habitat

Purple is the darnedest color. It attracts us like bees to a honeypot. But get it home and it is nearly impossible to find a spot where it fits in.  After spending entirely too much time on this conundrum I’m coming to the conclusion...
“I want visitors to go further and further down the rabbit hole.” So said the artist Dianne Blell as she introduced a visitor to the evocative mixture of objects, colors, passions, and practicality in both the garden and interior of her...
Even years later, James Merrell likes nothing more than returning to the houses he designed.
When Don Lenzer and Bettina Volz set out to renovate their aging quasi-saltbox in the almost rain forest-dense Amagansett woods north of Montauk Highway, a search led them across the country to a completely different landscape, the desert inferno of...
The house shared by Liz Robbins, a well-known Washington lobbyist, and her husband, Doug Johnson, a former news anchor for WABC-TV, reveals itself gradually. Though in the estate area of the Village of East Hampton, it isn’t visible from the...
Monica Graham has always been fascinated by the idea of a Gertrude Stein salon, to which visitors were drawn by master works of art. In her own way, she has put together a compound with masterly gardens and indoor amenities to which her many...
Deep in the woods near Crooked Pond in Sag Harbor, where he lives and works, Nico Yektai took a break recently to consider what had given rise to his creative bent. “The idea that furniture could be just like sculpture, or painting, seemed...
Rooftops covered with plants go back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In China there is the roof iris, Iris tectorum, so named because it flourishes on sod. In Northern France and England there is an old rural tradition of growing moss, ferns,...
Preserving and loving a house on land granted in 1650 to William Mulford, one of the original East Hampton settlers, filled with shabby-chic furnishings and treasured mementos of family life.