The East Hampton Historical Society’s House Tour Committee has selected five houses in the East End for this years House & Garden Tour. The Society’s annual House Tour offers a glimpse inside some of the town’s most storied residences.
Featured houses include:
Egypt Lane Landmark
Built in 1917, this gem from the architects Polhemus and Coffin is an Egypt Lane landmark. This magnificent and impressive Tudor Style house, bordering Maidstone Club on two sides, celebrates a beautiful and sensitive renovation. Though over one hundred years old, this house is now as fresh and comfortable as when it was built.
The Charm of a Shingle Style Revival
In its dazzling array of shapes, verandas, rooflines, and turret, this very sculptural home is a comfortable amalgam of styles that would often be seen in many houses built between 1880 and early 1900’s – as well as an example of the Shingle Style revival that started in the 1960s as a reaction to modernism – a glorious interpretation on this historic Village Lane.
The handsome lines, superb craftsmanship, and monotone styling of this Arts & Crafts inspired house celebrates the horizontal beauty of single-level living. Home to a dynamic design duo, an interior designer and a landscape architect, this Village retreat has multiple outdoor “rooms,” situated within smartly organized landscaping.
New Construction in Heart of the Village
Nestled in the heart of East Hampton Village, this newly constructed residence is a marriage of casual elegance and traditional design. Its clean, graceful lines and superb craftsmanship are immediately evident as you approach the home down a gently curving, crushed white marble drive. Sun-drenched open concept living space, tranquil and stylish backyard, and expansive private terrace with outdoor fireplace – completely secluded, yet only steps away from Main Street, East Hampton.
Original Amagansett home by famed architect Charles Gwathmey
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit a widely publicized modern work of art – The Tolan House, an original Charles Gwathmey designed residence (circa 1970). Just a quarter mile from the Atlantic Ocean, enter a sun-drenched open space of modern and magnificent architecture. The cubist shapes of cone and triangle harmonize with huge rectangular windows.
The House & Garden Tour will take place from 1 to 4:30 pm. Tickets to the Opening Night Cocktail Party are $200 each, which includes entry to the House & Garden Tour the following day. Tickets to the self-guided 2021 East Hampton House & Garden Tour are $75 in advance and $85 on the day of the tour.
For more information or to register, call (631) 324-6850 or visit the East Hampton Historical Society website.
Photos, from above: Egypt Lane landmark; Lorenzo E. Woodhouse estate; Village retreat; New Construction in Heart of the Village; and the Tolan House provided.