Hampton-style homes

Hampton-Inspired Homes


This home has all the Hamptons hallmarks, such as simple, classic lines, and an interior styled for refined rural living

The four-bedroom Bowral 48 is a home of timeless appeal. Inspiration drives from Hampton homes with a contemporary country twist, this single-level acreage abode brings traditional design into the 21st century to provide a home that is ideal for entertaining and the laid-back Australian lifestyle.

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“Just as well suited to a growing family as it is to an older couple looking for a home to retire in, the Bowral 48 features expansive spaces for living and entertaining, including a home theatre, a children’s activity area, a sitting room/den and an attic that doubles as a multi-purpose area,” says Nicholas Boliantis, Senior Architect and Designer, Clarendon Homes.

“Beautifully orientated with views out to the rear garden, the centrally-located kitchen is nestled next to a casual living room with a raked ceiling and a dining space, both of which are open-plan and of generous size. These spaces flow out to an outdoor living area defined by a full-width verandah.”

The kitchen is a design delight with its recessed ceiling, splashback of white basketweave tiles, black highlight pendants and dark joinery. Fusing classic Hamptons and modern country styles, the kitchen also features an island bench topped in Quantum Quartz Calacutta and Shaker-style Polytec Oberon profile panelled cabinet doors. The spacious butler’s pantry is the kitchen’s special secret ingredient, adding storage and preparation space, and for the sommelier in the family, there is an adjoining wine cellar.

“The entry foyer sets the tone,” says Nicholas. “Wall sconces create subtle lighting and there are thoughtfully zoned areas to each side of the hallway with coffered ceilings and V-Joint panelling. The chair rail that starts in the foyer also flows throughout the home, creating a classic Hamptons backdrop.

“This stylistic approach is especially evident in the living room which boasts a luxurious travertine-clad fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, a large pendant light of traditional design and the traditional chair rail panelling.”

The opulent master suite is located in the home’s left wing. It features an impressive ensuite and large walk-in robe/dressing room. The luxe ensuite has a freestanding bath, floor-to-ceiling polished porcelain tiles, a double-bowl vanity and matching mirrors, on-trend black tapware and accessories, and a separate toilet.

One of the secondary bedrooms is located at the front of the home and has its own ensuite, making it ideal for guests. The other two bedrooms are located to the rear of the home on either side of the children’s activity area. “Offering families maximum flexibility, there is a roomy attic which is accessed via a Hamptons-style staircase with classic black treads, white risers and a turned timber hand rail,” adds Nicholas. “The attic brings another dimension to the home and is a versatile space that could be used as a studio, guest bedroom or an extra living area.”

The attic also features dormer windows which bring in natural light while adding to the character and street appeal of the Hamptons facade. Says Nicholas, “For the exterior we used a traditional palette of soft-grey and white as well as low-maintenance James Hardie Linea cladding to replicate the classic Hamptons weatherboard look.” From outside to in, this country-style Hamptons home is defined by simple, refined lines and an extremely warm and sophisticated colour palette. The result is a home with a timeless look, a relaxed feel and an ideal layout for daily living.


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