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Each year’s tour offers a sampling of summer colony styles
Linden, an 18,000-square-foot residence on 10 acres, was designed by the architect of the old Parrish Art Museum on Job’s Lane. Tom Edmonds

Linoleum tiles and old books refer back to simple vacation houses.
The architect Alfred Scheffer drew the plans for this simple beach house and many others in Amagansett’s Beach Hampton. At right: The long living room has a formal table, far right, and one for games.
The long living room has a formal table, far right, and one for games.
Green and white linoleum tiles give evidence that the house was built in the late 1950s. The bedrooms, off the long hall, are small and have tiny windows.
An original sales flier pinned on a wall is nostalgic.
This cluster of boys was photographed in the house on a fall weekend in 1980. From left, they are Erik Peterson, Stuart Murray, Lee Eastman, Jake Menges, Scott Smith, and Aubrey Peterson.

A small house with a long history
A neighbor felt so serene in the garden that he used to hang out there when Uwe Kind wasn’t home.
The living room’s Pennsylvania Dutch cabinet and chrome-and-leather armchair by Le Corbusier, reflect eclectic taste.
The garden shed was a prefabricated “ugly box” until Mr. Kind shingled the roof and planted Boston ivy and climbing hydrangea.
The dining table is Pennsylvania Dutch from the 1820s, the chairs are from Ireland, and the cabinet in the wall is actually one of two hidden refrigerators.
The bedroom, which just about fills the whole room, was originally a screened-in porch with a concrete floor.
Because the addition of a bathroom made another bedroom even smaller, a built-in bed with storage beneath was added.
Uwe Kind enjoyed a sunny May afternoon in his East Hampton backyard.
In 1989, Johnny Carson, who was already so interested in languages that he had taught himself Swahili, invited Mr. Kind to be a guest on the Tonight Show after hearing him speak German in an NBC editing room and learning of his unique language-through-music technique, SingLing. Mr. Carson was Mr. Kind’s first celebrity student.

On the final Friday of a notably cold and wet April, he could be found alone in the spritzing rain
Jason Norris took his daughter Isla Rose along when he visited a client’s property in Clearwater Beach, Springs. Durell Godfrey

Kathleen M. Doyle could summon assistance from her very own team of “hand-holders.”
The exhibition room at Doyle New York was ready last week for a preview of the continental furniture and paintings to be sold on May 23.
Kathleen M. Doyle, right, is chairwoman and chief executive officer of Doyle New York. Her daughter Laura is vice chairwoman, director of regions, and “future-thinker.” Irene Silverman
“Purple & Figure” by Larry Rivers will be auctioned on June 6. Its estimate is $5,000 to $7,000.
A graffiti artist known as Crash turned the bare concrete facade of Doyle’s new South Bronx warehouse into a colorful mural.
The daguerreotypes are part of a collection also consigned to auction.

Andy Sabin is a renowned conservationist who was a founder of the South Fork Natural History Museum
Andy Sabin is proud of the many-colored eggs his exotic chickens lay.
One of his Flemish giant rabbits gets a treat.
The goats are friendly and eat bananas as well as carrots.
The sign in this pond on his Amagansett property might more aptly read Beware of Attack Pig.
A newly arrived purple martin has many houses to choose among.
The male of a white peacock couple would not reveal the spread of his tailfeathers.

A panel about daring design and other topics
Fern Mallis, right, led a discussion of daring and dramatic design and so much more with, from left, Jason Oliver Nixon, John Loecke, and Joe Nahem at this year's Architectural Digest Design Show at Pier 94 in New York City. Jennifer Landes

The owners — a married couple with two children — are kite boarders, windsurfers, and sailing enthusiasts
A glass walkway connects the H-shaped house in the Amagansett dunes near Gardiner’s Bay.
A cantilevered roof shades the dining room.
Wood panels above the fireplace, at left, conceal a custom-made cabinet. The PK22 leather chair is by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen. Right, Venting panels along the beams circulate the wind. Spoleto chairs by Knoll ring the dining table.Bates Masi + Architects

Erling Hope’s handmade wooden boxes are beautiful artistic riddles, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma
Erling Hope, in his workshop on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, has shifted his focus from sleekly ingenious custom furniture pieces to a one-man production line of decorative “Purkinje boxes.” Durell Godfrey Photos
Using sustainable materials — scrap wood, for instance — is important to Mr. Hope, who strives to create objects of both beauty and utility.
Examples are available online, alongside his remarkable furnishings (lecterns, bed frames, folding tables, benches, shelves at custommade.com/by/erlinghope.