Richard Barons, "Behind the Privets" In Conversation with David Netto & Stan Rumbough

We are thrilled to welcome authors Richard Barons, David Netto, and Stan Rumbough for a conversation co-hosted by BookHampton and the East Hampton Historical Society at Hedges-Edwards Barn at Mulford Farm.

Wine will be provided by Park Place Wines & Liquors.

Classic and timeless, these exclusive homes recall the simple glamor of vintage Hamptons design.

For every lavish, state-of-the-art, over-the-top home under construction in the Hamptons, there is an equally compelling, culturally significant home that has been restored and maintained its original designs.

This fascinating glimpse inside these classic homes aims to capture the illustrious architecture and design of the Hamptons historic houses. Accompanied by architectural photographer Stanley Rumbough and Hamptons historian Richard Barons, readers are invited "over the privet hedges" of dozens of homes that offer clues to the Hamptons' storied past.

From quaint, 18th-century cottages to the Sister Parish-style décor of Hamptons legend Dina Merrill, the houses profiled here boast historical significance and impeccable style. Heartfelt contributions from Hamptons icons David Netto and Alec Baldwin recall a time before million-dollar homes dominated the area's pristine beaches and lovely lanes.

Behind the Privets: Classic Hamptons Houses is co-published by The East Hampton Historical Society and DelMonico Books.

Richard Barons is Curator of The East Hampton Historical Society, where he was Executive Director from 2005-2017.

David Netto, an author and designer of interiors and furniture, is contributing design editor for T, The New York Times Style Magazine.  His articles have appeared widely, in such publications as The ClassicistDomino, and WSJ Magazine.

Stan Rumbough is a former fashion photographer, turned architectural photographer. His work has been featured in numerous magazines, including Architectural Digest, French Vogue, and Town & Country.


Please register to attend this FREE event here.

If you're unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy of Behind the Privets: Classic Hamptons Houses, please purchase the "Signed" version below.


Event date: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 5:00pm EDT
Event address: 
Hedges-Edwards Barn at Mulford Farm
10 James Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
Behind the Privets: Classic Hamptons Houses Cover Image
By Stanley Rumbough, Richard Barons, Alec Baldwin (Foreword by), David Netto (Preface by)
ISBN: 9783791357614
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Published: Prestel - June 4th, 2019