Tory Burch, the internationally acclaimed fashion designer, business woman and philanthropist transformed her mother’s great Gatsby-era Southampton manor into a friendly environment for family living. The house built in 1929 by an industrialist who commissioned the traditionalist architects Hiss & Weekes to build a neo-Georgian house of antique red brick under a gently rippling slate tile roof, and the duo conspired to produce a 25-room palazzo that stretches a dizzying 180 feet from end to end—and three separate buildings to accommodate staff and guests. When a friend took her to see this majestic home, she thrilled to its resonance with the Anglophile houses on Philadelphia’s Main Line, where she had grown up among her parents’ collections of all things antique and intriguing. Burch made the house a feasible proposition for her and her family. “I just imagined my children growing up here, and then coming back with their families,” she says. Enjoy the sneak peek in her private space and a taste from the new Tory Burch collection for this summer!