Hamptons Edition Design

Designers Christine and John Gachot's Must-Visit Guide to Summer on Shelter Island

Christine-Gachot, John-Gachot, portrait
John and Christine Gachot at their Shelter Island Heights home. Portrait of by William Jess Laird.

"I think people come here to get away from the bustle—it’s pretty sleepy,” says Christine Gachot when asked about the appeal of Shelter Island, an 8,000-acre enclave nestled between the North and South forks of Long Island and accessible only by ferry or seaplane. Gachot and her husband, John, founded their eponymous design studio 11 years ago; some of its recent projects include the Pendry Manhattan West hotel, the Shinola Hotel in Detroit, and the buzzy Pebble Bar at Rockefeller Center.

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