A family-owned motel in Montauk gets a facelift from Home Studios

When the Daunt family opened their beachside motel in the 1970s, a drive down the pine tree–lined Montauk Highway brought visitors to a sleepy village that called itself “the end.” Nowadays, Montauk, New York is almost as scene-y and fancified as East Hampton, its very tony neighbor, but it still attracts visitors looking for a laid-back vacation along some of the East Coast’s most scenic beaches.

Changing times prompted Leo Daunt, the third-generation owner of Daunt’s Albatross, to contract Brooklyn-based Home Studios for a gut renovation of his family’s 23-room motel. Its last major renovation wrapped when Eye of the Tiger was the song

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