Robert McKinley and his wife, Kate Nuata, have outfitted a home with their favorite furniture and accessories, intending to make it an ideal gathering place.
With an expansive portfolio including Sant Ambroeus, Tijuana Picnic, Gold Bar, Ruschmeyer’s and The Surf Lodge, interior designer Robert McKinley’s range of work covers an impressive set of modern New York hot spots. Now, he’s adding a new kind of venture, in collaboration with his wife, Kate Nauta: the freshly opened McKinley Bungalow, a curated residence in Montauk available for rent beginning June 15.
The four bedroom, three bathroom home (located a five-minute drive from Ditch Plains beach—a surfer favorite) is thoughtfully outfitted with furniture and objects that reflect McKinley and Nauta’s own well-traveled worldview—as well as their appreciation for Montauk, where they first met and fell in love. “Traveling to different places at different times of the year; whether it’s that old palazzo in Venice that you walk into and it smells a certain way, or some hustling, bustling café in Milan, or the kind of sleepy, surf bungalows leftover from the 1970s...traveling and seeing and touching these places has been the big inspiration,” McKinley tells Vogue.