Habitat

Cliffside 11-acre resort where Nixon slept has a 6-foot-6 ‘white knight’
The buyer of Gurney’s Inn is reported to be George Filopoulos, president of Metrovest Equities. Hampton Pix

Honoring one that is gone, documenting the other’s history
A view from the south. Mr. Garrett calls the wide floorboards throughout the house “extravagant.” Durell Godfrey Photo

Mahogany and bronze give the Sam’s Creek neighborhood a new look
Mahogany boards and travertine marble define the house, both inside and out.
A glimpse of the common threads that run through disparate artistic objects
Cowrie shell carving is a global phenomenon. Durell Godfrey Photo

Sited by Frederick Law Olmsted, this ‘Sister’ has an almost 300-degree ocean view
The Andrews House, one of seven late 19th-century Shingle Style cottages in the Montauk Association, enjoys views of the ocean from its first and second-story verandas. A small kitchen addition at right was designed by Francis Fleetwood. Durell Godfrey Photo

The society chooses its properties for their mix of architectural styles as well as their character
The East Hampton Historical Society will hold its annual house and garden tour this weekend. Houses include a cottage on Dayton Lane and a farmhouse in Amagansett. Durell Godfrey Photo

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