Altuzarra and Weissman first met at a New York nightclub known as Quilt in 2005. “Pre bedbugs,” Weissman deadpans. (As its identify suggests, the now defunct lounge’s gimmick was patrons sitting on beds as an alternative of at tables.) It was the 12 months they each graduated from school, Altuzarra from Swarthmore and Weissman from the College of Pennsylvania. They spent early summers collectively within the Pines on Fireplace Island, the place Weissman was a co-owner of the business district. In 2014, they began coming to the Hamptons.
After working for Marc Jacobs and Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, Altuzarra began his namesake model in 2008. Julianne Moore and Rihanna have been a few of his earliest purchasers, and the label shortly grew to become identified for its mix of European polish and basic Americana, with a pinch of French-girl cool. For this 12 months’s Met Gala, he dressed Hillary Clinton, supermodel Valuable Lee, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan.
A methodical designer who’s identified for a particular, organized inventive course of, Altuzarra prides himself on being fashionably early. Sometimes, New York designers should work by the second half of summer time to organize for September Trend Week, however Altuzarra’s studio works a number of seasons upfront, which permits him to take pleasure in European hours within the Hamptons for the complete summer time.
He’s bought an actual knack for timing. The couple moved into this home in July 2019, lengthy earlier than many New Yorkers flocked out of city throughout COVID-19’s lockdown. (Weissman says it grew to become a satellite tv for pc Altuzarra studio in the summertime of 2020.) “The primary time we stayed in the home was on the Fourth of July weekend. All of our furnishings hadn’t arrived, and I bear in mind ordering pizza and pasta and having a picnic in the lounge,” Altuzarra says. “Seth and I have been pinching ourselves all weekend and couldn’t imagine this was actually our home.”
Because of inside designer Josh Greene, the pizza containers are actually gone and the furnishings is in, with the end result that that is Altuzarra’s favourite room. “I had a imaginative and prescient for a pink-hued lounge from the very starting,” Altuzarra says, referring to the modernist Dmitriy & Co. couch in a blush pink Schumacher cloth sitting like a jewel inside the house. “I really like all of the totally different tones of pink, the roundness of the furnishings, all the totally different textures. And I really like the fireside. I lie in entrance of the fireside each night time with a guide, whether or not it’s summer time or winter.”
Altuzarra’s second-floor workplace turns into headquarters when he’s sketching future collections, typically with different members of his all-female design staff. Weissman’s workplace is a ground beneath. “I like to take a seat on the kitchen desk,” he explains. “I prefer to be close to meals always.” (They admit that the formal eating room is the least used room in the home.)
Karen Altuzarra, Joseph’s mom, is a frequent houseguest. She is the chairperson of the Altuzarra firm board and likes to remain near her granddaughters. Her largest contribution to the property was a planting backyard. It contains blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, peppers, and kale. The remainder of the backyard was designed by Summerhill Landscapes with consulting by Studio Lily Kwong. (Kwong is Altuzarra’s cousin and a generally muse for the model.)