Nid De Papillon, East Hampton

Nid De Papillon, East Hampton, New York
Nid De Papillon was built in 1917 on the dunes in East Hampton for Robert Appleton and his wife. It was designed by architect, Frank Eaton Newman and is most noted for its unique shingled roof, recalling the English cottage style. The home is still existing and can be clearly seen from the beach, next to the Maidstone Club. Click HERE to see on Bing maps.

Nid De Papillon is a featured house in, Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930, by Gary Lawrance and Anne Surchin, Acanthus Press 2007. You can preview the book HERE to see some of the homes within. You can also order Housesof the Hamptons, 1880-1930 through Acanthus Press. Be sure to look at their website and at the many other wonderful books that they publish.

Click HERE to read a review of the book in New York Social Diary.

The Private Rich

Here is an interesting book which contains rarely seen photographs of the rich in their homes, resorts and just lounging about. Yachts, Tennis, Travel, Parties, Debutantes, Polo, Gardens, Horses, Fox Hunting. The world of Palm Beach, Newport, Southampton, The Riviera. It is a small book and the stories are fictitious, but intertwined amongst beautiful images of the rich at play. This book presents an authentic picture of the Downton Abbey, Gatsby and Ralph Lauren lifestyles. F. Scott Fitzgerald in his novel, The Great Gatsby, said about his characters, Tom Buchanan & Daisy Buchanan, " They had spent a year in France for no particular reason, and then drifted here and there unrestfully, wherever people played polo and were rich together.” This book is like a wonderful scrapbook put together by Uncle Willy and Aunt Babs.  I would recommend it for those who are real devotees of the subject.

While researching this I found this fun blog, Stuff WASPs Like.

The Private Rich, A Family Album/ Stories by Peter Rand and photographs edited by Elizabeth Bird,Crown Publishers, Inc., New York.

Click HERE to see it on Amazon and read more about it.