Habitat

Built in the 1840s and purchased by the village in 2007 for $1.4 million, it is midway through a renovation process
The Osborn House on Newtown Lane in East Hampton has been enjoying a very public face-lift over the past eight months. Its “before” state in March of this year. Durell Godfrey Photo

‘Not bad, isn’t it? The style of pithiness conquered me once again.’
A view of the living room, with hollow steel columns supporting the house. Durell Godfrey

By Erica Broberg
Parisian gardens have taken up the American and British locavore movement
Yellow chard seems to be in every garden, even a vest-pocket park in the Marais. Abby Jane Brody Photo

On the edge of a quiet cove, it evokes yesteryear and memories
David Bray renovated a small house in Noyac while taking care to maintain its charm. Below, a snapshot from before work began. Durell Godfrey

Inspired by botanizing in Greece and Turkey
There were no roads so the botanists hired a tractor in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey. The driver is seen taking a break in the Emily Valley.

Designers fulfill their dream of a magical, but high tech, beach house
The fireplace is a concession to cool nights in a living room with an otherwise uninterrupted glass wall. Durell Godfrey Photos

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