A new season is always an exciting time and this year, as we welcome in our sixth anniversary of HC&G, we look forward to sharing with you many wonderful homes, breathtaking gardens and talented people. And we will continue to celebrate the rich culture that flourishes in the East End.
The homes we feature in this issue fall under the banner of "What's Old is New Again." The Hamptons has a long and distinguished history that dates back centuries. A way this is reflected is by the numerous houses listed in the National Historic Register. One example is the circa-1790s home of year-round Hampton resident Peter Hallock, who grew up here, went away for college and returned after working in Manhattan for some time. Though he travels widely, Hallock always returns to the place he and his partner Craig Mowry now call home. After a restoration that began in 1994, today his Southampton residence is filled with art, antiques and cherished possessions collected from around the world.
For more than 40 years designer Betty Sherrill has called a weathered, Stanford White-designed cottage home. As her daughter Ann Pyne explains in a personal reminiscence of her mother's famed Southampton garden, "The only architectural changes my mother has made...have had to do with creating the best view for her garden." Look for yourself.
There are many wonderful times ahead for us this season; as we look towards the past we also focus on the future and plan to bring you several new features this season. To mark our anniversary and the Hamptons, we celebrate the art scene on the East End—pick up a copy of HC&G to see profiles of 14 remarkable artists, gallerists, collectors and art world luminaries.. In coming issues, we will also be visiting artists in their homes here and in their studios. And the season would not be complete without our Idea House. Our Project column will update you on its progress. Be sure to see it for yourself when the Amagansett residence opens on July 13. Exciting times are ahead, and we invite you to join us...
Barbara L. Dixon