About Gary Lawrance

Gary Lawrance is an architect from Stony Brook, New York. His firm, Lawrance Architectural Presentations, provides design presentations, architectural models and design development services to architects, landscape architects and interior designers. Most of his recent work has involved the refinement and development of study models into fully detailed models of fine residences and landscapes in the Hamptons and Long Island’s north shore.

Since completing his architectural thesis on the country house architecture of Long Island’s Gold Coast in 1982, at the New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York from where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Architecture, Mr. Lawrance has lectured on the lost architecture of the Gilded Age for historical and garden societies, and preservation and arts groups. Gary Lawrance also consults with preservation groups, scholars, and homeowners in researching the historical background of their properties.

He has written articles on architecture and society for Architectural Digest and Quest magazine, co-authored the best selling book “Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930”, Acanthus Press 2007, and writes for his two blogs, Mansions of the Gilded Age and Houses of the Hamptons, in addition to founding and contributing to the very successful Mansions of the Gilded Age Facebook Group. Mr. Lawrance is currently researching his next book “Houses of Palm Beach, 1900-1940”.

Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930 (Architecture of Leisure)

Revised Edition (July 17, 2013)
by Gary Lawrance and Anne Surchin. Acanthus Press.

“Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930” is a great source for the architectural & social history
of the summer cottages from the Hamptons’ Gilded Age.

Read Reviews of the Book:
New York Social Diary
Period Homes

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