Feature Article /
Oct 21, 2019

A Hampton Summer Bungalow Renovated With a Modern Aesthetic

Robert McKinley Studio Federal Shower Kitchen

New York-based interior designer Robert McKinley has collaborated with top building products brands for a curated residence in Montauk that blends the relaxed coastal styles of Europe and the U.S.

Originally built in 1971, the McKinley Bungalow Federal is a 2,400-square foot raised ranch-style house that maintains select original details while receiving a modern update. McKinley says he designed the home with the same sense of approachable luxury and a clean, modern aesthetic, which was “inspired by Montauk’s coastline, paired with the casual elegance of Europe’s seaside towns.”

Robert McKinley Studio Federal Bath Dark Tile


The Federal Bungalow is one of two “shoppable stay” properties that the designer has renovated and made available. Each is outfitted with products and brands that embody the Studio Robert McKinley aesthetic and lifestyle and are also readily available for purchase.

McKinley has said he realized that today’s travelers are looking for hospitality choices that are more designed-oriented and give them the feel of home. As a result, he launched the new venture—the McKinley Bungalows.

Robert McKinley Studio Federal bath Shower with tub


For the baths, the designer chose products from Duravit USA. "I’ve been a fan of Duravit’s classic modernity for many years and am so honored to have them as a partner,” says the principal  of Studio Robert McKinley. “Their quality is recognizable at first glance. They perfectly marry design and function - you couldn’t ask for a better product."

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is centrally located in a residential neighborhood. It sleeps eight people and has an attached pool house that can sleep an additional two people.

Robert McKinley Studio 132


For the bathrooms, McKinley chose Duravit’s most classic collections from top design partners, such as Happy D.2 toilets, washbasins Vero and round Starck 2, and D-Code. Faucets are from California Faucets, including a Culinary Faucet that makes a dramatic appearance in the kitchen.

The kitchen features Reform, which makes drawer fronts and doors for Ikea cabinet boxes; a Smeg wall oven; and a PITT cooking system that integrates the burners directly into the countertop.

Robert McKinley Studio Federal bath sink top with wall mount faucet

Robert McKinley Studio Federal bath wall mount faucet

Robert McKinley Studio Federal Freestanding Shower



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Nigel F. Maynard

Nigel F. Maynard is the Editor of PRODUCTS. 

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