Welcome to a place where sea meets sky, and earth embraces ether
A thirteen-room destination spa and retreat that embodies global wellness and healing-arts practices in pursuit of integrative wellness. Featuring holistic living, nutrition, education, fitness, meditation, advanced skin care, therapeutic bodywork, artful massage and hydrotherapy, Shou Sugi Ban house is the only comprehensive wellness program in the Hamptons.
This is Shou Sugi Ban House
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.
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, 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.