Designing & Inspiration

The Best Features of a Hampton Home

In recent years, Hamptons style homes have emerged as a beloved source of home inspiration – renowned for their innovative and classical features. Ultimately, the Hamptons style revolves around the feelings of calmness, charm & comfort. 

Ideal for the Australian climate and lifestyle through their refined design elements, G.J. Gardner Homes has your guide to the best features of a Hampton Home.

The Hamptons Style House Exterior

Hamptons Style Facade

Reminiscent of traditional Queenslander homes, the Hampton house style is recognised for its weatherboard exterior. Both functional and appealing, this style element is quintessential to the Hamptons style. 

The weatherboard planks forming the home’s facade provide a unique, textured appearance to the home’s exterior, whilst also weather-proofing for a range of climates. Hamptons style houses offer a coastal charm through this iconic feature. In using either wide or narrow panelling, you have the freedom to decide the contemporary or classic feel of the house whilst still remaining fresh and clean. MultipleG.J. Gardner home designs have embraced the weatherboard exterior, inspired by the Hamptons house style, including the likes of the Montville and Long Bay.

Hamptons Style Entry

A major element of the Hamptons house style is the incorporation of shaker-style design, characterised by clean lines, tapered legs, and minimalist designs, both internally and externally. The inclusion of shaker-style elements in the entryways represents a famed feature of a Hamptons home, offering an inviting entry to the home.

The addition of a front porch or an arbour serves to enhance the welcoming charm of the Hamptons style. Shaker-style pillars and eaves create continuity between the Hamptons style interior and exterior. Our range of homes provides the opportunity to include this subtle yet classic Hamptons feature within your own home by incorporating front porches and customised entry designs. 

The Hamptons Style House Interior 

Hamptons Style Colour Palette

Inspired by coastal styles, Hampton style homes use muted colours to provide a calming and naturalist experience. The use of soft tones from pale greys, blues, and greens to simply all-white palettes provide a versatile and fresh foundation for your home. 

The use of natural colours, akin to the colours of sand, sky and stone, accompanied by bold accents, impart the classic Hampton style. Offering you the freedom to design your own Hamptons inspired colour palette, all G.J. Gardner Homes allow you to customise your own paint colours. 

Natural Materials of the Hampton Home

Influenced by the aesthetics of the natural coastal environment, Hampton style homes incorporate various natural materials. To enhance its calmness and charm, the Hamptons style draws on stone accents, timber additions and linen textures to foster a beach-like haven. 

Natural materials are incorporated into the style through exposed stone walls and features as well as timber staircases and flooring. Different material tones impart different feelings; the use of light oak floors maintains a classic casual coastal appearance, while darker flooring provides a more sophisticated finish to enhance the fresh colour palette. G.J. Gardner Homes’ design styles support the use of a range of natural materials in our custom homes, from bold stone fireplaces to timber focal points.

Furnishing choices from wicker chairs to woven rugs can serve to enrich the addition of natural materials and represent a classic and accessible element of the Hampton style. 

Layers of Light

Whilst embracing the natural setting, the Hamptons house style seeks to bring the outdoors in through the use of open living spaces, which encourages abundant natural light. 

Natural light serves to enhance the fresh and bright feeling of the home whilst making it an airy and open space. Design features such as verandahs, open plan living and large scale windows provide the feeling of summer. The use of a light colour palette allows light to bounce from the walls,enhancing the role of natural light. In Hampton’s home, most design decisions seek to enhance the natural light and brighten the space. G.J. Gardner Homes specialises in large alfresco spaces leading off from the spacious open plan dining and family rooms, which provides an ideal space to hero natural light. 

Finer Details

The considered use of finishes and details serve to make the Hamptons style. Elements such as shaker-style cabinetry throughout kitchens, bathrooms and offices as well as decorative mouldings and cornices have served to enrich the heritage undertone of the Hamptons style. Moreover, the use of panelled or vaulted ceilings serves to create height and support the airy and open Hamptons feature. 

The Hamptons style is mastered through these simple stylistic choices by providing touches of classical elegance with modern innovation. 

Are you dreaming of a Hamptons style home? With over 36,000 quality, customised homes built over the past 35 years, we can find the perfect Hamptons home for your lifestyle. Get in touch with a G.J. consultant today.