Habitat

Before going digital, Ms. Macklowe carried up to 10 pounds of film on each trip, returning home with 6,500 undeveloped images
Barbara Macklowe at the East Hampton Library Authors Night

Design that is nontoxic, safe and green, and can still be chic
The designer has stockpiled appropriate fabrics.

An almost 175-year-old house is brought into the 21st century
The circa 1840s house was in the Osborne family and at the corner of Main Street and Dayton Lane.
The front elevation and historical front entry are seen today, with a retrofitted covered porch.Durell Godfrey
The renovated living room dates to the 1950s. Durell Godfrey
The rear elevation of the house shows the 1950s screened porch and rose garden. Durell Godfrey
The new master bathroom has a retro theme.Durell Godfrey
An antique breakfront, found in the house, was repurposed. The renovated dining nook overlooks the rose garden.Durell Godfrey
The front parlor remained intact, with the original mantel. Edwardian antiques were collected by the Forbeses over the years.Durell Godfrey
The newel posts, carved railing, and balustrade were restored. The back porch, and inviting wicker seating, can be reached through the historic Dutch door in the original dining room.Durell Godfrey

An architect plays with perspective
A sunken courtyard off the lower level and cantilevered overhangs off the library and master bedroom, add outdoor living space. Matthew Carbone Photos
Architect Descending a Staircase: Left: Maziar Behrooz in the gallery of the Berty house in Wainscott, a showcase for the couple’s collection of modern and primitive art. Right: The addition, with planted rooftops and playful lines, “hinges itself open,” Mr. Behrooz said, as it departs from the older part of the house, designed by Alfredo De Vido.
Where the original house meets the addition, the architect continued its formal geometry, then slowly let it loosen up.
Marie-Eve Berty in the library.
The lower-level, with a bar by Michael Hastalis, includes a dining area with curved silver and gold-leafed walls.
A portrait of the Bertys’ daughters by Serge Clement hangs in the master bedroom, where sliding doors tuck completely into the walls to let the outside in.
The pool picks up the addition’s geometry; planted roofs can be seen in the foreground.

The gift that keeps on giving

I was awakened by what I was sure was an explosion within the house
The painter matched the front door to one on the oldest house in Bridgehampton. Durell Godfrey Photo

Details were cloned, making the project much more than a renovation
The facades of the house are broken by porches, and shingled porch supports are at the front corners. The blue hydrangeas are many decades old. Durell Godfrey
The table in the new dining room, looking out into the backyard and cutting garden, is often set with playful centerpieces.Durell Godfrey
Valentino, the Thompsons’ standard white poodle, finds the living room furniture inviting. The curved window may originally have been stained glass.Durell Godfrey
A wainscotted cabinet, wicker chair, and blue-and-white platters make an attractive grouping.Durell Godfrey
The corner fireplace in the living room is set on a diagonal opposite the angled front door. The painting is of the owners’ late poodles. Bunnies cavort on a vintage hooked rug over a chest of drawers in the dining room. An antique hooked rug, a gift from Mrs. Thompson’s daughter, Carrie Lewis, is mounted over an occasional table.Durell Godfrey
The large kitchen has access to the back and side yards. Drawers beneath the counter have no visible hardware, lending an airy look. Open upper shelves make it easy for guests to find what they need for breakfast.Durell Godfrey
The porch overlooks a nature preserve on the Atlantic. The table is a duplicate of one the owners admired at the Amagansett Beach Association. An inoperative dumbwaiter was reborn to hold ironstone, goblets, and tinware.Durell Godfrey

A theme of architecture and landscape in harmony
Fond Fithian in East Hampton Village, above, features plentiful blooms and a mini beach. Durell Godfrey, photos
Fond Fithian in East Hampton Village, above, features plentiful blooms and a mini beach.
The Elizabeth Lear garden has a mix of statuary from Belle Epoque to....
Kenny Scharf's madcap faces.
Andy Sabin's garden features garden statuary as well as more lively and alive features.
Mr. Sabin's goats, a pig, and various fowl add to the farmyard effect of the front portion of his property in Amagansett.
In Bridgehampton, a traditional cottage is set off by orchards and formal flower gardens.
The Bridgehampton garden also features artwork as most of the gardens in the tour do.

Some integrate seamlessly in a perennials garden, while others can cover a wall or trellis, disport gracefully through a tree or shrub, or even act as a large groundcover in sunny places
Clematis Duchess of Albany grows and grows and grows.
Abby Jane Brody Photos

Two boxes with a glass slot between them and a ziggurat layout
Blaze Makoid’s design made ample use of glass and geometry Blaze Makoid
Accordion windows open the living room to a view of the cove.
A view of Upper Sag Harbor Cove out the living room windows.Durell Godfrey
In the bathroom of the master bedroom, it’s like showering outdoors. Durell Godfrey
The entrance way features a wall hanging made from a photo of acorns taken by the couple’s young daughter. A view from the street of the “glass slot.” Durell Godfrey and Blaze Makoid Photos