Who knew heaven on earth could be filled with poison ivy, mosquitos, ticks, and no-see-ums? If you’ve ever been to Lazy Point, you know what I’m talking about. It is tranquil and blustery, secluded yet public, full of water sporty...

Not long before the summer season began, the owners of a Kettle Hole Road house in Montauk heard it was being used as an illegal share house, and, they said Monday, there was nothing they could do about it. “It’s a nightmare,” Dr....
The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, takes the dog days of summer seriously. She shops on the shady side of the street and shares the coolest finds with you.
This year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse reflects a softening of both palettes and textures. Grasscloth is the preferred wall covering, and trend-watchers will note that decorative wall painting treatments, such as ragging and other techniques, are back as well.
Roses are undergoing what may be one of their most transformative changes since the first repeat-blooming flowers reached Europe from China about 250 years ago. That is a brash statement, I realize, but more true than not.
You might say that this edition of The East Hampton Star HomeBook is dedicated to teardowns.  No, not because any of the houses we are featuring are about to be demolished, or because any of them rose from the ashes of demolition, but because...
The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, is always chasing rainbows.  She didn’t find a pot of gold so she went shopping for color.
A humble cottage avoided the fate of many of the South Fork's vernacular buildings and was moved from Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton to a one-acre plot on the west side of Town Line Road in Sagaponack. Among its secrets: wine-cork traces of a tenant long gone.
In an era in which too much is never enough — as ostentatiously expressed in new and reconstructed residences built to the absolute maximum size allowed by zoning — a wooded one-acre-plus parcel in Springs is an oasis of playfulness.