A Hamptons-Style Abode that will Stand the Test of Time


The Hamptons look may hail from America but it perfectly complements the Australian lifestyle as this award-winning home in Queensland’s Park Ridge so amply proves. Dubbed Project Abbeydale, this 247sqm home located on a 381sqm corner lot is a custom-designed, low-set, Hamptons-inspired build.

Working to a design by Space Building Design, the stunning single-storey home was built by Mitcon Build under the guiding hand of Director Mitch Pocklington. Of the home, Mitch says, “It was a challenging design taking into consideration its amazing outlook to a bushland reserve, elevated position and corner truncations, not to mention the need to fit everything the client wanted into a small corner lot.

“Because of the three gables, which includes a middle gable that extends at a 45-degree angle toward the reserve, constructing the frame was challenging, but rewarding. This is a unique aspect of the Hamptons-style home. To achieve the design, we also had to construct a truss which incorporated three layers stacked on top of each other along with some hand-pitched rafters.”

The client’s overall brief was for a liveable, low-maintenance forever home with an easy flow. “The brief emphasised open-plan living with generous room sizes,” adds Mitch. “In particular, the client wanted the bathrooms to be spacious with the main bathroom being capable of adapting to use by someone living with a disability should the need arise. We were able to achieve all of this and more.”

In the early stages of the build process, Mitch suggested some changes to the finer design details, such as the inclusion of ornate cornices, decorative Queenslander-style lambs tongue skirting and architraves, and 2-Pack Shaker-style kitchen and bathroom cabinetry in unique colours. The result is a warm and welcoming home with all the traditional Hamptons touches yet a distinct personality.

“The final product speaks for itself with the client’s expectations well and truly exceeded. The property stands out in the estate and is admired by the residents,” says Mitch.

Founded by Mitch Pocklington in 2017, Brisbane-based Mitcon Build is a locally-owned and -operated construction company servicing South East Queensland. Mitch’s experience, broad skill set and close attention to detail ensures each home built has a high quality of finish that will stand the test of time. Mitcon Build also works closely with a wide range of industry professionals, consultants and contractors to provide a complete service package that can include design, certification and approvals, and take you right through to the handover of the finished project, be it a new home or renovation.

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