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THE MILL

For one idiosyncratic Southampton home, the winds of change began to blow more than 200 years ago. by Heather Buchanan photographs by Tria Giovan

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MOD SQUAD

In a Park Avenue apartment, designer Carol Egan upends staid notions of Upper East Side decorum. by Alyssa Bird photographs by Richard Powers

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COZY COTTAGE

Artist Michele D’Ermo paints herself into a sweet little corner of East Hampton Village. by Heather Buchanan photographs by Tria Giovan

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UPSTATE IDYLL

A gardener in Claverack pieces together paradise, with an eye toward the bigger picture. by Tovah Martin photographs by Joseph Valentine

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Decorator Cricket Burns puts some “zhush” into an East Hampton weekend retreat. by Kelli Delaney Kot photographs by Peter Murdock

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SUSAN’S KITCHEN

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HC&G contributing editor and KDHamptons.com founder Kelli Delaney Kot, who previously worked at Allure and Glamour, moved from New York City to the Hamptons a decade ago. “I love the contrast between the farmland and the coast,” she muses. “You can drive down a country road and be at the beach in a minute.” For this issue’s “The Jusher” (page 86), she visits an eclectic East Hampton home decorated by her friend Cricket Burns, a fellow magazine veteran. “As soon as I walked in, I could see Cricket’s energy and spirit in every room.”

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HC&G contributing editor Heather Buchanan has long been smitten with the Hamptons, having summered in Sagaponack as a kid and later purchasing a 1900 Sag Harbor Victorian as an adult. Yet even after decades in the area, the Connecticut native had never seen anything like the Southampton cottage she writes about in this issue’s “The Mill” (page 52). The converted 1807 windmill, she says, “is a piece of history that was once an integral part of East End life, and now the family that lives there has added their own story.” —Kelly Velocci

DELANEY KOT AND BUCHANAN: ERIC STRIFFLER; SPUNGEN: GENTL AND HYERS PHOTOGRAPHY

Expert cook Susan Spungen traces her passion for food back to kindergarten, when she tackled making her first batch of Christmas cookies. “My future was predetermined,” recalls the Pennsylvania native, whose career has included posts as food editor at Martha Stewart Living as well as food styling for movies such as Julie & Julia. In our new column “Susan’s Kitchen” (page 98), Spungen shares recipes that are “inspirational without being aspirational. I like to do food that’s accessible—something you can make tonight or this weekend.”


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SIMPLE PLEASURES Go ahead, indulge: There’s never been a better time to splurge on home accessories that make you smile and serve a purpose in one fell swoop. Amanda Lindroth’s hand-woven rattan Double Peacock chair, for example, is just the thing— and it’s made for sharing, too. Seat cushions, sold separately, come in three charming striped fabrics (shown: khaki). $2,499, at Mecox, 257 Cty. Rd. 39A, Southampton, 631-287-5015, and 962 Lexington Ave., NYC, 212-249-5301, mecox.com.

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4 Fringed Benefit

Workstead’s striking Hieroglyph pendant is a streamlined confection of nine circular bulbs and nested wooden cylinders, available in three standard heights and five finishes (shown: medium in cream). $3,475, at Fair, NYDC, 200 Lexington Ave., Ste. 1601, NYC, 212-352-9615, fair-design.com.

Your next world-class staycation just got better with a new double-faced cashmere Renna throw from Sferra, available in five colors (shown: Bluefin). $605, 43 Jobs Ln., Southampton, 631-353-3137, sferra.com.

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2 Sense of place

Coqui Coqui’s Coco Coco reed diffuser, a heady blend of coconut and white florals, will keep your home feeling beachy all year long. $235 for 750 ml., at Havens by KVD, 8 Main St., Sag Harbor, 917-916-8058, ilovehavens.com.

3 Opposites Attract

Shearling and rattan have never looked so good, especially joined together in this amorphic bronzebase sofa designed by New York– and Montauk-based artist Rogan Gregory. $28,000 (as shown), at Jeff Lincoln Art + Design, 200 N. Sea Rd., Southampton, 631-353-3445, collectiveartdesign.com.

Jo Malone London’s new Townhouse collection of scented candles is inspired by the fragrance brand’s Rose Uniacke–designed London headquarters. The handsome ceramic containers suggest the building’s Georgian-style architecture—how very proper, indeed! $125 each, at Jo Malone London, 20 Hudson Yards, NYC, 212-967-2609, jomalone.com.

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Pretty is as pretty does: This set of pearly pink acrylic salad servers from Sabre provides a lively pop against your favorite leafy greens. Also available in nine other colorways. $44, at Collyer’s Mansion, 179 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, 347-987-3342, shopthemansion. com.

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Everyone needs an extra piece of seating to loll around in. Room & Board’s weather-resistant Ambrose Performance swivel chair, shown here in mist weave, does the trick both indoors and out. From $799, 51 Newtown Ln., East Hampton, 800-301-9720, and 236 W. 18th St., NYC, 212-2047384, roomandboard.com.

3 Swede Dream

Made of hand-forged iron and carved wood, this 18th-century Swedish candlestick provides a warm glow late into the evening. $1,150, at Dienst + Dotter Antikviteter, 411 Lafayette St., NYC, 212-861-1200,

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Corral laundry in this versatile basket woven from millet grass by Wolof women in rural Senegal. Available in three colorways (shown: natural). $169, at Indy Home, 71 S. Elmwood Ave., Montauk, 631-668-8415, indyhomedesign. com.

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Brooklyn-based textile design studio Eskayel has paid homage to the Hamptons with Out East, a toile wall covering replete with charming local iconography. Available in shell (shown) and cobalt, printed on classic wallpaper or paperweave. $375 a roll (wallpaper) and $800 a roll ( paperweave), at Studio Four NYC, 900 Bway., Ste. 201, NYC, 212-475-4414, studiofournyc.com.

6 Artisanal accent

Equal parts exquisite and innocent, this handmade platter from potter Frances Palmer’s new Pearl collection is the cream of the crop. $425, at Foley & Cox Home, 317 Warren St., Hudson,

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Bright Young Things Shedding some light on the happiest flowers of late summer HC&G/NYC&G: What are your favorite varieties of sunflowers? PAM HEALEY, manager/ buyer, Fowler’s Garden Center, Southampton: Two

branching Helianthus that are generally a bit shorter than most sunflowers and produce lots of blooms: ‘Moonshadow’ has a nearly white flower that contrasts beautifully against a black center disk, and ‘Valentine’ is a lovely lemon-yellow color. I also like dark-flowered ‘Velvet Queen’, which grows to six feet. I don’t particularly care for the dwarf types, what’s the point? Which types are best for seed production?

‘Mammoth’, an heirloom variety, can reach 12 feet in height and puts out huge flowerheads with tons of seeds. If you don’t cut them, the flowers eventually droop and cast their seeds for the birds. They are also very attractive to pollinators. If you want to use the seeds for birds or to eat yourself, be sure to get organic seeds and grow the plants organically. Where is the best place to plant sunflowers?

They are short-lived and leave holes in your garden after they have bloomed, so I would

Living Large The showstopping cultivar ‘Mammoth’ grows as high as 12 feet. See Resources.

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If you want to use the seeds for birds or to eat yourself, be sure to get organic seeds and grow the plants organically

SUNFLOWERS: 5 HELPFUL TIPS • Sunflowers dislike root disturbance, so avoid starting them indoors. • If you have a large plot, plant several varieties of different heights for dramatic effect. • Plant in full sun and water well until the plants are firmly established, when they essentially become drought tolerant.

suggest growing them in the vegetable garden, unless you have a meadow. You can either do several sowings a few weeks apart or select varieties that have different bloom times for a longer show.

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How late can you plant sunflower seeds?

They take 70 to 100 days from sowing to flower, so planting them at the end of June or the beginning of July is a safe bet against early

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frost dates, generally in late October. But you can certainly plant starters even in the late summer, although the variety isn’t as great as it is with seeds. —Alejandro Saralegui

• Save the seeds of ‘Mammoth’ and other large varieties to plant the following year. • For bouquets, cut flowers early in the morning and immediately plunge them into water.

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A World Of Difference (above left) The dark-flowered ‘Velvet Queen’ grows to six feet. (top right and near right) ‘Buttercream’ and ‘Valentine’ are two popular lemon-yellow varieties. (top left) Flirtatious ‘Strawberry Blonde’. (above right) A field of farmstand sunflowers in Sagaponack. See Resources.


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Lasting Impressions An artistic couple learn to put their stamp on things The Fine Print Andre Worrell and Rachel Rushforth-Worrell design handmade cards and gift boxes, among other paper goods, using lino blocks. See Resources.

and Hallmark sentimentality in the handmade cards produced by Rachel Rushforth-Worrell and Andre Worrell. Instead, the couple champion cutto-the-chase messaging, like “No Words” or “It’s Complicated” or “Passion,” presented in a graphic, pared-down format. “We wanted to make something that is straight to the point, with an emotional angle,” explains Worrell, whose wife adds, “We approach it from the perspective of, ‘What are the human emotions experienced when you’re in a relationship with someone?’ It can be really hard to express what you mean, so we set out to create a product for people who can’t verbalize difficult conversations.”

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The couple started making their own cards for each other long before they launched Morgan & Kydd—their mothers’ maiden names—in 2017. “We didn’t like any cards from the store,” recalls Worrell, who is also a musician and an artist. “Everything was cheesy and ridiculous, so it made more sense to create our own. Besides, it’s more personal.” Imagery inspired by nature—like the peonies and pinecones found in abundance on the Peconic property where they live and work—is a hallmark of their paper goods, which range from note cards to gift boxes and gift wrap, either screen-printed or block-printed with linocuts. All pieces originate with a sketch by Worrell that undergoes multiple revisions, with input from his wife, on everything from color to font to image placement. Once they have decided on a design, Worrell transfers a final pencil sketch to tracing paper and then onto a lino block, from which he carves away negative space with a lino cutter, leaving only an outline of the image to be printed. The next step: applying ink to the block with a rubber roller and stamping the design onto paper. Despite all their experimentation during the past several years, there’s still more to come. “We still don’t feel like we’ve totally developed our ‘Thank You’ card yet,” Rushforth-Worrell confesses. “How can you express thanks without saying ‘Thank you’?” —Kelly Velocci

Truly Gifted After cutting away the negative space of a design on a lino block (top left), Worrell coats it in ink and presses it onto card stock or gift boxes (middle left and near right). The couple also screenprint larger repeated patterns onto gift wrap (top right and above left). See Resources.

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Here To Stay? (clockwise from above) New arrivals on the East End include Phillips auction house and Sferra in Southampton, Hudson Grace in Sag Harbor, and Chase Contemporary in Montauk.

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Summer’S Short Selling SeaSon haS always made East End retail a big roll of the dice. But with COVID-19, art galleries, fashion brands, and home furnishings retailers are doubling down on the Hamptons for the long term. “Most businesses typically opt for a seasonal lease through Columbus Day,” says Hal Zwick, Town & Country Real Estate’s commercial director, “but we’re seeing many of them extend through December, with the option to renew.” Preceded by their deep-pocketed clients, blue-chip art galleries are popping up all over out east, such as Hauser & Wirth in Southampton and Sotheby’s, Skarstedt, Van de Weghe, and Pace in East Hampton. Testing out a Hamptons space “seemed like a natural idea,” explains Pace’s vice president, Joe Baptista, who adds that the first two shows at the gallery’s 1,700-squarefoot location on Park Place were sellouts. “The response has been very positive.” Meanwhile, married art dealers Amalia Dayan and Adam Lindemann, who own Luxembourg & Dayan and Venus over Manhattan, respectively, have combined forces to launch South Etna in Montauk, where Chase Contemporary has also popped up. According to Christopher Pusey, a partner at Chase Contemporary, the gallery had been considering a summer outpost for a while, but the pandemic cemented its decision. The venerable Phillips auction house is also vying for a piece of the art-world pie, moving into Southampton’s former town hall building (and erstwhile home of Pottery Barn), where patrons can preview lots for upcoming fall sales. Even the long-struggling fashion industry is seeking to gain a foothold, including luxury brands like Altuzarra and Giorgio Armani, as well as

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Steep discounts—as much as 20 to 40 percent— and other concessions are luring buyers. “Many developers will not only cover transfer taxes and throw in free storage within their buildings, but they’ll also offer a decorating allowance, change out appliances, or cover common charges for a year or two,” notes Compass’s Vickey Barron. APARTMENT TEST-DRIVES.

American Eagle Outfitters’ private labels Todd Snyder and Unsubscribed, all of which have hung out their shingles in East Hampton. And home decor shops and interiors firms are busy carving out more permanent niches as well: San Francisco–based Crate & Barrel subsidiary Hudson Grace and New York designer Katie Leede have taken over vacant storefronts in Sag Harbor, and luxury Italian bedding brand Sferra has stayed true to its pre-pandemic plan to open its first U.S. retail outlet in Southampton. “People are spending 24 hours a day at home now,” says Jaime Jiménez, vice president of marketing and communications for the U.S. and Europe, “and looking to invest in beautiful spaces.” Meanwhile, Jiménez’s partner, designer Quinn Pofahl, recently debuted his own interiors firm and shop, Jetsam Studio, just across the street. “The opportunity is there,” says Pofahl, “since city residents are definitely staying out east longer this year.” —Lisa Chamoff BY THE NUMBERS: T H E PA N D E M I C TA K E S A BITE OUT OF BIG APPLE REAL ESTATE

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The Wall Street Journal recently reported that commercial real estate has cratered, with only 170 sales during the second quarter (the lowest number since 2009), and according to The New York Times, nearly 3,000 small businesses in New York City have shuttered since late March. SCHOOLHOUSE BLUES.

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erhaps the most in-demand amenity in Manhattan right now is private outdoor space—the bigger the better. The four-bedroom triplex penthouse at 555 West End Avenue, a converted BeauxArts Catholic school on the Upper West Side, comes with a whopping 2,800 square feet of terraces across two levels: a full-floor roof deck and a wraparound terrace with sweeping river and skyline views. The $22.5 million listing is shared by Compass’s Alexa Lambert and Sotheby’s International Realty’s Cathy Taub and Michael Miarecki. At NoMad’s Rose Hill, the new Art Deco–inspired, CetraRuddydesigned residential tower at 30 East 29th Street, a three-bedroom duplex penthouse features three private terraces totaling 1,331 square feet and 360-degree views; Core’s Nicole Grandelli, Ivana Nikolic, and John Harrison have the $18.75 million listing. And at the Robert A.M. Stern–designed Four Seasons Private Residences tower at 30 Park Place in Tribeca, a 78th-floor duplex penthouse boasts stunning vistas of New York harbor as well as front-row views of the World Trade Center—only a few blocks away—from its

Classroom attendance in public schools has been limited to a maximum of three days a week, while independently run schools are setting their own guidelines. “We hope to allow the youngest children to attend every day and the oldest every other day, but we’re ready for any eventuality,” says George Davison, the head of Grace Church School in the East Village.

STAGGERING STATS.

According to real estate appraisal firm Miller Samuel, year-over-year sales volume in Manhattan tanked 54 percent during the second quarter of 2020, the sharpest decline in 30 years. The median sale price dropped 17.7 percent, to $1 million, from the second quarter of 2019, and listing inventory fell 17.6 percent, to 6,225 properties. Residential leasing activity also declined, dropping 36 percent in June, while the vacancy rate reached 4.33 percent in July, a 14-year high.

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Places In The Sun A Lenox Hill townhouse (above) and an Upper West Side triplex penthouse (left) offer buyers plenty of fresh air and social distance.

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Change Of Scene Jaime Jiménez of Sferra and Quinn Pofahl of Jetsam Studio are settling in more permanently in Southampton.

Some developers have instituted rent-to-own programs, enabling prospective buyers to try on an apartment for size (typically for up to a year) before taking the leap into home ownership. “It’s a tool that allows people to navigate this wave of uncertainty,” says Jordan Brill, a partner at Magnum Real Estate Group. Terms vary, but generally a healthy percentage of a tenant’s rent is credited toward the purchase price should he or she decide to buy within the trial period.

Roughly 85 percent of parents, he adds, support their children returning to school, whereas 15 percent prefer remote learning. —Jean Nayar


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CITY Apartments rarely come on the market at the Starrett & Van Vleck–designed 820 Fifth Avenue, a 1916 limestone-clad co-op overlooking Central Park that has counted Babe and William Paley, former New York governor Al Smith, and Tommy Hilfiger among its residents. A cool $50 million is the asking price for the entire third floor, the residence of oil tycoon Charles Wrightsman and his wife, Jayne, for more than 60 years (he died in 1986, and she, at 99, last year). Resplendent with 18 rooms, parquet floors, marble fireplaces, and imported European woodwork, the apartment also comes with a three-bedroom first-floor unit for guests or staff, if buyers are willing to cough up another $2.5 million. “There are only a handful of buildings on Fifth Avenue that offer this kind of floor plan,” says Brown Harris Stevens’s John Burger, who holds both listings. “People actually wait for units like this to come on the market, thanks to the spacious layouts, the location, and the views.” —L. C.

COUNTRY Occupying two oceanfront acres in Wainscott, this 6,500-squarefoot five-bedroom home was designed in 2005 by Shope Reno Wharton architects and decorated by the design firm Mac II. Priced at $37 million, the shingle-style residence features soaring ceilings with exposed beams, wide-plank antique oak floors, mahogany wall paneling, and a series of French doors that open onto a large deck overlooking the water. In addition to its own gunite pool and sauna, the property comes with exclusive access to the Georgica Association’s private tennis courts, ball fields, and beach clubhouse, plus a full calendar of sailing and sporting activities. “It’s a true seaside haven, with old-world charm and views of both the ocean and Georgica Pond,” says Ed Petrie of Compass, who is co-listing the spread with Bespoke Real Estate. Bespoke co-founder Cody Vichinsky adds, “It’s rare to come across an estate that offers A-list architecture, an impressive location, and the privacy and amenities of the Georgica Association.” —J. N.

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Safe House Listed for $12.495 million, a brand-new townhouse on Sullivan Street in SoHo comes with multiple private outdoor areas.

dramatic double-height loggia with three exposures. The fivebedroom home is asking $25 million through Kane Manera of the Corcoran Group. Townhouses arguably offer even more isolation for buyers intent on having outdoor space. The grand 19th-century NeoGeorgian residence at 163 East 64th Street in Lenox Hill, co-listed for $17.5 million with Ryan Serhant of Nest Seekers International and Elizabeth Sample and Brenda Powers of Sotheby’s, features an enclosed garden on the ground level, a spacious European-style terrace with a fountain off the master bedroom, and a roof deck. In SoHo, the recently constructed 6,700-square-foot townhouse at 40 Sullivan Street includes an irrigated backyard garden, a terrace off the master suite, and a private rooftop with an outdoor kitchen, a wet bar, a powder room, and a fireplace. Robert Dankner of Prime Manhattan Residential holds the $12.495 million listing. —J. N. BAILING ON MONTAUK?

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Riding The Wave David Rozenholc and Dena Weiner’s home in Southampton, originally built as a windmill in 1807, beckons behind a wall of meticulously clipped hedges suggestive of the nearby ocean. See Resources.

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Journey Through Time Door panels from Mexican actress María Félix’s home flank antique Chinese statues in the living room, which also includes a mirrored Jansen cocktail table and an antique secretary bearing a painted seascape. See Resources.

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Antique Accents (left) An 18thcentury Chinese Chippendale mirror graces a corner of the living room. (above) The dining room is punctuated by 18th-century French panels. The chairs are Swedish antiques. See Resources.

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family for many years. The Mill’s present owners, David Rozenholc and Dena Weiner, purchased it in 1989, having become enchanted with the home after living in it as a summer rental. “There are so many wonderful houses in the Hamptons,” Rozenholc says, “but nothing like the Mill. It’s different from every house. I like the fact that it will not be duplicated.” Rozenholc and Weiner enlisted Robert J. Hefner, the author of the book Windmills of Long Island, to help them restore the three-story windmill, from its base to the tiny space under the cap, accessed by a treacherously narrow staircase and distinctive for its original timbers, still bearing numbers that would ensure proper reassembly after the windmill had been moved. The center shaft was sourced from Indiana, where they finally found a white oak large enough to fit the bill. Today the entire house comprises a living room, dining room, family

room, kitchen, and stylish bar (where Gary Cooper and Magda Gabor once tippled) on the ground floor; three bedrooms on the second floor; and a tiny bedroom tucked into the domed third floor. Decorating the rooms, not surprisingly, had its challenges. “Practically all the walls are slanted,” Weiner says, “so it was very difficult to find the right pieces of furniture, let alone get them up the staircases.” She and Rozenholc share with the onetime owner Betts a love of collecting antiques, and the home is a bona fide treasure trove of different periods and styles, from George III to Louis XVI to vintage chinoiserie. Estate sales and auctions—whether local or something unexpected, like the Christie’s sale of Mexican screen legend María Félix’s estate—make the couple’s hearts race. And they often make purchases with no plan for where their new pieces will ultimately live. “We’ve had 40 years of, ‘Oh, we love it, but where will it go?’” Weiner says, adding that “David is the finder, and september 2020

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I am the placer.” Which might mean floor-to-ceiling 18th-century French panels, scored from a 1920s estate, in the dining room or a collection of miniature cast-iron stoves, once used as samples by traveling salesmen, lining shelves in a hallway. As in many homes, the kitchen is the Mill’s heart, expanded from the original with a Tuscany-inspired brick-oven hearth and dining area. Antique embellishments include James Beard’s wheeled knife cart, fashioned from a former butter churn, as well as his impressive galvanized-iron meat and storage racks, all bought at auction. “I’m a lawyer, not a chef,” says Rozenholc. “But I’m a much better chef than most chefs are lawyers.” (Indeed, he is known as the most successful tenants’ lawyer in New York City.) september 2020

Hunt And Gather In the kitchen (opposite), a 19th-century pine hutch is lined with antique Kings pattern china by Royal Crown Derby. (this page above) The family room features 17th-century Basilius Besler botanical prints. (left) A hallway is decorated with collections of shell-covered boxes and miniature antique chairs and cast-iron stoves. See Resources.

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Bold Bedrooms (opposite) A narrow staircase outside the master bedroom leads to the Mill’s third-floor guest room (this page top right), where Schumacher’s Pomegranate Botanical fabric provides a striking contrast against the structure’s original oak timbers. (near right) The grandchildren’s room features Brunschwig & Fils’ Les Touches on the walls and Nizam on the roman shade and bed skirts. (below left to right) Bennison’s Banyan envelops Rozenholc’s mother’s room, which also includes a 19thcentury brass bed and a faux bamboo mirror and dresser bought at auction. The master bedroom features a painted antique bed frame and an Italian side table purchased from Doyle auction house. See Resources.

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Natural Charm (opposite top) Roses scale a wall of the garage. On the porch (opposite bottom), a suite of antique wicker furniture includes pieces sized for children. (this page clockwise from near right) The property features multiple sections designed by Gardeneering’s Tish Rehill, including a border lining an artificial pond. Seating around the pool includes vintage Woodard tables and chairs. French metal sculptures flank a 19th-century English gazebo that now houses an outdoor shower.

A four-bedroom guest cottage has been installed next to the windmill, which also overlooks lush grounds including the inviting swimming pool, vegetable and flower gardens designed by Tish Rehill of Water Mill–based Gardeneering, and whimsical hedges clipped in an undulating fashion to resemble waves. “It’s not a giant piece of property, but it has lots of sweet spots,” says Weiner. “We like to entertain both small and big, from an intimate dinner to a clambake for 80.” Although entertaining big is not currently on the menu these days, the Mill remains a beloved retreat and comforting oasis. As the Chinese proverb goes: “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, and others build windmills.” ✹ september 2020

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Mod Squad In a Park Avenue apartment, designer Carol Egan upends staid notions of Upper East Side decorum BY ALYSSA BIRD PHOTOGRAPHS BY RICHARD POWERS

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Curve Appeal The living room is centered around a custom modular sofa and an Eric Schmitt rug, which links the space to the adjoining dining room. The circa-1970 chair is by Jean-Pierre Laporte and the vintage floor lamp is by Gae Aulenti. See Resources.

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Mellow Yellow The dining room (this page) contains a Pierre Paulin table, yellow mohair Etienne Henri Martin chairs from the 1960s, and artwork by Carmen Herrera. (opposite top) In the oak-walled breakfast area, a Gae Aulenti

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pendant hangs above a custom banquette and tables and stools designed by Gruppo Strum for Gufram during the 1960s. (opposite bottom) The sleek kitchen features both white and oak cabinetry and Gaggenau wall ovens.


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anhattanbased designer Carol Egan refers to herself as a chameleon. While she has a decidedly contemporary aesthetic, her work is always “a response to the specific architecture and client involved,” she says. “I don’t rinse and repeat.” Originally from Dublin, Egan worked for architectural firms in Europe before moving to the States two decades ago to pursue a degree in interior architecture at Parsons. “In Europe, I studied psychology, sociology, and art history, but I was always most interested in the latter. Now my sensibility is driven by my architectural background. I like to educate clients, get to know them and what they respond to, and then give them the best version of what I think they want.” Always up for an architectural challenge, Egan recently had the good fortune of sinking her teeth into an Upper East Side project with one of her longtime collaborators, architect Carl Muehleisen. The clients—a music executive and his wife, who have two teenage daughters—had read about another residence the pair designed, and asked the band to get back together, so to speak. The couple had recently acquired the neighboring unit in their Park Avenue prewar, increasing the three-bedroom’s square footage to 2,800. “We had the advantage of seeing how they had been living and what they didn’t like about it,” says Egan. “Their previous apartment felt cramped, disorganized, and dark, so adding storage and being able to feel the expanse of the combined space was important.” Furthermore, the new iteration begged for a fun, edgy quality befitting a young family and the musicians who occasionally drop by for business meetings. Egan and Muehleisen worked hand in hand from the get-go, beginning with gutting both units. “Because we were going from a classic prewar layout to an open plan, the first thing we did was demolish the entire space in order to address any potential problems early on,” Egan notes. A smart move, given their intention to relocate the kitchen—and plumbing lines—from the back of the apartment to the front, where there’s more light. Now the apartment is separated into public and private spaces, further delineated by an oak “box” that contains the bedrooms and laundry. Inspired by the sculptural shapes produced by minimalist artist Donald Judd, Muehleisen inserted a similar “box” into the front of the pad to contain the breakfast area, pantry, powder room, and mechanics. Meanwhile, a double-sided fireplace divides the living and dining rooms and marks the spot where the original wall separating the two units once stood.

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“YOU GET A TRUE SENSE OF THE VOLUME OF THE HOME WHEN YOU WALK IN. ENFILADES HELP MAINTAIN A CLASSIC PARK AVENUE FEEL, BUT WITH A MORE CONTEMPORARY FRAMING” “You get a true sense of the volume of the home when you walk in,” explains Egan. “Enfilades help maintain a classic Park Avenue feel, but with a more contemporary framing. And the box concept is a good vehicle for bringing storage into open-plan living: There are walls of concealed cabinetry in the kitchen, living room, back entry, and master dressing area.” To complement the sleek architecture, Egan chose strong, graphic furnishings and artwork. “Sculptural, playful forms offset the series of boxes,” says the designer, who brought in several Italian and French pieces from the 1960s and ’70s, in a contemporaneous nod to Judd. A curvy circa-1970 JeanPierre Laporte chair and a Gae Aulenti floor lamp from 1968, for instance, add whimsy to the living room, while an aluminum-and-glass Pierre Paulin table (”A sculpture in and of itself,” Egan remarks) and yellow mohair Etienne Henri Martin chairs from the 1960s make a statement in the dining room. But Egan’s favorite spot is the oak-encased breakfast area, which features slats that allow for diffused natural light and a custom oversize banquette, café-style tables, and vintage Italian lighting and stools. “There’s a very sensual aura throughout the apartment,” Egan observes. “You sit there with a cup of coffee, and life is good.” ✹

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COZY COTTAGE Artist Michele D’Ermo paints herself into a sweet little corner of East Hampton Village

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a life of painting in the art studio at her East Hampton Village cottage, where a clawfoot bathtub is perfectly positioned . . . on the back porch. Even as her milieus have changed, her passion and joie de vivre remain the same. “I have an edge and a lot of emotion,” she explains. “I’m Italian and French, so what can I say? Working with people you love and who love you is my personal golden rule.”

Homespun Charm (this page) A bronze bench from Marders sits outside the entrance to Michele D’Ermo’s home. (opposite) The chairs in the living room are covered in Kravet’s Bohemian Velvet. See Resources.


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Personal Panache (this page) The bar cart in the dining room is a score from 1stdibs. (opposite top left) The Murano glass hurricanes in the kitchen are from Simm’s. (opposite top right and bottom) The master bedroom is punctuated by an antique Swedish chair and Purple Haze, an oil on linen work by D’Ermo. See Resources.

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Her father, Dominique, a French Resistance fighter during WWII who later owned restaurants and hotels in Washington, D.C., “always had the feeling that the Germans are coming, and when I left New York on March 9, as the coronavirus crisis was mounting, I had that sense as well,” D’Ermo says. “Thank god I have this little spot to run to.” This little spot is a charming, unassuming property with a one-bedroom, one-bath cottage and several small outbuildings, including a pool house and her art studio. She found the tiny gem on Easter Sunday 2003, after a day of house hunting. It was the last property she saw, and the most modest. “I walked in and said, ‘I’ll take it,’” recounts D’Ermo, who “found out that the talented Joe D’Urso designed and built the house. It’s different when a designer actually lives in a home, and I know when something is done well and has the right flow.” The interiors boast D’Urso trademarks, such as open shelves in the kitchen, and her own tasteful, eclectic decor, including a mid-20th-century dining room set that belonged to her mother and an early prototype of a Jonathan Adler sofa. An impressive number of “outdoor rooms” on the small property are delineated by borders of “privet and ivy and boxwood, interspersed with roses and lavender,” she says. “They know how to look good and smell good.” A trellised climbing rose graces the entry to her art studio, where she makes large abstract canvases of up to eight by 10 feet. Her preferred medium: oil sticks, which lie scattered across a table in small bins. These “giant crayons” (albeit expensive ones) give her striking, ethereal paintings a richly hued depth. “The central theme of my creative process is interweaving memory and imagination,” she explains. “Imagination alters memory, creating a work of art that is not connected to a specific time and place. This timelessness allows for nature to be evoked, not described.” september 2020

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Artful Atelier (this spread) Works in progress in D’Ermo’s studio include True Blue I and True Blue II. The custom white ceramic table lamp is from Roark Modern. See Resources.

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Outdoor Oases (this page) D’Ermo’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Velvet and Rosebud pose next to a tub on the deck outside her bedroom. (opposite clockwise from top left) Seating arrangements throughout the property include Russell Woodard chairs around a marble-topped Terra Rose table, John Salterini chairs near the pool, and a pair of 1950s wroughtiron chaise longues outside the art studio. See Resources.

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The East End’s natural beauty, especially the ocean, inspires her. “The horizon line plays a large force in my paintings,” she says, “so witnessing it every day on dog walks is a study in and of itself. I love to paint with the color blue, particularly ultramarine, which was originally ground from lapis lazuli into a powder in the 14th century.” Although she didn’t train formally as an artist, she honed her eye while growing up in the nation’s capital and spending time in the National Gallery of Art. “I don’t think you can make an artist,” she opines. “You are born an artist, and so I just dove right in. Art is much more about doing than talking.” She began painting to focus and unwind after treating and healing patients all day long during her years as a chiropractor, a period of opening her heart to clients, which included Bruno. “I’m a very kumbaya sort of person,” D’Ermo reflects. “Michael said to me, ‘You know how to take situations and handle them, but it doesn’t feel like work.’” Instead of a quiet retirement, Bruno convinced D’Ermo to join him at 1stdibs, where they were soon traveling the globe in search of prized antiques and artifacts. “I was used to treating sprained ankles for cast members of Evita,” she says with a laugh. “What did I know about this huge world?” A whole lot, it turns out. She stops to smell a David Austin rose in the backyard and recalls a few words of wisdom from her father: “Live well without the promise of tomorrow.” ✹ september 2020

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UPSTATE IDYLL A gardener in Claverack pieces together paradise, with an eye toward the bigger picture

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Pretty Pathway A pair of columns and sprays of David Austin ‘Heritage’ roses flank a brick path leading to the 1950s Lord & Burnham greenhouse. See Resources.

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riginally, the purchase was strictly a temporary move for Peter Bevacqua and his husband, Stephen King, with a bigger, quieter Upstate getaway as the end goal. “What we really wanted was an old house on an isolated road,” says Bevacqua, conceding that the property they settled for in 1988 fell short of ticking all the boxes on the couple’s wish list. Nevertheless, the slender plot in Claverack was not without its charms. Both Bevacqua and King were creative directors in advertising at the time, but Bevacqua had a keen interest in gardening, and King moonlighted as an artist. For Bevacqua, the property’s primary enticement was a swank 1950s Lord & Burnham greenhouse; for King, a basement that could be kitted out as an art studio proved to be seductive. Despite these endowments, the pair remained lukewarm in the commitment department for years, often going “on a real estate hunting spree before starting each new project,” Bevacqua says. 80

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Verdant Views (this page) A statue of Demeter is the focal point in the sunken garden, where lupines and ‘Goliath’ poppies provide pops of color. (opposite top) Clematis ‘Betty Corning’ softens the greenhouse, with the cloud border in the distance. (opposite bottom) The garage wall is sheathed in a tapestry of Dutchman’s pipe, Boston ivy, and clematis vines behind a bench and cast-stone urns. See Resources.

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Creative Couplings (this image) Curly tansy and Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’ punctuate a tangle of vines. (opposite page clockwise from top left) Golden catalpa and dame’s rocket in the sunken garden. Lamb’s ears soften showy Allium schubertii. The entrance to the garden is dense with purple smoketree (Cotinus ‘Velvet Cloak’), columbine, and Allium ‘Ambassador’. Campanula grandiflora ‘Alba’ and Allium christophii skirt the greenhouse. See Resources.

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Strong Structure Sculpted yews and bird’s nest spruce instill order at the entrance to the sunken garden. See Resources.

Even so, the home continued to evolve. The property grew to two acres with the addition of a Sears kit house on an adjacent parcel next door, purchased in 1996, and Bevacqua’s gardening hobby subsequently took on a life of its own. What really turned the tide was a 10-day seminar at Great Dixter, the fabled British estate of horticultural icon Christopher Lloyd. “I was so energized by its blocky clipped topiaries and clouds of billowy perennials,” Bevacqua recounts. “I wanted to replicate that juxtaposition here.” The couple’s first project: a sunken garden behind the newer part of the property. When purchased, it was a fussy cottage garden without definition. Bevacqua and King doubled its size and planted a series of clipped shrubs surrounded by a frothy sea of euphorbias, columbines, peonies, lilies, and other perennials, creating a “room” with a strong sense of mood and imagination. From there, more gardens grew. King laid a brick path leading to the greenhouse (“I’m all about hardscaping and edging,” he says), which Bevacqua lined with sharply clipped ‘Red Pygmy’ barberry, Physocarpus ‘Summer Wine’, and Rosa glauca in front of a hornbeam hedge. Bevacqua had read an article about Belgian landscape architect Jacques Wirtz’s signature irregularly sculpted cloud hedges and “was gobsmacked,” he recalls—so much so that he began creating his own serpentine cloud hedge of boxwood to replace a “mangy” rose border. Next, he crafted a double mixed-hydrangea border to snake behind it and, against the road, layered a blowsy shrub border of Spiraea ‘Ogon’, Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’, fringe tree, viburnums, and various hydrangeas. Now well on his way to becoming a bona fide garden designer himself, Bevacqua initiated further experiments, encouraging sedums and alpines to sprout from a gravel terrace behind the house and accenting another terrace with a swoosh of Panicum ‘Shenandoah’, an ornamental grass. His state-of-theart forays soon won him commissions, and he made a permanent break from his advertising career in 2005. Bevacqua and King recently acquired another abandoned half-acre, which they are converting into a “nearly native” meadow with beehives and masses of indigenous pollinatorfriendly plants such as Joe Pye weed, winterberry, milkweed, baptisia, asters, goldenrod, and grasses. Wide paths wind through the dense plantings, and randomly placed ‘Emerald Green’ arborvitaes serve as exclamation points to lend structure. This wild and woolly work in progress is now part of the flow beside the more edited, established garden, newly tantalizing from every corner. Bevacqua and King may not have the resources of Great Dixter, but what they lack in climate and location, they make up for in vision. ✹ 84

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Bring It On Cricket Burns, proprietor of Crickets Crush and self-described professional “jusher,” arrives at client Geralyn Lucas’s home ready for action. See Resources.

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Graphic Punch (opposite and this page left) Photographs of Tina Turner hang above a channelbacked Tov sofa in the living room, which is also furnished with West Elm cocktail tables and a Thomas Paul Serpent rug from NuLoom. (below) Osborne & Little’s Butterfly Garden wall covering envelops the entry. The tufted mirror is from Mecox and the bench is by A & B Home. See Resources.

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ismet happens in any number of ways. For Geralyn Lucas and Cricket Burns, it brought their children together, who were “best friends when they were young,” Burns recounts. “When Geralyn would pick up her daughter at our house, she would always say how much she loved the decor. Fast forward 15 years, when she rang me for a coffee date in New York City, arriving with a swatch of wallpaper in hand. ‘We bought a house in East Hampton,’ she told me, ‘and I want you to decorate it.’” Kismet showed its face again “a few months into the project,” Burns continues, “when I almost lost my life in a skiing accident and shattered my kneecap. The first call we made was to Geralyn’s husband, Tyler Lucas, who is one of the city’s top orthopedic surgeons. He did a masterful job putting me back together, and then I had the chance to return the favor with this renovation. It really was kismet . . . which is the name we gave to the house.” A fashion editor in New York City for more than 30 years, Burns has always been a home decor fanatic. “Not a day goes by when I’m not crushing on something new and different,” she says, hinting at the genesis of Crickets Crush, her decorating and staging firm. “I love to fulfill the desires of clients who don’t necessarily live for the hunt like I do.” september 2020

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Pretty In Pink In the dining room (this spread), vintage bergères covered in a Kravet velvet and floral appliquÊs sit next to a Swedish dining table and chairs. The drapery fabric is from the Shade Store. See Resources.

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Bold Strokes (this page) A Slim Aarons photograph hangs above a French sideboard in the kitchen, which also features cabinetry painted Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Glaze. In the master suite (opposite), a Muriel Brandolini– designed daybed sits at the edge of a vintage fourposter painted to match the Fine Paints of Europe’s Zuider Zee Blue on the wall. See Resources.


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The Lucases use the home year-round, so Burns endeavored to make it a little more glam than the average beach house, a goal shared with Geralyn, who is a television producer and best-selling author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy and Then Came Life, funny and moving accounts of her experiences as a breast cancer survivor. “Kismet really has an empowering female energy to it, which reflects Geralyn and a little bit of me as well,” Burns says. “My inspiration was to create this world around her.” The “very ’70s, very Halston” living room, for example, seems spun straight from Studio 54, with starburst cocktail tables and a Thomas Paul Serpent rug that riffs on Gucci’s classic motif “for a billion dollars less!” Burns raves. “I love a good mix of high and low.” Appropriately enough, a pair of “Tina Turner sconces that resemble her infamous chain-mail dress” flank vintage photographs of the performer as a young woman, dancing rhapsodically. Powerful women—Audrey Hepburn, Frida Kahlo, Diana Ross, depicted in graphic works by artist Ashley Longshore—also play a starring role in the adjacent dining room, where a silver-foil-striped wallpaper “creates the feeling of a giftbox,” along with pink curtains and accent chairs covered in a Kravet velvet and frilly red and pink appliqués. The Lucases are “not afraid of bold colors,” confirms Burns, who gave the couple’s master suite a heaping dose, matching a watery Fine Paints of

Color Coordinated (this page clockwise from top left) A headboard and bench covered in Scalamandré’s Zebras punctuate a guest bedroom. Burns added a bold stripe to the game room’s ceiling with Fine Paints of Europe’s Summer Sky. A Martha Stewart Home toile covers the wall in in another guest room. (opposite) Tongue-in-cheek nods to Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Birkin, and Salvador Dalí amplify daughter Skye’s room. See Resources.


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Europe blue with a Muriel Brandolini daybed covered in an eye-popping magenta glazed linen from Schumacher. Guest rooms are a riot of color and pattern, from a bright yellow in the “Zebra Room,” named for Scalamandré’s popular (and abundantly used) Zebras print, to one featuring an old-school toile given an edge with a horizontal stripe in a high-gloss orange. In daughter Skye’s room, sophistication meets spunk in an array of lavenders that complement a whimsical portrait of a tattooed Elizabeth Taylor. Even the standard-issue Hamptons kitchen is zipped up with Benjamin Moore’s high-gloss Raspberry Glaze on the cabinetry. Perhaps the most adventurous space is the falling-down barn, which Tyler Lucas had wanted to turn into a garage. But Burns was determined to restore it. “Trust me,” she recalls telling him, “this barn is going to be your favorite part of the house.” Swaths of bubblegum-pink trellis on the ceiling, framed artworks, a glitzy chandelier, and a black-and-white diamondpatterned floor give the space, now a chic sitting room and bar, an air of “Dorothy Draper meets Palm Beach. Black and white always provides a great foundation for layering furnishings and accessories on top of it.” “Every single room at Kismet, even the barn, feels different,” muses Burns’s client Geralyn, “and that’s what people find exciting when they walk into the house. They literally light up. Once you have Cricket in your life, you can never go back.” ✹ 96

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Barn Raising (above) The striped poolside umbrella is from One Kings Lane. Inside the retrofitted barn turned sitting room and bar (right), vintage sofas upholstered in Ralph Lauren Home and Schumacher textiles sit atop a Bunny Williams Home for Dash & Albert rug. The drapery fabric is Sunbrella’s Tropics Jungle. See Resources.


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SUSAN’S KITCHEN

Summer Sizzle VIETNAMESE WATERMELON AND TOMATO SALAD For the salad: 2 small shallots, peeled, sliced, and separated into thin rings (about 1 c.) 1T all-purpose flour ½ c. vegetable oil 3 lbs. seedless watermelon (weighed with rind), or ½ small seedless watermelon 4 c. trimmed purslane or arugula 1 lb. heirloom tomatoes (2 to 3), cut into wedges 1 c. fresh mint leaves 1 small red chile, sliced into thin rings Black pepper For the dressing: 2 tsp. white or yellow miso 1T fish sauce Dash of sriracha 2T fresh lime juice (from 1 juicy lime) 2T vegetable oil Prepare the shallots: Toss the shallots with the flour on a small plate and have a paper towel–lined plate nearby. Heat the oil in a small (8-inch) heavy skillet over medium heat until a shallot ring sizzles gently when dropped in. When the oil is hot, add all the shallots and fry until browned and crisp, about 4 to 6 minutes. As they cook, stir occasionally with cooking tweezers or a fork, removing any that start to get too brown. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and drain on the paper towel–lined plate. Assemble the salad: Remove the rind from the watermelon and cut the flesh into flat triangular pieces. Spread the purslane or arugula on a platter or pile in a shallow serving bowl. Arrange the watermelon on top with the tomatoes, mint leaves, and chile.

Burst Of Flavor This refreshing salad is just the thing on a warm alfresco evening. Lemony purslane is ideal, but arugula works just as well.

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Sweet and juicy, a seasonal salad packed with a little heat


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Pages 70–77: Select interior design, Ram Design, 631-749-5067, ramdesign.com. Additional credits not on page: Page 71: Wall paint, Benjamin Moore. Geodes, Stellar Union. Yellow throw pillows, Fishers Home Furnishings. Sofa, Jonathan Adler. Page 73: Kitchen: Wall paint, Benjamin Moore. Master bedroom: Patterned throw pillows, Simm’s. Linens, Matouk. UPSTATE IDYLL

Pages 78–85: Garden design, Peter Bevacqua Garden Design, 518-851-9693, pbgardendesign.com. THE JUSHER

Pages 86–97: Interior design, Crickets Crush, 646-270-6065, cricketscrush.com. Contractor, barn renovation, and decorative painting, Blue House Home Improvement, 631276-2800. Additional credits not on page: Pages 88–89: Living room: Chairs, Joss & Main. Bench fabric, Scalamandré. Sconces, Arteriors. Photographs, Getty Images Gallery. Foyer: Mirror, Mecox. Sconces, Shades of Light. Pages 90–91: Side table, Anthropologie. Artwork, Ashley Longshore. Carpet, NuLoom. Page 92: Kitchen: Benches, Jonathan Adler. Pendant lights, Birch Lane. Faucet, Vigo. Page 93: Master suite: Chair, Ballard Designs. Blue rugs, Crickets Crush. Page 94: Guest bedroom (top left): Coat rack, Unlimited Earth Care Garden Concept

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SOURCE LIST (T) = Sources available through architects, interior designers, and design professionals. Architects & Designers Building (A&D), 150 E. 58th St., 212-644-2766, adbuilding.com Decoration & Design Building (D&D), 979 Third Ave., 212-759-5408, ddbuilding.com Interior Design Building (IDB), 306 E. 61st St., theinteriordesignbuilding.com New York Design Center (NYDC), 200 Lexington Ave., 212-679-9500, nydc.com 1stdibs, 1stdibs.com A & B Home, abhomeinc.com Aerin, aerin.com Anthropologie, anthropologie.com Arte Luce, arteluceonline.com Arteriors (T), NYDC, arteriorshome. com Ashley Longshore, ashleylongshore. com Avenue Road, avenue-road.com Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore. com Bennison, bennisonfabrics.com Birch Lane, birchlane.com Brunschwig & Fils (T), D&D, brunschwig.com Bunny Williams Home, bunnywilliams home.com, and at annieselke.com C&C Milano, cec-milano.com Carmen Herrera, lissongallery.com Christopher Spitzmiller, christopherspitzmiller.com

Claremont (T), D&D, claremont furnishing.com Clic, clic.com Crickets Crush, cricketscrush.com Eric Schmitt, ericschmitt.com Fine Paints of Europe, finepaintsof europe.com Fishers Home Furnishings, fishers homefurnishings.com Gaggenau, gaggenau.com Getty Images Gallery, gettyimages gallery.com Gilardi Art Gallery, gilardiartgallery. com Holland & Sherry (T), D&D, holland andsherry.com Jack Ceglic, ceglic.com Jonathan Adler, jonathanadler.com Joseph Carini Carpets, josephcarini carpets.com Joss & Main, jossandmain.com Kouzo Takeuchi, kouzotakeuchi.com, and at maisongerard.com Kravet (T), D&D, kravet.com Luxe Decor, luxedecor.com Marders, marders.com Martha Stewart Home, martha stewart.com Matouk, matouk.com Mecox, mecox.com Michele D’Ermo, micheledermo.com Muriel Brandolini, murielbrandolini. com NuLoom, nuloom.com One Kings Lane, onekingslane.com Osborne & Little (T), D&D, osborne andlittle.com Pierre Paulin, ligne-roset.com Ralph Lauren Home, ralphlauren home.com Roark Modern, roarkmodern.com S. Porter Restoration & Conservation, sporterrestoration.com Scalamandré (T), D&D, scalamandre. com Schumacher (T), D&D, fschumacher. com Shades of Light, shadesoflight.com Simm’s, simmssi.com Stellar Union, stellarunion.com Sunbrella, sunbrella.com The Shade Store, theshadestore. com Tov, tovfurniture.com Unlimited Earth Care Garden Concept Store, unlimitedearthcare. com Vigo, vigoindustries.com Vola, vola.com West Elm, westelm.com

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KATIE LEEDE

“I was born on a hot August day in west Texas to parents of keen ambition, who ensured that I was exposed to all the world has to offer. I spent summers traveling through Europe, hiking in Colorado, and sailing in Maine, but it wasn’t until 12 years ago that I started to get to know the Hamptons. And now it feels like every twist and turn of my already adventurous life has led me here with deep intent and purpose. Every morning, rain or shine, I go for a beach run or bike along the farm fields of Sagaponack and pinch myself, knowing that I’ll be going to work at my new home shop in Sag Harbor and welcoming extraordinary people into the world of all the things I find beautiful. When they walk through the door, I want them to feel that sweet spot between ease, comfort, and good design that makes for magical well-being.”

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