One of our favorite holiday events is East Hampton Historical Society’s house and garden tour. This year’s tour, “From Egypt Close to Lazy Point—Celebrating 32 years of distinctive houses,” showcases some of the finest examples of historical and modern architecture in the Hamptons. The self-guided tour is scheduled for Saturday, November 26, from 1 to 4:30PM. And don’t miss the kick-off cocktail party on the evening of Friday, November 25, which will be held at the historical Maidstone Club.
↑ A designer’s sophisticated shingle style–revival home offers striking interiors and attention to detail. From fixtures to finishes, the present owners have paid attention to every nuance.
↑ The White Farm House was built on a foundation from 1750. The original kitchen wing survives, but the main Greek Revival house from the 1840s is what sets this National Register of Historic Places house apart. The recent owners have brought back the original interior proportions and elegantly remodeled the kitchen and the bathrooms.
↑ Breathe in the sea air as you take in this stunning contemporary house on Lazy Point—with breathtaking views of Gardiner’s Bay—designed by renowned architect Thierry Pfister.
↑ In the heart of the summer colony sits this Francis Fleetwood–designed house. Tom Samet’s artful eye has infused this impressively proportioned shingle style–revival cottage with his signature sense of interior design. The present owner has created an exceptionally beautiful landscape design.
↑ This house was built in 1910 by Devon Colony founder Richmond Levering, one of the five original houses in the Devon Colony. This extraordinary shingled cottage exudes the history of this exclusive colony built on the Atlantic highlands. Its period architectural details, both interior and exterior, are enhanced by its recent interior design work.
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 25 and 26 between 10 - 3:30.
Note: The Maidstone Club is open only to cocktail party ticketholders on the evening of Friday, November 25, 2016.
- East Hampton Historical Society [Official]