Hamptons Cottages & Gardens IDA Winners! - 2012


This past July, HC&G held its second annual Innovation in Design Awards ceremony, recognizing the very best design projects in the Hamptons.

Check out our winners! .....by David Masello (PDF)




Lear & Mahoney Landscape Associates

At first glance, this extraordinary landscape created by Southampton-based Lear & Mahoney is so subtle that it’s easy to miss some of the details. But the intention was to re-create a natural landscape that would reflect the seaside locale, while also incorporating new elements. One of the most exhilarating introductions is a series of long, shallow lawn steps that lead from the rear of the house to the expansive back lawn and, in turn, a swimming pool. Handsome mortarless stone retaining walls, inviting sandstone benches, locally sourced boulders positioned as natural sculptures, and rose-arbored seating areas all work to create an environment that feels completely natural and compelling at every turn.