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A weekend escape to charming, rustic simplicity? We’ll take it. Take a peek at Long Island’s Cow Pond Farm.

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A weekend escape to charming, rustic simplicity for elegant, secluded dinner party? We’ll take it. Take a peek at Long Island’s Cow Pond Farm.

Kathleen Clements

The quaintly named Cow Pond Farm is the weekend house of your dreams. Surrounded by wetlands on New York's Long Island, it's inhabited by Dan MacDonald and his partner, Gregg Kaminsky. The isolated location makes the 1960s house and barn, with an inside crafted by designer Kathleen Clements, perfect for entertaining friends. Here, the elegant front entrance of the guest cottage, once a barn, has a dollhouse-esque aesthetic.

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There's more than enough room in the converted barn, where a spacious living room and a mezzanine accomodate guests.

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A vintage trolley gets a new lease on life as a coffee table, flanked by a pair of matching linen-covered Bergere chairs and an antique black-leather Chesterfield sofa.

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An American flag maintains a rustic backdrop in the entrance hall-cum-living room of the guest cottage.

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The main house's kitchen is lined with grooved paneling and an exit to the garden terrace.

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A zinc-topped dining table is surrounded by antique chairs.

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Andy Warhol looks out over shelves of baskets by the garden door.

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The smaller bedroom is clean and white, furnished with an antique bed and a button-back chair.

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A stuffed peacock perched atop an antique ladder gives instant color to a muted living room.

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A life-size cow sculpture at the end of a gravel drive welcomes visitors to the barn.

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If this doesn't look like the ideal dinner party settling, we don't know what would. In the garden, a table and chairs on the wooden deck is shaded by trees.

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Dan MacDonald, Gregg Kaminsky, and their Jack Russell terrier, Papochino, are are even more welcoming than the entrance's stone lions.

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Another outdoor dining area, on the side of the barn, is secluded.

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Off the driveway, a gray gate flanked by a hedge of fir trees opens into the garden.