Each year on the weekend after Thanksgiving, the East Hampton Historical Society hosts its House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of architecture in the area. This year’s tour, to take place on Saturday, Nov. 29, includes five noteworthy homes and gardens highlighting the symbol of the East End—“the shingle."
As Richard Barons, director of the East Hampton Historical Society, remarked, “Through a varied vocabulary, architects have used the shingle to express the past in the present.”
The interiors of these overlooked architectural treasures range from classic to mid-century—all revealing the distinct style, passion and personality of the homeowners.
Stops on the tour this year include the following:
Shingled compound on Buell Lane with interiors by Celerie Kemble
Shingled home with mid-century accents on Hither Lane
Original Osborne house on Buell Lane
Interior of shingled home on Egypt Lane
1921 home by architects Polhemus and Coffin on Egypt Lane
“This is one of our most important fundraisers,” said event chairman, Joseph Aversano. “So while you’re contemplating a magnificent swimming pool and cabana, an alée of hydrangeas connecting one garden to another, or a historical Osborne property, your dollars will be hard at work supporting the East Hampton Historical Society and its museums.”
A kick-off cocktail party on Friday, Nov. 28, welcomes guests and reveals exact locations. This annual event, now in its 30th year, will be held for the first time at the historical Maidstone Club. Tickets to the party are $200 and include admission to the tour the following day.
The self-guided tour takes place from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29. Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. All ticket proceeds will benefit the East Hampton Historical Society. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 631-324-6850.