With its beachy tones and elegant celebration of the outdoors, the Hamptons-style trend is here to stay. Originating as beachside holiday homes for New York’s elite, Hamptons-style residences have proved timeless, inspiring designers for decades.
But you don’t need to travel further than Werri Beach on the South Coast to see perfect applications of this style.
Our recently completed Werri Beach project is a stunning interpretation of Hamptons-home design. The expertly crafted four-bedroom residence, designed by I Architecture, is the ultimate relaxed family space, boasting beautiful seaside views and a simple feeling of modern tranquillity.
A striking façade
With a combination of weatherboard cladding, rustic timber shingles and stonework from Eco Outdoor, clean lines of contemporary architecture combine with rustic stone to create a sophisticated look that matches this home’s beachside setting.
We installed large Hanlon windows throughout the home to bring the outside in, allowing beautiful sea breezes in the summer and warm rays of sun during winter.
Family spaces built for entertaining
The home’s functional and distinct living spaces have been carefully crafted according to the client’s brief – to provide spaces for the family to gather across the three floors. With living areas customised to optimise the flow of the house, there are plenty of light-filled private and social spaces throughout.
On the ground floor, the family room and kitchenette flow onto an outdoor entertaining area, which is perfect for the summer months – allowing for easy entertaining and socialising. For the colder months, we installed a specialty wood-fired barbecue to allow for long laid-back dinners and to ensure this space remains a central gathering point.
Our friends at Paiano Custom Kitchens have done it again
The home’s main kitchen opens onto a spacious living and dining area, with a gas fireplace for ambience. The kitchen, custom-designed and installed by the team at Paiano Custom Kitchens features high-end appliances, Hamptons-inspired shaker-style and ample bench space.
Sustainably sourced flooring from Havwoods Australia is also a prominent feature of the space, laid in a luxurious herringbone pattern by the team at Chaplins Flooring. This dark timber flooring carefully ties each of these spaces together.
Life’s little extras
As one of the only three story residential properties in Werri Beach, the third floor home office has the best views in the house looking out over the waves. It’s the best seat in the house for both creative brainwaves and for those on a quest for quiet.
One of our favourite little luxury additions in this home is a breathtaking outdoor shower. Offering an instant feeling of tropical paradise to this home, this feature was carefully designed and installed by our expert team.
On entering the bathroom, you’ll be taken away by attention to detail in the room. Offset by marble tiled feature walls, matte black finishes complement classic white cabinetry and muted tones. An elegant freestanding bath serves as centrepiece of the room and is perfect for soaking in at the end of a long day.
Showcasing all Werri Beach has to offer
To bring the outdoors in, the living areas of this impressive home were designed to flow onto the large decks. This sense of indoor-outdoor living and the home’s open-plan design means each and every corner offers a new ocean view. Timber detailing, characteristic of Hamptons-style design, features in all balconies and outdoor living areas across the three floors.
These Werri Beach clients desired a beautiful space for working, entertaining and for their family to enjoy together. The gorgeous design by I Architecture has been brought to life with care and expert craftsmanship uniting not just functionality and luxury, but also cleverly incorporating the outdoors.
If you’re ready to bring a similar Hamptons-style project to life on the South Coast, get in touch with Jake and the team at Smartbuild South Coast today.