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Just listen to the people who live in them. ■ “The house is described as a staircase among the trees,” H20CM founder Tim Goldbold says of his Eugene Futterman abode in Southampton (“On the Edge,” page 110). “It has really sharp, defined lines, but it’s completely livable.” Interior decorator Jayne Michaels, who owns a 1972 Joe D’Urso home in Springs (“Boxed Gift,” page 66), marvels at how the designer proved that “a house could recede into nature.” And lawyer Susan Spagna, the owner of a Harry Bates home outside Sag Harbor (“Super Cool,” page 88), didn’t realize “the importance of nature to feelings of centeredness and well-being” until she and her husband, art dealer Fred Dorfman, bought their house on a wooded hillside. What’s more, her husband adds, “I think we became comfortable as a family here.” ■ Cold, forbidding, standoffish? I beg to differ.
You’ll notice that the five modernist houses featured in this issue all have black façades, but they have a lot more in common than that. All are dedicated stops on HC&G’s 20th-Century Modern House Tour with Hamptons 20 Century Modern (H20CM), and all were built in the 20-year stretch between the early 1960s and early 1980s. “Modern” houses often mistakenly get a bad rap for being cold and hard to live in, but on the contrary, the best ones embrace nature and a sense of place, ceding grand gestures or pompous extra layers.
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TIM GODBOLD Hamptons 20 Century Modern, a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve modernist architecture on the East End, came about because “there are no other local conservancies looking out for important modernist buildings,” says its founder, interior designer Tim Godbold, whose own 1975 Eugene Futterman house in Southampton is featured in this issue’s “On the Edge” (page 110). “It reminds me of home, of grow ing up in Australia on the beach,” he says of the structure. “There’s a feeling of optimism and a better future.” —Shannon Assenza
A native of Merrick, Long Island, writer David Sokol grew up amid 19th-century farmhouses and 1920s Tudor Revivals, not to men tion “a mini movie colony that Ed Begley and Errol Flynn lived in when they worked in New York theater.” In addition to writing the texts for all five of the modern ist houses included in this issue, Sokol has a new book, Hamptons Modern: Contemporary Living on the East End, out this fall. “I feel uniquely energized about archi tecture from the modernist era,” he says. “I like knowing how a building stands and why it works.”
“It’s really exciting to shoot a longer-form project incorporating multiple homes and to see how they relate to one another,” says photographer David Mitchell, who trained his lens on all five of the modernist houses featured in this special issue. Having stud ied advertising photography at Rochester Institute of Technology before making his way to New York City, the Brooklyn resident credits photographer Scott Frances as his “biggest influence in learning about photographing architecture and interiors. I am forever grateful to him.”
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The summer heat of August is fast and fleeting, so now’s the time to dive in and cool off—be it ocean, pool, pond, or bay. Partial to lolling about for hours? Drift away on this colorful inflatable inner tube, inspired by the waves off the Izu peninsula in Japan. $68, at Sylvester & Co. Modern General, 103 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-5012, sylvesterandco.com. Stock
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BASKET CASE Something wicker this way comes: Make this classic Joyce picnic tote, constructed from rattan, wood, and leather, your newest summer staple. Available in Vachetta (shown) and navy, $298, at J. McLaughlin, 2442 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton,jmclaughlin.com.631-537-1962, DIVE TIME Montauk-based designer Cynthia Rowley has teamed up with Timex to reenvision the company’s best-selling dive watch, the Navi 38mm, which is water resistant up to 100 meters and features a soft silicone rubber strap. Available in blue (shown) and black, $150, 696 Montauk Hwy., Montauk, cynthiarowley.com,631-668-8077,timex.com.
GREEK HAMPTON Themis Zouganeli, a designer for Dior Maison and Atelier Swarovski, has launched her own lifestyle brand based on her Grecian heritage. The Athenee maxi shirtdress looks great not only at poolside cocktails, but also out on the town. $506, at Via Coquina, 26 Madison St., Sag Harbor, 631-500-5920, viacoquina.com.
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ANIMAL INSTINCT Stop monkeying around! Grab a foldable beach chair in Roller Rabbit’s classic water-resistant print and let the fun begin. $159, 53D Jobs Ln., Southampton,rollerrabbit.com.631-259-2566,
FLOWER POWER Prepare to dazzle with this swell pair of injected-nylon sunglasses from the Spanish fashion house Loewe. $380 (shown: coral pink), at Ryland Life Equipment, 155 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-808-3221, rylandlife.com, loewe.com.
TENTED AFFAIR Easy to carry, set up, and break down, this beach tent provides six feet of sun coverage and lots of chic coastal vibes. $299, at Brass & Burl, 404 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 888-4064002, brassandburl.com.
EAST HAMPTON BRIDGEHAMPTON SOUTHAMPTON WESTHAMPTON BEACH MONTAUK MATTITUCK GREENPORT TOWNANDCOUNTRYHAMPTONS.COM ALL THE TOYS AMAGANSETT AMAGANSETT I 6 BEDROOMS | 7 FULL, 3 HALF BATHROOMS | 6,000 SQ.FT. | 2.44 ACRES I 68FreshPondRoad.com $9,999,999 Situated on 2.44 acres of well landscaped privacy and located opposite South Fork Country Club and convenient to ocean, shops, and transportation. There is approximately 6,000 sf of living and entertaining space covering three levels consisting of 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 3 half baths. Several outdoor decks, gallery, open kitchen/dining area with granite countertops. Viking, Miele, and Bosch appliances, living room with fireplace and office. In the finished lower level gallery, theater, wine room, game room, fully equipped gym, sauna, massage room/ 6th bedroom and more.In addition there is an outdoor kitchen with Al fresco dining, heated gunite salt water pool with spa, pool house with fireplace, all weather tennis /basketball court, two outdoor showers and an attached two car garage and much more. Great Amagansett location and convenient to all. Furnishings included. web# 886136. EXCLUSIVE. WILLIAM R. STOECKER Licensed Real Estate Salesperson 516.818.4904 BStoecker@TCHamptons.com(c)
FLOAT THROUGH LIFE Springs-based decorator Sasha Bikoff has partnered with pool float company Oliver James to create five playful, vibrantly colored water loungers that will nudge your inflatable swan out of competition. Approx. $1,070 (shown: Kiwi), oliverjameslilos.com.
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GLASS ACT No need to fret about broken glass. Juliska’s pretty acrylic stemware allows you to sip your poolside rosé without worry. $24 a glass, at Kathy Kuo Home, 30 Jobs Ln., Southampton,kathykuohome.com.631-377-3213,
BATEAU MUNCH Bilbo to go! Through Labor Day weekend, let Sag Harbor favorite Le Bilboquet provide the feast for your day on the water. The restaurant’s reusable boat basket features summer staples such as Niçoise salad and lobster rolls. From $200, order in advance through hellobilbo.com.
KEEP YOUR COOL Totally Montaukstoked!surf queen Quincy Davis has put her stamp of approval on this beachheavyweighttwo-tonecottontowel. $78, at Quincy MTK, 805 Montauk Hwy., Montauk, quincymtk.com.631-702-5355,
WALK ON WATER Book a beach lesson or boat excursion through Hamptons Lift Foils, then fly above the water at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour on a cuttingedge eFoil board. Lessons from $500 per person; for more information, call 561-348-4531 or go to lifthamptons.com. SITTING SAIL Featuring a seat of recycled sailcloth, this foldable oak deck chair makes a summery, nautical perch. $420, at Loaves & Fishes Cookshop, 2266 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 631-5376066, loavesandfishes.us.
LAWRENCE A. MOENS ASSOCIATES, INC. “Specializing In Palm Beach’s Finest Residential Properties.” 245 Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 (561) 655-5510 Fax: (561) 655 - 6744 www.moensrealestate.com OCEANFRONT MANSION UNDER CONSTRUCTION PALM BEACH,ExclusiveFLORIDAA new home is underway on the Southend. Spectacular Oceanviews. Completion expected Spring/Summer next year. Call us for floorplans or further details. $43,500,000
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These south-of-the-border natives are late-summer saviors
1. BISHOP OF LLANDAFF (Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’) Bloom size: 4 inches; height: 3 feet Brilliant semi-double scarlet flowers and dark foliage similar to a bishop’s frock give this stunner its name. A medium-height plant, it’s great for perennial borders. Newer varieties in other colors are commonly known as the Bishop’s children.
M exico’s national flower, the dahlia comes in varieties to suit everyone’s taste, from spiky cactus to drop-deadgorgeous dinner-plate, from flirty and demure to full-tilt bold and brassy. —Alejandro Saralegui 1
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• When deadheading dahlias, the pointy remains get cut off and the round budsDahliastay.tubers should be planted outside once the danger of frost has passed and soil temperature has reached approximately •60°F.Get a jump on the season by planting the tubers inside, but wait to water them until you see growth above the soil line (they can rot easily).
• The more flowers you cut, the more flowers you get. For longer vase life, pick dahlias before they are fully open.
4. MY LOVE (Dahlia ‘My Love’) Bloom size: 5 inches; height: 3 to 4 feet The semi-cactus ‘My Love’ has a mid-20th-century, Jetsons-like appeal. It provides a soft, romantic edge, especially in a white garden.
5. WINSOME (Dahlia ‘Winsome’) Bloom size: 4 to 5 inches; height: 4 to 5 feet Introduced in 1940, this antique variety has an elegant waterlily-like appearance, with an eye-catching coloration that blends from hot pink to warm yellow.
• Dahlias can get topheavy, so be sure to stake them. As they grow, tie them to the stake with garden twine.
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2. THOMAS EDISON (Dahlia ‘Thomas Edison’) Bloom size: 6 to 8 inches; height: 3 to 4 feet First introduced in 1929 and named after the Wizard of Menlo Park, this striking purple dinner-plate dahlia has long stems, making it an ideal addition to your cutting garden.
3. NEW BABY (Dahlia ‘New Baby’) Bloom size: 4 inches; height: 3 to 4 feet ‘New Baby’ changes color with time, from bright orange to vermilion. Grow this ball-type dahlia alongside blue asters for a punchy combo.
6. TOTALLY TANGERINE (Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’) Bloom size: 3 inches; height: 3 feet The wild child of the dahlia world, ‘Totally Tangerine’ resembles an anemone in shape and features sumptuous orange petals and a shimmery pink backside.
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So just what does one do when presented with a surfeit of extra wood and a little spare time during the Hamptons off-season? Make birdhouses, of course. Poulakis uses lots of pine and is especially partial to recycled Western cedar, since exposure to sun and rain heightens its grain and growth rings, giving his birdhouses a rustic charm. (The cedar, he says, is “God’s gift to man, like tuna in the ocean.”) The more weathered pieces (“the knottier, the wartier, the more holey, the better”) often become the front façades of the birdhouses, which Poulakis makes in his basement during the wintertime and sells in the hotel’s gift shop. His family deems his hobby “birdhouse therapy.”
In his spare time, a hotel owner provides shelter for some fine feathered friends
Birdman Of Hampton Bays At the Hampton Maid hotel, Steve Poulakis designs and sells birdhouses made of recycled weathered cedar and pine. See Resources.
A ny innkeeper knows that constant requiresrenovation,maintenance,andrebuildingalotofsweat equity—and a lot of lumber. “We’ve taken apart so many things over the years that there’s always a surplus of slightly used wood,” says Steve Poulakis, the secondgeneration owner of the Hampton Maid hotel in Hampton Bays. “Even a weathered board, once you plane it, can still be useful.”
In addition to using what material is at hand, Poulakis also sources salvaged split lumber from Riverhead Building Supply. “I typically make 12 to 20 birdhouses at a time, first deciding on which boards to use for the fronts, roofs, and floors,” he says. “Then I’ll start by cutting fronts, backs, and three-inch-wide sides by making marks on the chop saw.” The fronts are then placed in a clamp and drilled with a seven-eighths-inch hole, its edges softened with a rasp. “I make the holes small for wrens and chickadees so that more aggressive, larger birds can’t
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—Doug Young Nesting Instinct In his basement workshop, Poulakis glues and nails together precut fronts, sides, and backs onto slightly wider floors, smooths the entry holes with a rasp, then brands his birdhouses with the Hampton Maid logo. (center) Finished birdhouses, some including roofs embellished with succulents, hang throughout the hotel’s property. See Resources. “Even board,weatheredaonceyouplaneit,canstillbeuseful”
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access them.” Using nails and industrial bonding agents, he assembles the shells on top of slightly wider (four-anda-half-inch) floors. “Most of the roof angles on the buildings at the hotel are 45 degrees,” he adds, “and the birdhouse shapes are intentionally similar.” The finished structures are then branded with the Hampton Maid logo—a Colonialstyle maiden holding a tray of steaming food, originally sketched on a napkin by Poulakis’s mother, Marion, who founded the hotel with her husband, John, more than 60 years ago. Poulakis often adds a few scratches below the back of the entrance hole so that “baby birds can crawl up more easily to have a look at the world. But usually, their parents have already taken care of that for me by filling the birdhouses with just enough nesting material.”
Summer Breezes on the Ocean or Bay 2 Bed • 4 Bath • Oceanfront • $3,500,000 6.2 Acres • Residential Zoning • $16,000,000 413B Dune Road 42 Dock Road WESTHAMPTON BEACH REMSENBURG Dana Bartel Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker M: 631.766.5386 | O: firstname.lastname@example.org Dana Bartel is a licensed associate real estate broker affiliated with Compass, a licensed real estate broker and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Photos may be virtually staged or digitally enhanced and may not reflect actual property conditions.
housed in a Mediterranean Shep Miller– and Lilly cabanas,swimmingmembersPulitzer–cladenjoyapoolandasnackbar,and a soaring dining room with cafeteria-style service (think roast turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy on even the hottest summer Sundays, along with classics like lobster salad and tomato aspic). The dining patio is the place to see and be seen— even though it’s often overrun by wasps (and, of course, WASPs).Once“the local club” for those who couldn’t afford or get into the Southampton Bathing Corp., the Southampton Bath & Tennis Club has had nine lives since its inception in 1953. Housed in an 1887 Stanford White–designed residence known as Overdune Cottage, it offered lowfrills amenities amounting to little more than a snack bar at the start, with members often performing admin duties. Socialite and songwriter Denise Rich later bought the
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Club Sandwich (top to bottom) The Southampton Bathing Corp., the Maidstone Club, and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club are among the East End’s most exclusive private clubs.
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FOR THE WATER LOVER The Lowdown: Occupying a shy half acre at 5 Burnetts Cove Road in Water Mill, this $17 million 3,335-square-foot fourbedroom features a screened porch and dock. Design Deets: Designed by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects in 2013, the threestory residence is being offered furnished. Broker Notes: Situated near Flying Point Beach and Mecox Bay, it’s “the only bayfront property on Burnetts Cove Road with a pool,” says Compass’s Cee Scott Brown.
These distinctive residences bear significant architectural stamps
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FOR THE ECO-AWARE The Lowdown: Less than a decade old, this 10,000-square-footsprawlingsevenbedroom is being offered for just under $18 million. It’s sited on a generous one-and-a-half acres at 183 Daniels Lane in Sagaponack. Design Deets: Architect Francis D’Haene of D’Apostrophe Design incorporated geothermal energy and energy-efficient materials into the plan. Broker Notes: “The pool and pool house look onto a reserve,” says the Corcoran Group’s Susan Breitenbach.
FOR THE HISTORY FAN The Lowdown: A young Jacqueline Kennedy took riding lessons at this former equestrian facility at 320 Majors Path in Southampton, now called Rosewood Farm Estate and listed for $23.5 million. Design Deets: Its current owner, French architect Thierry Despont, converted an original barn into the 6,000-square-foot main house. Broker Notes: “It overlooks a 50-acre reserve,” says Sotheby’s International Realty’s Harald Grant, who shares the listing with his son, Bruce, and Compass’s Ed Petrie.
property with the intention of converting the structure back into a private home, but instead sold the club back to members. Today, it’s celebrated for its crisp blue-and-white interiors and oceanfront dining deck—plus legendary barbecueRenownednights.for its 1892 McKim, Mead & White–designed clubhouse, the patrician Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton has been home to five U.S. Open tournaments and welcomes a slightly more diverse membership than its clubby beachfront brethren (it was the first American golf club to admit women). Sunset cocktail hour on its expansive veranda offers mind-bending views of pink-blue skies, the kind that inspired William Merritt Chase to get out his easel. Not to be outdone by the course at Shinnecock, East Hampton’s Maidstone Club, founded in 1891, is generally thought of as the most prestigious in the Hamptons, with two golf courses, tennis, beachside dining, and a huge pool all anchored by a half-timbered clubhouse soaring above the beach. It drew a flurry of attention when Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Naess, Jr., let his membership expire after the club denied membership to his wife, legendary entertainer Diana Ross. The property cemented its status in the film Grey Gardens with the line, “Someone has to pay for the Maidstone Club and all those goddamn crab sandwiches!” As it happens, the Maidstone doesn’t serve sandwiches—onlycrab lobster rolls. —Steven Stolman HISTORY OF A HOUSE A man’s home may be his castle, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. Balcastle, a crenellated brick-andlimestone structure inspired by an Irish castle and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, struggled to find a buyer for several years before quietly changing hands in 2021 (it was last listed for $3.55 million). Located on nearly half an acre in Southampton Village, the fortress-like pad was built in 1910 by J. Edward Elliston, a carpenter and selftaught designer, and has long been considered a local landmark. By 1920, though, the house had become a commercial space, home to Simmions Vocal Studio, and by 1938, the Hamptons outpost of Yovin, Inc. Hats and Gowns, which had shops in New York City, Palm Beach, and Paris. It later changed hands and again became a private residence, at one point housing a Bulova heiress who reportedly kept bear cubs on the property. In 1998, architect William Sofield purchased the home and spent nearly a decade restoring it. “I was in shock at its state of disrepair,” Sofield recalls, “but I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t enamored with Balcastle. I still miss living there to this day.” —Tom Edmonds
FOR THE CREATIVE TYPE The Lowdown: Asking $3.295 million, this beach.anLanethree-bedroom2,592-square-footat24RoxburyinWainscottsitsonhalfacreaboutamilefromthe Design Deets: Constructed during the 1960s for The New York Times food critic Florence Fabricant, the residence was renovated and expanded in 2006 by Bates Masi + Architects. Broker Notes: “The grounds include mature evergreens and rhododendrons, plus ample room for a pool,” says Laura White of Saunders & Associates.
FOR THE MINIMALIST The Lowdown: This 5,000-squarefoot five-bedroom residence at 31 Palma Terrace in East Hampton is asking $4.595 million. Highlights include a pool, a chef’s kitchen, five fireplaces, and a theater. Design Deets: Designed by architect Audrey Matlock in a T configuration, the streamlined home features glass walls that bring the outside in. Broker Notes: “It’s rare to find a beautifully executed modern home so close to the village,” says the Corcoran Group’s Deirdre Jowers. —Jean Nayar Castle In The Sky? A quirky 1910 edifice still turns heads in Southampton Villagetoday.
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6 BEDROOMS | 6.5 BATHS | $10,995,000 HarborDriveSagHarbor.com SAG 4WATERHARBORMILLBEDROOMS | 4.5 BATHS | $7,500,000 31MecoxBayLane.com Sag Harbor Waterfront with Dock Water Mill South Traditional With Mecox Bay and Ocean Views © 2022 Sotheby’s International Realty. All Rights Reserved. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark and used with permission. Each Sotheby’s International Realty office is independently owned and operated, except those operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. All offerings are subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice. Equal Housing Opportunity. SOTHEBYSREALTY. COM DANA TROTTER Associate DanaTrotter.com631.379.3236Broker Dana Trotter PRESENTED BY Nothing compares.
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Nothing Compares. PRESENTED EXCLUSIVELY BY Beate V. Moore First Time on the Market | 1.6 Acres on Sagg Pond 5 BEDROOMS | 5.5 BATHS | EXCLUSVELY OFFERED $19,980,000 247BridgeLane.com 2 Single & Separate Lots of Extraordinary Waterfront TWO ADJACENT LOTS, 1.2 AND 0.7 ACRES | 6 BEDROOMS | 6.5 BATHS | EXCLUSVELY OFFERED $18,495,000 20-24EastHarborDrive.com SAGBRIDGEHAMPTONHARBOR
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BROKER ROUNDTABLE EAST END AGENTS PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO THE STATE OF THE MARKET HC&G: HOW IS THE 2022 MARKET FARING COMPARED TO 2021? Aimee Fitzpatrick Martin: We’re seeing fewer sales, along with a huge jump in prices due to low inventory. This year’s rental season is also slower: As of late May, more than a third of the available listings hadn’t rented. Michael Schultz: The wealth creation that occurred prior to the pandemic fueled the real estate rush in 2020 and 2021, but with the stock market down and inflation looming, buyers are starting to hesitate.
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AFM: A place to serve as a family compound, with amenities including saltwater pools, hot tubs, gyms, and finished basements. WHICH AREAS HAVE BEEN DRAWING MORE INTEREST THAN IN YEARS PAST? AFM: Prices are skyrocketing in Hampton Bays. A modest ranch that would have sold for $800,000 a few years ago is now going for $1.2 million. Quogue and Westhampton Beach remain in high demand, and Flanders and Hampton Bays offer some great opportunities.waterfront
Hamptonites with a penchant for the past will relish the chance to bunk down in the former home of one of Sagaponack’s founding families. Originally built in the 1920s by potato farmer Alfred W. Topping, the 3,700-square-foot four-bedroom farmhouse on Sagg Main Street comes with a 760-squarefoot two-bedroom cottage, an 865-square-foot art studio, and two barns, one of which has been outfitted with a squash court and a gym. The other barn “is a blank canvas, suitable for a home office, a kids’ play space, a horse barn, or an indoor pickleball court,” says Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Martha Gundersen, who shares the $12 million listing with the firm’s Paul Brennan. Perhaps more important, she adds, the two-acre property is “just down the road from the ocean.” —Pamela
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THE PANEL: Timothy Burch, Brown Harris Stevens
STILL, INVENTORY IS TIGHT AND THE MARKET REMAINS COMPETITIVE. SO WHAT ARE BUYERS DOING TO SWEETEN THEIR OFFERS? Kathy Konzet: I’ve seen buyers forgo everything from obtaining updated Certificates of Occupancy to surveys and soil tests. AFM: Buyers are skipping home inspections in addition to delivering their offers with a deposit check and signed contracts written by their attorneys.
BIG DEAL THIS ISSUE’S FitzpatrickAimeeMartin
WHAT PANDEMICPROMPTEDCHANGESBYTHEAREHERE TO JamesSTAY? Petrie: Prices of choice properties north of the highway will stabilize at a higher number. Timothy Burch: There are more four-season buyers, and they are seeking larger houses with more bedrooms and a home office. WHAT KINDS OF PROPERTIES OR AMENITIES ARE MOST IN ReginaDEMAND?Cigna: People want it all: new construction with a pool, a pool house, and an outdoor kitchen. JP: propertiesSmallerin and around villages, as well as more affordable options on the water, such as bayfront versus oceanfront.
4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHS | $4,995,000 Sunsets and Sand | Two Cottages on the Bay | East Hampton SammysBeachCompound.com © 2022 Sotheby’s International Realty. All Rights Reserved. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark and used with permission. Each Sotheby’s International Realty office is independently owned and operated, except those operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. All offerings are subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice. Equal Housing Opportunity. Rylan Jacka , Associate Broker 516.702.5707 | RYLANJACKA.COM Rylan Jacka PRESENTED SOTHEBYSREALTY.COMBYSOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY - EAST HAMPTON BROKERAGE | 6 MAIN STREET, EAST HAMPTON NY 11937 | 631.324.6000 6 BEDROOMS | 5.5 BATHS | 5,080 SQ. FT. | $8,500,000 Atelier 96 by Studio Zung | Ocean Views | Amagansett 96Atelier.com
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71 Vivid Vignettes (opposite) Vintage Hans table.surroundWishboneWegnerchairsthedining (this page above) A Sam Samore photograph hangs above a custom sofa in the living room. The table lamp is by Mariana Von Allesch. (this page left) The tidy kitchen features WisecustomappliancesElectroluxandcabinetrybySolutions. See Resources.
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Restful Retreats (this page clockwise from top) The primary bedroom features a painting by Jane Martin and linens from French Presse. The all-black powder room includes a mirror from Ikea, fittings from Kohler, and a Harry Allen piggy bank. A painting by Kate Beck and a wall sculpture by Steve complementMillera guest suite. See Resources.
Working with architect Jeff English, Michaels and Pickard replaced wall-to-wall carpeting with white oak planks and swapped a prefabricated sunroom, which had been attached to the building’s south elevation, with a 12-foot-tall volume. “It never occurred to me that you could work in that dimension,” Pickard exclaims, “although there’s no reason to feel that it’s an extension.” The residence otherwise appears almost like a time capsule that Blumenfeld and Falzack themselves had sealed and whose current owners have refrained from uncapping. “We’ve got to be stewards of this house,” Michaels recalls telling Pickard when they bought the structure. “We’ve got to maintain its integrity.”
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Joe D’Urso, Springs residence, 1972
JOE D’URSO’S NAME WAS NOT ON everyone’s lips when he designed a threebedroom house in Springs for psychiatric social workers Harry Blumenfeld and Martin Falzack in 1972. D’Urso, not yet 30, had opened his eponymous studio five years earlier, after working briefly for the visionary Ward Bennett—and it would be another couple of years before he had his star turn, designing an unsentimentally minimal studio apartment for shoe-store heir Reed Evins, which then caught the eye of Calvin Klein, who tapped the phenom to design his bachelor pad and New York menswear offices. Owned since 2014 by interior decorator Jayne Michaels and lawyer Todd Pickard, the Springs residence demonstrates a preternaturally mature philosophy of home design that prioritized discipline and unorthodox material sources. For a profile in The East Hampton Star, D’Urso described his early clients as “people who had fairly low budgets and not a lot of baggage.” Blumenfeld and Falzack clearly belonged to this trailblazing group, as “[Blumenfeld] had been considering buying a builder’s model house for $30,000 until D’Urso talked him into a custom design for the same amount,” Norma Skurka wrote in a 1973 issue of The New York Times Magazine. (The median price for a home in America in 1972 was about $27,000.) Aiming for uniqueness on a budget, D’Urso composed a stepped rectilinear volume using off-theshelf grooved plywood siding and sliding doors, with a spiral staircase topped by an eight-foot-square skylight at its core. D’Urso further demarcated the atrium-like center with crisscrossing cable draped between lally columns.“Thisis a very rigorous, almost German house—nothing is left to chance,” Michaels says. “But it possesses a soul, and it is wonderful to be in.” The sun, she notes, flows through the domed skylight and infuses the interior with spirit, and the abundant sliding doors offer the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living, considering how occupants can open and shut the planes according to whim.D’Urso’s early fame was not necessarily kind to the designer as the years went on. For each critic who celebrated his abstract, functionfirst approach, another claimed that he traded domestic tropes for gimmicky rubber surfaces, meat-market doors, and restaurant sinks. Some industrial affinities are on display here, such as the stairwell cabling’s marine turnbuckles and the kitchen’s butcherblock counters. But Michaels, who has admired D’Urso throughout her career, prefers to view the vocabulary as deliberately muted. “Joe’s clients are brilliant individuals for whom the changing seasons are fascinating,” she explains, adding how D’Urso proved that “a house could recede into nature.”
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The airy sunroom, a later expansion by current homeowners Jayne Michaels and Todd Pickard, features a canvas by Frank Veteran on the wall. The vintage sofa is a Joe D’Urso design. See Resources.
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The shotgun-style interior features an open living area anchored by a painted rock-walled fireplace. The sofa is from Ikea and the barstool is from West Elm. See Resources.
White And Bright (this page) Reproduction Jean Prouvé Standard chairs surround the oak dining table. (opposite clockwise from top left) A catwalk on the second floor connects the two main bedrooms. A corner of the shipshape kitchen. The primary bedroom includes a bed from West Elm, a nightstand from Ikea, and a vintage chrome and leather chair and ottoman from Beall & Bell. See Resources.
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BETTY REESE WAS ROCKET FUEL. When Raymond Loewy hired her to head public relations for his emerging design stu dio in 1940, Reese turned the industry talent into a household name and landed him on the cover of Time magazine in 1949. During the following decade, Reese wielded enough media power that she could sign off on Loewy coverage before it went to press. In 1955, Reese catapulted another young designer into the nation’s consciousness. After finding out that her office colleague Andrew Geller had begun moonlighting as an architect for residential clients, Reese asked the 30-yearold to create a budget-friendly summer escape for herself on a small stretch of Gibson Beach, in Sagaponack. The whimsical A-frame—at $7,000, it cost approximately the same as the first postwar Levittown houses—captured the attention of Reese’s newspaper and magazine contacts, whose coverage created a slew of commissions for her young protégé. A storm wiped out Reese’s getaway in 1962, and the following year Geller designed a new cottage that was equally small and easy to maintain. This time, though, the project was sited on five rolling acres much higher up, on the Bridgehampton moraine. It also ignited a significant shift for the architect, whose vocabulary of “basic geometries” had suddenly turned “ . . . fractured, their surfaces multifaceted or incised with flaps, fins, and slits,” Alastair Gordon writes in Beach Houses: Andrew Geller. Indeed, for the new Reese com mission, Geller truncated and creased the familiar A silhouette, studding its walls with triangular windows whose shading devices are folded out from the cedar-shingled skin. The lofty interior is a stark counterpoint to the exterior’s self-reflective appearance, anchored by a central stone fireplace that channels the wooded site’s camp spirit. “While still exuber ant,” Gordon continues, “the architecture feels more anxious, more defensive.”
Sag Harbor–based interior decorator John Bjørnen takes a more romantic view, calling the building a “living, breathing sculpture whose windows are like the gills of a fish, reminding Betty of the ocean.”
A recent owner, Bjørnen updated systems and employed a black-and-white palette—a throwback to the cottages of his Norwegian childhood, he says—as part of a 2011 reinvest ment project completed in tandem with land scape designer Joseph Cornetta. The house then sold to hospitality entrepreneur Noah Tepperberg, who later tapped Farrell Building Company to construct a larger main resi dence at a higher point on the site.
Reese’s prized woodland gem is currently owned by psychologist Ifat Knaan-Kostman and her husband, who purchased the proper ty in 2021. “I was blown away by it,” KnaanKostman recounts of her first walk-through of the structure, which the couple use as a guesthouse. Her appreciation for Geller—and for modernist preservation—has only ripened with the passing months. “The genius of the house is its ability to make a statement about the future and simultaneously to feel serenely open to light and air. To destroy beauty like this is simply wrong.”
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Collapse looms large in the living room, which features custom sofas by original homeowner Jay Spectre and Sol LeWitt cocktail tables lined with the artist’s own paintings. The terra-cotta horses are by Shari McWilliams. Resources.
Open Invitation (this page) A bamboo grove arcs above a cedar-plank walkway leading to the house. (opposite) Mia Styrofoam-and-steelFeuer’ssculpture
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Hooked On Graphics (opposite) An aluminum signboard by Erika Rothenberg, America’s Joyous Future, hangs next to a spiral stair that leads to the primary bedroom. (this page top and near left) In the den, Michael Bevilacqua’s 2010 Punch, Drunk, Love hangs above a custom Poltrona Frau leather sofa and a trio of Sol LeWitt coffee tables. The custom mirrors and drawers were installed by original homeowner Jay Spectre. (this page above) A row of photo lithographs by Vik Muniz lines the desk in the office. See Resources.
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JAY SPECTRE WAS AN INTERIOR design superstar during the 1970s and ’80s, frequently counted among the creative greats lost too soon to AIDS. He was also known to bend a narrative for his reputation’s sake.
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A decade later, Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects completed a freestanding studio and garage, which has a low, sweeping quality and a complementary material palette that differentiate the building from the heart of the compound while simultaneously becoming integral to the whole.
Spagna and Dorfman’s updates and addi tions to the property are a testament to their reverence for both Bates’s handling of space and Spectre’s unflagging attention to execution. In 2003, Bates Masi + Architects designed a one-story pavilion adjacent to the original building, about which Masi says, “The different scale and volume was a way of separating the old from the new, and to not distract from the original architecture.”
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“Harry said that he’d run with a good story if that’s what anybody wanted to hear.”
The Spectre house, Spagna reflects, is a case study in the possibilities behind conserving resources. “Using a talented architect,” she says, “allows you to not demolish and rebuild from scratch. Planned obsolescence and a teardown mentality are harmful to the Earth. You should be able to make an original structure better by upgrading it.”
Speaking to Architectural Digest in 1975 about his weekend home in the woods north of Water Mill, for example, he claimed that “ground was broken within a week of finding the land.” In a monograph published a year before his death in 1992, he described the residence—occupied today by gallerist Fred Dorfman and lawyer Susan Spagna and originally designed by early Hamptons modernist architect Harry Bates—as “one of the first indoor-outdoor houses” out East, “a spaceship in the woods compared to its shingled neighbors.” The reality of the Spectre house diverges slightly from myth. “Expedited drawings would have taken closer to four weeks,” comments Bates’s longtime partner, Paul Masi, of Bates Masi + Architects. (Bates is retired and now lives mostly in Florida.)
Bates had been practicing architecture for two decades when Spectre commissioned the project in 1972. To meet Spectre’s exact ing schedule, the architect devised a soaring wood-and-glass volume that drew upon design conceits from his earlier successes on the South Fork and Fire Island. “The house, rather than intruding on the forest, seems an organic and natural part of it,” AD exclaimed in its cover story. That assertion still holds true for Spagna, who says, “My family was from Brooklyn, and all I ever wanted was to live in Manhattan. It wasn’t until Fred and I rented and later bought this house that I realized the importance of nature to feelings of centered ness and well-being. The house turned my head around.” Dorfman adds, “When our son, Blake, was a toddler, we could play tag around the house because there were no hallways. More generally speaking, I think we became comfortable as a family here.”
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The studio/ garage, designed by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, includes a B&B Italia Ultrasuede sectional sofa, a welded steel coffee table by Stephen Schermeyer, a William Anthony drawing, a Mia Feuer sculpture, and Alex Katz’s silkscreen-on-aluminum2014 Double Ada. Homeowner Fred Dorfman’s 1989 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet is parked in the driveway outside. See Resources.
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Dramatic Entrance (this page) A Slim Aarons photograph hangs on the freestanding chimney in the entry. The console is from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. (opposite clockwise from top) In the living room, vintage Milo Baughman armchairs from Thayer Coggin are upholstered in Ralph Lauren’s Wessex Glen Plaid.
A 1970s Curtis Jeré sculpture hangs behind a Saarinen Tulip table in the dining room. Leo barstools from Room & Board line a Caesarstone countertop in the kitchen; the range and hood are from Miele. See Resources.
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Private Quarters (this page top and above) In the primary bedroom, Calvin Klein bedding covers a bed from RH Modern, also the source of the wall-mounted credenza, armchair, and bedside tables. (near right) A Bruce Weber photo of Jeff Aquilon hangs above a Duravit vanity in the primary bath. See Resources.
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FIFTY YEARS AGO, THE IPX Corporation’s concept for the North Hollow community in Northwest Woods was just one of many subdivision requests being floated in the Town of East Hampton. But the developer’s proposal for a swath of land hugging the coastline of Gardiners Bay raised an unusual amount of local ire. When IPX submitted the 40-acre project to the public in 1972, the Town Planning Board deemed the street layout “unimaginative,” and the following year, when the North Hollow application was expanded to 64 acres, a newly formed watchdog group issued a counter-scheme to put pressure on investors to cluster houses and preserve local habitat. IPX ultimately developed the land with few substantive changes to its original vision. To call the completed subdivision unimaginative, however, would be to overlook an important innovation: IPX filled North Hollow’s one-acre lots with contemporary houses by progressive architects such as Norman Jaffe and Harry Bates. The home featured on these pages, designed by Bates in 1981, is now occupied by George Doomany and Norman Goldblatt, former New Yorkers who split their time between East Hampton and Palm Springs. In 1980, shortly after finishing a pyramidal house for himself on one of IPX’s own lots nearby, Bates permanently moved his studio from New York to Southampton. But the 1981 design on North Hollow’s namesake drive bears little resemblance to his own residence. The three-bedroom structure is almost classi cal in its bearing, with a double-height central volume flanked symmetrically by two shorter wings. Bates Masi + Architects’ Paul Masi says he “wouldn’t be surprised” that his mentor and business partner had veered a bit from boister ous modernism. “Harry was sort of dogmatic about working with a simple palette of materi als and focusing on experience, although he would have dabbled on the edge of something else if the client had wanted it. He’s never had the ego that you expect from architects. And he would have rather stayed home than do the same thing over and over again, too.”
After Dupuis’s death in 2012, a second owner “had done a beautiful job of renovating the kitchen and baths,” Doomany adds. In turn, he and Goldblatt focused on exterior repairs and replacements, as well as updating interior flour ishes like closet doors and baseboard moldings.
In addition to expressing Bates’s approach to his craft, the house eventually became a regal backdrop for specimen plants. Original owners Andre Dupuis and Kenneth Kroft were both avid gardeners, and after Kroft’s death from AIDS-related pneumonia in 1989, Dupuis continued improving the grounds with the help of his live-in friend David Murbach, a horticulturist who selected the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, among his other headgardener duties, between 1984 and 2010. All three men were particularly devoted to shrubs and small trees, and from certain outdoor per spectives the house appears to occupy a bowl of Goldblatt,rhododendrons.aretired fashion executive, and Doomany, who works in private equity, bought the house in 2017, having recently shifted their taste toward mid-20th-century modernism after 40 years together. Bates’s design appealed for its ranch-style living, and Doomany notes that the pair’s Boris Gertzen–developed home in Palm Springs also boasts a cruciform plan and a single level.
Doomany has additionally invested sweat equity in the arboretum-like acre that activists had once feared would not be possible when North Hollow was developed. “I’ve been a seri ous gardener for 25 years and am so gratified that we have been able to restore the landscape like we’ve restored the house,” he says. “We feel like we inherited a legacy.”
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All Angles (opposite) In the living room, a 1970s Lara sofa by Roberto Pamio and Renato Toso flanks a 1979 Martinelli Luce Metafora cocktail table by Lella and Massimo Vignelli. The ziggurat-style fireplace was designed by current homeowner Tim Godbold. (this page) Lath-like strips on the windows filter sun into the media room. Resources.See
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Eugene Futterman was one such shapeshifter, first working as a modernist early in his career in the 1960s and ’70s. His 1975 design for the Southampton weekend resi dence of IBM manager Nancy Ford and her then-husband, advertising executive Charles Balestrino, was emblematic of how deftly Futterman handled that era’s prevail ing vernacular. Sited on an acre that had been peeled off a larger estate, the threebedroom house “has really sharp, defined lines, but it’s a completely livable home,” says the Australian-born interior designer
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A RCHITECTURE IS OFTEN described in powerful terms. “When we build,” John Ruskin wrote in The Seven Lamps of Architecture, “let us think that we build forever.” Constantin Brancusi is said to have described architecture as “inhabited sculpture.” And then there’s the oft-quoted Mies van der Rohe maxim, “God is in the details.” In day-to-day practice, however, few architects wield such license. They are in fact service providers who depend on satisfied cli ents to stay in business. And staying in busi ness means shifting priorities and aesthetics to keep pace with trends.
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Tim Godbold, who has owned the structure since 2019 and is the founder of Hamptons 20 Century Modern, a nonprofit that aims to preserve important modernist houses and save them from demolition. The building comprises a dynamic pair of triangular volumes, in which one wedge mimics the hillside that ultimately descends to an arm of Peconic Bay; its mate is narrow and spiky, seemingly breaking through the tree canopy. Ford says she remembers want ing to “put the house back off the road for privacy,” and Futterman obliged by position ing construction high up on the acre and minimizing windows on the project’s streetfacing elevation. Futterman gave the secluded residence a very public identity thanks to geometry alone. Inside, the architect achieved yet another balancing act, reconciling an open plan to Ford’s desire for vignettes by stacking the space over four levels. “The house is often described as a staircase among the trees,” Godbold comments. In his recently completed modernization, Godbold made Futterman’s layering more legible by inscrib ing the living area with a slanted wall. He also installed several counterpoints to the original design, such as a ziggurat-shaped fireplace and an integrated planter that he describes as an homage to other late-modernist architects such as Paul Rudolph. In his book Weekend Utopia, Alastair Gordon identifies Futterman as an early pro ponent of 1980s-era Shingle Style architec ture and tells of a 1983 commission for which he replicated drawings of a Southampton cottage from an 1897 issue of Harper’s. Two years later, Futterman was hired to design the revivalist house that replaced Robert Motherwell’s celebrated home and studio in East Hampton, which the Abstract Expressionist artist had adapted from a Quonset hut with French architect Pierre Chareau 40 years earlier. So why did Futterman turn his back on his earlier modernist impulses? He died too soon, at 51 in 1987, to share the reasons directly. But the homes that remain from the first part of his career demonstrate how, in the right hands, modernist architecture could relate to nature in an unprecedentedly energetic way. And how most architects, even very talented ones, sometimes decide to switch gears.
Energized Environs (opposite clockwise from top left) Belgian linen curtains from the Shade Store can be drawn to close off the sleeping area in the primary suite. The kitchen’s countertops are custom black terrazzo; the tableware is by Christiane Perrochon. A guest room features a custom grid on the wall above the bed and a peekaboo window into the adjacent bathroom’s shower. A silver travertine vanity anchors a bathroom. (this page) Seconda chairs by Mario Botta surround a custom black terrazzo table in the dining area. See Resources.
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Bold Gestures (opposite top and bottom right) A guest room’s custom bed doubles as a workspace, enhanced with a shearlingcovered stool and a 1970s Il Personaggi floor lamp by Enrico Tronconi and Lorenzo Carmellini. The artwork is attributed to Robert Loughlin. (opposite bottom left) Works by Rainer Andreesen and Elliot Purse, among other artists, line a wall of another guest room. (this page) Chairs by Paola Lenti surround a cement table from Crate & Barrel on the back porch. The rug is from Stark. See Resources.
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STELLE LOMONT ROUHANI ARCHITECTS Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects are best known for their sensitive and seemingly effortless work, always catering to the individual or groups as a collaborative effort, providing both architectural and interior design services. With the landscape and context serving as the primary inspiration, each project is designed to uniquely respond to its surroundings and owner needs. This philosophy has won the award-winning firm both local and international recognition.
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Bruce Weber, bruceweber.com Caesarstone, caesarstoneus.com
EXTRA FLAIR Pages 78–87: Interior design, Bjørnen Design, bjornendesign.com.
Poltrona Frau, poltronafrau.com
Additional credits not on page: Pages 66–67: Sliding doors and windows (custom), Crystal Windows and Door Systems. Page 68: Floor lamp, David Weeks Studio. Page 74: Powder room: Countertop, Trueform Concrete.
Ligne Roset, ligne-roset.com
Crystal Windows and Door Systems, crystalwindows.com
Zak + Fox, zakandfox.com
Allied Maker, alliedmaker.com B&B Italia, bebitalia.com
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbw home.com
TDC Construction, tdcconstruction. com
BOXED GIFT Pages 66–77: Interior design, 2Michaels, 2michaelsdesign.com.212-662-5358,Construction, Wise Solutions, 516-818-3885.
Rainer Andreesen, rainerart.com
Alex del Rio, alexdelrio.com
Peacock Alley, peacockalley.com
Calvin Klein, calvinklein.us CB2, cb2.com
Vitanza, vitanzafurniture.com Watermark, watermark-designs.com
David Weeks Studio, davidweeks studio.com
Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore. com
William Anthony, w-anthony.com
Interior Arts Building (IAB), 306 E. 61st St., NYC, interiorartsbuilding.com
New York Design Center (NYDC), 200 Lexington Ave., NYC, 212-6799500, nydc.com
McDermott & McGough, mcdermott andmcgough.com
Fine Arts Building (FAB), 232 E. 59th St., NYC 126 hc&g 15, 2022 how get it? 102
Christiane Perrochon, christiane perrochon.com
Robert Loughlin, robertloughlin.us Room & Board, roomandboard.com
Additional credits not on page: Page 105: Living room: Sectional, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Artwork, Alex del Rio. Coffee table, RH Modern. Dining room: Ceiling fixture, Lumens. Page 106: Primary bedroom: Artwork (above credenza, left to right), Tom Baril, Joyce Tenneson, Joyce Tenneson, Tom Baril; (above chair), McDermott & McGough.
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West Elm, westelm.com
Paola Lenti, paolalenti.it
Decoration & Design Building (D&D), 979 Third Ave., NYC, 212-759-5408, ddbuilding.com
Harry Allen, harryallendesign.com Ikea, ikea.com
Momoyo Torimitsu, momoyo torimitsu.com
Trueform Concrete, trueform concrete.com Vik Muniz, vikmuniz.net
Jane Martin, janemartinart.com
RH Modern, rhmodern.rh.com
Design Within Reach, dwr.com
Sam Samore, samsamore.com
Frank Veteran, veteran.studio French Presse, frenchpresse.com
Thayer Coggin, thayercoggin.com
Joyce Tenneson, tenneson.com
Elliot Purse, elliotpurse.com
Erika Rothenberg, erikarothenberg. com
Barlow Tyrie, teak.com
ON THE EDGE Pages 110–19: Interior design, Timothy Godbold, timothygodbold. com. Additional credits not on page: Pages 110–11: Chair, Design Within Reach. Page 116: Kitchen: Fittings, Watermark. Cabinetry (custom), TDC Construction. Guest room: Bed covering, Peacock Alley. Bath: Fittings, Watermark. Sconces, Allied Items pictured but not listed here are from private collections or have no additional details.
Ralph Lauren, ralphlauren.com
The Shade Store, theshadestore. com
Steve Miller, stevemiller.art, and Studio 11, studio11.org
SUPER COOL Pages 88–101: Architecture (later additions), Bates Masi + Architects, 631-725-0229, batesmasi.com, and Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, 631-537-0019, stelleco.com. Contractor, Jason Klinge Residential Construction, 631-283-8527, jkrc.com. Art collection, 2707 Projects, LLC, 631-748-4740.
SOURCE LIST Architects & Designers Building (A&D), 150 E. 58th St., NYC, 212-6442766, adbuilding.com
George Nakashima, nakashima woodworkers.com
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Maker. Page 118: Guest bedroom: Curtains, The Shade Store. Page 119: Backyard area: Pouf, CB2.
Duravit, duravit.us Electrolux, electrolux.com
Tom Baril, kochgallery.com
Crate & Barrel, crateandbarrel.com
Kate Beck, katebeck.art Knoll, knoll.com
MADE IN THE HAMPTONS Pages 52–54: The Hampton Maid, 631-728-4166, hamptonmaid.com.
Alex Katz, alexkatz.com
Mia Feuer, miafeuer.com
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