Villa Mille Fiore

The Southampton Home of Albert Boardman, Villa Mille Fiore, " House of a Thousand Flowers", now destroyed.

Connetquot Public Library Lecture on Hamptons Houses, May 20, 2010

Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The epitome of conspicuous consumption, the great phenomenon we now know as “The Hamptons” began as a group of Puritan villages along Long Island’s south shore. Developed originally as a farming community, it was discovered by artists and the fashionably rich at the end of the 19th century. At this slideshow/lecture, Gary Lawrance, co-author of " Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930", architect, writer and historian, explores the architectural variety and achievement as well as the grace and beauty of more than 30 houses of the Hamptons designed by America’s leading architects of the time.

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Architectural Model of a Francis Fleetwood, AIA designed home.

Here's an architectural model that was built by architectural model maker Gary Lawrance, AIA of Lawrance Architectural Presentations of Stony Brook, Long Island , New York for one of the largest new houses built in the Hamptons. Architectural models are a great design tool when building a new home whether to see what the design will look like in 3D or for an Architectural Review Board. Many architectural review boards require architetcural models to be able to see the scale of proposed houses, design and how they may fit into the context of existing neighborhoods. Lawrance Architectural Presentations has also built Litigation models, Courtroom models, Legal models and Trial models for Long Island Lawyers & Attorneys to be used in litigation proceedings to recreate accident scenes or to better illustrate a situation, were an injury occurred. To see more architectural models from architects Peter Cook, AIA, Gary Gallagher Architects, Zwirko & Ortmann Architects and others, go to