I hope you are enjoying your weekend. We are having a sunny day, and I am appreciating it immeasurable. Today, from Architectural Digest, comes a home that was totally redone, rather than bulldozed and rebuilt as another mansion…..unusual for the Hamptons, in this case Southhampton. It is the home of J. Christopher Burch, ex of Tory Burch and father to their three sons. It is still large, at 6,000 or so square feet, sits on 2.75 acres, with 8 bedrooms, but small compared to the many imposing mansions of the area. The redo was done by New Jersey architectural designer Marina Lanina, who stripped it down to the bare walls, and reworked the interior spaces, and added a guest space above the attached garage. At the opposite end of the house she added a second floor master suite, but essentially stayed close to the original foot print. The kitchen was expanded at the rear of the house. He shares the weekend home with companion Monika Chiang, a fashion designer, and his young children. He also has three other children, all daughters, by a previous marriage, who are now adults. Burch is considered to have a quirky, somewhat eccentric taste, but steeped in classicism. It helps to explain some of the playful choices that New York interior design Christopher Maya made. Here us a brief glimpse into this home.
The above is just a brief overview of this home, but I thought you might enjoy it, as it is a bit different, lively and colorful. Check out the August issue of Architectural Digest for more on this home. Laters, charisse