Shou Sugi Ban Home, The Hamptons’ First Complete Wellness Retreat, Opening on Could 16, 2019
Now open – 13 Rooms

Shou Sugi Ban Home

Shou Sugi Ban Home

Shou Sugi Ban Home

Shou Sugi Ban Home

Shou Sugi Ban Home is a brand new vacation spot spa and retreat that embodies international wellness and therapeutic arts practices. Surrounded by over 250 deciduous and evergreen timber, in addition to 20,000 grasses of 5 completely different varieties, Shou Sugi Ban Home is a personal, three-acre sanctuary which encompasses 13 visitor studios surrounding the principle pool, the Foremost Barn with an indication kitchen; Therapeutic Arts Barn with a tea bar; therapy spa with hydrotherapy swimming pools and roof deck; open-air Motion Pavilion; ceremonial hearth circle; health heart; autumn cherry eating orchard; natural vegetable and herb gardens from which the eating menus are sourced; and a curated library of books. Programming integrates holistic residing, health, diet, pores and skin and physique care, hydrotherapy, yoga, therapeutic arts and meditation. Customized wellness journeys are led by resident and visiting specialists to satisfy the person intentions of every visitor and create an intimate and transformative expertise. All-inclusive four-, five- and seven-day itineraries are provided for in a single day company, along with half- and full-day spa rituals, with out the necessity for lodging.
Location
Shou Sugi Ban Home is situated within the Hamptons, a mere two hours from New York Metropolis, an space celebrated for its practically 50 miles of pristine seashores, sprawling farms, vineyards, and estates. The property is adjoining to the Parrish Artwork Museum, within the pastoral hamlet of Water Mill throughout the City of Southampton, which moved to this web site in 2012, and was designed by the internationally famend architectural agency Herzog & de Meuron to create an area respectful of the panorama and reflective of the world’s pure magnificence.
Historical past
Amy Cherry-Abitbol is the visionary founder and artistic pressure behind Shou Sugi Ban Home. A former company lawyer, she and her enterprise accomplice, Kathleen Kapnick, bought the land in 2015. The Home was born from their imaginative and prescient to create a sanctuary exterior of the on a regular basis, and guided by a perception that every particular person walks a singular path to wholeness. Amy got down to set up an progressive expertise that blends international wellness philosophies with state-of-the-art practices – packages that merge wellness, tradition and science. She states, “We have created an expertise that brings individuals again to a easy appreciation for his or her pure environment, permits for quiet contemplation and introspection, and fosters significant human connection in a tranquil setting.”
Whereas Amy has referred to as the Hamptons residence for the previous 20 years, Shou Sugi Ban Home additionally displays her life-long connection to Japanese tradition and appreciation of Wabi Sabi ideas, in ethos and design. The Home takes inspiration from Amy’s adolescence residing by the ocean in New England and her connection to Japan that spans three generations: her dad and mom lived in Japan, Amy herself lived in Japan, and her two sons have been born there. Amy’s perspective displays a thought of way of life that honors minimalism, and a deep respect for the pure world and its therapeutic properties.
When Amy first visited the positioning, she fell in love with the principle barn which endured {an electrical} hearth quickly after the property was bought. The fireplace reminded Amy of the Shou Sugi Ban approach: an historic Japanese weathering technique which entails charring a wooden floor, scraping it down, after which oiling it to make it extra resistant to fireplace and decay. Amy was impressed by the concept of transformation and a quote from the 17th century poet and samurai Mizuta Masahide: “Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”
Amy constructed an all-women staff: native architect Debbie Kropf, who designed every of the areas at Shou Sugi Ban Home with consideration for the impact of the constructing’s design and development upon the occupants and the goal of nurturing sustainable and holistic experiences; Nela Grigoras for mission administration; Jodie Webber for artistic course; and, Sat Darshan Khalsa for programming. Different collaborators with ties to the neighborhood embrace RLW4 for development and furnishings, Orsman Design for lighting, arborist Julian Kohl of Coastal Arborcare, and Araiys Design for web site planning. Amy additionally engaged New York Metropolis-based Studio Lily Kwong, who partnered with Topiaris of Lisbon, Portugal for the panorama design (Lily’s résumé contains panorama tasks with Grand Central Terminal and The Excessive Line); Elena Colombo of Hearth Options for the property’s sculptural firebowl; and Anthony Chase Studio for artisanal wall finishes.
Tranquil and Sustainable Design
The property boasts two Hamptons architectural vernaculars – renovated previous barns and fashionable seaside cottages – which have been cohesively built-in. Winding pathways, reflective swimming pools, fountains, and a panorama impressed by the native dunescape and Japanese gardens, permit company to attach with the pure world round them. Shou Sugi Ban Home has photo voltaic power, geothermal heating and cooling system, and structured water filtration.
Visitor Studios
13 400-square foot visitor studios with floor-to-ceiling home windows underscore the mission’s extremely thought of design: clear in aesthetic and ample in materials alternative, pure components and artisan particulars. Every studio incorporates a white oak Kobe-style mattress made by native design agency, All Issues Filth. Sleep expertise is improved by lighting that’s designed round circadian rhythms; an natural mattress from Suite Desires, one other woman-owned firm that helps small companies; and natural cotton bedding from Coyuchi, an eco-minded firm that makes use of plant-based components to get rid of the necessity for harsh chemical substances.
The colour scheme focuses on monochromatic tones and incorporates a predominantly stone and biscuit colour palette. Visitor studios are outfitted with a gasoline fire adjoining to a tokonoma – a raised alcove that could be a conventional fixture in Japanese houses – in addition to chairs made with licensed recycled wooden.
Studio loos are a part of the multi-layered Shou Sugi Ban Home expertise with Hinoki ofuro (Japanese soaking tub), replicating a rejuvenating and energizing sizzling spring expertise. Toilet equipment are by Tina Frey whose hand-crafted resin items retailer natural skincare merchandise by Kyoto-based model, Kotoshina, in addition to seven varieties of unique soaps rigorously crafted by Shou Sugi Ban Home in collaboration with Southampton Cleaning soap Firm. Elegantly-sculpted and highly-absorbent Morihata Lattice Linen towels are supplied together with Sasawashi slippers that mix conventional Japanese paper and leaves of the Kumazasa plant. Every studio has its personal non-public backyard patio for meditation or therapeutic massage.
Spa and Therapeutic Arts
The stand-alone spa welcomes company with its custom-designed Shou Sugi Ban clad reception space. Along with the 5 therapy rooms, a thermal suite is provided with a far infrared sauna that’s extremely efficient in detoxifying the physique. The area additionally encompasses: Ashiatsu therapeutic massage rooms; Watsu and plunge swimming pools; a chromotherapy bathe that makes use of coloured lights for leisure and stress aid; a solarium deck; and an indoor/outside leisure lounge. Signature remedies embrace: Deeply Stress-free Watsu Water Therapeutic massage; Micro-Needling Facial by Paris-based Biologique Recherche; Vibrational Sound Therapeutic Remedy; Chakra Balancing Reiki Remedy with Custom-made Aromatherapy; and Full Physique Deep Tissue Therapeutic massage and Cupping with In Fiore, a pure botanical magnificence line from Japan.
Individualized Wellness
On the coronary heart of Shou Sugi Ban Home is its considerate and ever-evolving program that’s supposed to encourage a return to the Simplicity of Self. Individualized experiences combine bodily, psychological and religious elements of well-being. Whereas the programming is extremely customized, a full-day would possibly begin with a 7 a.m. tea ceremony, proceed with physique alignment and meditation, a guided seaside stroll, holotropic breathwork for elevated vitality, and finish at 9 p.m. with a hearth ceremony, seasonal soak and sleep tonic again within the visitor studio.
Nourishment for Thoughts, Physique & Soul
The culinary philosophy is born from the idea that true well being is grounded in nature, and meals is medication. Meals are designed by Chef Mads Refslund, the co-founder of Noma in Copenhagen, the four-time winner of the World’s 50 Finest Eating places and two-time Michelin star recipient. Together with a resident nutritionist, he has created balanced and hyper-seasonal menus which are ingenious, plant-rich, and locally-sourced. A tea lounge invitations guests into the ceremonial world of teas, tonics and elixirs, permitting for particular person consultations and customised creations. The menu presents 25 various kinds of tea together with a {custom} Shou Sugi Ban Home natural mix created with Catskills-based firm Tay Teas; hand-crafted teas from Southampton’s Plain-T; and a number of other inexperienced teas, together with Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha, and Bancha from Kyoto-based Ippodo Teas, which has been offering the best high quality Japanese inexperienced tea for practically three centuries.

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