Enjoy a seldom-seen tour of the Hamptons from white-paneled living rooms, cozy cottage kitchens, enchanting gardens and elegantly shaded porches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Jennifer Ash Rudick’s book, Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons. Rudick, a longtime resident of Southampton, N. Y., introduces readers to the world-class architecture and inspired design of picturesque seaside community estates along Long Island’s South Fork. More than 30 of the Hamptons’ most distinct houses and gardens are featured, including designs by renowned architects, interior decorators and landscape designers such as John Russell Pope, Grosvenor Atterbury, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Muriel Brandolini, Lisa Bynon and the late Robert Dash. Rudick tells of the history and inspiration of each featured home, while Tria Giovan artfully illustrates their charm in 400 masterfully photographed images. Featured homes range from a whimsically decorated hunting lodge to the Moraine — an elegant hilltop hideaway. Readers are sure to enjoy the eclectic mix of old and new, modern and colonial, contemporary and exotic. Published by Vendome Press ($75), www.vendomepress.com. Also available on Amazon.com.