Modern Fashion Designer Retreat in the Hamptons


No longer my green sea
Go turn a deeper blue …

– The Rolling Stones, “Paint it black”

Well, except in the Hamptons, Mick! The sea is rather blue here. Set amidst dense pine trees, this dark house is owned by CFDA-nominated designer Tony Melillo, who launched his eponymous Anthony Thomas Melillo (ATM) lifestyle and sportswear brand in 2012. Its initial quest was to come up with a collection of the perfect t-shirts, but the business has evolved, according to its neighbor Amagansett Gwyneth Paltrow on Goop, into an “all-out lifestyle brand founded on the search for the perfect balance between casual, relaxed style and serious elegance”.

Just one block from the ocean and completely remodeled in 2020, the designer’s beach retreat exudes exactly what Paltrow expressed about Melillo’s lifestyle brand: it’s both elegantly understated and laid back. with clean, modern lines, pretty much what you would expect from a fashion designer whose goal was to design the most perfect and comfortable t-shirt ever. Listed by Sara goldfarb and Alexandre tal at Douglas Elliman, the property is asking for $ 5.75 million.

Every feature of the property has been carefully chosen, from the mid-century approved terrazzo stone patio at the front entrance to the charcoal-like cedar cladding that has been treated in the shou sugi ban style, in which the wood is charred using a traditional Japanese technique. Also taking into account the shou sugi ban The treat is the large deck which includes a fire pit which is perfect for those long summer evenings with cocktails.

Even when venturing inside, the glass walls invite the occupant to connect with relaxing views of nature. To add to the natural effect, Douglas fir imported from Denmark is used for the flooring as well as for an accent wall in the main living space. Also from Denmark is the trendy Vipp kitchen, dressed in black, which includes a built-in hob and snack bar. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the 1,800 square foot residence, located on 0.68 acres. Next to the master bedroom is a private terrace surrounded by plants for added privacy, as well as a JEE-O freestanding outdoor shower with pressure-balancing valve, perfect for rinsing off after a long afternoon at the wash. Beach. The other bedrooms also offer sliding glass doors to their own outdoor terraces, and the baths are also bespoke, each with high-end minimalist fixtures and, of course, matte black hardware. The plans included with the marketing materials show the possibility of adding a second floor with a spacious master suite.

With impeccable styling, rigorous simplicity and a carefully selected palette of materials, along with an effortless relaxed and comfortable vibe, this house is indeed the residential equivalent of the perfect T-shirt.

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