By: Victoria Clark
Robert McKinley is by far one of the most talented and innovative designers to emerge in the architecture, hospitality, and interior design space. No matter what he puts his creative touch on, whether it be a restaurant like Sant Ambroeus, a nightlife spot like Gold Bar, or a hotel like The Surf Lodge, McKinley never fails to turn his spaces into places we want to be.
His unique and inimitable ability to take us into another time and place makes him one of the most sought after designers. And one of his most recent projects, the renovation and redesign of a 1960s ranch house situated on a bluff roughly 300 feet above the ocean in Montauk, is a perfect example this. He recently spoke with Architectural Digest about the project and said, “The goal was to make the house comfortable for both lounging around in a wet bathing suit and sitting down for a gourmet dinner party.”
Ultimately, and as a result of his impressionable work, McKinley has righteously won the praise of critics in the design, architecture, and branding world alike. Scroll through to see why.
All images via Architectural Digest