Welcome to a place where sea meets sky, and earth embraces ether
A space inspired by the principles of wabi-sabi and wellness traditions that value the simple beauty and healing properties found within the natural world. As the only comprehensive wellness program in the Hamptons, Shou Sugi Ban House offers an environment that is both tranquil and transcendent, encouraging one to Return to the Simplicity of Self.
This is Shou Sugi Ban House
Spanning over five acres in Water Mill, Shou Sugi Ban House is a private sanctuary and gated compound surrounded by evergreen trees and lush grasses. The portfolio includes a thirteen-room destination retreat and luxury spa, an intimate bed and breakfast for overnight stays, and two standalone luxury residences for short-term rentals.
All properties are connected and accessible by a private stone pathway, offering a balance of seclusion and connection amongst guests.
Featuring organic amenities, holistic living, yoga, meditation, fitness, nutrition, advanced skin care, therapeutic massage and bodywork, hydrotherapy, and a world class culinary program, Shou Sugi Ban House offers fully integrated experiences that support every step of your journey.
Shou Sugi Ban: Our Inspiration
Our physical structure, as well as our namesake, refers to the meditative process of Shou Sugi Ban, an ancient Japanese technique that preserves wood by charring it. The time intensive process ends in a final product that is not only beautiful, but also resilient. In this meeting of earth and fire, the wood is reborn making it more resistant to fire and decay while increasing the longevity of its physical structure. It is the very idea that one can alchemize life by stoking the fires of transformation.
Shou Sugi Ban House is located in the Hamptons, just 90 miles outside of New York City, an area celebrated for its pristine beaches, sprawling farms, local vineyards and historic estates. The location is famed as the residence of countless artists and photographers who were drawn to the natural beauty and light of the land. Shou Sugi Ban House sits on three acres in the pastoral hamlet of Water Mill, adjacent to the Parrish Art Museum, and is just three miles from the ocean.