New Date, New Place
The Hampton Designer Showhouse, a benefit that has raised close to $2 million for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, is returning, this time in September, when it usually closes, and featuring a historic house restoration as its venue.
Typically, the houses transformed by interior designers for this show are donated by the builder and are new construction. For this edition, the house is a restoration of an original structure built in the 1830s and once part of the Wooley Estate in Southampton Village. The exterior will retain its 1835 porch design with Italianate brackets and swan spirals, but the 7,000 square feet of interior space will be an inspiration for those who want to update a more traditional dwelling.
Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton are the honorary design chairs, and the designers and firms who will transform the spaces are Amy Heywood Art, ASH Staging, Arthur Golabek Flowers, Avery Frank Designs, BP2 Interiors for OKA, Brady Design Inc., Ciuffo Cabinetry, Courtney Sempliner Designs, Extreme AVS Inc., Ghislaine Vinas, Jennifer Pacca Interiors, Jim Dove/Dove Design Studio, Kate Singer Home, Katherine Elizabeth Designs, Kerri Pilchik Design, Libby Langdon Interiors, Lucy Cuneo Lifestyle, Melanie Roy Design for Todd Merrill Studio, Michel Smith Boyd with Design Within Reach, the Rinfret Group, Scott Formby Design, Sea Green Designs, and Warehouse Interiors.
The showcase will open on Saturday at One Wooley Street with a preview party from 6 to 8:30 p.m., for which tickets are $225. Regular hours will begin Sunday, with daily admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31 at a cost of $40 per person, including the showhouse journal. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Hamptons Designer Showhouse website.
Road Rave Sellout
Laurie Anderson's free car horn concert scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m. at Havens Beach is full and no longer taking reservations, according to Sag Harbor's The Church, which organized the event. Ms. Anderson's 20-minute performance will consist of horns from vintage and contemporary cars, trucks, and an ice cream truck. The Church has directed those with questions about the event to email the organizers at [email protected].