Habitat

Jerusalem artichokes are extraordinary by any measure
The Jerusalem artichoke flowers hadn’t reached their peak when, from left, Hiroyuki, Cosmo, and Rock Hamada posed for this photo. Durell Godfrey

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 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

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

Brian del Toro Inc. designed the living room. Durell Godfrey, photos
Kemble Interiors was responsible for the master bedroom and its sitting area.
The formal dining room by Lillian August.
In this bedroom, Barbara Page channeled her college-age daughter to come up with a room she would want to come home to.
The family room, designed by Sherrill Canet Interiors, channels some Palm Beach fabulousness.
"The Keeping Room" with its orrery-style lamp was designed by Patricia Fisher Design.