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The Tory Burch brand is synonymous with waspy East Coast living – elegant penthouse apartments on New York’s Upper East Side and vibrant summery prints in their Hamptons holiday homes. So it seems only fitting that the fashion star and CEO’s house should reflect that style. From restrained marble floors to chintz wallpapers, here is a look inside Tory Burch’s home as featured on Architectural Digest in August 2017.
Located in Southampton, New York, the multi-acre property includes an outdoor pool with pool house, formal gardens, tennis court, basketball court, and kitchen garden, a long expanse of lawn lined by mature trees, and along the tree-lined driveway from a white picket-style electric gate.
The enormous 15,000 square feet 1929 Georgian house was previously owned by Howard Gittis, vice chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc before he passed away in 2007, the house was put up for sale at $59 million and subsequently purchased by Tory Burch for $38 million. The house has 7 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms and 15.4 acres of land.
The arched hallway retains the original black and white floor tiles and ceiling mouldings, while Louis XVI chairs and benches line the corridor along with gilt-framed works of art.
The library’s original wood panelling and marble fireplace also remain, with the addition of sofas by Albert Vitiello, upholstered in Robert Time linen, and Red bamboo chairs are cushioned in a print by Fortuny.
Rooms that have seen a huge overhaul under Burch’s ownership include the Sun Room, which has chintz Quadrille wallpaper covering the walls and a similar print upholstering the sofa. A rugby Stark sits beneath a cocktail table wrapped in vintage linen by Karl Springer.
Even the sitting room has seen a significant makeover, with a new intricate stone fireplace, a 1930s chandelier (from Liz O’Brien) and ceiling rose moulding. The Colefax and Fowler’s Bowood print upholsters the sofas, while a Brunschwig & Fils silk frame the windows, and a carpet by La Manufacture Cogolin lies beneath the grass and bamboo coffee table.
In the dining room, Stephen Anton son tables are set with a mix of china including Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch lettuce ware and Tory Burch spring meadow glasses. Antique chairs painted chalky white with seat cushions of a Les Indiennes cotton surround the dining table. The room also features custom Iksel Decorative Arts wall coverings and curtains. A La Manufacture Cogolin carpet ties the whole décor in the space together.
Colefax and Fowler prints can also be seen in the master bedroom with chairs by Carlo Bugatti sat either side of the original stone fireplace and a La Manufacture Cogolin carpet covers the floor.
The guest room, however, takes chintz to a whole other level with a floral Brunschwig & Fils pattern adorning the walls and the bed valance, and a similar approach taking over the powder room, with Zuber’s bamboo print covering the walls.
The entrance hall uses asymmetrical decorative approach, with identical pieces flanking the doorway, while a large Stark carpet covers much of the original black and white floor tiles, and a Diego Giacometti table takes centre stage topped by potted plants. Another bold decorative approach can be seen by the display of a set of nineteen 17th-century porcelain plates salvaged from a shipwreck, each sat on individual decorative shelves. Beneath sits a neoclassical sofa on a vibrant print carpet.
A D. Porthault tablecloth dresses the table in the pool house. The Vintage chairs are by Tony Duquette.
The Tory Burch brand is synonymous with waspy East Coast living – elegant penthouse apartments on New York’s Upper East Side and vibrant summery prints in their Hamptons holiday homes. So it seems only fitting that the fashion star and CEO’s house should reflect that style. From restrained marble floors to chintz wallpapers, here is a look inside Tory Burch’s home as featured on Architectural Digestin August 2017.