Bathroom Envy: Zen-Inspired Design in Montauk

225 East Lake Dr, MTK-23
The half-bathroom at 225 East Lake Drive in Montauk has a zen-inspired design. Credit: Compass

With Thanksgiving approaching, you are likely feeling the pressures of the holidays. A retreat is what you need but, for most of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, the only place we may find respite is when we lock the doors in our bathrooms, light a candle and take a bath.

We realize not everyone’s bathroom looks like a spa, but here are a few we found that may give you some ideas for your next bathroom renovation:

While the washroom pictured above is only a half-bathroom, we just love it for its zen-inspired design, created by Rosemary Scollan, who did all the interior design work at this lakefront house in Montauk. The stacked stone wall from Ann Sacks is striking, matching perfectly to the sink made of petrified wood. We’re told the sink rests on a wood platform that was cut from an old black walnut tree. There are some nautical elements added in, like the matching mirror and towel holder, made from knotted rope. Can you say Om?

[Listing: 225 East Lake Drive, Montauk | Broker: Chris Coleman at Compass | $6.499 million]

Credit: Corcoran
A circular Roman marble soaking tub is the focal point of this master bathroom at this oceanfront mansion in East Quogue. Just imagine taking a bubble bath in that!  In addition, the master bath has a large shower with two different heads (pan and spray) and a closet room—not just a closet—with built-in drawers and cabinetry.
[Listing: 83 Dune Road, East Quogue | Brokers: Murray Team, Corcoran | $19.95 million]
Credit: Saunders & Associates/Todor Tsvetkov
This “kids’” bathroom is located inside a beautifully restored Queen Anne house in Amagansett, designed by Lili Hart of Liliane Hart Design. The clawfoot tub was replaced in kind when the old one was unsalvageable. Kieran Brew of Saunders & Associates says the double tub sink was thought to be in keeping with the spirit of the house, especially its history as a boardinghouse (the bedroom doors are numbered!). The painted outside of the sink and the wallpaper were fun updates to the traditional ethic of the home.
[Listing: 327 Main Street, Amagansett | Brokers: Kieran Brew & Jennifer Brew | $3.5 million]