After her mother died last April, London Rosiere spent the summer in Montauk, challenging herself athletically, spiritually, and creatively. The experience was so nourishing that she decided to model a series of programs for children on the kinds of activities that had inspired and rejuvenated her.
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 roots in Sagaponack stretch back to the 17th century, and the house is on family land where he grew up farming potatoes with his father.
Once upon a time, a sort of sea monster weathervane was fixed atop the turret on Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran’s studio on East Hampton’s Main Street. Now, as the Moran house and studio undergoes a major restoration under the auspices of the Thomas Moran Trust, that small bit of the artists’ mark on East Hampton is once again in place.