Tom Ford buys Jackie Kennedy's former summer home in the Hamptons for $52 million – the interiors are timeless

After selling his eponymous fashion house, the designer retires to East Hampton

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Tom Ford is perhaps one of the most iconic American fashion designers. He has worked as the creative director at Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and started his own celebrated fashion house, Tom Ford, in 2005. 

It makes sense then, that he has now purchased an iconic piece of American history. 

Lasata, an estate in East Hampton with an impressive heritage, was recently acquired by the famous designer. Though the home has been remodeled at points, Lasata offers endless decorating ideas that will never go out of style. See the photos, posted by Robb Report Real Estate below.

 Jackie Kennedy, former First Lady and the embodiment of timeless elegance, spent her childhood summers in the classic home. It is known as one of New York's most beautiful and important estates. The name 'Lasata' is 'Place of Peace' in the Algonquin language of the native Montaukett people.

The home was designed by famous architect Arthur C. Jackson in 1917. Lasata was carefully restored in 2007 and in 2019, while preserving the original bones of the classic rooms. The interiors of Jackie O's former residence were redesigned by designed by famed interior designer, Pierre Yovanovich. 

The home has nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms, and the 16,000 square foot home sits on 7.15 acres of beautiful land in historic East Hampton. Features include a two-bedroom guest cottage, a caretaker's cottage, and a pool house

The mansion is simultaneously fashionable and evergreen with classic mid-century architecture uplifted by a combination of vintage and modern artistic furniture. Dark wooden parquet floors highlight the history of the property. It's no wonder that the iconic Tom Ford was eager to add the home to his real estate portfolio, especially given his penchant for the combination of modern and classic design embodied in his former London home.

One highlight is the home's chic dining room, which is decorated in a modern Scandinavian style. The long wooden table is flanked by a cobalt-blue fireplace and has an incredibly rare Paavo Tynell snowflake chandelier hanging over it. Paneled windows fill the room with natural light, while built-in bookshelves hold the owner's impressive collection of literature. Long white beams across the ceiling remind the viewer that we are in an historic home, despite the modern touches. In this space, the traditional and modern decor elements work in perfect harmony.

Though the stomping grounds of one of the world's best designers and the iconic First Lady may be a bit out of reach for the majority of us, recreating the gorgeous contemporary and vintage mix in our own spaces is perfectly possible. Shop the edit below to get started.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.