Then and now: The trees appear to be all that’s changed at John P. Crain’s Sagaponack cottage since it was moved there in 1940. Right, a peek at the other houses on the one-acre lot shows the Red Cottage.
The bill of sale provides proof that his grandmother bought the cottage for $100.Durell Godfrey
A mirror in the living room reflects much of the available space.Durell Godfrey
The simple kitchen was added shortly after the cottage was moved, along with a utility area with a washer and dryer and shelves for dry goods to one side.Durell Godfrey
The living room mantel is flanked by doorways to the two small bedrooms. Durell Godfrey
A tenant protected anyone who might venture into the attic by sticking corks on every nail in the ceiling.Durell Godfrey
The homeowner himself is seen ascending a stepladder to the trapdoor to the attic, now used solely for storage. Durell Godfrey
Inside the Teepee
The Antler House resembles a work of origami that unfolds before your eyes. The house is small, so a large and welcoming teepee accommodates guests. It also provides a place for music and contemplation.
Because the living area is on the second story, it feels “like living in a tree house,” its occupants say. It was photographed from the loft. Five-month-old Poppy and her mother, Blair Moritz, feel right at home there.
Seashells substitute for beads on a doorway curtain. The varied interests of the writer and director Chris Fisher and his wife are illustrated by the objects and books they collect.
Artwork by Andrew Geller decorates the breakfast nook. The table and chairs evoke the period in which the house was built. After climbing into the loft on a ladder held in place with chain and pulleys, you can look down to the living area, where original wide-plank flooring has a homey vibe.
Unexpected angles in a hidden loft are evidence of Andrew Geller design, and they happen to mirror those of the teepee on the property.