Edwina von Gal, who created gardens nearby for the fashion designer Calvin Klein, the cookbook author Ina Garten and the artist Cindy Sherman, largely relied on native species when she reimagined the home’s surroundings — mostly hardy pines and grasses, dune thrivers that can get a toehold in the unstable terrain. A Hollywood juniper, with its twisted, irregular boughs, stands sculpturelike by the pool. “I tried to make the landscape look like it’s always been there,” says von Gal. “The house is particularly conducive to that because it looks like it floated down from the sky.”

A few years after Bennett finished the Sugarman abode, he completed a much grander Hamptons house, his last in the area, for a stockbroker named Hale Allen in Amagansett. That fortresslike concrete edifice would become better known — Jann Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone, and his then-wife, Jane, bought it in 1990 and hired the 72-year-old Bennett to restore it, adding a pool house, elaborate grid walls and Asian antiques. Still, it is the house on Meadow Lane that may be the designer’s most passionately austere creation. It stands as a subtle rebuke to contemporary excess and gaudiness, etched like salt spray on the sparse landscape: silent, transparent, elemental.

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