A Dominy-type candle stand, circa 1800, is among the furniture in the living room,above, as is a Victorian caned rocker, circa 1850-75. A pine peel for the beehive oven, circa 1800, is next to the fireplace. Below, a flax wheel from New England, circa 1750, occupies a landing with stoneware jugs, circa 1830.
The Ireland house, the oldest on the lane, has pride of place.
A portrait attributed to Orlando Hand Bears (1811-1851) of Sag Harbor hangs in the living room above a Queen Anne tiger maple desk, circa 1750. At right, wide horizontal and vertical siding and the deep treads of the stairs testify to the house’s age.
A tribal Kazak-type scatter rug from Turkestan, circa 1800, is in the living room.
The 13 original house lots are shown on this 1983 map drawn by Hamilton Darby, an architect from Bridgehampton.
A turtleback Sheraton fancy chair, circa 1825, left, and an English Windsor arm chair of yew wood, circa 1840, have been in the house since the 19th century. Durell Godfrey Photos
Breaking waves, not falling water, inspired this 1986 beach house.
The original owners asked for a breezeway from the front of the house to the beach.
The master bathtub nestles in one of the bays.
The living room and deck command a 180-degree vista.
A hanging beam contains the kitchen lights and echoes the curve of the counter.
The Gavalases revel in the white decor, which reminds them of Greece.
Towels hang on the wall of an outdoor shower tucked into the breezeway.
Even the kitchen work areas are black and white.
The round glass table, with a tree-trunk base, matches the huge kitchen porthole.
Robert A.M. Stern finds Bonac to his liking
The architect is seen on the stadium steps at the back of the house, which looks out on the garden.
Wavy shingles around the oculus on the gable, at right, are a Stern trademark, as is the tower.
The frame has an almost imperceptible glass railing.
The entrance is up a flight of steps and through a nearly invisible glass box. The limestone wall conceals the bedroom wing.Paul Domzal
The living room brings cedar and limestone indoors.Paul Domzal
The master suite is behind the balcony, which curves over the dining area, and then heads outside for dining al fresco.Paul Domzal
The open skylight is reflected in the omnipresent glass.Paul Domzal