Soothing, stunning and spectacular, Donna Karan’s spa house is everything you’d want a summer home to be. Take a comfortable seat, close your eyes, and imagine yourself sitting on those extremely wide reclaimed Antique American Oak planks overlooking the Long Island seashore.
Extension for bliss
The spa is an extension of the fashion designer’s existing compound that includes three other homes. The spa is her private silent resort, a Zen space fully devoted to yoga and meditation, with a massage table and steam room helping to maintain a state of pure bliss.
Furniture and decoration
The nearly all-white space is decorated with art of her late husband, sculptor and painter Stephen Weiss. As well asartisan pieces made in Haiti for Karan’s luxury lifestyle line Urban Zen and statement furniture created by Jérôme Abel Seguin, a French artist from Bordeaux that has worked on set design for a.o. Hermès and Louis Vuitton.
New-York based architects Enrico Bonetti and Dominic Kozerski of Bonetti/Kozerski/Architecture were invited to design the house. They had previously worked with Donna Karan on her flagship store in Manhattan, NYC. Evereything is designed to connect to the magnificent outdoors. Floor-to-ceiling windows and screen doors create an unimpeded panorama of the bay. Large sliding windows open to the decks, gardens and sea.
Bespoke wide plank flooring
The designers picked Ebony and Co’s reclaimed Antique American Oak planks in spectacular sizes, with a width up to 40 cm. The chosen timber has a strong character and unique aesthetics: worm-, beetle- and nail holes, cracks and beautiful ageing patina.