Ann Madonia Antiques in Southampton gave a celebratory book signing
party this past Friday for the newly revised edition of, “Houses of the
Hamptons, 1880-1930” by Gary Lawrance & Anne Surchin. The book now in its third printing has been updated with
many new color photographs and four new chapters including the early
history of Gray Gardens and how it received that name. Many of the homes
lost and extant also have floor plans, often first and second floors.
The book offers the reader a look into many of the great houses and
mansions of the Hamptons before and during the Great Gatsby Jazz age of
the 1920s. If Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan were real, they would be
living in the Hamptons today.
Many homes of today's Billionaires are included such as; Hedge Fund Titan John Paulson's Old Trees estate in Southampton. New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg's recently purchased Southampton Georgian mansion, Ballyshear. Designer Tory Burch's new Southampton estate, Westerly. Calvin Klein's former home, Chestertown House/Dragon's Head.
Plus many more oceanside villas and manicured estates of members of
Gilded Age Society including the Woolworths, Duponts, Berwinds,
Livingstons, Herters, Van Rensselaers and Rogers.
You may also preview the book, Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930 Revised
by clicking on the cover at the Acanthus Press website. www.acanthuspress.com