Tory Burch’s palatial Southampton home
She’s one of the most influential fashion designers of recent times, with a focus on luxurious but not exclusionary fashion. Tory Burch grew up in Pennsylvania, and whilst her parents had a keen eye for style, Tory describes her young self as a ‘tomboy’.
Burch’s path to become a fashion designer was also uncanny. She worked in public relations and marketing for the ‘big wigs’ including Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang. Taking the plunge, she opened her first boutique in downtown Manhattan, with her first collection almost selling out on opening day!
Burch describes her customer as “an aspirational mid-career women seeking affordable quality with the timelessness of good taste.” And it’s exactly this vision that she’s translated into her Gatsby-era Southampton home. The 1929 abode was built as a 25-room, 180 foot long palazzo. When renovations started, Burch installed a sunken tennis court, baseball court, skateboard ramp, outdoor pizza oven and pool, much to the delight of her three sons! But that’s not to forget the ballroom, flower-arranging rooms, and a suite of antique furniture and treasures picked up from her travels.
Burch collaborated with designer Daniel Romualdez, decorator Eve Hood and landscape architect Perry Guillot, providing the brief of a “warm and welcoming” home. The end result irks back to Burch’s taste in fashion: a touch of Gatsby flapper with huge doses of florals and a hint of resort wrapped up in a timeless design.
Take a look…
Images by Vogue.