August-15 2015

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Step Inside the Masterful Amagansett Retreat of Architect Paul Masi

Step Inside the Masterful Amagansett Retreat of Architect Paul Masi

Harry Bates has been designing houses on Long Island since the early 1960s. Back then, the choice of materials was limited to “whatever you could get at the lumberyard,” says Bates, explaining the modesty of his early dwellings. But he still found ways to give his houses handsomely proportioned spaces, with crisp details that reflected serious architectural ambitions. His goal was always to do more with less.
Tour the Comfortably Modern Sag Harbor Cove Home of Designer Allison Babcock

Tour the Comfortably Modern Sag Harbor Cove Home of Designer Allison Babcock

Morning runs have a way of clearing the head and exposing people to new possibilities, which is precisely what happened when Luke Babcock took off on an early a.m. jog one day in 2010. The couple—she an interior designer, he a finance professional—had moved to the Hamptons from New York City in 2003 and had been living in a traditional house nearby. But they were eager to find a more expansive home for themselves and their daughters. They also wanted to create a home they could really call their own—built from the ground up.
Inside the Airy East Hampton Home of Architect James D’Auria

Inside the Airy East Hampton Home of Architect James D’Auria

Architect James D’Auria and his wife, Jennifer, a real estate agent, lived for some 15 years in a home James designed on a bucolic plot of farmland in Amagansett. When he built the house, a shingled but modern-inflected structure that references the East End’s barn vernacular, the couple also had a place in Manhattan. But they were spending so little time in town, they eventually gave it up.
House Tour: A Family-Friendly Home Overlooking Amagansett's Gardiners Bay

House Tour: A Family-Friendly Home Overlooking Amagansett's Gardiners Bay

Houses by the water take Robert Young back to his childhood. A native of Boston, the architect grew up near the coast, where sailing was customary, as was owning a boat—particularly in his family, since his father was a boat dealer and built intricate model ships for fun. “The craftsmanship that goes into a boat is a balance between form and function,” Young says. “It’s similar to what I do when I design a house.”
Must-Have Beach Accessories

Must-Have Beach Accessories

The dog days of summer call for fewer social engagements and a lot more time lounging at the shore, favorite beach accessories in tow.
A Streamlined Garden and Minimal Architecture Coalesce in Water Mill

A Streamlined Garden and Minimal Architecture Coalesce in Water Mill

It’s safe to say that most modernist architects prefer to see their residential creations anchored on flat planes of grassy lawn, but landscape designers often have additional ideas that can enrich a project further.
Ceramist Mae Mougin Puts Her Stylish Stamp on Porcelain

Ceramist Mae Mougin Puts Her Stylish Stamp on Porcelain

A lifelong appreciation of beauty informs all of ceramist Mae Mougin’s work. A former fashion stylist and photographer’s muse, Mougin creates platters, plates, bowls, and decorative-yet-functional objects in her studio alongside Davis Creek in Southampton. “It’s a body of water that’s always in motion,” she says of the natural inspiration that lies just steps from her front door.
Own a Piece of the Late Francis Fleetwood's Legacy

Own a Piece of the Late Francis Fleetwood's Legacy

The shingle style is by far the overriding architectural vernacular of the Hamptons, and no one executed it better than Francis Fleetwood. With his death in May, the prolific East Hampton–based Fleetwood joins the growing pantheon of notable East End architects, from Grosvenor Atterbury to Norman Jaffe and Charles Gwathmey, who have left their mark on the South Fork.
Grade Architecture + Interior Design Comes to Town

Grade Architecture + Interior Design Comes to Town

There’s a new name in town, and it’s not Stern, Stelle, or Skolnick. Grade Architecture + Interior Design, responsible for 100 Barclay Street, a luxury condominium building in Tribeca, is moving into the Hamptons spec house market. “We understand traditional values and also know that our clients live modern lifestyles, so we adjust accordingly,” says principal Thomas Hickey, who leads the firm with interior designer Edward Yedid.
This Issue's Big Deal Listing: 376 Gin Lane, Southampton

This Issue's Big Deal Listing: 376 Gin Lane, Southampton

In a highly unusual development, a 1.8-acre oceanfront estate is possibly going back to the bank. Louise Blouin’s La Dune, at 376 Gin Lane in Southampton, is reportedly on the chopping block for an estimated pre-foreclosure price of $12,454,090. The owner of Louise Blouin Media, the publishing company responsible for Art + Auction and Modern Painters magazines and the art website BlouinArtInfo.com,
Newly Listed: Two Modern Beach Homes that Shun Shingle-Style Architecture

Newly Listed: Two Modern Beach Homes that Shun Shingle-Style Architecture

Not looking to build but still want something pretty groovy? Consider 41 Hildreth Avenue in Bridgehampton, a 1975 contemporary designed by Gene Futterman, one of the “big three” Hamptons architects of the 1980s. A boxy structure with a conical section that encloses a spiral staircase, 41 Hildreth has been on and off the market for the past two years and was re-listed last fall after the current owner installed a pool in the front yard.
Sick of the Same Old Merlot? Get Familiar with Your Local Cab Francs

Sick of the Same Old Merlot? Get Familiar with Your Local Cab Francs

Lesser known than other grapes in our region, Cabernet Franc is popular worldwide and happens to grow very well on Long Island. Closer to a nuanced Pinot Noir than a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon, it just might overtake Merlot as your favorite go-to red.
The Market Art + Design Fair Preview Party at Mecox Bay

The Market Art + Design Fair Preview Party at Mecox Bay

HC&G was the exclusive design and media sponsor for the Market Art + Design fair. When not admiring fabulous art at the opening night preview party, guests hung out in lounges designed by Room & Board and West Out East and took in breathtaking views of Mecox Bay.
Rand Luxury Hosts Preview of the Latest Models from Aston Martin

Rand Luxury Hosts Preview of the Latest Models from Aston Martin

On July 18, HC&G was the exclusive media sponsor for a private brunch hosted by Rand Luxury. Guests enjoyed a preview of the latest models from Aston Martin Long Island and other special introductions from the worlds of real estate, fashion, home design, and yachting.
Harmonia Hosts First Annual Garden Tour

Harmonia Hosts First Annual Garden Tour

On July 25, HC&G was the exclusive media sponsor for Harmonia’s first annual garden tour. Guests started the day with a breakfast reception at LongHouse Reserve, followed by a self-guided tour of four magnificent properties.
Cutting Edge Objects to Buy and Love

Cutting Edge Objects to Buy and Love

August's must-haves for the design obsessed shopper.
Step Inside the Masterful Amagansett Retreat of Architect Paul Masi

Step Inside the Masterful Amagansett Retreat of Architect Paul Masi

Harry Bates has been designing houses on Long Island since the early 1960s. Back then, the choice of materials was limited to “whatever you could get at the lumberyard,” says Bates, explaining the modesty of his early dwellings. But he still found ways to give his houses handsomely proportioned spaces, with crisp details that reflected serious architectural ambitions. His goal was always to do more with less.
Tour the Comfortably Modern Sag Harbor Cove Home of Designer Allison Babcock

Tour the Comfortably Modern Sag Harbor Cove Home of Designer Allison Babcock

Morning runs have a way of clearing the head and exposing people to new possibilities, which is precisely what happened when Luke Babcock took off on an early a.m. jog one day in 2010. The couple—she an interior designer, he a finance professional—had moved to the Hamptons from New York City in 2003 and had been living in a traditional house nearby. But they were eager to find a more expansive home for themselves and their daughters. They also wanted to create a home they could really call their own—built from the ground up.
Inside the Airy East Hampton Home of Architect James D’Auria

Inside the Airy East Hampton Home of Architect James D’Auria

Architect James D’Auria and his wife, Jennifer, a real estate agent, lived for some 15 years in a home James designed on a bucolic plot of farmland in Amagansett. When he built the house, a shingled but modern-inflected structure that references the East End’s barn vernacular, the couple also had a place in Manhattan. But they were spending so little time in town, they eventually gave it up.
House Tour: A Family-Friendly Home Overlooking Amagansett's Gardiners Bay

House Tour: A Family-Friendly Home Overlooking Amagansett's Gardiners Bay

Houses by the water take Robert Young back to his childhood. A native of Boston, the architect grew up near the coast, where sailing was customary, as was owning a boat—particularly in his family, since his father was a boat dealer and built intricate model ships for fun. “The craftsmanship that goes into a boat is a balance between form and function,” Young says. “It’s similar to what I do when I design a house.”
Highlights from the 2015 HC&G IDAs

Highlights from the 2015 HC&G IDAs

The HC&G Innovation in Design Awards honored the top design talent in the Hamptons.
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