As the design best associated with the original summer holiday destination, there’s much to love about the Hamptons style of home. From an emphasis on open-plan spaces to a bright and fresh aesthetic, it’s no wonder it continues to be one of the most popular design choices for homes in Queensland.
This style brings together the architectural sensibilities of heritage homes and a sophisticated coastal feel, balancing luxury with warmth. It is both classic and contemporary, with rustic touches enhancing the design to create spaces that encourage entertaining and staying in.
Common attributes of the Hamptons style include:
- Cladding exterior
- Shutters over large windows
- French doors
- High ceilings
- Panelling as a feature or main room design
- Oak timber or natural slate on the floor
- Neutral benchtops – white, black or grey
- Seamless indoor/outdoor spaces, including Gable-style roofs with spacious balconies
Luckily for Australians, this style translates well when renovating traditional Queenslander homes, partly due to a shared emphasis on indoor/outdoor living. The large alfresco areas of your home can be transformed with minimal structural changes, resulting in a coastal look that’s both relaxing and refined.
We are currently building our client’s dream Hamptons-style home in Coorparoo, featuring Scyon Linea board and Axon Scyon cladding together with HardieDeck, traditional tapware and engineered timber flooring. The kitchen and dining area will open up onto a large deck and pool area, perfect for a cool drink and a refreshing dip during our hot Queensland summers.
Should you be looking to create a Hamptons aesthetic in your home, get in touch today. We can help bring your unique vision to life, combining the best elements of Australian living with an American flourish.
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