Habitat

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.

A Shelter Island artist transformed an “unapologetic” industrial space
After sunset on a recent evening, the camera glimpsed the hut through the raindrops Carrie Ann Salvi
John Pagliaro welcomed a recent visitor.Carrie Ann Salvi
Carrie Ann Salvi
The spherical and canoe-shaped lamps in the bedroom and living areas are his own creations. Carrie Ann Salvi
The artist made a driftwood base for the glass-top table in the living area, where artwork and lamps of his design can be seen.Carrie Ann Salvi
Beach glass and a doll’s head are finds. A taxidermist’s cougar eyes fit into a ceramic animal skull.Carrie Ann Salvi

Filled With More Than 250 Years of History
This photo was taken in the spring of 1900. The last cattle-keeper, Ulysses Payne, is in the buggy, and Nellie, Betsy, Edward, Elias, and Mildred Payne are on the front porch. Montauk Library/Richard T. Gilmartin Collection.
The Kennedys’ 20th century furniture and flooring are still in the living room. The front hall’s curved staircase, said to have been built by a ship’s carpenter, climbs steeply to the second floor. A member of a long-ago family left this patchwork behind.Durell Godfrey
Cast-iron pots and kettles would have been in use 250 years ago. A kitchen stove was hauled to Montauk for the Kennedys. The main room, the oldest part of the house, is no longer the kitchen but a simple table is set with plates and utensils for the next meal. Durell Godfrey
The master bedroom was redecorated in 1990 for Victoria magazine. The nursery has an antique crib and cradle and its windows face the ocean. A hoop dress, now devoid of cloth, hangs above an early 20th century sewing machine.Durell Godfrey
The privet arch, which was about to be trimmed, and a brick path lead visitors toward the museum’s entrance at the back of the house. Rose bushes climb the side of the house as part of the south garden. The rose garden can be seen from a window in the long main room.Durell Godfrey

Durell Godfrey Photos

Once the homeowners, who are architects, got going, they redesigned the woods
The Sun Garden was one of the first “rooms” in the garden. Peter Gumpel

The house, designed by J. Robert Barnes, is at the base of the dunes. Catmint and lavender fill the transition between it and the meadow. Durell Godfrey

A penthouse cocktail party at the Bulova Watchcase Factory condominiums
A top-floor loft within the restored Bulova watchcase building was staged with upscale decor, food, and beverages to welcome the press two weeks ago. Such penthouses range in price from $3 million to $10.2 million. Carrie Ann Salvi

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons’ garden tour, now in its 27th year, returns to East Hampton
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will feature two gardens designed by Craig James Socia, his own, and the Further Lane residence, above, of Peter Wilson and Scott Sanders. Durell Godfrey Photo

The event kicks off with a cocktail party tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. on the back lawn
The Madoo Conservancy is full of its own delights, like the naturally cultivated portico above. Durell Godfrey Photos