Ah, we love house tours. To real estate addicts, there's nothing more fun than the opportunity to snoop around beautiful houses, which is why the annual house tour to benefit the East Hampton Historical Society is always a favorite. Executive director Richard Barons says, "We believe it is the mix of architectural styles that gives East Hampton its unique character and flavor. Our house tour committee has creatively selected five houses that uniquely express the spirit of living on the East End. Different yet complementary, these private houses invite the viewer to 'look inside' some of East Hampton's most alluring structures."
The kick-off cocktail party this year will be held at the famous house "Where Lily Pond Lane Meets Georgica Beach" (shown above). Built in 1920, architect John Custis Lawrence, played with almost Swiss-looking balconies and Arts & Crafts columns to achieve a modern take on a summer house. And then, there's that view...
The self-guided tour is scheduled for Saturday, November 28, from 1 to 4:30PM. A cocktail party the evening before, Friday, November 27, welcomes the East End holiday season. Tickets to the tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day. Tickets to the opening night cocktail party are $200, which includes entry to the house tour the next day. Tickets can be purchased at the EHHS office at 101 Main Street Tuesday – Saturday, 10 - 3:30, via the website, phone (631-324-6850), or at Clinton Academy on November 27 and 28 between 10 - 3:30.
· East Hampton Historical Society [Official]