This Hamptons Estate Once Belonged to Martha's Daughter—Now It's a Boutique Hotel
Martha and her family love to spend their summers in the Hamptons; our founder is known to pack her bags and head to her charming coastal retreat on Lily Pond Road in East Hampton, along with her daughter, her grandchildren, and many friends. But Alexis once had a vacation compound of her own in Bridgehampton, a short distance away: it spanned nearly two acres and was just two miles away from beautiful beaches. According to the New York Daily News, Alexis sold the property to a hotelier, who eventually converted it into an inn. It was then briefly owned by fashion designer Donna Karan, but Alexis' former vacation home has been vastly refurbished and updated once more-and it's now opening to the public as a new boutique hotel.
Aptly named A Room at the Beach, the new resort was created by entrepreneurial duo Charles Lemonides and Lucy Swift Weber, the daughter of art and design critic Nicholas Fox Weber. The New York Post reports that A Room at the Beach features 10 distinctly curated rooms with intricate, luxurious details; furnished with charming antiques, as well as decidedly modern Frette linens and Malin + Goetz toiletries. The intimate destination will feature amenities like on-site wellness activities, an arsenal of Serena & Lily bikes to get to the beach, and en-suite spa treatments as well as an outdoor pool. Plus, access to prim gardens and tall redwoods that Martha reportedly tackled herself when Alexis lived there.
"We created A Room at the Beach as an expression of our love for this stretch of Long Island, as well as the favorite places from our travels," Weber told House Beautiful, who cites Morocco and rural Ireland as inspirations for the hotel's interiors. "It's not for just anyone, but it is for everyone."