For New Yorkers, occasionally escaping the city can be a vital part of maintaining sanity (especially when summer temperatures make a quick walk to the corner bodega a stifling, arduous journey) — and nearby locales provide ideal spaces to create beloved retreats. Maria McManus and Mark Gibson, an Irish-born, Manhattan-based couple, own a weekend place on a suburban-feeling block in the Ditch Plains area of Montauk, where they spend time with their two daughters. It was the structure of the house that they fell in love with, an unusual and striking double A-frame built in 1982. Upon obtaining the home, it was out with the wall-to-wall carpets and tiled hallways, and in with the whitewashed Scandinavian aesthetic that the couple favors. Here, the living room, which includes a green marble Italian coffee table, found in Paris, and vintage Paul McCobb chairs. Read more in our Travel issue, on newsstands inside the @nytimes this weekend. Photo by Blaine Davis (@blaineduh).