PINES MODERN 2017 HOUSE TOUR
Sat 9/9, Sun 9/10 & Sat 9/16
Check in at 2 PM at the Pines Harbor. Departure at 2:15 PM sharp
Curated and guided by Christopher Rawlins, this guided house tour showcases the best of vintage Pines modernism. Six homes will be opened to the public each day. A champagne reception at a featured home concludes each tour. In addition to the interior tours noted below, this walking tour of the Pines will pause outside of notable structures. Attendees should wear comfortable shoes and sun protection. Due to the age of the buildings and the nature of the boardwalks, handicapped accessibility is very limited.
This exclusive event funds Pines Modern, an online tour that makes the architecture of the Pines available to all. Pines Modern is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your ticket purchase is 90% tax-deductible.
Homeowner: Michael Giordano.
Homeowners: Eli Milbaur and Ryan Cangello.
Architect: Horace Gifford, 1971 (Renovation). Photo: Tom Sibley
Homeowners: James Crispino and Tami Hausman.
Architect: Unknown, c. 1955. Decor: Buster Seccia, Photo: Tom Sibley
Homeowner: Buster Seccia.
Homeowners: Michael George Jackoski and Peter Pelusio.
Architect: Horace Gifford, 1963. Renovation: Edward Wendt and Rob Southern. Photo: Peter Murdock.
Homeowner: Thomas Gensemer & Gabriel Brotman.
TRANSPORTATION AND ARRIVAL
Take the Long Island Rail Road to the Sayville Station. A $5 cash shuttle bus will transport you to the Fire Island Pines ferry terminal. The ferry costs $16 cash round trip. Check in at 2 PM at the Pines Harbor. Tours begin at 2:15 PM sharp and extend through about 6:00 PM. FairySchedule has an integrated train/ferry interface to help you reach the Pines on time. Deviations from the printed schedule of houses are possible. This is a rain-or-shine event.
Among the many unique facets of Fire Island Pines is its unmatched mid-century modern architecture, a legacy of its status as a “safe space” and a premier resort for tastemakers in the 1960’s and 70’s. AIDS led to a “dark age” in which so much history and culture was lost. Pines Modern is a non-profit endeavor dedicated to the rediscovery of all that the Pines has created, particularly its mid-century architectural and cultural heritage. These are assets that, properly nourished, will ensure that the Pines remains a meaningful and relevant destination for generations to come. We cannot bring back a lost generation, but we can preserve their most salient artifacts and the environment in which they flourished. This guided tour of mid-century homes is a call to action that aims to unlock our history, rethink our priorities, and honor the homeowners who have maintained the integrity of their vintage properties.