Inside a Laid-Back Montauk House With Midcentury Vibes

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Perched atop the Montauk bluffs sits a modern shingle house with an unassuming exterior—it blends in the landscape, untouched and undisturbed. But the interiors paint another picture: a collection of midcentury vintage pieces to rival the best antique stores. It’s the work of interior designer Robert McKinley, who masterfully blended the essence of the seascape with a discerning midcentury collection in this beachy Montauk house. Each room has its dose of 1950s accents mixed with bright reds and blues and softened with sisal or rattan. Outside, cushy long chairs overlook the ocean below, surfboards are stacked against the

Outside, cushy long chairs overlook the ocean below, surfboards are stacked against the shingeld house, and a pool surrounded by native shrubs awaits the surfers’ return. It’s a true surfer’s dream—where low-maintenance furnishings and outdoor showers cohabit high above the waves of Ditch Plains.

 

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Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Midcentury Montauk House • on @SavvyHome

Photos: Nicole Franzen, design by Robert McKinley

Step Inside a Designer’s Dramatic Barn Style Hamptons Home

Mark Zeff's Hamptons Home — Blackbarn on @SavvyHome

I need a pink rug. In his coffee table book released last October, architect and interior designer Mark Zeff presents Blackbarn, his ultimate sanctuary on Long Island’s East End. The barn style Hamptons home is washed in a pitch black tone contrasted with white walls—and deep fuchsia accent rugs. The house is outfitted with modern furniture—womb and Bertoia chairs—against a collection of antiques and items collected throughout’s Zeff’s travels: Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs, cowry shell necklaces, 1960s surfboards… The bathroom is complete with a double vanity, soak tub an dramatic pitched roof—and softened with a Moroccan rug and modern bench in the home’s accent fuchsia color. The exterior mimics the interior with a stark black structure set against a turquoise pool surrounded by lush green grass—pink lounge chairs complete the idyllic scenery. Someone call my realtor!

 

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Mark Zeff's Hamptons Home — Blackbarn on @SavvyHome

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Mark Zeff's Hamptons Home — Blackbarn on @SavvyHome

Mark Zeff's Hamptons Home — Blackbarn on @SavvyHome

Photos: courtesy of Architectural Digest

The Weekender No. 243

Off the shoulder top — By Sandra Semburg

I spent last weekend in Montauk, and it was the perfect way to hit the restart button, wind down, and remind me why I moved to New York. As much as I love this city, the day-to-day grind can get real here—so it’s important to remind yourself of those pinch me moments that make you love the city so much. For me, it’s being able to shoot east for a weekend, and stay for a while after all the Memorial Day party goers have gone—and driving back to the city light late at night. Monday was foggy af in Montauk, and it felt as if Amy and I were the only NYers remaining in Montauk and Amagansett. I get why locals love their off-season so much—you get a totally new appreciation for the Hamptons when you get to have a lazy brunch in an empty Gurney’s, meet locals like the infamous Jack’s, stroll through near empty shops, and linger until the very last second.

 

I went shopping this weekend, and couldn’t resist this top and these pants. I also got a new pair of sunglasses, and a dress for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic this weekend!

Amy recapped our weekend in the Hamptons perfectly—I will try to do the same very soon. —Amy Stone

Aerin Lauder loves Zz’s Clam Bar! I knew we were kindred spirits. —Architectural Digest

Leandra Medine and Alexa Chung talk about airport outfits. —Man Repeller

A cool new hotel to check out on the next trip to Paris. —Panache

The next brunch spot I’m trying. —Rider

 

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Photo: Sandra Semburg

 

The Line Opened Up Shop In the Hamptons—And You Need to See It

The Line Amagansett, Hamptons Pop-Up Shop

My favorite concept store The Line opened up shop in the Hamptons. Located on Main Street in quiet Amagansett, the store is set in a charming 1720 clapboard house. The interior is far from what you’d expect from a traditional small town shop though—The Line has all the sophistication and refinement it’s known for, in a relaxed beach setting. This shop follows the New York, and Los Angeles Apartments, and is open as a pop-up for the summer (and hopefully much longer).

I visited the store over Memorial Day weekend. The painted white porch is adorned with leafy palms, and a light blue ceiling You are greeted with a gorgeous pair of pink Pierre Jeanneret chairs as you walk in—the massive walk-in closet The Line is known for takes over the line of sight. The whole place is drenched in sunlight. Needless to say I wanted to buy every single item. My favorite shop, in my favorite town—this may just be my version of heaven.

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The Line Amagansett, Hamptons Pop-Up Shop

The Line Amagansett, Hamptons Pop-Up Shop

The Line Amagansett, Hamptons Pop-Up Shop

The Line Amagansett, Hamptons Pop-Up Shop

The Line Amagansett, Hamptons Pop-Up Shop

The Line Amagansett, Hamptons Pop-Up Shop

Photos: Courtesy of The Line