At Home in the Hamptons:
Inside The Line – Amagansett
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
Nestled near the easternmost tip of New York’s Long Island, between East Hampton and Montauk, Amagansett was established by farmers and fishermen before being developed as a summer resort in the late nineteenth century. The coastal plain village retains its clusters of Shingle-style getaways and clapboard cottages, and The Line has taken up residence in one to create a seasonal store like no other. Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with a peek inside The Line – Amagansett.
Like The Apartments—The Line’s permanent locations in New York City and Los Angeles—the new store is an opportunity to discover a carefully considered selection of fashion, home, and beauty items in the context of a home. The immersive and intimate space, located just off Main Street, is all the more special because of its setting within Amagansett Square: a complex of low-slung white clapboard structures oriented around a large, open green that hosts outdoor film screenings and concerts. Neighbors include Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee, Hampton Chutney, boutiques Rube and Love Adorned, Mandala Yoga Center, and family-owned Cavaniola’s Gourmet, a cheese shop, wine cellar, and specialty foods kitchen based in nearby Sag Harbor.
The double-height home of The Line – Amagansett was built in 1720 by George Osborne, a young farmer. Today, the massive oak beams not only add rustic charm but also frame the distinct areas of the light-filled space, where large windows alternate with copperplate etchings by Bridgehampton-based artist Mary Heilmann. The laid-back living room is anchored by Luteca’s Air Sofa. Designed by Alexander Diaz Andersson, it combines a leather-wrapped frame inspired by I-beams with a tufted seat and gleaming brass accents. The prevailing cool palette is warmed by a pair of Committee chairs by Pierre Jeanneret. Made in 1954 for an administrative building in Chandigarh, India, they are newly upholstered in pink suede.
Tenfold New York’s washed linen sheeting, a vintage Turkish rug from Los Angeles-based Lawrence of La Brea, and white oak furnishings give a serene air to the bedroom, where ASH NYC’s faceted Marbicle side tables offer the option of five stone surfaces: Nero Marquina, Carrara, Empress Green, and Rosa Tea marble or unfilled Travertine. Photographs by Helmut Newton and Ruth Bernhard hang over the bed, which is flanked by a narwhal tusk that nods to the region’s once-flourishing whaling industry. That the spiraled tooth, which stands nearly eight feet tall on a wooden base, is a replica makes it no less of a conversation piece.
Located just blocks from the ocean in a white clapboard structure that dates to 1720, The Line – Amagansett is designed as the ultimate beach cottage: relaxed yet refined.
The kitchen area gains visual order through the contrast of black and white, a graphic palette that puts the focus on form and texture. The striated marble surface of a clock designed by Norm Architects for Menu is echoed by tabletop tools: Nordstjerne’s mortar and pestle, a splatter-painted ceramic vessel made by Kati Von Lehman for Tenfold New York, and a bouquet of purifying charcoal sticks submerged in a sleek water carafe.
The walk-in closet offers wardrobe elements united by their versatility, from breezy Lemlem tunics and sleek Flagpole Swim bikinis to refined Protagonist dresses and Altuzarra knits. A vintage Børge Mogensen daybed, its oak frame newly upholstered in fine wool, is an ideal perch for trying on ATP Atelier sandals or Manolo Blahnik mules—or browsing a volume from the library of new and vintage books, including a take-one-leave-one shelf of Danielle Steel beach reads.