July-1 2015

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Plaid Meets Prada When Scottish-Born Architect Kevin O'Sullivan Designs a Home for Art-Loving Clients in Amagansett

Plaid Meets Prada When Scottish-Born Architect Kevin O'Sullivan Designs a Home for Art-Loving Clients in Amagansett

"When we met our clients,” recalls Hamptons-based architect Kevin O’Sullivan, “we had no idea that they had a spectacular collection of modern art.” And his clients had no idea that the man they were trusting to design their four-bedroom home had once been accepted to pursue painting and sculpture at the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art in his native Scotland.
Tour the Sagaponack Home of an Artist and Fashion Designer Couple

Tour the Sagaponack Home of an Artist and Fashion Designer Couple

It takes rare vision and prodigious creativity to carve a family home out of a former cinderblock factory, especially one on a steeply sloping Sagaponack lot that had once been quarried for sand. “Basically, we bought a crater covered with weeds and out-of-control poison ivy,” says homeowner Quentin Curry, a multidisciplinary artist and self-styled “idea guy” whose unique talents enabled him, along with his wife, fashion designer Shelley Suh, and Sag Harbor architect Nilay Oza, to create an unconventional 4,600-square-foot compound with what Curry calls “a rural, industrial ranch vibe.”
Passionate for Both Horses and the Hamptons, Annette and Matt Lauer Bring Bright Side Farm to Life

Passionate for Both Horses and the Hamptons, Annette and Matt Lauer Bring Bright Side Farm to Life

With a name like Bright Side Farm, good times are sure to follow. For Annette and Matt Lauer, creating an equestrian facility in the Hamptons has been more than good: It has turned into a dream come true.
Step Inside a Contemporary Art-Filled Home Overlooking Three Mile Harbor

Step Inside a Contemporary Art-Filled Home Overlooking Three Mile Harbor

Mark Perry’s process as an abstract painter is anything but straightforward. His work, he explains, results from a sort of loose exploration with paint. “I pick up the paint and put it down, leave it alone, do it again, and listen to the inner voice telling me when to stop,” says the artist, who fashions intense, lovely oils, amalgams of color with nature-based titles such as Land & Sea, Earth Green Water Blue, Dunes Revisited, and Accabonac, named for the well-known harbor in Springs.
New and Notable Design Objects from the Hamptons and Beyond: Outdoor Furniture Made for Summer Fun

New and Notable Design Objects from the Hamptons and Beyond: Outdoor Furniture Made for Summer Fun

Great furniture is a must for enjoying the great outdoors—and the market’s latest offerings are not only weather-resistant and easy to clean, but a lot of fun too.
Landscape Details Founder Michael Derrig is Turning Gardens into Artful Tableaux

Landscape Details Founder Michael Derrig is Turning Gardens into Artful Tableaux

Since antiquity, sculptures have been an important component of garden design. Landscape Details founder Michael Derrig considers the placement of sculpture in residential gardens a crucial part of his practice. “In a geometric garden, I like sculptures on the axis,” he says.
An Obsession with Automobiles Drives Gregory Johnston's Work

An Obsession with Automobiles Drives Gregory Johnston's Work

While he was growing up in the 1970s in Los Angeles, Gregory Johnston was a bit of a car freak. Which is not so surprising for an Angeleno, though there was something about hot rods that particularly fascinated him. From the high-performance vehicles to the team uniforms of the drivers and pit crews, Johnston was mesmerized by car culture.
The Real Truth About Hit Television Series Properties Set in the Hamptons

The Real Truth About Hit Television Series Properties Set in the Hamptons

Gauging by the number of hit series about the luxe Hamptons lifestyle, it appears that America can’t get enough of the East End. First there was the USA Network’s frothy, feel-good medical dramedy Royal Pains. Then came ABC’s deliciously campy Revenge, a thriller that just finished a four-year run. Not to be outdone, Showtime’s sizzling hot drama The Affair, which is set in Montauk has already won two Golden Globes.
Hamptons Real Estate Round-Robin

Hamptons Real Estate Round-Robin

In the Hamptons, some things never change—the return of the piping plover, the celebrated summer sunlight, the tides and the moon. But real estate switches gears more than a hedge funder in a Maserati. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
Looking to Pen Your Next Novel? Try One of These Four Former Writerly Retreats

Looking to Pen Your Next Novel? Try One of These Four Former Writerly Retreats

Though most people draw the limit at 140 characters nowadays, it wasn’t so long ago that the Hamptons was a big lure for literary types. James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity, worked on the trilogy’s final installment in the Sagaponack farmhouse where he and his wife moved in the 1970s.
North Main Street in Southampton Village is Hot, Hot, Hot

North Main Street in Southampton Village is Hot, Hot, Hot

One of the hottest neighborhoods in the Hamptons? Listing prices have doubled and tripled along the mile-and-a-half stretch of North Main Street in Southampton Village. The generally modest wood-frame homes that sit along one of the area’s oldest thoroughfares are remnants of what was once a working-class neighborhood, though many have been recently renovated and upgraded—and sold for a tidy profit.
The Animal Rescue Fund Designer Showhouse and Sale

The Animal Rescue Fund Designer Showhouse and Sale

At the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack, guests joined media sponsor HC&G to toast top interior decorators who transformed the store’s spaces
The Southampton Historical Museum's 6th Annual House Tour Kick Off

The Southampton Historical Museum's 6th Annual House Tour Kick Off

Media sponsor HC&G helped kick off the Southampton Historical Museum’s 6th Annual Tour of Southampton Homes with a sponsors’ cocktail party.
Cutting Edge Objects to Buy and Love

Cutting Edge Objects to Buy and Love

July's must-haves for the design obsessed shopper.
Four Casual Summer Cocktail Recipes

Four Casual Summer Cocktail Recipes

Try these crowd-pleasing concoctions for hot summer nights!
Plaid Meets Prada When Scottish-Born Architect Kevin O'Sullivan Designs a Home for Art-Loving Clients in Amagansett.

Plaid Meets Prada When Scottish-Born Architect Kevin O'Sullivan Designs a Home for Art-Loving Clients in Amagansett.

"When we met our clients,” recalls Hamptons-based architect Kevin O’Sullivan, “we had no idea that they had a spectacular collection of modern art.” And his clients had no idea that the man they were trusting to design their four-bedroom home had once been accepted to pursue painting and sculpture at the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art in his native Scotland.
Tour the Sagaponack Home of an Artist and Fashion Designer Couple

Tour the Sagaponack Home of an Artist and Fashion Designer Couple

It takes rare vision and prodigious creativity to carve a family home out of a former cinderblock factory, especially one on a steeply sloping Sagaponack lot that had once been quarried for sand. Artist Quentin Curry and his wife, Fashion Designer Shelley Suh enlists the help of Sag Harbor Architect Nilay Oza.
Passionate for Both Horses and the Hamptons, Annette and Matt Lauer Bring Bright Side Farm to Life

Passionate for Both Horses and the Hamptons, Annette and Matt Lauer Bring Bright Side Farm to Life

With a name like Bright Side Farm, good times are sure to follow. For Annette and Matt Lauer, creating an equestrian facility in the Hamptons has been more than good: It has turned into a dream come true.
Step Inside a Contemporary Art-Filled Home Overlooking Three Mile Harbor

Step Inside a Contemporary Art-Filled Home Overlooking Three Mile Harbor

Mark Perry’s process as an abstract painter is anything but straightforward. His work, he explains, results from a sort of loose exploration with paint. “I pick up the paint and put it down, leave it alone, do it again, and listen to the inner voice telling me when to stop,” says the artist, who fashions intense, lovely oils, amalgams of color with nature-based titles such as Land & Sea, Earth Green Water Blue, Dunes Revisited, and Accabonac, named for the well-known harbor in Springs.
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