Habitat

Artworks have found temporary homes in places on the market
The Modern Barn off Hand’s Creek Road in East Hampton is one of the first houses Esperanza Leon has used as a gallery. Above, the painting on the dining room wall is by Astolfo Funes; the artwork in the hall is by Hermann Mejia. Edge Media
A painting by Miquel Salem brightens the master suite bathroom.
Furniture by Jeff Muhs was placed in a house on Koala Lane, East Hampton; from left on the walls are works by Fulvio Massi, Barbara Groot, and Casey Dalene.
The small paintings to the right of the fireplace in a house on Maidstone Lane are by Darlene Charneco; a Maria Schoen painting is on the wall.
Works by Maria Schoen enhance the modern barn’s hall; works by German Tagle and Ms. Charne­co can also be seen.
In an Amagansett house, two black panels and a sculpture on a table are by Jesus Matheus; small works on the right wall are by Dennis Leri, and Venezuelan Yekuana Indian baskets are on the floor.

You have to be a bona fide East Hamptoner to own a house here
The screened-in porch of what may be the smallest “camp” at Lazy Point doubles as the living room. Durell Godfrey
A bit of Gardiner’s Bay is glimpsed beyond the shrubbery that surrounds the deck, which is protected by a deer fence.Durell Godfrey
The quintessential Lazy Point cottage is steps from a pebbly beach.Durell Godfrey
A few favorite things are among the sparse decoration. Durell Godfrey
he Star’s food writer has mastered “simple cooking with limited equipment.” The silverware lives in a flower vase.Durell Godfrey
A paddleboarder moves across the bay at sunset.Laura Donnelly

By George Biercuk
Blossoms of butterfly weed. Durell Godfrey
Large marigolds. Durell Godfrey
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A handsome dahlia. Durell Godfrey
Orange daylilies are ubiquitous if the deer don’t get them.Durell Godfrey
The red and yellow of ornamental pepper.Durell Godfrey
Orange can be found in tulips.Durell Godfrey
Most offerings are tonal and rather tame, even as they are also quite beautiful
Midcentury-inspired design continues to be popular, as in this rec room by Melanie Roy.
A library, designed by Robert Brown demonstrates how richly black and white can be layered in a room without looking cold.Durell Godfrey Photos

Word began leaking out that there were ever-blooming roses at the garden that were gorgeous, highly disease-resistant, and often fragrant
The pink climber Jasmina rose features “large cupped flowers and lots of them throughout the summer, with a light fruity scent.” Justin Spring


One woman’s persistence spared it a fate as “a heap of useless lumber”
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. Durell Godfrey
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

The only Andrew Geller house remaining on the South Fork
Inside the Teepee Durell Godfrey
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.