What is a Hamptons style home?
Hamptons style homes are modelled after the dwellings in, unsurprisingly, the Hamptons, an affluent area at the east end of Long Island that’s a popular holiday spot for New Yorkers in search of some serious rest and relaxation.
The Hamptons area is known for its gorgeous beaches, dramatic dunes, shingled windmills, historic charm and rural magic. So, what is a Hamptons style home?
Hamptons style homes are designed to be light, bright and whitewashed with a sophisticated beachy vibe that replicates the luxurious feel of the Hamptons area. Hamptons style homes are the American version of the French styles of Baroque, Rococo and Empire, with five key characteristics:
- Weatherboard-style exterior cladding
- Space and light with French windows and large doors
- Timber floors and staircases
- White as the hero with accents of neutrals, greens, blues, pinks and greys
- Shaker-style kitchens (featuring classic cabinetry with bevelled edges)