Eclectic Home Tour – Sea Roost

They rented a beach house next door for years, and always thought the overgrown set of cottages behind the Oriental Bittersweet and Honeysuckle were so quaint. Built as fishing cabins in the 1940’s, the daughter of the original owners built the artist studio all by herself! When the owners decided to sell, Matt Albiani & Ron Brand scooped up the property and freshened the place up with lots of cool vintage finds while retaining the original, rustic character. Come take a photo and video tour of the rustic Sea Roost cottages.

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Located at the end of the world, otherwise known as Montauk, NY, which is the eastern most point of New York, is the two-cottage property called Sea Roost.

Matt says, the decor “is really a springboard from our shop, which has deep New England roots. Maritime, quirky, nostalgic, unusual, are some of the thoughts that come to mind when we talk about Mate Gallery, and especially Sea Roost.” They had fun finding most of the furnishings and accessories at estate and yard sales because they think vintage is better.

Rustic cottage tour

Don’t miss the video tour below to see the cottages nestled in lush greenery and just a stones throw from the ocean.

Matt says, “the houses had a lot of love in them, and we just needed to freshen them up” so they shiplapped the walls and painted them white to contrast with the original wood ceilings, beams and floors.

This charming cottage has a bright red door to welcome visitors

A massive stone fireplace is the focal point of this cozy space.

Rustic stone mantel in this charming cottage

Art takes center stage against white walls.

Tour this charming cottage with original wood beams and white shiplap walls

Hydrangeas are abundant in Montauk and this huge bouquet is so dramatic.

Stunning and dramatic bouquet of hydrangeas in this charming coastal cottage

At every turn, there is something interesting to see like this shell collection attached to a piece of blue wood.

Vintage art and collections in this charming coastal cottage

I love the cozy little wallpapered nook for the bed in the former artists studio turned guest cottage.

Love this cozy bed nook with wallpapered ceiling

Black window trim helps break up all the white and leads the eye to the view outside.

Beautiful sitting area with mismatched vintage chairs and table

Wood tones are meant to be mixed, not matched for an eclectic, decorated over time appeal.

Vintage seascapes add to the coastal feel.

Classic subway tile is unexpected on the floor of this charming cottage

Subway tile is expected on the walls but a fun surprise when used on the floor and touches of black add drama.

Tour this charming beach cottage with outdoor clawfoot bathtub

I love that they didn’t tear down the cottages to build a McMansion but instead honored the original cottages while giving them a beautiful update.

The best part is Sea Roost is available to rent! I hope one day, I’ll be able to lounge in that outdoor clawfoot tub while listening to the waves crash.

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  1. Sigh, I’ll be right there with you!

    Brilliant-like-an-LED-Lightbulb!!! Arrange a blogger’s meet and greet, or workshop of sorts and bingo! You’ve got a write off.

    Or book a cozy family holiday, or even better a getaway with the hubster…

  2. I am so glad they fixed these cottages up, so wonderful to dream of what it was like long ago. Thanks Kelly I truly enjoyed this tour.

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