| Nov 4, 2012 |
Tour features 5 homes in East Hampton
Boh staff
By Staff

The East Hampton Historical Society will host the annual House & Garden Tour with Hamptons Cottages & Gardens magazine showcasing some of the finest examples of historic and modern architecture in the Hamptons. 

“Our house tour committee has once again outdone themselves in identifying five different yet complementary homes that design enthusiasts and people who want a ‘look inside’ East Hampton will find of interest on this year’s house tour,” said Richard Barons, Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society.

Comprised of five unique homes, here’s a preview of what you can expect to see on the tour:

House #1 —Located in Wainscott, this contemporary home incorporates hanging gardens and showcases a museum-quality art collection. Designed by East End architect Maziar Behrooz, this modern abode is recognized for functionalism, innovation and sustainable design.

House #2 — For the history buff, a Farm House in Amagansett, built in 1894 by Capt. Samuel Loper of the Life-Saving Service, is now under the stewardship of a highly regarded designer and preservationist. With painstaking care, a 2-year renovation reconciled old and new, creating open spaces for family life while maintaining the integrity of the original house.

House #3 —  On a quiet street, just steps away from the Village, sits a charming cottage designed by a prominent East End interior designer and owned by a local landscape architect. Described as “East Hampton meets Nantucket via Harbour Island (Bahamas)," the home exudes charm and character in every detail.

Tour features 5 homes in East Hampton

House #4 — Located south-of-the-highway, a quintessential historic home has survived a move, a history of scandal and rumor and even seizure by the federal government. Recent expansion, though modern, compliments the historical aesthetic of this 18th-Century “half house”, whose core has remained intact more than 230 years.

House #5 — In the spirit of the Tuscan countryside and artisanal craftsmanship, this home is a newly built “Tuscan Casetta”. Premier building techniques coupled with old-world aesthetics yield a gracious home and garden sure to transport you “Under the Tuscan Sun” via the Northwest Woods.

In accordance with tradition, the exact locations of the private homes will be revealed to ticket-holders the weekend of the event. On the evening of Friday, November 23rd, the annual Opening Night Cocktail Party will be held at the William E. Wheelock House on Georgica Road.

The tour is scheduled over Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, Nov. 24th, from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., ringing in the East End holiday season.

Tickets to the party are limited and start at $200, which includes entry to the tour the following day. Tickets to the tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. All proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society.

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