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Ignoring advice to tear it down, they created a cozy hideaway
Original 17th-century Conklin farmstead, on Main Street, Amagansett
Original 17th-century Conklin farmstead, on Main Street, Amagansett

Meticulously restored, a 19th-century house has retaken its place in architectural history.
“The project evolved from a simple renovation to really understanding what the house was,” said Marsha Soffer, who oversaw the restoration of the 1891 Charles H. Adams house. Durell Godfrey

Fueled by the sun and energy efficient. By Don Matheson
The south side of Don and Tori Matheson’s house in Springs is seen with awnings deployed for shade, above, and retracted for full sun, inset. Carl Alan Smith
A view of the Arc House from the driveway shows the original design with the flat-roofed sleeping quarters behind it. Matthew Carbone

Mark Wilson of Wilsonville surrounded by items from the Amagansett store, including a portrait of an unknown baseball player. Durell Godfrey