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. Become immersed in an environment that is both tranquil and transcendent, encouraging one to return to the simplicity of self.

This is a place of reconnection and transformation, a balanced state where inward exploration and contemplation are encouraged and the unique and transient nature of our individual earthwalks is celebrated.

Long Island beachfront

This is Shou Sugi Ban House

A thirteen-room destination spa and retreat that embodies global wellness and healing-arts practices for our guests in pursuit of integrative wellness, featuring holistic living, nutrition, education, fitness, meditation, advanced skin care, therapeutic bodywork, artful massage and hydrotherapy. The only comprehensive wellness program in the Hamptons, Shou Sugi Ban House is located on more than three acres, just 90 miles outside of New York City.


fire pit and buildings

Shou Sugi Ban: Our Inspiration


An elemental meeting of earth and fire. Wood reborn through heat and flame in a highly considered, meditative way. A centuries-old Japanese artisan technique that creates aesthetic beauty and durability through layer upon layer of charring. The idea that one can alchemize life by stoking the fires of transformation.

burned wood sculptures


Shou Sugi Ban House is located just 90 miles outside of New York City, in the Hamptons, an area celebrated for its pristine beaches, sprawling farms, vineyards and estates. Famed as the residence of countless artists and photographers who were drawn to the natural beauty and light of the land and the many villages and hamlets of the Hamptons. Shou Sugi Ban House sits on three acres in the pastoral hamlet of Water Mill, adjacent to the Parrish Art Museum.

beach path and ocean