gardens of
the hamptons


LaGuardia Design Group


Monacelli Press



Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons; LaGuardia Design Group 1990-2020

Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons is organized by project, featuring 21 of LDG’s residential works in Sagaponack, Southampton, Montauk, Water Mill, and Bridgehampton. Notable examples include the rebuilding and restoration of the dunescape surrounding the Perlbinder house—one of Norman Jaffe’s best known residential works—which had been damaged by storms; the reconfiguration and transformation of a relatively flat fourteen-acre site into an open-air museum housing a world-class art collection; and an oceanfront property comprised of three separate austere structures artfully positioned so as to blend in with the sandy, swelling site, allowing each building to inhabit its own micro-environment.

“There’s something about the [Hamptons] landscape that carries its own memory—in the watery light, the bayberry and scrub oak—providing a sense of continuity. In their stewardship and respect for the native environment, LaGuardia Design Group channels that memory toward a more resilient and enduring philosophy of design.” —ALASTAIR GORDON, FROM THE FOREWORD

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Culture of excellence

Culture of excellence

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