Mintwater Cottage

Shirt: J.Crew Skirt: Ralph Lauren Shoes: Saint Laurent Bag: Mansur Gavriel c/o Hat: Hat Attack Belt: Kiel James Patrick Bracelets: Kiel James Patrick 1,2 Necklace: Kiel James Patrick 

Location: MintWater Cottage — Portsmouth, RI

Today I’m sharing a property that all of my house goal dreams are made of. It’s situated between two pastures of perfectly lush grass and stone walls. Whether you are looking out the front window or sitting on the back porch, the Newport Polo horses can be seen roaming the fields. Through the yard runs a babbling brook with daffodils lining each side and a stone carriage bridge to cross it. When the windows are open the sound of running water can be heard throughout the house and it’s simply magical. While I was there I felt like we were in the English countryside and I honestly didn’t want to leave. 

Washington Irving III, a descendent of Washington Irving the author of Sleepy Hollow, once called this charming place built in 1750 home. Our friends Allison and Steve are the current owners and they did a beautiful job updating the property and opening up the space. I  love the exposed beams in the reading room, I can’t think of a cozier place to curl up with a good book and read by the fire. 

In high summer the yard truly comes to life with flowering shrubs and a perennial garden that includes hydrangeas, roses, and dahlias. If I lived here I would probably start every  sunny morning with breakfast on the patio and every night in the same place with a glass of wine. 

This unique property is currently for sale. Contact Lila Delman for more info. 


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  1. Simplement Lui on May 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    What a beautiful place! Splendid! And the pictures are superb as well!

  2. Natali Karppinen on May 11, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Everything looks so lovely and dreamy! You guys are super cute family!

  3. Ewa Macherowska on May 11, 2018 at 2:38 am

  4. 7SEVENDAYS on May 11, 2018 at 3:53 am

    your scenaries seems always taken from a movie

  5. Allie on May 11, 2018 at 4:08 am

    It truly looks like a fairytale. What a gorgeous home! And a lovely day. You look so pretty in that outfit, I love the hat!

  6. Malinda on May 11, 2018 at 6:45 am

    That house is absolutely gorgeous! I love how the desk/office space is decorated with all the fun hats hanging above the window, such a cute touch.

  7. jandrew on May 11, 2018 at 9:47 am

    A perfect piece of heaven on Earth. It reminds me of some of
    the wonderful English countryside.
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  8. TynkaaBlog. on May 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm


  9. Maru C. on May 12, 2018 at 5:10 pm

  10. Teresa Hamilton on May 16, 2018 at 3:01 am

    The photos are as beautiful as fairy tale~ In a second I thought the first photo is a painting!
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  11. farzaneh mrz on May 16, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    marvelous designer What a beautiful place! You look so pretty in that outfit, I love the hat!

  12. Roll the ball on May 18, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Nice shots, your baby and your dogs are so cute!

    roll the ball

  13. Laura Jane Atelier on May 20, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    That cottage looks so darling, I love the hats



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