How to achieve a custom home inspired by The Hamptons

Although hailing from the USA, Hamptons is an increasingly popular style for many Australian homeowners creating a custom home design. Situated on New York’s exclusive Long Island, The Hamptons has become synonymous with a luxurious, coastal aesthetic. With spacious verandahs, high ceilings, and bright, beachy interiors it’s easy to see why Hamptons has persisted as a timeless design style.

The longevity and classic look of the Hamptons style, combined with the Australian love of outdoor living, explains why it has been embraced so broadly amongst the Sydney knock down rebuild market. Designed for continuous flow between indoors and out, the typical Hamptons home celebrates an open floor plan, and a look and feel that is both chic and relaxed. Clean, comfortable and organised, Hamptons architecture is ideal for family life and easy entertaining, making it a style that feels right at home here in Australia.

It’s a style that references Queenslander and Federation homes. Natural materials such as timber, brick and stone are a key part of the Hamptons-inspired exterior. A classic Hamptons home should include a combination of horizontal cladding and rendered façade features with a tiled roof, all paired with light coloured window frames.

Inside, the natural textures and materials continue including furnishings and accessories featuring linen, cotton, jute, sisal and wool. These elements complement different finishes like subway tiles, warm timber flooring and shaker-inspired cabinetry. Touches of luxury like Carrara-look stone and brass fixtures provide a sense of sophistication.

Inside and out a Hamptons-inspired custom home has a simple palette mainly consisting of bright white, soft grey and muted pastels. These shades blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment to make the space feel airy. Other features typically found in a Hamptons homes include detailed architraves and skirtings, decorative wall-panelling and feature lighting such as wall sconces and striking pendants.

Allura Homes has a range of Hamptons facade design ideas to stimulate ideas and conversations about the look you want for your new custom built home. However, if you have a particular Hamptons style façade in mind, Allura can customise this, and design and build a unique Hamptons home for you and your family to enjoy.

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