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About / Topping Rose House:
Topping Rose House brings understated elegance and a commitment to personalized service to Bridgehampton, New York. The 22-room property, from owners Bill Campbell and Simon Critchell, includes a beautifully restored 1842 Greek revival mansion alongside modern construction from architect Roger Ferris & Partners. Open year round, visitors to Topping Rose House are welcomed with seasonal snacks highlighting the bounty from the farm and rooms come equipped with Frette linens and top-of-the-line electronics. During their stay, guests can enjoy spa treatments from Naturopathica, exercise in the property’s fitness center and utilize complimentary bicycles and car service in Lexus vehicles for easy transportation to the beach or nearby vineyards and boutiques.
We had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Fiona Riesch, General Manager of Topping Rose House.
What was the design inspiration for Topping Rose House?
Owners Bill Campbell and Simon Critchell worked with local architecture firm Roger Ferris & Partners and Champalimaud interior design to blend contemporary and traditional elements that emphasize comfort, luxury and compliment the original antique details of the property.
What is unique about your property?
Originally constructed in 1842, the Greek revival mansion has been lovingly restored by co-owners Bill Campbell and Simon Critchell and named after its first owner, the local Judge Abraham Topping Rose, who built the residence and lived there with his family. Open year round, the property is home to 22 guest rooms and an acclaimed restaurant with chef de cuisine Kyle Koenig at the helm. Chef Koenig’s menu highlights seasonal ingredients from the property’s one-acre farm. Topping Rose House also features a historic barn and contemporary studio space for private events, a spa by Naturopathica, fitness room and an outdoor pool that overlooks a charming crabapple orchard.
What was important about having Frette in your property?
The quality of the linens is in line with the luxury of the property.
How do the Frette products add to the design of the hotel?
The plush bedding provided by Frette adds another layer of luxury to the accommodations at Topping Rose House.
What are the most important decorative elements in your home?
Hoteliers are professional foreigners. From all the places we are allowed to spend some part of our life at, we bring some memories. These memories become the most important decorative elements.
What are your three most important elements when designing a bedroom/room?
Luxury, comfort, timeless elegance.
What does it feel like to wrap yourself in Frette?
It feels like an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, where simplicity meets indulgence.
How do you define luxury?
Being able to stop time and create room to relax and breath.
If you only have 72 hours in Bridgehampton, what would you recommend doing or seeing?
Bridgehampton is a picturesque town and the Hamptons community features beautiful beaches, as well as antique shops, art galleries and artist studios, farm stands, wineries and restaurants. There is something for everyone and at Topping Rose House, we are happy to assist in planning our guests’ perfect adventures, from fishing/paddle boarding/boating, over clambakes to wine tasting.
What’s your favorite restaurant in Bridgehampton?
We are lucky to have direct access to one of the best restaurants on the East End. The menu, under the guidance of chef de Cuisine, Kyle Koenig, showcases produce from the Topping Rose House farm as well as other local farms, ranchers and day boat fishermen who share the property’s commitment to great food. We prepare each dish simply, allowing the great ingredients to shine. Additionally, the beverage program at Topping Rose House features a well-curated list of domestic and international wines, including Long Island selections and seasonally-inspired cocktails.
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