Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. flipboard Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.
You are reading

Vintage Summer: A Seventies-Style Shoppable Airbnb in Montauk

Search

Vintage Summer: A Seventies-Style Shoppable Airbnb in Montauk

July 20, 2018

Designer Robert McKinley’s portfolio reads like a roster of New York hot spots: Sant Ambroeus, Ruschmeyer’s, the Surf Lodge. But for him, Montauk, on the furthest reaches of Long Island, is personal: It’s where he met his now wife, Kate Nauta, many years back (“She was 18 fresh from Oregon and he was a city boy and surfing regular who grew up retreating to its sandy shores,” they say.) Four years ago, they were married at Montauk’s lighthouse. Now, the couple has rehabbed a 1970s bungalow in town, newly opened and available for rent. Everything at McKinley Bungalow—down to the cabinet fronts by Reform, ceramics by East Fork, and natural lime-based paints from Domingue—is for sale, including the house itself. Take a look inside (and maybe book it for a weekend).

“After” photography by Nicole Franzen, courtesy of McKinley Bungalow.

 The four-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch house was originally built in 78 and needed significant updates to the dated interiors.
Above: The four-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch house was originally built in 1978 and needed significant updates to the dated interiors.
The kitchen is fitted with Reform cabinet fronts. (For more, see Ikea Kitchen Upgrade: 9 Custom Cabinet Companies for the Ultimate Kitchen Hack.) The sink is the Chef Center Sink by Franke and has compartments for cleaning supplies and compost, plus a roll-up drying rack and glass cutting board. The cabinets are stocked with Knindustrie cookware.
Above: The kitchen is fitted with Reform cabinet fronts. (For more, see Ikea Kitchen Upgrade: 9 Custom Cabinet Companies for the Ultimate Kitchen Hack.) The sink is the Chef Center Sink by Franke and has compartments for cleaning supplies and compost, plus a roll-up drying rack and glass cutting board. The cabinets are stocked with Knindustrie cookware.
The bungalow is complete with an updated take on the 70s breakfast nook.
Above: The bungalow is complete with an updated take on the 1970s breakfast nook.
In the main room, newly exposed high ceilings are painted white. Adding to the beach feel: a natural-fiber mat and laid-back white couch. The furniture is a mix of vintage and original designs, like the coffee table, by Studio Robert McKinley design director Paula Rodriguez.
Above: In the main room, newly exposed high ceilings are painted white. Adding to the beach feel: a natural-fiber mat and laid-back white couch. The furniture is a mix of vintage and original designs, like the coffee table, by Studio Robert McKinley design director Paula Rodriguez.
McKinley&#8
Above: McKinley’s trademark playful style is on display throughout.
The dining room, with bar behind.
Above: The dining room, with bar behind.
The barware is appropriately retro.
Above: The barware is appropriately retro.
One of the bedrooms, with a woven mat, long summer curtains, a simple platform bed from Floyd. The bed linens are from Wright.
Above: One of the bedrooms, with a woven mat, long summer curtains, a simple platform bed from Floyd. The bed linens are from Wright.
The bathroom, with a compact marble sink and tiles from Cle Tile.
Above: The bathroom, with a compact marble sink and tiles from Cle Tile.
The house is on offer for vacation rentals via Airbnb, starting at $695 per night for the full bungalow. (Alternatively, a smaller, one-bedroom apartment is available from $395 per night.) Included in your stay: the use of six Shinola bicycles to bike to nearby Ditch Plains beach.
Above: The house is on offer for vacation rentals via Airbnb, starting at $695 per night for the full bungalow. (Alternatively, a smaller, one-bedroom apartment is available from $395 per night.) Included in your stay: the use of six Shinola bicycles to bike to nearby Ditch Plains beach.
Nauta and McKinley on the steps of the bungalow.
Above: Nauta and McKinley on the steps of the bungalow.

Before

Pre-renovation, the house was dated, low-ceilinged, and dark, with a breakfast nook in need of an upgrade.
Above: Pre-renovation, the house was dated, low-ceilinged, and dark, with a breakfast nook in need of an upgrade.
Drop ceilings were removed and exposed beams painted white.
Above: Drop ceilings were removed and exposed beams painted white.
The bungalow, in process.
Above: The bungalow, in process.

More of our favorite projects in Montauk:

Product summary  

Have a Question or Comment About This Post?

Join the conversation

v5.0