Reporting Emily Smith
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (CBS 2) — Sunflowers inspired Vincent Van Gogh, but to a local art enthusiast, they are a way of life.
In Thursday’s Living Large, CBS 2′s Emily Smith takes us to a roomy, but intimate estate on Long Island.
Tucked behind the tall boxwood hedges in Southampton you find a stone pebble driveway leading to a shingle-style traditional home decorated in beautiful sunflowers.
Home owner Henry Buhl rode up in his cheery sunflower mobile with real estate broker Nancy Seltzer. Buhl takes his love for the cheerful plant to another level and sunflowers are featured in nearly every part of the home.
The front door itself is a giant sunflower that is hand-carved out of oak.
The interior is a mass of contradictions — roomy, but intimate and made with beautiful old wood plank floors.
It also has beamed ceilings and soft colors throughout. Some of the most expensive sunflowers are in the living room. The rare 16th Century prints are worth tens of thousands of dollars.
The backyard has a covered porch and a tennis court. There is also a 2-acre field that is part of the home.
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