Cool breezes, miles of pristine beaches, and vast, open farmland have long attracted visitors to Long Island’s South Fork, known worldwide as “The Hamptons.” Residents in picturesque seaside communities from Southampton to Montauk are calling upon world-class designers to fine-tune their visions, giving rise to a fresh design vernacular: homes that are testaments to what can be achieved when inspired by the natural beauty of a unique locale—and when imagination is one’s only limitation.
Out East captures the enduring appeal of shingled houses, modernist oceanfront designs, artists’ compounds, and Montauk surf shacks. Jennifer Ash Rudick, a long-time Southampton resident, leads an insider’s tour of more than 25 houses, cottages, and pool houses. Tria Giovan, a Sag Harbor–based photographer, captures extraordinary gardens, verandas, lakeside pavilions, farmhouses, and converted barns.
About the Author
Jennifer Ash Rudick is the author of Palm Beach Chic, a contributing editor to Veranda, and a former editor at Town & Country andW. She lives in Southampton and New York City.
Tria Giovan is a photographer specializing in interiors and still lifes. Her work has appeared in books and in Coastal Living, Esquire, House Beautiful, Travel & Leisure, and Veranda. She lives in Sag Harbor and New York City.
"Despite the bold-faced names who have made their mark, a surprising thread of rusticity and relaxation runs through many of the Hamptons' most appealing properties--which is precisely what makes the collection presented in the book so intriguing." — VOGUE.com
"Few summer retreats are as well known as Long Island's Hamptons. In communities where artists and writers, fisherman and farmers coexist with the more well known moguls and celebrities, houses range from modest cottages to timeless shingled houses to modernist mansions. In Out East, author Jennifer Ash Rudick, with photographs by Tria Giovan, has captured more than thirty of the area's most distinctive houses and gardens." — Quintessence
"The pages of Out East showcase both interiors and exteriors of homes with distinct personalities and eclectic collections of art. The featured gardens are Edens of serene reflecting pools, trellises crawling with roses, and shady places to sit and daydream." — Modern Luxury Beach
"I don't know about you, but I'm loving what I see Out East. Enjoy!" — Mark D. Sikes
"Southampton resident Jennifer Ash Rudick takes us through more than 30 idyllic Hamptons residences." — Architectural Digest
"Enjoy a seldom-seen tour of the Hamptons from white-paneled living rooms, cozy cottage kitchens, enchanting gardens and elegantly shaded porches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Jennifer Ash Rudick's book, Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons. . . . Readers are sure to enjoy the eclectic mix of old and new, modern and colonial, contemporary and exotic." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"328 pages featuring some of the area's most intriguing dwellings and grounds. . . . a broad spectrum of people and architecture that makes up the area's social fabric." — Newsday