BRB, we’re booking our flights to Montauk, New York, and turning on our out-of-office notices…
…is what we wish we were saying right now after virtually checking out the McKinley Bungalow, a quiet retreat designed by Studio Robert McKinley (who also designed The Surf Lodge in Montauk, The Hall Hotel in Miami, Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk; to name a few). The curated residence designed by Robert McKinley and his wife, Kate Nauta, is the picture perfect example of the idyllic beach home you’ve always wanted.
Montauk holds a special place in the design duo’s hearts as it’s the place where they met many years ago and, later on, got married at the iconic Montauk Lighthouse. With Robert’s repertoire for designing beautiful, experiential properties in Montauk already, the couple was inspired to create a residence that feels like a dream home, which is exactly what they did.
The 1900-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home can accommodate six people and has an additional 1-bedroom apartment attached that can accommodate three additional people. They can be rented separately or together.
Every aspect of the entire bungalow feels well-considered and that’s because the couple partnered with their favorite artists, makers and manufacturers to create the perfect home. The bungalow’s partners include: Wright, Reform, Shinola, Domingue, Cle Tiles, California Faucet, Emtek, KnIndunstri, Fulgor Milano, PITT Cooking, Rejuventation, Franke, Hem, Floyd, Limbic, and NCC.
And the best part? The home is entirely shoppable… including the home itself!
What: The McKinley Bungalow
Where: Montauk, New York (address provided upon booking)
How much? The home starts at $695 per night, the apartment starts at $395 per night, and the home + apartment together starts at $1,050 per night.
Highlights: Robert McKinley and Kate Nauta partnered with brands like Floyd, Shinola and Hem to curate a well-designed home that also happens to be entirely shoppable.
Design draw: This picturesque vacation bungalow is dotted with vintage and mid-century modern furniture and decor all around. The open space layout of the home makes it an ideal place to entertain, host families and friends, and spend your entire summer.
Book it: Visit the McKinley Bungalow
Photos by Nicole Franzen.