Habitat

Michael Malcé and Jolie Kelter, who had been collecting antiques individually for a long time, collected each other at a big antiques center on Second Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, when each had a booth there in 1971.
Around 30 years ago, I designed an exhibition titled “Long Island Modern” at East Hampton’s Guild Hall. Curated by Alastair Gordon, the architecture critic and historian who at the time was a columnist for The East Hampton Star, the show was a celebration of the early modernist houses built on the East End in the post-World War II period,...
“The outdoors is very much a part of the indoor living,” Arthur Beckenstein said of the house nestled in lush foliage overlooking Three Mile Harbor where he and his husband, John O’Rourke, live.
The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, went looking for the frivolous, the silly, and the delightful. Wanting an antidote to heavy current events, lightness became her goal. Here’s what she shined her personal light on:
On a recent, perfect summer day in a bright and beautiful house on high ground overlooking Fort Pond Bay in Montauk, Alison Lane showed a visitor some of her handmade creations, whose raw materials come from the earth.
Russ Patrick was not buying his architect’s pitch to blacken the exterior of the small ranch house in Sag Harbor that he and his wife, Chris, were rebuilding. But that was two years ago. Today, they are not only advocates but veritable poster children for private houses with black exteriors, which seem to be cropping up on the South Fork.
In the 1950s and ’60s, pressing a button on an intercom to talk to someone in a different part of your house was considered a technological score. Now, nearly every imaginable household device can be controlled remotely, whether you don’t feel like getting off the couch or are halfway around the world. The average homeowner is in control, thanks...
It’s been a crazy summer and The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, has been trying to figure out how to hold on, hold out, hold up, hold fast, hold off, hold forth, hold tight, hold firm, hold court, hold still, hold it down, hold...
“Signs and Seasons” is an astrology cookbook by Amy Zerner, Monte Farber, and the chef John Okas.
An East Hampton house with views of Hook Pond from almost every room is nestled on a preserved 1.78-acre site with 328 feet of pond frontage. Designed by the dean of local architects, Alfred Scheffer, and reconfigured so that it now flows into four sections, the house was built in the mid-1950s for the Right Rev. Austin Pardue, the bishop of the...
“I am one of the only people in town who can do almost anything,” Bob Linker said the other day. “You bring me your brass, bronze, your grandfather’s knickknack, and I’ll fix it.”
The Star’s hunter-gatherer loves surprises. Herewith a shopper’s omnium-gatherum, miscellany, bricolage, mélange, and admixture for where you live or visit. Enjoy the mash-ups. Keep your eyes open, shop locally, and drive safely.
When Bryan Hunt was looking for somewhere to live on the East End in 1991, a friend suggested he call David Porter, an artist who also happened to be a real estate broker. The idea was that Porter would understand Mr. Hunt’s sensibility, and he did.