Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - June 2015

Pappas Miron Design Puts a Fresh Spin on a Dated 1970s Beach House in Southampton

In the case of a 1970s Colonial-style house in Southampton, a casual question about tile led to a complete gut renovation. Designers Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron, the principals of Pappas Miron Design, were working on their clients’ bathroom renovation in the city when the owners purchased a house in Southampton and nonchalantly asked whether the duo thought the kitchen tile would be easy to change.

3 New Hamptons Resort Developments on the Horizon

Nowhere in the world is real estate sexier—even for George Clooney, arguably one of the sexiest men alive—than in the Hamptons. The two-time Academy Award winner, is just one of the rumored investors in the eight-acre Dune Deck Beach Resort development in Westhampton Beach. The former Hamptons hot spot sold for $19 million to Discovery Land Company CEO Mike Meldman, who also co-owns Casamigos Tequila with Clooney and his pal Rande Gerber, husband of supermodel Cindy Crawford.

Candle Maker Brittany Torres of Hamptons Handpoured Captures the Essence of the East End

Candle maker Brittany Torres is deeply familiar with the East End and the quirks that make each of its villages distinct, and her collection of six candles reflects those personality differences. To her, the sense of smell is paramount, the driving force behind Hamptons Handpoured, her brand-new line of soy-based handmade candles.

The Hamptons Turnkey Condo Trend is Here to Stay

The turnkey condo trend is here to stay, says Saunders & Associates founder Andrew Saunders. Located at 21 West Water Street, Harbor’s Edge on Sag Harbor Cove—which opened for sales in early May—offers two- and three-bedroom condominiums all with access to a rooftop pool and lounge area and all facing the water, with landscaped yards and private terraces.

Hampton Bays is Headed for an Upgrade

Living large will soon be possible in Hampton Bays. Long a working-class stronghold, the hamlet is gearing up for a major upgrade. In January, the Southampton Town Board unanimously voted to approve plans by R Squared Development, owned by Gregg and Mitchell Rechler, to create 20 rooms and bungalows on the site of the former Canoe Place Inn, just west of the Shinnecock Canal, in addition to building 37 new townhouses east of the canal.

Decorating Duo Bernt Heiberg and William Cummings Deck Out a Period Cottage in Sag Harbor

The Oslo-born designer, Bernt Heiberg, half the firm of New York–based Heiberg Cummings, was instantly attracted to the small two-story Victorian with its cedar shakes and ornate porch. His partner in all things, William Cummings, who is as American as Colorado, California, and Georgia, where he was raised, was all for it the minute they saw the interior.

Landscape Architect Edmund Hollander's New Book, The Good Garden, Celebrates the Quintessence of Summertime

A pool under the sun is the quintessence of summertime in the Hamptons. In his new book, The Good Garden (Monacelli), Manhattan- and Hamptons-based landscape architect Edmund Hollander has gathered some of the memorable pools and adjoining gardens he and his firm have created during the past several decades.

Decorator Timothy Whealon Applies His Classic Sensibility to a Modernist, Glass-walled Getaway in Southampton

Timothy Whealon decorated a modernist, glass-walled house he for a young family in Southampton. But while the open floor plan and light-flooded rooms provided an ample canvas for the New York–based designer to create airy, crisp interiors that complement the house’s clean lines and staggering vistas, the project was also a bit of a departure for him.

Decorator Timothy Whealon Applies his Classic Sensibility to a Modernist, Glass-walled Getaway in Southampton

Timothy Whealon decorated a modernist, glass-walled house he for a young family in Southampton. But while the open floor plan and light-flooded rooms provided an ample canvas for the New York–based designer to create airy, crisp interiors that complement the house’s clean lines and staggering vistas, the project was also a bit of a departure for him.

Decorating Duo Bernt Heiberg and William Cummings Deck out a Period Cottage in Sag Harbor

The Oslo-born designer, Bernt Heiberg, half the firm of New York–based Heiberg Cummings, was instantly attracted to the small two-story Victorian with its cedar shakes and ornate porch. His partner in all things, William Cummings, who is as American as Colorado, California, and Georgia, where he was raised, was all for it the minute they saw the interior.

Pappas Miron Design Puts a Fresh Spin on a Dated 1970s Beach House in Southampton

In the case of a 1970s Colonial-style house in Southampton, a casual question about tile led to a complete gut renovation. Designers Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron, the principals of Pappas Miron Design, were working on their clients’ bathroom renovation in the city when the owners purchased a house in Southampton and nonchalantly asked whether the duo thought the kitchen tile would be easy to change.