“Who buys a house at a department store?” asks the website of graphic desinger Paul Sahre. In the early 1960s, the answer was, “an entire Long Island beach community.” Leisurama, a community Sahre stumbled across in 2001, is the subject of his book Leisurama Now: The Beach House for Everyone. Sahre documents the then-and-now of this planned community of beach houses completely furnished — including appliances and household utensils — from Macyâ€™s, and priced when built for working-class budgets. Talk about a great summer read, and a snapshot of a brief, optimistic moment in time. See a preview online now (click “next” at the bottom of the page for more images).