"Phenomenal Places" Exhibition of Architectural Models by Gary Lawrance, AIA

Architectural Model of a residence designed by Peter Cook, AIA.

Architectural Model  of a  Residence renovated by Fleetwood & McMullan Architects.

Architectural Model of a residence designed by Preston Phillips Architect.
Architectural Model of a residence designed by Peter Cook, AIA. 

Architectural Model  of a  Residence designed by Fleetwood & McMullan Architects.

Phenomenal Places, Architectural Models by Gary Lawrance, AIA. Recent Exhibition at the Southampton Historical Museum.
Gary Lawrance is an architect whose firm, Lawrance Architectural Presentations, provides architectural models and development services to architects, landscape architects and interior designers. the exhibit presented a dozen scale models of homes, including many designed by prominent local architects, including Francis Fleetwood, Peter Cook, Preston Philips, Kitty McCoy and Frank Greenwald, some of which can be found full-size in the Hampton's and other parts of Long Island. Mr. Lawrance is also the Co-Author with Anne Surchin of the recent bestselling book, Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930, Acanthus Press 2007. He also writes two popular blogs,Houses of the Hamptons and Mansions of the Gilded Age

The exhibit ran from May 14-September 3, but for those that missed it please take a look at the attached  links to see some of the wonderful press it has received!

More models can be seen at,

Architectural models are not only for new construction but can also be made of existing homes and properties, including gardens or entire properties for display in homes and offices. They make unique holiday or special gifts!

Mayor Bloomberg's New Southampton House Ballyshear

 Click HERE to read today's article in the New York Times about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Lavish homes.

Click HERE to read about Ballyshear, his new home in Southampton.


The Josiah Copley Thaw Estate

The Josiah Copley Thaw estate was one of the largest and most prominent homes located along Gin Lane. It's family also had a prominence it may not have wanted. The brother of Josiah was Harry Kendall Thaw, who lives on in history as the man who killed famous architect, Stanford White in 1906. Many houses are attributed or said to have been designed by Stanford White in Southampton, but if they were built after 1906 ?

The Thaw Family
Views from, "Hurricane in the Hamptons, 1938"
See the site after its demolition

Royal Pains Mansion

Click HERE to see a video of Oheka, the Cold Spring Harbor estate of Otto Kahn when it was used as a retreat house for the New York Sanitation Department.