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East Hampton Holiday House & Garden Tour 2014

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2014 East Hampton House & Garden Tour

Benefiting the East Hampton Historical Society,

Cocktails and Tour Welcome in the Holiday Season

Opening Night Cocktail Party: Friday, November 28 (6 – 8:30 p.m.)

House Tour: Saturday, November 29 (1 – 4:30 p.m.)

The East Hampton Historical Society is proud to announce its 2014 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of architecture in the Hamptons.  This year’s tour – comprising five noteworthy homes & gardens – is scheduled for Saturday, November 29, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

A kick-off Cocktail Party on the eve of Friday, November 28, welcomes in the highly anticipated tour. This annual event, now in its 30th year, will be held for the first time at the historical Maidstone Club, ringing in the East End holiday season in style!

“The shingle has become the symbol of the East End,” said Richard Barons, Director of the East Hampton Historical Society, when reflecting upon the theme of the tour. “This year’s tour celebrates the role that the shingle plays in the architecture of East Hampton. Through a varied vocabulary, architects have used the shingle to express the past in the present,” said Mr. Barons. The 2014 East Hampton House & Garden Tour offers a creative selection of homes that celebrate the spirit and heritage of living on the East End.

Up & Down the Village Lanes

2014 East Hampton House & Garden Tour

Hither, Egypt, Buell – names of streets that capture the imagination . . .

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Up and Down Egypt, Hither and Buell Lanes

Tucked away in “The Village” are among the most enchanting Shingle Style homes in East Hampton – from historical to contemporary – all embracing the beauty and rich architectural style.  Different yet complementary, these private houses invite the viewer to “look inside” and admire East Hampton’s past and present.

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Shingled compound on Buell Lane

Once inside these hidden treasures, the interiors range from classic to mid-century – all revealing the distinct style, passion and personality of the homeowners.

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Handsome mid-century accents on Hither Lane

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Eclectic interiors on Buell Lane by designer Celerie Kemble

The much-enlarged Osborne house – an original Shingle Style home nestled in the compound on Buell Lane – introduced modern interiors to the space.

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Original Osborne house (Buell Lane)

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Finished in 1921 this gem from the architects Polhemus and Coffin is an Egypt Lane landmark and one of East Hampton’s iconic houses.

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Interior: 1921 gem from the architects Polhemus and Coffin on Egypt Lane

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A tile mural of Benjamin Huntting’s Whaling Ship “Lucy” frames the hearth of Egypt Lane

“This is one of our most important fund-raisers,” said the event chairman, Joseph Aversano. “So while you’re contemplating a magnificent swimming pool and cabana, an alée of hydrangeas connecting one garden to another, or a historical Osborne property, your dollars will be hard at work supporting the East Hampton Historical Society and its museums,” said Mr. Aversano.

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Cocktails at the Maidstone Club

Maidstone Club in East Hampton Village (Old Beach Lane)

Tickets to the Opening Night Cocktail Party at the Maidstone Club cost $200 each, which includes entry to the House Tour the following day.  Tickets to the self-guided 2014 East Hampton House & Garden Tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour.  All ticket proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society.  Tickets can be purchased via:

  • EHHS office at 101 Main Street Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Website:
  • phone at 631-324-6850
  • Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, on Friday, November 28, and Saturday, November 29, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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