Give your home a Hamptons style facelift

Imagination and a good serve of James HardieTM products have taken this home from boring brick to American dream.

Bunnings magazine, October 2020

Hamptons inspiration starts here

Channelling American East Coast style was key to turning a dull house into one family’s dream home. “We wanted to capture the coastal glamour, openness and indoor-outdoor lifestyle of the Hamptons,” says homeowner Catherine. Considering a home makeover? Take note of these key features to instantly achieving an elegantly succinct Hamptons home.

Upstairs, downstairs

The dated brick exterior was rendered and painted a contemporary grey, but the second storey extension is what gives the home that chic Hamptons look. The elegant addition was made easier with the use of premium fibre cement LineaTM weatherboards; as it is lighter than brick, it allows for upward extensions without the cost of structural support for masonry. Contrast was created with an abundance of white trim, including on window frames edged with James Hardie’s AxentTM trims.

Give your home a Hamptons style facelift

Built to last

The family needed their materials to be practical. “In the Hamptons they use timber weatherboards or shingles that grey and deteriorate. We wanted weatherboards that are more durable for the Aussie elements,” says builder Damien Mitchell of DF Hoult Constructions. “The Linea weatherboards give us that same textured shadow-line look we wanted, plus they are lower maintenance than traditional materials, so less work for us in the long run.” Linea weatherboards are also resistant to damage from termites, fire and moisture.

Great outdoors

A strong connection with the outdoors is a key element of both Hamptons and Australian style. Doubling the size of the existing rear balcony, the deck has been cantilevered out beyond the roof of the basement garage. Floored in HardieDeckTM, this has created room for an outdoor kitchen area and full living and dining set up. HardieDeck also helps to create continuity between
the interior and exterior by mimicking the flooring in the indoor living area.

Give your home a Hamptons style facelift

Heads up

The beautiful vaulted ceiling is lined in HardieGrooveTM. “The covered outdoor room is a must to make the Hamptons look work under our harsh summer sun. It also created an opportunity to add more of the layered detail you see in New York holiday homes,” says Catherine. “We love the finished home. It’s part Hamptons, part Australian, but most importantly it’s all ours.”

Give your home a Hamptons style facelift

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