habitat

It is possible, in undertaking a renovation of a house that dates to an earlier time, to respect its architecture and to also reflect the character of new owners.
Gardening worldwide is undergoing a sea change as ecological considerations become more influential in our garden-making decisions.
There are few places in East Hampton Town that have updated their look without sacrificing their history. Old Stone Highway is one of those places, with careful renovations and restorations of classic Springs buildings and gardens aplenty.
While much grander houses have sprung up around it in the 53 years since Tinka and the late Bud Topping transformed an 1811 barn in Sagaponack into a family home, none of them speak as much to place and history. Mr. Topping’s family...
“Since the 1950s, American families have gotten smaller while homes have nearly doubled in size.”    —Yale University Architectural Team With no apparent slowdown in the making of megamansions, a book has just...
Don and Kathy Ashby first saw the house at 177 Main Street in East Hampton in the spring of 2012 as prospective buyers of what they might find at a tag sale. Mr. Ashby, a fashion photographer, collects books and photographs, and the house, which has...
When Robert and Jeanette Schwagerl purchased the house on Quail Hill in Amagansett in 1989, it had been for the most part abandoned. “I was going to tear it down,” Mr. Schwagerl said during a recent tour. Within a year, he had designed a...
If these walls could talk. . . . It’s a cliché everyone has heard, but when you’re dealing with lumber salvaged from a 170-year-old textile factory in Eufaula, Ala., a 19th-century barn in Elizabethton, Tenn., or a 200-year-old...
It’s not every day that a single four-bedroom house will reflect the history of a village, especially not a village with as multifarious a background as Sag Harbor’s. Yet consider the Hampton Street residence of Carl Hribar and Ki...