Thursday, September 27, 2007

What's The Deal With...Those Antique Houses At East Hampton Town Hall?

If you've been out in East Hampton lately, you've probably noticed some gorgeous old houses propped up on steel beams in at least a couple of locations. What's the deal? Well, the heir to Schlumberger, Adelaide De Menil, just happened to have an extra 14 of these 17th and 18th Century historic structures on her Further Lane property. Being a fan of modernism, and with charity in her heart, she has donated 8 of the structures to the town of East Hampton. She also paid to have them moved and donated $2 Million toward upkeep. An architect from Robert A.M. Stern's office is integrating them into a larger structure that may connect the buildings under a glass atrium on town property. Here are some links for more details:

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