Well, it’s not a shoe box exactly. But Barbarajo Howard’s one-room Montauk condominium certainly is small — officially, 483 square feet, or 683 if you count the balcony deck that runs the entire width of her top-floor apartment in the 30-acre Rough Rider Landing development.
Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry relish, and 5K “trots,” and in East Hampton, it also means the joy of peeking into houses both grand and historical, courtesy of the East Hampton Historical Society.
Autumn on the East End, where oaks are the dominant trees, is mostly muted shades of russet and gold. Toward its peak on sunny days the foliage becomes a rich tapestry, but lacks the pizazz of New England with its brilliant reds.
Durell Godfrey celebrated the fall season by hunting and gathering throw pillows for a quick switch. Exotic or ironic, a new accent will energize your room — and you, too. Mix, match, or just toss about something zany. Change is good...
How do you live in a house that an architect built and eventually lived in for a time, particularly when the architect had a very specific aesthetic and was famous? According to David and Janellen Gerstein, you tread lightly and make adjustments carefully, leaving most of it intact, down to the furniture.
The long-buried foundation of the Montauk Assocation’s McKim, Mead, and White clubhouse, which burned down in 1933, was carefully uncovered as part of an archeological study that will help the property’s current owners, Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, reconstruct it as it originally looked.
Designed by the prestigious architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White in the 1880s, with a landscape plan by Frederick Law Olmsted of Central Park fame, the Montauk Association has one of the best architectural pedigrees on the East Coast.
Some people buy cookbooks for the recipes, some people buy them for the pictures or narrative. And some people buy them for all of those reasons and more. I used to collect regional cookbooks, but the massive quantity of cream of mushroom soup and spinach dip recipes became distressing so I sold them all at a yard sale.