Integrating American Hamptons-style into Australian architecture


Coming from American line of home builders, Hamptons-style home suits different lifestyle, including those living in the southern hemisphere

The Hamptons look may hail from the American side. But the style 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.  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.

Spacious features of Hamptons-style homes

“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.”

Putting a mix of Australian touch

In the early stages of the build process, Mitch suggested some changes to the finer design details. Some of these changes are 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 and skillset ensure each home built have a high-quality finish that will last. Mitcon Build also works closely with a wide range of industry professionals, consultants and contractors. The collaboration allows them to provide a complete service package that can include design, certification and approvals. It can also take you right through to the handover of the finished project, be it a new home or renovation. 

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