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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.
The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, was so bedazzled by the swell stuff out there that she decided to call it serendipity: at times a brilliant discovery, at times the search itself is the discovery. It’s all worth the...
There are plenty of garden tours to enliven the summer and provide sneak peeks behind the hedges, but few allow participants past the front door.
Andrew Geller’s uninhibited, angular houses of the 1950s and 1960s were cut from a playful mold. He was known as “the architect of happiness,” having designed the prefabricated Leisurama houses marketed for middle-income families by Macy’s, which came fully furnished.
“It was so special — a three-story house,” Viola Rouhani, the architect of what became the Treehouse in Amagansett, said. “We knew we had to preserve it and have it grandfathered in to keep that view.”
The 1894 oil painting above, by Mary Nimmo Moran, is an imaginative rendering of a long garden she planted along the south border of the Moran House property on East Hampton’s Main Street, where she and her husband, the painter Thomas Moran, lived in the late 19th century.
From Kips Bay to Pasadena, designer show houses across the country afford opportunities for interior designers to display their talents while at the same time raising money for a wide range of charitable causes.
It was the 1980s. America had an actor for a president, and in Japan the wartime emperor-god had morphed into a mild-mannered marine biologist. President Reagan promised it was “morning in America,” but the economic sun was really rising in the Far East. Japan enjoyed a booming economy, lifetime employment, and plenty of money. Sushi was routinely...
The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, added some South of the Border finds to her pantry. She suggests you do, too, and reminds you to shop locally and drive carefully.
What might be called a museum of outsider art, hidden on Hog Creek Road in Springs, was once a dairy barn, an Abstract Expressionist’s studio, and the original home of the Springs Fire Department. The monument is easy to miss.