Habitat

Russ Patrick was not buying his architect’s pitch to blacken the exterior of the small ranch house in Sag Harbor that he and his wife, Chris, were rebuilding. But that was two years ago. Today, they are not only advocates but veritable poster children for private houses with black exteriors, which seem to be cropping up on the South Fork.
In the 1950s and ’60s, pressing a button on an intercom to talk to someone in a different part of your house was considered a technological score. Now, nearly every imaginable household device can be controlled remotely, whether you don’t feel like getting off the couch or are halfway around the world. The average homeowner is in control, thanks...
It’s been a crazy summer and The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, has been trying to figure out how to hold on, hold out, hold up, hold fast, hold off, hold forth, hold tight, hold firm, hold court, hold still, hold it down, hold...
“Signs and Seasons” is an astrology cookbook by Amy Zerner, Monte Farber, and the chef John Okas.
An East Hampton house with views of Hook Pond from almost every room is nestled on a preserved 1.78-acre site with 328 feet of pond frontage. Designed by the dean of local architects, Alfred Scheffer, and reconfigured so that it now flows into four sections, the house was built in the mid-1950s for the Right Rev. Austin Pardue, the bishop of the...
“I am one of the only people in town who can do almost anything,” Bob Linker said the other day. “You bring me your brass, bronze, your grandfather’s knickknack, and I’ll fix it.”
The Star’s hunter-gatherer loves surprises. Herewith a shopper’s omnium-gatherum, miscellany, bricolage, mélange, and admixture for where you live or visit. Enjoy the mash-ups. Keep your eyes open, shop locally, and drive safely.
When Bryan Hunt was looking for somewhere to live on the East End in 1991, a friend suggested he call David Porter, an artist who also happened to be a real estate broker. The idea was that Porter would understand Mr. Hunt’s sensibility, and he did.
You may have missed the opening cocktail party on Saturday, but you have plenty of time to visit the Hamptons Designer Showhouse, which is displaying the work of more than 30 designers this year, its 17th. The Showhouse, staged as a benefit for Southampton Hospital, is actually two houses this year, at 78 and 82 Rosko Lane, in a new subdivision...
The grounds of the historic Mulford Farm on Main Street in East Hampton Village will be jammed with antiques and art from 50 dealers — and with shoppers hoping to find objects they just cannot do without — starting July 21 at the 11th annual East Hampton Antiques Show sponsored by the East Hampton Historical Society.
If the architect Lee Skolnick has a signature style, it’s not how his buildings look. it’s the way he works with clients.
The late Francis Fleetwood was on Forbes magazine’s 2001 list of leading architects, which called him “the architect for the A-list in the Hamptons.” He believed the shingle style was the truly indigenous architecture of the United States. Among the 200 shingled, sprawling houses he designed, one on Georgica Pond had 14 bathrooms within its 25,000...
Fireplace Farm, where Paul Hamilton grows produce and flowers and keeps bees and chickens, is a rural place right near Gardiner’s Bay, with hardly any houses to be seen.