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NSW & Qld Issue #26.3

1 issue FREE with your subscription (extra issue already included in the subscription) BuildHome offers a comprehensive guide to the latest home designs from custom builders, project home companies, knockdown-rebuild specialists and kit-home suppliers who service Sydney and beyond. BuildHome is published to suit specific markets catering for builders, suppliers, and consumers interested in boutique homes in NSW and Queensland. The publication is a definitive guide of inspiration for those looking to buy or build a new home.

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2 min.
editor’s letter

Classic yet coastal, sophisticated yet relaxed … Hamptons style has taken Australia by storm. With a palette inspired by the coast, light and bright interior spaces, and a chic beach vibe layered on top of a traditional backdrop, the Hamptons look may hail from America but it is perfectly at home here. We take a look at what makes a Hamptons-inspired home and why it’s an adpatable style that’s just as suited to a home in the suburbs of Melbourne as it is a seaside community on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. For those who want more certainty in the build process, or to avoid the process of buying land and then finding a builder, a fixed price house and land package can be a great solution. Taking this one step further, if…

6 min.
hamptons living

The Hamptons, a renowned seaside community on Long Island in the US, has long been a haven for affluent New Yorkers and the distinctive homes that predominate are entirely in keeping with Australian tastes and our love of laid-back indoor-outdoor living. Typified by large, lightfilled living spaces and the use of rustic materials, both coastal and classic design details, and elegant accessories, it’s a style that is just as well suited to the suburbs of Melbourne as it is a beach community in Queensland. A Hamptons interior can be easily identified. Look for detailed architraves and skirting boards, cornices, wainscot panelling, a classic staircase and plantation shutters. Herringbone flooring, high ceilings, classic tapware and light fittings, subway-tiled kitchen splashbacks and bathrooms, and stone benchtops also say Hamptons. Externally, look for weatherboard-style…

3 min.
this is the life!

Australians right around the country have taken to Hamptons architecture with great fervour — and why wouldn’t they? Hamptons-style homes have a timeless elegance and attention to detail similar to that of Australia’s own character-filled traditional Queenslander, Victorian and Colonial homes. In designing and building their new Hamptons display home, the guiding mantra for the team at Garth Chapman Queenslanders was to craft a striking home that faithfully represented an authentic piece of traditional architecture. “The home’s external appeal is undeniable with its multiple gables, eave brackets and Scyon Linea cladding; also the front and rear timber verandahs that draw all the elements together,” says Stephen Havas, Director of Garth Chapman Queenslanders. “Then there’s the dark-grey painted timber entry door, surrounded by white joinery and trims, which provides a tantalising taste…

3 min.
indulge yourself

You don’t need to live at the beach to enjoy a Hamptons lifestyle. Whether you’re seeking a home with a coastal look for maximum street appeal or an interior that puts you in a holiday mood, this modular home from Manor will indulge you — and you can be living in your Hamptons-style home sooner than you think. “Relaxing tones of classic grey and white bathe the entire home, including the exterior horizontal panelling with its contrast rendering. Symmetrical design lines, a steep pitched roof, the welcoming covered verandah and a distinctive white picket fence all evoke the iconic Hamptons style,” says Andrew Monks, Managing Director of Manor, a company that has been building high-quality modular homes for more than 27 years. This is an abode that makes a truly compelling first…

3 min.
new attitude

Offering room to grow and interior spaces that are awash with light, this utterly captivating home, designed and built in the Hamptons style by Hume Building, offers the kind of relaxed, family-friendly living we all crave. “Our client requested an open-plan home that would be suitable for a family and our Henty 309 design proved ideal,” says Stephen Higham, Director of Hume Building. “With four spacious bedrooms, a rumpus room located central to the children’s bedrooms, a separate home theatre, and a light and bright kitchen, dining and family living zone, there is plenty of space for everyone to gather together or spend time apart.” The perfect parents’ retreat, the master bedroom is located to the rear of the home and has French doors that open out to the alfresco. The wall…

2 min.
down by the sea

Designed for a professional couple with two children, this Hamptons-style home fits hand-in-glove with its waterside location in Wynnum, a coastal suburb of Brisbane. “The clients came to us with a block of land that was right on the water which they wanted us to utilise to its full potential,” explains Mike Nancarrow, General Manager of OJ Pippin Homes. “Their goal was to create a family-friendly home but they didn’t want to sacrifice style to achieve it. “The clients, who were referred to us by a previous happy customer, gave us a design brief after which we set about drawing their home from scratch. The concept was created and costed, and once the couple was 110 per cent happy they signed off on their new home. Next step was a meeting…