Feature ID Project

The Bennett House, E Hampton, NY

Property Provenance:  An iconic property once belonging to Ward Bennett, an inductee in the Hall of Fame of Interior Designers, sited off Accabonac Bay in the village of Amagansatt, NY.


Challenge:  How to preserve the design aesthetic of Ward Bennett and integrate it with the Asian-Chinese influenced aesthetics of the client.


Problems and Constraints:  Poor lighting or lack there of and no major space changes or additions to be made.



  • Total redesign of lighting with recessed and wall fixtures.
  • Redesigned two rooms with tatami floors and shoji panel walls.
  • Redesigned second bath with hinoki (Japanese Cedar) soaking tub and bi-level pebble mosaic and wood floors.
  • Selecting the appropriate light fixtures, Asian furnishings, window treatment, floor coverings and art pieces.

Custom Designs for this project: 

  • Rough edge black granite sink counter and separation wall.
  • Shoji style built in cabinet for flat screen tv and shelves for art objects.

Legacy Element:  Tribute wall with framed costume design work of Ward Bennett.  Ward Bennett had a strong Japanese aesthetic in the house.  Hence Japanese design elements were used.