A Five-House Tour in East Hampton

Kilkare, an iconic house, is located within the prestigious and rarely seen Georgica Association, with panoramic views of Georgica Pond and the Atlantic. Built in 1877 by ship builders, the three-story house overlooking the Atlantic has been sensitively restored with all its authentic detail. Courtesy of Sotheby’s

Cocktails at the Maidstone Club will mark the beginning of the East Hampton Historical Society holiday house and garden tour on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The $200 cocktail party tickets include admission to the five houses on the tour the following day. The tour itself costs $65 in advance. Tickets to both can be ordered online at easthamptonhistory.org or by phone at 631-324-6850. They will also be on sale at Clinton Academy on Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Kilkare, the iconic Georgica Association house that was owned by the late Michael Kennedy, is among the houses on the tour. Another is the Woodhouse Playhouse on Huntting Lane, which is an Elizabethan-style structure with a 75-foot-long great room built for the legendary philanthropist and arts patron Mary Woodhouse.

Joe Nahem, a principal in the design firm Fox-Nahem, will open his Further Lane house, filled with art and midcentury furnishings.

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"This year's tour is a visual feast of stylish houses. So, while you're breathing in the sea air and enjoying the varied terrains and architectural styles, your dollars will support the East Hampton Historical Society's museums and programs," Joseph Aversano, the tour's chairman, said.

Also from the East Hampton Historical Society, a show of antique quilts, "Sweet Dreams," will open on Saturday at Clinton Academy. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Among the quilts and items on display in this cozy new exhibit are rare bedcovers and doll quilts, antique sewing equipment, several bed warmers, a few cradles, and a Dominy bedstead. Most of the quilts are from the collection of the historical society, but a few are from private owners.  

Kilkare, built in 1877 by ship builders, the three-story house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean has been sensitively restored with all its authentic detail. Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Located in one of East Hampton Village's most coveted locations, a traditional Shingle-Style house on Further Lane is one of five distinguished homes on the 2017 East Hampton House & Garden Tour.Erik Davidowicz
Nestled in the Village, an early 20th-century Cottage with French & English influences. Courtesy Landscape Details
The interiors in this East Hampton Village house are decidedly French inflected, with hand-finished plaster walls, antique limestone floors and mantels, period paneling, and a La Cornue range — while the exterior is reminiscent of an English cottage, with intricate stonework and a swooping shingled roof.Courtesy Landscape Details