Landscape Designer Edwina von Gal’s Waterfront East Hampton Sanctuary Asks $11.5M
At this modern amidst the meadows, woodland, and marshes of East Hampton, architecture and nature inspire awe equally. The home of landscape designer to the stars Edwina von Gal, who has created grounds for Calvin Klein and Ina Garten, its 4.63-acre grounds exude a sense of serenity and ease. Von Gal became the modernist estate’s third owner when she purchased it in 2004, going on to create all the gardens herself. Now ready for something new to care for and transform, she’s brought the rare waterfront property to market with an $11.5 million price tag.
“I came here on a whim, I fell in love and have had the most fantastic relationship. But, as an aging house and land fanatic, I need one more adventure,” the designer shares. While von Gal scouts out her next home and project, this one is a treat for buyers looking for something with architectural and artistic allure.
Hamilton Smith, a partner of Marcel Breuer, designed the rectangular residence overlooking Accabonac Harbor for himself decades ago. With cypress adorning the exterior, it harmonizes with the green, beige, and brown hues of the marshland while also appearing to float above the water and brush. From the warm interiors or spacious decks, you can take in 180-degree coastal views. When eager to get closer to nature, simply stroll down the long dock or tend to von Gal’s beautifully wild gardens surrounding the main house and separate cottage.
Just down the street from the Pollock-Krasner House, this home enjoys the same views that inspired the legendary abstract painter. It’s no wonder the vantage point speaks to creatives, with von Gal musing, “I never ever tire of watching the birds that come and go through the seasons, the light as it changes every moment and the water as it rises to create reflective pools and then leaves the grass all washed and sparkly green.”
For those who wish to experience this each day and become the estate’s fourth owner, Jenny Landey and Zacheriah Dayton of Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.