The Home of The Hamptons
What’s not to love about a style that teams elegant sophistication with beachside luxury? The Hamptons aesthetic is classy yet comfortable and aims to capture the serenity of a calm, beachside morning. Fresh, bright and breezy describes a traditional Hamptons home to a tee. A match made in heaven for WA’s coastal lifestyle and sunny weather.
How did the Hamptons design come to be?
Inspired by the seaside village in Long Island (a famous holiday hotspot for NYC’s elite), the Hamptons look combines historic charm, exclusivity, seaside bliss and rural landscape.
Traditional Hamptons homes were typically no-fuss abodes built for and by farmers and craftspeople who settled the area in the early 1600s. Built to last the often-harsh coastal weather, using sturdy and readily available materials. It wasn’t until the early 20th century when NYC’s riches found their new beachside retreat, that the Hamptons received a facelift. Fast forward to today, and the Hamptons style home has stayed true to its country charm with touches of elegance and sophistication to create the style we all know and love at Oswald Homes.
What’s our twist on the much-loved style?
The generous proportions and finer details are what makes our take on the Hamptons truly special. The Hamptons style demands meticulous attention to detail so that it remains timeless with an innate sense of balance and proportion. Exuding luxury with a nod to its holiday home aesthetic, it's classy but comfortable. Designed to be an extension of the owner reflecting the lifestyle they live. A bespoke forever home to enjoy life with loved ones.
Contemporary cladding against weatherboard and shutters is a must with colour palettes of soft blues and greys accentuated with crisp whites. High ceilings with exposed beams or recessed sections and timber details in the skirting boards, windowsills and panelling. Like any holiday home, the outdoors should never feel far away. Indoor/outdoor are connected through large, light and airy spaces. Long wrap-around porches with deep verandas to shade from our intense heat, your Hamptons home will be so comfortable you will never want to leave.
Natural materials are always a feature of any Hamptons home. The stunning beaches surrounding the Hamptons homes should feel present in its interiors. Light timber, beiges reflecting the sand and hints of the colour of the ocean. Furnishings are soft and always comfortable, with lots of linen, sheer and velvet. The Hamptons is known for its sophisticated art scene, dotted with museums and galleries all over the island. Subtle and sophisticated artwork is the finishing touch on your Hamptons interior design.
Is the Hamptons homes style tugging on your heartstrings yet? Explore our collection of Hampton's designs above or explore all our styles here.