Habitat

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

Durell Godfrey

A long lean line of interlocking spaces
Durell Godfrey

Michael Haverland’s own house reflects his architectural philosophy
Geometry, light, and sight lines work together to eye-pleasing effect at the Haverland and Galanes house in East Hampton. Durell Godfrey Photos

Gardeners now seem caught up in a hydrangea frenzy
If you prune blue mopheads too late, they won’t flower the next year. Photos by Abby Jane Brody

By R.D. Chin
R.D. Chin
With a mix of textures, finishes, materials, wall treatments, and floor coverings, there is much to assimilate
Durell Godfrey

Ed Hollander’s new book is a gorgeous how-to for Hamptons landscape design
Although Edmund Hollander and his associates design landscapes on a variety of terrains, many of the images in the book are properties on water. But even in East Hampton, he noted that there are very diverse habitats including ocean, marshes, fields, and woodlands, that make a typical “Hamptons” landscape hard to define. Instead of a coffee-table book, “The Private Oasis” is more of a how-to guide for people looking for ideas for their own properties with separate sections on pools, entries, outdoor living, and dining. Charles Mayer Photos

It is they that heal the interrupted, spaded-up earth with green