Rent a Montauk Home by Iconic Midcentury Designer George Nelson


This beauty was designed in 1961 by George Nelson, who is best known as a designer for Herman Miller (Coconut chair, ball clock, Marshmallow sofa, and so on), but who trained as an architect originally and was a forward thinker. In fact, in 1940, for example, he introduced the concept of a “family room.” As director of design for Herman Miller, other notables such as Ray and Charles Eames, Harry Bertoia, Richard Schultz, and Isamu Noguchi worked under his supervision.

All current photos via Compass

Proving once again that good design is timeless, the house today looks fresh as a daisy, furnished with the midcentury classics that complement it. We’re glad to see the massive stone fireplaces and dyed slate flagging stones have been retained. The hexagonal tower and ramp are still trimmed with cedar shingles, which are extremely practical in a seaside area.

Original photo via George Nelson Foundation

Represented by Compass, the property is available for rent for $60,000 for August. There are three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a new gunite pool. And all the architectural bragging rights you want, of course.

For more, click here. 39 Big Reed Path, Montauk