East Hampton Historical Society: 2017 House & Garden Tour, Nov 24 & 25

2017 East Hampton House & Garden Tour


Benefiting the East Hampton Historical Society,
Cocktails and Tour Welcome In the Holiday Season


Opening Night Cocktails at Maidstone Club: Friday, November 24 (6 – 8:30 p.m.)

House Tour: Saturday, November 25 (1 – 4:30 p.m.)


The East Hampton Historical Society is proud to announce their 2017 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of historical and modern architecture in the Hamptons.  This year’s tour consisting of five unique houses is scheduled for Saturday, November 25, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

A kick-off Cocktail Party on the evening of Friday, November 24, welcomes in this year’s highly anticipated House Tour. This annual event, now in its 33nd year, will be held at the historical Maidstone Club, ringing in the East End holiday season in style!

Cocktails at the Maidstone Club

The Opening Night Cocktail Party for the 2017 East Hampton House & Garden Tour

will be held at Maidstone Club in East Hampton Village.


From the Village to the Atlantic The East Hampton House Tour

Celebrates 33 years of distinctive houses

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 toward the charm of a classic shingled cottage, have a penchant for European design elements, or prefer the clean lines of contemporary architecture, this year’s tour offers a combination of houses that are sure to delight.


Shingle-Style House on Fabled Further Lane



Located in one of East Hampton Village’s most coveted locations, a traditional Shingle-Style house on Further Lane is one of five distinguished homes on the 2017 East Hampton House & Garden Tour, traditionally held over Thanksgiving weekend. Balanced, curved turrets and multipane windows give this handsome estate impressive curb appeal. Generously sized rooms with well-appointed furnishings exude love and hospitality.


Farther East on Further Lane — the home of a renowned Interior Designer
with an extensive Art Collection


East Hampton home of famed designer Joe Nahem showcases an extensive collection of art and mid-century furnishings, giving this house a distinctively modern identity. While the scale and flow of the interiors are contemporary, the house is built of traditional materials.  Exquisitely curated with a variety of new, vintage, and antique modern furnishings, this spacious home exemplifies the curatorial talents of the homeowner, whose design firm, Fox-Nahem, has been included in premier design lists, such as AD 100, Elle Décor A-List, and New York Magazine’s Top 100.  News Flash:  Be the first to grab a copy of the designer’s new book “The Design Vision of Joe Nahem hot off the presses!


An 1877 Shingle-Style Beach “Cottage” overlooking the Atlantic

Hamptons iconic Kilkare is located within the prestigious and rarely seen Georgica Association, with panoramic views of Georgica Pond and the Atlantic. Built in 1877 by ship builders, the three-story house has been sensitively restored with all its authentic detail.  Immerse yourself in the history of this iconic treasure, while taking in sweeping views and sea breezes through over 80 windows a treat for the mind, soul, and senses.


Celebrating its Centennial, the Woodhouse Playhouse is a space for Living & Performing


Tucked away on Huntting Lane, the Elizabethan-style Woodhouse Playhouse in East Hampton Village is celebrating its 100th anniversary.  Built by the legendary philanthropist and arts patron Mary Woodhouse, the current homeowners continue the legacy of Mrs. Woodhouse through year-round music and theater programs — honoring the playhouse’s original role as a theater and drama school.  Designed by Francis Burrell Hoffman Jr., a “gentleman’s architect,” who was at the forefront of the Village’s emergence as a premier summer colony, the Woodhouse Playhouse is of architectural significance. The current homeowners have made sensitive touches that have preserved and enhanced both the house and lawn in the spirit of the playhouse’s history. Feel the awe of the 75-foot-long Great Room, with a 30-foot gabled peak and church-like nave, an Aeolian-Skinner organ and massive fireplace as you imagine the famous visitors that it’s attracted over the years including John Drew, John Barrymore, Isadora Duncan, The Westminster Choir, and Metropolitan Opera greats, to name a few.

Nestled in the Village, an early 20th-century Cottage with French & English influences


Stucco, stone, and timber elements the vernacular of some East Hampton houses built in the early 20th-century are expertly integrated in this charming cottage nestled on a quiet street in the Village. The interiors are decidedly French inflected, with hand-finished plaster walls, antique limestone floors and mantels, period paneling, and a magnifique La Cornue range while the exterior is reminiscent of an English cottage, with intricate stonework and a swooping shingled roof. In collaboration, the Sag Harbor Architectural firm Beeton & Company and interior designer Sue Alefantis, masterfully designed every detail of this house to be functional, as well as warm and intimate a priority of the homeowner.  In addition, the house was designed to work in conjunction with garden spaces. Michael Derrig, owner of Landscape Details, collaborated in the design of garden spaces that function as outdoor rooms, fireplaces, and seating areas. This home is an oasis ice up the bar and settle in for a smart cocktail!


“The House & Garden Tour is one of our most important fund-raisers,” 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 Tour the following day.  Tickets to the self-guided 2017 East Hampton House & Garden Tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour.

Admission can be bought via:


Note: The Maidstone Club is open only to Cocktail Party ticket holders on the evening of Friday, November 24, 2017. The Opening Night Cocktail Party is a fund-raising event for the East Hampton Historical Society.


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