Image: Gary Lawrance Collection
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Please join us for an illustrated view into the great summer homes that made the Hamptons a premier resort of glamour, luxury, and architectural achievement from 1880 to 1930. Often referred to as the “American Riviera,” Hamptons homes served as a retreat from the heat of northeastern cities. Architectural styles offered a rich diversity of design: shingle style, Italian, Spanish & Mediterranean villas, Colonial Revival, Georgian, Tudor, English Cotswold cottages, and the beginnings of Art Deco and the International style. Many prominent architects (McKim, Mead & White, Cross & Cross, Walker & Gillette, Grosvenor Atterbury, Harrie T. Lindberg, Maurice Fatio) and landscape designers (the Olmsted Brothers, Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, and Annette Hoyt Flanders) created these summer retreats for the Titans of Wall Street, Industry, Medicine, as well as for artists and socialites of the era.
Gary Lawrance is an architect from Stony Brook, New York. His firm, Lawrance Architectural Presentations, provides classic architectural models as well as 3D computer models and renderings. Mr. Lawrance has an extensive background in the history of Gilded Age architecture, landscapes, and society, and co-authored the bestselling book, Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930 with Anne Surchin (Acanthus Press 2007, Revised 3rd Printing 2013). He has lectured on the lost architecture of the Gilded Age for historical, garden, preservation, arts, and architecture groups for over thirty years, and curates an annual symposium on the Gilded Age at Lyndhurst Castle, Tarrytown, New York. Mr. Lawrance’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, New York Social Diary and has written for Architectural Digest and Quest Magazine. He also manages the popular Instagram account mansionsofthegildedage. Mr. Lawrance is currently working on his next book, Houses of Palm Beach, 1900-1950.
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