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...
The Internet may be an enormous marketplace when it comes to outfitting your house, but for those who prefer to shop close to home, there are ways to keep it local.
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.
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“Shines for All,” the motto of The East Hampton Star, goes back to the origins of this enterprise in the 19th century, when doing so was surely easier. The community some 130 years ago was quite homogeneous, comprised of farmers,...
Seen from Cranberry Hole Road, it rears up from the dunescape like a boxy brown whale with peaked flippers. On closer inspection, the large, honey-colored wood box turns out to be part of an idiosyncratic modern house that takes advantage of its...
Dawn Lesh and John Czepiel have a passion for collecting things. Although their modern house in Wainscott is filled with artwork, primarily of local scenes by local artists, she has been amassing objects for it since it was completed in 1987 that go...
When Andrew Sabin bought a house and 26 acres in Springs in 2002, he knew the estate had been owned by someone deemed an American icon.