houses surrounded by lush, green lawns leading to the sparkling waters, I felt like I was in a dream. This blog post captured my imagination and brought me back to that visit to Kennedy compound. Although I lack photos from that memorable day, the images are forever etched in my mind—a testament to the grandeur and charm of this iconic family’s estate.
“Okay. I have said I want a castle, then I said I wanted a farm with a beautiful barn, then I dreamed of a beautiful city penthouse apartment with sparkling city views…I’ve now changed my mind again…I want a compound. I want my own compound.” — Coco (2013)
By the way…It’s now 2023 and I still want my own compound.
September 10, 2013 | Updated: June 30, 2023
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Let’s take a look inside legendary writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and his wife Joan’s Grecian home. The stunning stone house is located atop Mount Taygetus, overlooking the serene Messenian Gulf. Surrounded by ancient olive and cypress trees, the house sits between two bays for one of the most stunning views from every angle. This home was a peaceful place to get away and write for the accomplished couple.
Tucked away a few hours from Athens, the Kardamyli house embodies a blend of rustic and Tuscan. While the home is on the smaller side, the way it is furnished combined with the many windows, makes it feel open and spacious. Follow along below to take a closer look at the details of this Grecian home.
Years ago, back in 2013, I covered this wonderful two toned farmhouse style Hamptons home’s amazing kitchen on COCOCOZY (old post is here). I loved the striking open kitchen area with a dark black painted ceiling with the color creeping down onto the walls and down below the second level clerestory windows.
Now, I just learned that new photos of this lovely East Hampton kitchen on Further Lane designed by Dan Scotti Design have surfaced! I spotted the new snaps on designer Dan’s website and on Architectural Digest’s website too. The home is fantastic. Still my favorite room is the kitchen…but I am loving the pool area too. This one is for bestie AM and her hubby JE…take a look at the pool…ideas ideas perhaps for their East Hampton outdoors….
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A few months ago, on Instagram Live, I toured the iconic Beverly House, also known as The Hearst Estate. I’ve driven past this gorgeous structure hundreds of times. And I always wondered what it looked like on the inside. Then I saw a line of people on the property and realized they were having an estate sale. I immediately texted my friend, who I was on the way of meeting, telling her the change of plans. After paying the $20 fee, we were in! I decided to go live on Instagram, because I knew my followers would enjoy a mansion tour. Originally, I wanted it to be a graceful and elegant tour. Of course, it turned into a comedy thriller, because people kept following me and telling me to stop filming. I didn’t listen and kept running to the next room. Take a look inside the gorgeous house that I toured (and almost got asked to leave) below.
This modern Guangzhou home tour is filled with innovative design ideas. Located in Guangzhou, China this over 7,000 square foot home was designed by Shexia Design. Shexia believes that the relationship between the homeowner and the house is a sacred connection that impacts daily life. Meaning that one’s home should be a reflection of their lifestyle and future self through every detail.
You have to see this Manhattan apartment tour with style icon Candace Marie. I’ve been following Candace for years, and always look to her for fashion inspiration. Recently she shared a tour of her Manhattan apartment and I can’t wait to share how this small space packs a design punch. Candace is a social media consultant @candacemarie.co, a social media professor at Parsons, and founder of @blckincorporate and @marie_moves_. She is incredibly busy, to say the least, and incredibly talented in everything she does.
While modern and contemporary homes may be in, this traditional Maine barn cottage tour is full of inspired design choices. Designed by G.P. Schafer a New York based architectural firm, this home is located on the coast of Maine. The cottage was designed for a couple who split their time between New York and Boston. The home spans over 3,300 square feet and has a courtyard.
Designed by Simone McEwan of Nice Projects @nice_projects today’s room of the day is a contemporary victorian living room located in London. The space reflects a fusion of traditional and contemporary elements. The design choices are playful in nature and have a character of their own. The designer worked to incorporate the personality of the homeowner into the space while still staying true to the victorian bones of the home.