Behind the Hedges: Richard Bender Amenity Home Lists for $2.2M

Richard Bender Amenity home for sale in Amagansett
Richard Bender Amenity home for sale in Amagansett, Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's

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Looking for a super-cool weekend pied a terre? Here you go. This house was part of architect Richard Bender’s Amenity project in the early 1960s. Weekend Utopia: Modern Living in the Hamptons by Alastair Gordon described Amenity as a mini-utopia of modestly-priced summer homes that was built in the woods of the Springs (1960-63). Bender had wanted to build a house in the Hamptons, but couldn’t afford a small piece of property on his own. Together with a number of acquaintances, he purchased a 20-acre lot on Red Dirt Road that was then subdivided into eleven smaller lots. … Read more at

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