Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - July-1 2015

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.