A contemporary North Haven house departs from the norms
A sculpture of horses by Robert L. Hooke, an artist who lives in Sag Harbor, welcomes visitors to Susan Goldstein’s North Haven house. Her daughter is a professional equestrian. Durell Godfrey
A dramatic dining table was fashioned from two ancient cherry trees that were ready to fall. A glass wall of water creates soothing sounds and divides the living room into two seating areas.
The fixtures in a bathroom and its counter reflect distinctive taste. Custom-fabricated corner windows provide dramatic views while helping lower the cost of heating and cooling.Durell Godfrey photos
Projecting balconies and strong horizontal volumes bring Frank Lloyd Wright to mind. A dramatic, three-story rotunda is the axis of the house; the balcony leads to the bedrooms.Durell Godfrey photos
A fieldstone wall and tables using wood from the property’s cherry trees bring rusticity into the living room. The stair treads were also fabricated from the trees.Durell Godfey Photos

Did Anne Boleyn take shelter under these beams?
A birdhouse marks the view of the Tiedemanns’ house from the south.
Left, the “bones” of a 500-year-old barn come from the Boleyn family’s Hever Castle in England. Right, Georgica Pond in East Hampton can be seen from more than one side of the great room. Durell Godfrey Photos
The family enjoys the tranquil waters of Georgica Pond from one side of the house.
Dining in the sunroom, with its sweeping views of moors, Georgica Pond, and Georgica Beach, contrasts with meals at the formal dining room table, below left, which seems to await a feast for royalty.
Right: Books and a quirky folk art bicycle rider fill the center of the great room.
At left: Carl Tiedemann collected tools to make full use of the space between the beams. Right: A whimsical ladder is by the artist and studio furniture maker Tommy Simpson.
Tudor-style paneling geometrically complements a mantelpiece and its eclectic assortment.

A fungi business mushrooms into home-grown produce, takeout, and Thanksgiving turkeys
David Falkowski sells the remarkable mushrooms he grows at South Fork farm stands. Now, he has one of his own, and it is stuffed with familiar and unusual produce, prepared foods, and family photos.
Mr. Falkowski grows yellow oyster, shitake, blue oyster, and, most recently, maitake mushrooms.Durell Godfrey
You will find the Peruvian purple potato at the stand. Durell Godfrey
Squashes are perched on a chair near the farm stand ceiling.Durell Godfrey
Tomatoes in different-colored coats come from the family farm,Durell Godfrey
For more exotic offerings, you can contemplate the peppers. Thai chili peppers are grown from seeds brought home from Thailand.Durell Godfrey
On a golden late-summer day, Ms. Falkowski baked apple pies while Mr. Falkowski roasted peppers outside. Durell Godfrey
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Cannas have to be nurtured indoors over the winter
Tom Dakin’s cannas are taller than he is. DurelL Godfrey photos

At 10,000 square feet, Briar Patch remains an understated family home
“We live out here,” Priscilla Rattazzi said of the large back porch facing Georgica Pond, which she and her husband, Chris Whittle, added to the house when they bought it in 1989.
Kayaks, sailboats, and paddleboards are always at the ready at pond’s edge. Durell Godfrey
Tito, a dachshund, and Leo, a golden retriever, relaxing on the front steps with Ms. Rattazzi, are the latest in a line of beloved dogs to call Briar Patch home.Durell Godfrey
A portrait of Margaret Hyde Hamilton by the painter John White Alexander hangs over the fireplace in the house’s great room, where earth tones add a sense of warmth to the large space. The custom wallpaper was made to look like Italian tile. Durell Godfrey
The grass is not always greener: A founder of the Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation, Priscilla Rattazzi, who is dedicated to improving the pond’s health, eschews landscaping chemicals, even organic ones. Durell Godfrey
Photographs by William S. Curtis fill the wall in the front stairwell. Durell Godfrey
The family eats most meals in what they call the breakfast room, which has its own small kitchen. Durell Godfrey
Chris Whittle’s office, just off the great room, occupies its own quiet space, but the great room also is “his sanctuary,” his wife said. Durell Godfrey
Two towering linden trees, each more than 100 years old, frame the view of the pond from the house. Durell Godfrey
The Whittles’ own children may be grown, but the playroom, with its large dollhouse and toy-filled bench seats, remains intact. Durell Godfrey

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An old house with resurgent life and family treasures
The photographs on the wall above are of the indigenous people of Papua New Guinea, with whom Peter Matthiessen and colleagues spent six months.
Alex Matthiessen, above, is seated on a settee in the sitting room. Below, the fireplace in the original kitchen was one of the reasons he bought the house. It now heats the combined sitting room, dining room, and kitchen.
Above, the folding doors on a corner cupboard in the kitchen were designed for access to a huge single shelf. Below, two rooms were combined to create an ample master bedroom.
A close-up of the Papua New Guinea photos that hung in Peter Matthiessen’s Sagaponack house.
A right whale skull has been moved from the Saga­ponack house to Sag Harbor.
The patio, surrounded by plantings rather than a lawn, features an Indonesian teak daybed.

By Justin Spring
A renovation that reflects its occupants’ passions
Julie Small-Gamby stands at the entrance to the addition, which enlarged the house and dramatically changed the interior. Durell Godfrey
The new staircase makes art the focus.Matthew Carbone
Peter Gamby rakes his Japanese garden after every rainstorm. Durell Godfrey
At top, Julie Small-Gamby’s artwork frames the view of Hog Creek from the dining room. Below, a tall Zen archery bow stands to the right of the windows in the meditation room.
Above, first-floor spaces were redesign­ed to serve as an art gallery. Below, the first-floor hallway was widened to create a visual flow from front to back.
Glass doors in a bedroom provide views of the meditation room and the outdoors.
Peter Gamby moved a moss-encrusted boulder from the woods to the garden.Durell Godfrey Photos