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Live in the country just steps from the coast in this historic artist’s residence.

By Marisa Spyker

While the Hamptons might be more known today for its celeb-owned mansions than its agricultural roots, quite a few relics from its rural days remain. There are old windmills and lighthouses, churches and museums. And then there are ultra-charming centuries-old cottages you can have all to yourself.

Take, for example, this adorable East Hampton hideaway which, in addition to its 1795-built main house, comes with three green acres once home to a thriving equestrian farm. The secluded estate is currently up for grabs for a (reduced) asking price of $1.59 million.

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Located in Springs, a quaint bayfront town known for attracting artists such as Jackson Pollack, the house combines country curb appeal with coastal influences (water views are just a short walk away). Inside, details like wood-paneled ceilings and a brick fireplace surround add historic character, while a coat of white paint on both keeps the spaces feeling bright and modern.

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In the kitchen, black and white checkered floors and a wood-burning stove give the all-white, clean-lined space a touch of quirk. Upstairs, four bedrooms plus an office and two baths give the space plenty of room for use as a summer escape or a year-round pad.

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Outside of the main house, grassy meadows and mature trees feel deeply rooted to its equestrian days. Throughout the property, stables—one of which is converted into an artist’s studio—and other outbuildings provide the new owner with a wealth of opportunities for expansion. See more of this country-meets-coastal home below:

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Craig Macnaughton/Halstead East Hampton, LLC
Craig Macnaughton/Halstead East Hampton, LLC
Craig Macnaughton/Halstead East Hampton, LLC
Craig Macnaughton/Halstead East Hampton, LLC