It’s no surprise that the casual luxury of Hamptons style homes appeals to Perth residents. With the old-world charm of a summer beach house escape from New York, the Hamptons evokes a lifestyle of relaxed, coastal sophistication. Add our love for elegant indoor-outdoor living, and our hot and sunny climate, and a Hamptons style home is perfect. Better still, it’s timeless and looks and feels great year after year.
So which design features make a Hamptons style house so unique and so desirable? Our Stannard Homes designers love the style as much as you do. They can help you incorporate these five key elements into a stunning, custom home that brings the romance of The Hamptons to your lifestyle.
Along with a gabled roof, weatherboard cladding is distinctively Hamptons. It’s generally subtle and it adds clean, contrasting lines that work perfectly with white window frames and white timber balcony railings. Cladding is best in muted and natural tones in keeping with your home’s colour palette. Contrasting colour window shutters, perhaps dark green or charcoal, add to the character of your Hamptons elevation.
Space and light
The Hamptons look is classic, breezy and spacious, with large windows and French doors letting in abundant natural light. Extensive verandahs create the easy indoor-outdoor flow for gracious holiday entertaining that the original Hamptons beach houses were known for. Making the most of natural light echoes the feeling of summer, coastal living and the freedom of holidays. Your design should feel open, spacious and airy, using charming wooden shutters to direct light.
Timber floors and staircases
The Hamptons look calls for natural materials, and wooden flooring delivers this, together with textured natural fibre carpets and rugs. Choose light oak floors to capture a casual, coastal look. Or opt for darker wooden flooring to give your home a more sophisticated finish. Natural slate tiles give a modern twist to the Hamptons look WA homes.
Colour beyond white
The quintessential Hamptons colour palette features plenty of white, but this is complemented by an exciting range of shades that can evoke the classic look, or embody our more modern take on colour for WA living. Along with warm whites, think about soft blues and greens, neutral greys, and naturally-inspired shades of stone and sand. For a more contemporary Hampton style look, think cool whites with blue-based greys and black accents. Your kitchen benchtops can be neutral tones, or sophisticated grey or black. Use white for all windows, doors, ceilings and skirtings.
An open, welcoming and spacious shaker-style kitchen is at the heart of a Hamptons style home. The name comes from their classic cabinetry with bevelled edges. It’s a clean and simple look and creates a brilliantly functional and stylish kitchen for any home, and the look can be carried to bathrooms and laundry. Emphasise the Hamptons look with traditional shell handles on your drawers. The great thing about a Hamptons style home is that many contemporary kitchen styles also blend well with the key design elements.
Carry the look through your home with square timber balustrades painted white on staircases and balconies. Add statement porch lights either side of your front door, and choose a glossy white or black front door. Use panelling as a ceiling feature, and opt for coffered or vaulted ceilings to create height.
Hamptons style homes and interiors are here to stay. So chat to our Stannard Homes team today about bringing your Hamptons vision to life. Find inspiration in our popular Cape Shore, Broadwater and Nautilus designs, and visit our luxury display homes in Perth to discover more.