Steffen and Sara met in San Francisco, fell in love in London, married in Brooklyn and now live in Montauk. Together, they founded studio MTK.
Steffen has fifteen years of professional design experience. Most recently, Steffen was the Creative Director at a $1b+ Real Estate Investment Fund in New York City, where he managed a talented team of architects and interior designers and oversaw the design and strategic repositioning of 250+ residential renovations throughout the city, including many of Brooklyn and Manhattan’s most impressive brownstones and townhouses. Steffen boasts a creative mind versed in all facets of architecture, interior design, residential construction, real estate investment, hospitality and strategic marketing, including emerging trends, methods, markets and materials. Additionally, Steffen has an advanced knowledge of Modern and Contemporary design history and theory, which uniquely informs his creative process. A portfolio of Steffen’s recent design and interiors work can be viewed here.
Sara has fifteen years of high-level retail management experience overseeing multi-million dollar businesses and large teams within the service industry. Sara has held district level positions at Acne Studios, Anthropologie, and most recently, Saje Natural Wellness. Sara is a certified aromatherapist and devoted to spreading wellness and natural healing.
Having personally purchased and transformed a pair of homes in Montauk into strong yielding assets through creative design, quality craftsmanship, effective construction management and strategic marketing efforts, Steffen and Sara are eager to assist others and share what they know about buying, renovating and repositioning rental homes and hospitality ventures in Montauk or elsewhere.
Steffen and Sara look forward to working closely with you and spending quality time together on your next project.
Steffen & Sara Ringelmann | Founders, studioMTK
UPDATE: In Summer 2019, Steffen and Sara moved to Hemsedal, Norway to redesign and reinvent an existing mountain lodge. The project is open-ended, but will surely keep us busy well into 2020.