Habitat

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    The geometric planes of a sleek new house on a bluff overlooking Gardiner’s Bay at Lion’s Head make it at once solemn and serene. Joseph and Herbert Shalant, who are brothers, were catalysts for the modernist design...

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    Wisteria in flower evokes the most romantic garden fantasies. Monet planted it famously above a Japanese bridge in his water garden at Giverny, and of course painted it.     You have to read the fine print to...
    On a short, private lane near the ocean in East Hampton, a two-story house with portholes, long rectangular windows, and glass doors evokes the 1960s. It is Sal and Mary Ranieri’s guest house, and it is filled with the...
    This year’s Hamptons Designer Showhouse to benefit Southampton Hospital seemed to eschew some of the dourness of recent years in exchange for some blithe hopefulness that a rising tide on the South Fork will raise all the...
East End. With that in mind I’ve long wanted to visit the Polly Hill Arboretum in North Tisbury, a treasure trove of azaleas and rhododendrons, magnolias, dogwoods, and, most important, stewartias. If they flourish on Martha’s Vineyard...
What’s black and white and red all over? It could be a newspaper, or it could be the house in Sagaponack where Alec and Leslie Sokolow live. Instead of being crammed with antiques and collectibles, it is filled with space, and more space,...