Daniel Romualdez in Montauk
Since architect and interior designer Daniel Romualdez doesn’t have a website or an Instagram account, I really appreciate it when he shares one of his homes with a magazine. I was delighted to flip through the new August issue of Vanity Fair to find a feature on his Montauk retreat. The property right off the beach consists of three saltbox cottages from the 1930’s that are simply furnished and perfect for wet dogs.
“It’s completely magical. From the second you turn in to the long winding driveway you feel like you’re in Africa or someplace far away. And then you see the driftwood sign with the name on it and you park your car and you walk down this little stone path through this wild garden that Miranda Brooks designed, and you’re greeted with Bloody Marys and the view of the ocean and dogs running everywhere. I always bring my dogs.” – Aerin Lauder, client and friend
While I loved seeing this house, I also loved learning more about Daniel’s background. I won’t ruin it for you but I had no idea of his family relations or where he got his start. It’s actually an inspiring story about how you should always follow your passion.
I really hope that one of Daniel’s friends or clients can convince him to join Instagram. He has the most impeccable taste and style and I’d love to see the world through this eyes.