Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - August-1 2015

Christopher Burch’s Southampton Estate is Host to the Cocoon9 House and a Girls’ Get-Together Like No Other

What do you get when you take seven gorgeous women, delectable hors d’oeuvres from the Hamptons Aristocrat, and a state-of-the-art Cocoon9 house, all poolside at Christopher Burch’s Southampton estate? A girls’ get-together like no other.

Mark Figueredo's Fixtures Make Everything Come to Light

One of Mark Figueredo’s biggest pet peeves: seeing people break out their cellphone flashlights to read menus in dimly lit restaurants. In an ideal world, restaurant lighting would flatter patrons while allowing them to peruse menus without the help of electronic devices. “The best kind of lighting is the kind you don’t notice,” Figueredo says.

A Veggie Patch Should Be a Natch For Any Hamptons Green Thumb

With corn as “high as an elephant’s eye,” it’s time to start thinking about cool-weather, edible crops, even if all you can bear to maintain is a beat-up whiskey barrel (perfect for arugula, by the way). “My favorites this time of year are the classics,” says April Gonzales, a Southampton-based garden designer who tends a sizable vegetable patch at her home.

Late to the Party? Hamptons Summer Rentals Are Still Available!

There’s still time to summer in the Hamptons if you’ve got a few thou to spend on an August–Labor Day rental—and we’re talking a few thou. A 9,500-square-foot home on the ocean in Sagaponack, available for $625,000 through Kevin J. McCarthy of Saunders, has seven bedrooms, a living room walled with French doors that overlook 150 feet of beachfront, and a pool. No ocean view necessary?

In Deep Water! East Hampton's Georgica Pond is Being Studied For Toxins

A group of wealthy homeowners on Georgica Pond in East Hampton have had it with potentially toxic blooms in the water and taken matters into their own hands, ponying up $359,000 in the hope of finding a remedy. Billionaire Ron Perelman and his wife, Anna Chapman, and their high-powered neighbors and friends are paying Stony Brook Southampton staff, led by Dr. Christopher Gobler of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, to monitor the pond.

A Trip Down Memory Lanes

Depending on whom you ask, it’s both the best and the worst of times for Hamptons real estate. Yes, there’s certainly everything before us, but we had better be careful to preserve it before, as Dickens might have said, we have nothing before us. Take Coopers Neck Lane in Southampton and Daniels Lane in Sagaponack.

Stable Investment? Bridgehampton's Two Trees Farm Remains on the Market

Two Trees Farm has been on the market since 2010, but it has had no takers, despite a drop in the asking price from $95 million to $55 million. “The property is too much for most people,” says Walentas, “and no one wants to pay for it.” Now, in order to facilitate a fast sale, he has subdivided Two Trees Farm into two parcels—one being the equestrian facility, a 65-acre spread listed for $25 million, and the other comprising several building lots, one of which, at ten acres, is listed for $4.995 million.

Tour Decorator Richard Keith Langham's Party-Ready Guest Cottage

Summer in the Hamptons often means a calendar chock-full of events and parties from Westhampton to Montauk, but Richard Keith Langham rarely has to stray too far from home. Virtually every weekend, the designer kicks open the doors of his sprawling house in Water Mill to welcome friends and family from as near as New York City and as far as his native Alabama.

The Late Walter Channing Left Behind a Thoughtful, Whimsical Wonderland That Continues to Live On

In the late 1970s, when Walter Channing first laid eyes on some property along Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton, it reminded him of a large farm that had backed up to his family home in Dover, Massachusetts. As a little boy, he would explore the fields and climb the trees on his neighbor’s land, always thinking of it as a giant playground. The prospect of re-creating this childhood wonderland on the East End of Long Island was compelling, and he began to acquire acreage in a very deliberate way.

Tour Decorator Richard Keith Langham's Party-Ready Guest Cottage

Summer in the Hamptons often means a calendar chock-full of events and parties from Westhampton to Montauk, but Richard Keith Langham rarely has to stray too far from home. Virtually every weekend, the designer kicks open the doors of his sprawling house in Water Mill to welcome friends and family from as near as New York City and as far as his native Alabama.

The Late Walter Channing Left Behind a Thoughtful, Whimsical Wonderland That Continues to Live On

In the late 1970s, when Walter Channing first laid eyes on some property along Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton, it reminded him of a large farm that had backed up to his family home in Dover, Massachusetts. As a little boy, he would explore the fields and climb the trees on his neighbor’s land, always thinking of it as a giant playground. The prospect of re-creating this childhood wonderland on the East End of Long Island was compelling, and he began to acquire acreage in a very deliberate way.

A Veggie Patch Should Be a Natch For Any Hamptons Green Thumb

With corn as “high as an elephant’s eye,” it’s time to start thinking about cool-weather, edible crops, even if all you can bear to maintain is a beat-up whiskey barrel (perfect for arugula, by the way). “My favorites this time of year are the classics,” says April Gonzales, a Southampton-based garden designer who tends a sizable vegetable patch at her home.