The East Hampton Historical Society is proud to announce its 2021 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of historic and modern architecture in the Hamptons. This year’s tour — consisting of five unique houses — is scheduled for Saturday, November 27, from 1pm to 4:30 pm.
The East Hampton Historical Society’s House Tour Committee has creatively selected five houses that express the unique spirit of living on the East End. The Society’s annual House Tour offers a one-time-only glimpse inside some of our town’s most storied residences. Whether you tend towards the charm of a classic shingled cottage, yearn to take a peek at well-appointed homes South of the Highway, or prefer the clean lines of contemporary architecture – this year’s tour offers a combination of houses that is sure to delight.
Welcome to a Village Ramble
Explore our Past through a Kaleidoscope of Unique Houses
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. Great architecture is like a rare vintage wine — with care, it gets better and better.
The Charm of a Shingle Style Revival
This picturesque and newly constructed house shares a very favorite spot in East Hampton Village – the natural beauty of The Duck Pond and Nature Trail, once part of the Lorenzo E. Woodhouse estate.
In its dazzling array of shapes, verandas, rooflines, and turret, this very sculptural home is a comfortable amalgam of styles that we would often see in many houses built between 1880 and early 1900’s – but yet a very powerful example of the Shingle Style revival that started in the 1960s as a reaction to modernism – a glorious interpretation on this historic Village Lane.
Village Retreat with Landscape Details
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. A serene sanctuary, in a calming palette of muted greys, is welcoming and invites intimate conversation and reflective thought. Take a deep breath and let your troubles melt away at this haven of understated “la bonne vie”!
New Construction in Heart of the Village
Nestled in the heart of East Hampton Village, this exquisite 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 – you can hear the church bells on Sundays!
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. Take in the views and smell the salt air from a multitude of well-appointed spaces in this sprawling modern masterpiece – bold and beautiful!
“The House & Garden Tour is one of our most important fundraisers,” said the event chairman Joseph Aversano. “This year’s tour is a visual feast of stylish houses. So, while you’re breathing in the sea air and enjoying the varied terrains and architectural styles, your dollars will support the East Hampton Historical Society’s museums and programs,” he said.
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 info, visit www.easthamptonhistory.org