It has evolved from its coastal origins to suit Australian country and urban settings. It's less ornate and more down to earth than a traditional Hamptons look. It features larger verandahs for protection in hot summers and is often reminiscent of Queenslander homes.
There’s something so quintessentially charming about the Hamptons look. It’s classy, it’s timeless, it’s elegant and it perfectly marries the feeling of relaxation with a coastal escape.
The good news is that you don’t need to live by the beach to enjoy a Hamptons-style property. Bring the coast into your home with a renovation you’ll be proud to show off to friends and family – with plenty of space for opulent gatherings. The Hamptons style might be a classic, but there’s lots of room for interpretation. James Hardie has a variety of weatherboard options to choose from, whether you want a classic style or a more modern Hamptons look. The same goes for your colour palette – white-on-white is a popular choice, but you can also define your Hamptons home with softer coastal hues of blues, greys and creams.
It doesn’t matter if you’re building a new home or doing a major or minor renovation, many of the Hamptons details you’ll find in our Hamptons Look Book can be added to give your home a feel of charm, craftsmanship or glamour.
Inspiration and design hallmarks to achieve the Hamptons home of your dreams. This Look Book will support the start of your design journey and help you identify images and language to brief your designer or builder.
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