Habitat

The Garden as Art, Guild Hall’s annual tour that takes visitors behind the hedges of houses with outstanding grounds, will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

   When most of us think about clematis (accent on first, not second syllable), we seldom get beyond the large-flowered climbers that adorn mailboxes, lampposts, and other gawky supports. They may look gorgeous in catalogs and exhibits...

   It may be an exemplar of modern architecture, but the house that the architect Blaze Makoid built for his family sneaks up on you. Tall and angular like its designer, the 2,900-square-foot building, on a Sag Harbor hillock, blends in...

     The Hampton Designer...

    Second House, on the western edge of Montauk, stands as one of the most historic, but overlooked, structures in the Town of East Hampton. Drivers who pass by its low lying, neatly trimmed hedges, and dark, aged shingles en...

Although it is almost hidden in the woods, a Quonset hut on a quiet Shelter Island road stands out among the houses in the neighborhood.

    The house is purple. Inside and out: painted cedar planks on the exterior and tongue-in-groove millwork in the interior. The overarching aesthetic is startling given the setting in tall white-pine woods in East Hampton’s...

    In a grove of cedars in the woods of Springs, Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel have taken architecture into an unexpected, although appropriate, realm: the outdoors.

    The couple, who are...

The seamless integration of house and garden with the landscape is the ideal, even the Holy Grail, of garden and landscape design. Here on the East End a few jewels meet the challenge.

    Recently, I was introduced...