ARF raises money every year doing a tour of local gardens. Last year the tour was in East Hampton and this year was privileged to see the outside of estates in my hometown, Southampton.
I made up an album if you would like to see additional photos.
This the the average size home on the garden tour. The white building is the pool house on the far right. Next to it was the gym. On the left is side of the house. It faces the fountain in the album. It was the first time seeing a fountain that large outside of a park. The front of the house was larger then the side. Additional buildings for cars. One garage for everyday cars and the other for their collection of antique cars. Both garages larger then the home I live in.
We visited four other homes which were the same size . One home had no flowers but did have a hedge of wild roses. The view was incredible of Shinnecock Bay and the Ponquogue Bridge.
The homes are lived in during the summer and maybe a few holidays in the fall and winter.
AND from the estate of yours truly- my beautiful Kousa Dogwood.