Discover the ideal materials to nail this popular ‘modern meets classic’ look for renovations and new builds.
Even though it’s borrowed from East Coast holiday homes in the USA, Hamptons style looks right at home in almost any Australian location. Breezy and fresh enough to belong in a coastal setting, it also has traditional touches that fit right in with larger scale country dwellings. It can even be pared back to make it work as a contemporary classic in urban streetscapes.
Clean lines, sophisticated colours
The clean lines of horizontal cladding boards and a crisp colour scheme of charcoal or grey with white are both key features of a Hamptons home. Like the Australian weatherboard homes of yesteryear, this architectural style has a rustic quality. In contrast to those charming but cramped cottages, a Hamptons build can be scaled and styled to suit the modern trend for open-plan living and light-filled interiors.
Contemporary materials, authentic style
Timber might be the obvious choice for cladding a Hamptons-style home, but it’s far from easy to install and maintain, and out of the question if working in a location with a high BAL rating. As a practical alternative that’s fast to build with, Linea™ boards from the James Hardie™ lightweight cladding range deliver a classic weatherboard finish that’s non-combustible and low maintenance. The 16mm thick profile gives a shadow line that‘s perfect for an authentic Hamptons look, in a board that’s lightweight, and won’t shrink or warp like timber can. So you get an exterior finish that’s clean and even, no matter how big an area you need to wrap.
Hamptons without the hassle
Not only is Linea™ quick to install, thanks to
Find out more about using Axent™, Linea™ and other James Hardie lightweight cladding products to get that authentic Hamptons