Architect: James McDonough and Michael Conroy, McDonough and Conroy Architects, 3760 Expressway Dr. South, Suite 200, Islandia, NY 11749; 631/491-6400.
Builder: Joe Farrell, Farrell Building Company, 2317 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932; 631/537-1068, farrellbuilding.com.
Creativity plus carte blanche equals showhouse. Without the usual homeowner restrictions to rein them in, designers are free to have fun as they see fit--aka, to shine--when they decorate a showhouse space sans "real" clients. At the 2009 Hampton Designer Showhouse, 25 New York designers did just that.
Text by Candace Ord Manroe
Photographs by John Bessler and Squire Fox