Habitat

It is colorful foliage, fruits, and berries that we look to for a stunning climax to the gardening year
Enkianthus perulatus J.L. Pennock Abby Jane Brody Photos
The fragrant flowers of false holly, Osmanthus hererophyllus
Coral bark maple
Kousa dogwood fruit

Marketing house and garden products
Dianne Benson, a former fashion designer and East Hampton resident, has been selling gardening tools and accessories electronically since 2009. She is phasing out her business after finding that customers don’t make many repeat purchases when the goods are of such high quality. Christine Sampson
Judi Boisson designs American folk art quilts, pillows, and other household accessories, below, from her home in Southampton. She traded brick-and-mortar stores for an Internet site in 1995. Durell Godfrey
Each soy candle in the Hamptons Handpoured pyramid represents a hamlet or village on the East End. They are created by Brittany Torres, a Southampton native. Brittany Torres and Christine Sampson Photos
Steve Judelson, who owns Amagansett Sea Salt with his wife, Natalie, has an online store that draws about one-third of sales. A one-ounce bottle starts at $9.95. Finishing salts, below, bring out the flavors of a dish rather than serve as a primary ingredient.Christine Sampson

After buying the house in 1995, the Gersteins immediately set about doing nothing to it.
When David and Janellen Gerstein traverse the foyer into the light-filled center of their Norman Jaffe house, the soaring angular ceiling and picture windows looking out onto abundant grounds give them a great sense of arrival and tranquility. The couple added philodendron to give the space warmth and a more human scale and placed objects from their travels, such as a Southwestern blanket over a railing, throughout the house to assert their personalities and history. Ms. Gerstein’s harp and piano, below, occupy the space in front of the great room’s window.
Much of the exterior of the house is obscured by plantings.
Mr. Gerstein’s key collection
The dining room table and chairs are original.
Southwestern dolls and Sagaponack turkey feathers
A school of trophy fish
A golf green on the property gives the Gersteins a chance to practice.
A pergola marks the entrance to the patio and pool deck at the front of the house.
Jaffe’s signature narrow door

For Sean MacPherson reconstructing the Montauk Association's clubhouse ‘seemed in every way the right thing to do’
Long buried under the back lawn of a nondescript beach house, the foundation for the Montauk Assocation’s clubhouse was carefully uncovered as part of an archeological study that will help the property’s current owners, Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, reconstruct it as it originally looked. Carissa Katz
The MacPhersons and their sons, Maxwell and Dashiell, having a family night out at the Crow’s Nest when the boys were younger.
This photo shows the later addition to the clubhouse. On the horizon, just to the right of the horseman’s head, is Third House. Montauk Library
Sean MacPherson, Robert Hefner, and Britton Bistrian reviewed Mr. Hefner's findings in the excavated clubhouse foundation this spring.Carissa Katz
The MacPhersons took in the view from the lawn, which remains much as it did when the clubhouse was still standing. The lawn, too, is covered in the historic district guidelines.Carissa Katz

The Montauk Association, then and now
The Montauk Association’s Seven Sisters, designed by McKim, Mead, and White, sited by Frederick Law Olmsted, and built between 1881 and 1883, were each “distinct but . . . none stood out as being more important than its neighbor,” according to East Hampton Town’s guidelines for the historic district. All seven, including the rebuilt Tick Hall, lower right, can be seen in this aerial photograph. Doug Kuntz
Eloise Payne Luquerpainted watercolors of six of the seven cottages in 1885. Above, the Benson cottage, built for Arthur Benson, who once owned all of Montauk but the Lighthouse and the life-saving stations.
Sandra Brant and the late Ingrid Sischy bought the de Forest cottage from Dick Cavett and his late wife, Carrie Nye. Images Courtesy East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection
The Andrews cottage has seen minor additions since Luquer painted it in 1885, including a kitchen on the north side of the house.
The Agnew cottage

Some are local, some far afield

Cookbook recipes

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The house, with few furnishings, brings in the out-of-doors
The “infinity” edge of the pool is a visual runway into one of the rarest landscapes on Long Island. Durell Godfrey
Seen from the road, the big box ends at one of two peaks and a diagonal plane. At left, the protruding tower contains the inside staircase. Durell Godfrey
Top left, A diagonal plane slicing through the roof of the living area shields the entrance to the rooftop terrace, which offers, at bottom left, a panoramic view of the dunescape. An exterior spiral staircase connects the pool area with the roof terrace. Durell Godfrey
Floor-to-ceiling windows form one of the walls on corridors that run from front to back on both floors. Durell Godfrey
Pointed corners contain fireplaces and TVs in the dining room and in the master bedroom on the second floor. Durell Godfrey
A giant porthole provides a contrast with the house’s living wing. Durell Godfrey
he vast living room is decorated by stripes of light on sunny days and a reminder of its use as a photo studio. Durell Godfrey