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.
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.
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.
A massive stone fireplace is the focal point of this cozy space.
Art takes center stage against white walls.
Hydrangeas are abundant in Montauk and this huge bouquet is so dramatic.
At every turn, there is something interesting to see like this shell collection attached to a piece of blue wood.
I love the cozy little wallpapered nook for the bed in the former artists studio turned guest cottage.
Black window trim helps break up all the white and leads the eye to the view outside.
Wood tones are meant to be mixed, not matched for an eclectic, decorated over time appeal.
Vintage seascapes add to the coastal feel.
Subway tile is expected on the walls but a fun surprise when used on the floor and touches of black add drama.
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.