McKinley Bungalow Etna by Studio Robert McKinley

McKinley Bungalow Etna is a minimal space located in Montauk, New York, designed by Studio Robert McKinley. This property marks the design firm’s third shoppable and rentable residence marked by a 1,490-square-foot space outfitted with furniture and objects meant to instill inspiration and relaxation.

By taking inspiration from the low slung modern lines of the existing house, the studio blended a mixture of earthy tones, natural stone and masonry to create a sense of home without the loss of human touch. Originally built in 1958, the home features four bedrooms with three bathrooms overlooking a nearly half-acre lot.

A primary guide for the main palette of the home came from sandy hues of the Sahara Desert, mixed with sun-bleached blues found in the garments worn by the Tuareg people. As such, the interior features a variety of vintage pieces along with some works designed by Robert McKinley himself.

In an effort to create a unique space during unprecedented times, McKinley comments, “We were inspired to create an oasis, a space where art and design flow perfectly with the outside world. We wanted to build a space where people can escape and be together.”

Photography by Read McKendree + Nicole Franzen.

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