Entering into any home renovation or extension is a big decision, from the smallest bathroom renovation to an expansive extension, every project contains two crucial determining factors: location and lifestyle. Considering Sydney’s warm climate and its enviable position on the world’s most beautiful harbour, adapting your Sydney home to a Hamptons style abode is an inspired choice that maximises both location and lifestyle.
As Australians, we love the beach, we cling to our country’s coastlines and make the most of indoor/outdoor living in our homes. It’s this connection to nature that has seen us gravitate to the traditional American architectural and interior design style known as Hamptons style. Arising out of the properties of wealthy New Yorkers who took to decorating their Long Island holiday homes with a relaxed and beachy aesthetic to suit their off-work vibe, this style has gone global, but is particularly prevalent in towns and cities that sit beachside. In Australia, the biggest and most populous city to start a love affair with the Hamptons style is, of course, Sydney.
Leading Home Builders
Turner & Co are Sydney’s leading home builders in the Hamptons style. From bathroom renovations Sydney residents love to complete renovations and extensions that change lives, we are the experts in the kind of provincial home living Sydney homeowners are looking for in their house design.
If you’ve fallen in love with the Hamptons style, then you’re already enamoured with an elegant and refined look. You’re no doubt thinking light, bright and airy interiors with high skirtings, polished timber floors and a colour palette that is mostly a crisp white with accentuating natural tones. The tenets of traditional Hamptons style, with its coastal influences and open floorplan, plays perfectly into the Australian way of life and at Turner & Co we know exactly how to marry this traditional architectural and interior style with a modern Australian lifestyle.
First Things First
The first step is to understand your current location and orientation. The Hamptons style makes the most of natural light so it’s important to appreciate how natural light will enter your home. As well as being beautiful to look at, the Hamptons style is practical. Take the kitchen, for example; a Hamptons style kitchen has abundant cabinetry, which is great for storage while also showcasing traditional detailing and strong craftsmanship. A large island bench (also in white) is a central feature that suits a kitchen renovation Sydney style, it also creates a striking contrast with polished hardwood floors.
Architectural detailing throughout the home, like exposed beams, hardwood flooring, pitched roofs, or timber sarking, are all classic signifiers of Hamptons style, and interior fixtures and fittings such as natural wood, traditional silver tapware and glossy marble wall or floor tiles are characteristic. At Turner & Co, we understand the distinguishing features that make up the Hamptons style and that building a Hamptons and/or provincial styled home in Australia represents coastal living at its sophisticated best. With this in mind, all of our building projects are based on good design, only use the appropriate materials and are carried out with meticulous attention to detail.
Sydney may be a long way from the luxury holiday homes on Long Island, but the principles of excellent design have not been lost in translation from New York state to New South Wales capital city living.
Is it time to let the professional expertise at Turner & Co turn your Hamptons’ dream into a reality?