Habitat

From copper watering cans to intricate tables and gates
The metalsmith is proud of this intricate gate on East Hollow Road. Courtesy of Bob Linker

An old barn is now an artist’s think tank
The bigger barn of two in the complex was moved from New England by the artist David Porter, who once lived and worked there. Lucy Winton is at left.
Left to right, “Axis Mundi,” which is in the sky lobby of 1 World Trade Center, is seen as a maquette. “Flume I,” of cast aluminum, is from Bryan Hunt’s Waterworks series. “Charioteer,” from the artist’s Waterfall series, was cast in bronze. Georgica Pond seems to encroach on the cast stainless steel “Calm II.”
A view through the living room to the dining room offers a sense of the house’s origin as a barn.
Bryan Hunt and Lucy Winton shared a laugh in the studio, which is now used as a think tank.
The front door opens into what had been a chicken coop, the smallest of three components.
The sculptor designed and built the dining table and the candlesticks.
Hand-embroidered portraits of the artists by Christa Maiwald are from her “Blue Chip” series.

Displaying the work of more than 30 designers
Covered porch, East Hampton Gardens, Gregory Shano
Family room, Lillian August Furnishings & Designs, Nancy Galasso and Richard Cerone
Bedroom, Rayman Boozer, Christian Lacroix wallpaper, Souvenir Italian travel plates
Master bedroom, M. Frederick Design, Matthew C. W. Frederick
Playroom, Grayson De Vere Design, Julia Nix;
Master bedroom, Eddie Ross for The Muse
Playroom, English Country Home, Chris Mead

The 11th annual East Hampton Antiques Show starts July 21
Mulford Farm provides a charming indoor/outdoor setting for the East Hampton Historical Society's Antiques Show. Durell Godfrey

The materials chosen connect the house to the landscape
The architect broke up the horizontality of the front of the house, above, by using different materials and moving elements away from each end. Below, the rear is almost all glass, with a wide staircase between the upper terrace and pool. Joshua McHugh photos
An Alexander Liberman painting leads the eye up a floating staircase.
A dropped slatted wood ceiling makes the dining and living spaces intimate, while allowing light to filter in. The niche for the wooden sculpture provides a view from one end of the house to the other.
The muted colors of the furnishings, selected by the interior designer Robert Stillin, are in keeping with the hard materials chosen for the house.
Steve Riggio’s guitar room is designed for displaying his collection as well as making music.
Stoneware sculptures by Toni Ross are in a niche next to the front door. Josef Albers paintings are to the left on the wall.
Lee Skolnick Durell Godfrey

A covetous retreat on Gardiner’s Bay
The late architect Francis Fleetwood helped create the perfect artist’s studio. A wall of glass doors runs the length of the building, making the most of the sky, the light, and the view of beach and bay.
The studio doubles as a home away from home, with a fireplace made of Montauk stones for winter, a kitchen and bathroom, and a loft bedroom for those occasions when Lucy Cookson simply cannot put away her artwork.
Seen from the beach, the studio displays the architect’s commitment to the shingle style and love of swooping gables.
The smokestack is all that remains of the Devon Colony’s power plant. Ospreys have found it to be a handy nesting place.
The base of the smokestack as seen from inside.

Erik Engstrom, left, works part time for Fireplace Farm helping Paul Hamilton. Durell Godfrey

The best in design and architecture from colonial chic to beach house modern
This Shingle Style residence is the latest addition to Foster Crossing in Southampton, a modern family-centered home that looks as though it has always been there. Emma Ballou