Having seen a previous Hamptons-style home that we had created, they sought us out, as soon as they were ready to build.
Not only were they thrilled at how our architect was able to accurately interpret their ideas and wishlist inclusions into their perfect design, they also sought our advice in finding a block that would bring to life the abundance of natural light and space, that the original Hamptons beach houses are renowned for.
“Classics knew what we wanted and helped us find a block that would work for our vision,” said Hamish.
“The architect was fantastic at just sketching on the spot the vision that we had. Seeing it come to life on a plan was amazing and such a quick process. They really understood what we wanted,” added Anna.
The result is a distinctive home that possesses a timeless sensibility and exudes effortless luxury.
In keeping with the classic Hamptons aesthetic, the façade features a large triple gabled roofline, double-hung windows, signature weatherboard panels, white timber trim and a front verandah with white balustrades and railings to complete the look. The exterior and interiors are painted in a muted colour palette featuring duck egg blues and breezy whites, to replicate the effortless charm of a Hamptons home.
Setting the tone and mood for the rest of the home, the grand entrance opens into an impressive double void atrium. A sweeping staircase with timber balustrades leads to three bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious family room upstairs. Whilst the long gracious hallway, flanked with decorative wainscoting panels either side, invites you into the light-filled heart of the home.
Making the most of the block’s orientation, the open planned kitchen and living room is abundant in natural light all year round, further enhanced by a soaring cathedral style ceiling.
French doors create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces, while fresh white walls and timber floorboards provide a sophisticated foundation for the owners’ carefully chosen furnishings and unique collection of antiques. A feature window seat, built into the side of the open planned room, creates a cosy nook that is bathed in natural light, with peaceful garden views.
A big island bench separates the informal lounge from the kitchen which incorporates all the hallmarks of Hamptons style, including traditional tapware in brushed nickel, a porcelain sink and shaker-style cabinetry that seamlessly hides a butler’s pantry. Oversized pendant lights, imported from the States and fitted to Australian electrical standards, complete the luxury look.
A key feature of the home is the separate formal living and dining room off to the side of the kitchen/living area. Replicating the gracious charm of yesteryear, the room’s highlight is the rear wall that features wainscotting on the lower half and an exquisite wallpaper design on the upper half. Directly opposite is an open fireplace, with a mantlepiece custom built by Classic Constructions and flanked with traditional wall sconces; whilst a sparkling crystal chandelier casts a magical light across the entire room.
The huge master bedroom, situated downstairs, features a spacious ensuite that features a freestanding bathtub, intricate floor tiling and plantation shutters on the windows to enable privacy, light and temperature control. The decorative style of traditional nickel brushed tapware and shaker cabinetry featured in the kitchen, continue in the ensuite, and through all bathrooms, whilst also providing maximum storage space.
An office, spare room, powder room and ample sized laundry complete the spaces on the lower level, which are accessed by a double garage, that also features a decorative panelled garage door and arbour across the top to seamlessly finish the unique Hampton’s aesthetic.
Whilst easy care gardens and an outdoor entertaining area ensure an effortless lifestyle for the residents of this 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, reminiscent of the relaxed, homely feel that the original Hamptons homes evoke.
Our clients Anna and Hamish were also thrilled with the process.
“I was so worried that I'd be driving them crazy with all these tiny little details. But the whole team were just so excited and it was a really collaborative process. There was never a feeling that anything we wanted was too difficult. Their response was always ‘This is your home we want you to be happy,’” said Anna.
“And we are happy,” added Hamish. “We absolutely love our home.”