The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons’ garden tour, now in its 27th year, returns to East Hampton
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will feature two gardens designed by Craig James Socia, his own, and the Further Lane residence, above, of Peter Wilson and Scott Sanders. Durell Godfrey Photo

The event kicks off with a cocktail party tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. on the back lawn
The Madoo Conservancy is full of its own delights, like the naturally cultivated portico above. Durell Godfrey Photos

A good eye, initiative, and flexibility counted
Long-leaf yellow pine beams and flooring, collected by Bryan Gosman, imbue the open living area with warmth. Durell Godfrey Photos

An unusual showhouse that will open this weekend as a benefit for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
ARF’s Dutch colonial house grew a matching wing in 2011.

The house is part of the Southampton Historical Museum’s annual “Insider’s View” house tour
This Southampton Victorian-era house has some classic Queen Anne-style features on its exterior, including a front porch and a second-floor porch, prominent gables, an asymmetrical form, and bay windows. Durell Godfrey Photo

One of the museum’s most prominent features is still taking root.
Three distinct areas of the Parrish Art Museum property will replicate common features of the South Fork landscape.

Cliffside 11-acre resort where Nixon slept has a 6-foot-6 ‘white knight’
The buyer of Gurney’s Inn is reported to be George Filopoulos, president of Metrovest Equities. Hampton Pix

Honoring one that is gone, documenting the other’s history
A view from the south. Mr. Garrett calls the wide floorboards throughout the house “extravagant.” Durell Godfrey Photo

Mahogany and bronze give the Sam’s Creek neighborhood a new look
Mahogany boards and travertine marble define the house, both inside and out.
A glimpse of the common threads that run through disparate artistic objects
Cowrie shell carving is a global phenomenon. Durell Godfrey Photo