Matthew and Joanne achieved their dream of building a Hamptons-style home for their growing family by teaming up with Jux Developments.
Having lived in a very small 1950s post-war timber house for many years, they wanted a home that would be spacious and comfortable – they dreamt of a Hamptons-style home that would make them feel they were living in a holiday resort all year around.
They also preferred a house design that was modern but traditional – a timber-look home that could blend into the Queenslander style without the long-term maintenance issues of an old timber house.
Working in collaboration with Jux Developments, the couple sketched their thoughts and designs, shared pictures, established a Pinterest board, visited the site regularly, and communicated with the builder daily. They also worked with a draftsman/ house designer who had worked on similar Hamptons projects.
“We like how the Hamptons look blends in with the traditional Queensland timber homes but has a sleeker feel. We also loved all the custom details of Hamptons homes. Our home is more coastal Hamptons than Queenslander; however, we feel Brisbane has created its own version of Hamptons and we wanted to fit within that style. I would describe it as ‘beach meets elegance meets crisp clean design’ using good quality materials,” Joanne explained.
They also liked the coastal-resort tones and laid-back styling – keeping things very light and bright.
According to Jux Developments, Linea weatherboard is perfect for a Hamptons style home. In this project, the boards helped them achieve the classic lines without the maintenance of timber weatherboard.
“We think the little details complement the major elements like the Linea weatherboards – this is what gives this home a Hamptons look. For example, the features of the decorative mouldings, trim and gable vents, the custom front door and even lighting added another level of detail to this home. We paired these elements with a classic Hamptons colour scheme of white and grey (Dulux Milton Moon with White Trims).
Joanne and Matthew are very happy with the final outcome of the build. Asked to name the top three things they love the most about the look of their home, Joanne replied, “The colour palette, the seamless large indoor outdoor living space, and the fact that it’s a new build that will match the Queensland architectural landscape for years.”