All Durell Godfrey ever wanted in a career was an “art job,” one that would place her among the creative people she considered members of her “tribe.” That’s what she hoped for when she graduated in 1964 from Endicott College in Massachusetts, and that’s how it turned out.
The diminutive white frame house on Union Street in Sag Harbor is known both as the 1693 house and the “five-times-moved house.” Judith Auchincloss, who purchased it in 2010 from the tennis pro Guillermo Vilas, described it to a recent visitor as “sort of magical.” A real estate broker in New York City who has been a longtime summer resident here...
Well, it’s not a shoe box exactly. But Barbarajo Howard’s one-room Montauk condominium certainly is small — officially, 483 square feet, or 683 if you count the balcony deck that runs the entire width of her top-floor apartment in the 30-acre Rough Rider Landing development.
Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry relish, and 5K “trots,” and in East Hampton, it also means the joy of peeking into houses both grand and historical, courtesy of the East Hampton Historical Society.
Autumn on the East End, where oaks are the dominant trees, is mostly muted shades of russet and gold. Toward its peak on sunny days the foliage becomes a rich tapestry, but lacks the pizazz of New England with its brilliant reds.
Durell Godfrey celebrated the fall season by hunting and gathering throw pillows for a quick switch. Exotic or ironic, a new accent will energize your room — and you, too. Mix, match, or just toss about something zany. Change is good...
How do you live in a house that an architect built and eventually lived in for a time, particularly when the architect had a very specific aesthetic and was famous? According to David and Janellen Gerstein, you tread lightly and make adjustments carefully, leaving most of it intact, down to the furniture.
The long-buried foundation of the Montauk Assocation’s McKim, Mead, and White clubhouse, which burned down in 1933, was carefully uncovered as part of an archeological study that will help the property’s current owners, Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, reconstruct it as it originally looked.
Designed by the prestigious architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White in the 1880s, with a landscape plan by Frederick Law Olmsted of Central Park fame, the Montauk Association has one of the best architectural pedigrees on the East Coast.