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Hamptons Home: Single vs Double Storey

10.08.20 - Building Your Home

Hamptons home styling has left its exceedingly wealthy Long Island, New York homeland and has well and truly arrived in Australia. Combining timeless elegance with a chic coastal vibe, it’s no wonder that so many Aussies love these stylish houses.

If you’ve decided on a Hamptons-inspired home, you may be left with one question: do you opt for a single-storey Hamptons style home or extend upwards into a two-storey house? The answer lies in your preference for styling, façades, and the space you need for your family and for entertaining guests.

 

The Key To A Hamptons Home

There are numerous elements to a Hamptons-style home that can be incorporated across both single-storey and double-storey homes. However, some of these will stand out better on some homes than others. These include:

  • Gable style roofs
  • Large balconies (two-storey homes only)
  • Timber wall panelling
  • Timber flooring (better for single-storey homes due to noise)
  • Tiling in bathrooms and on splashbacks
  • Shuttered windows
  • Ornate tapware and other fixtures
  • Marble or stone benchtops combined with country-style cabinetry
  • Lantern lighting.

 

Single-Storey Hampton Style Homes

Single-level home designs such as the Sorrento 25 perfectly lend themselves to the Hamptons lifestyle, showing off such classic motifs as wood panelling and stately columns. It also incorporates beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows and a sweeping layout, while the floorplan boasts a wide-open entertainment area with an additional living area to one side. This allows you to perfectly adapt the space and create your own Hamptons-style living room  from the ground up.

A single-storey home has some benefits over its double-storey counterpart. Namely, single-storey homes tend to be more affordable than two-storey homes, no matter what style you’re looking for. A Hamptons-style façade on a single storey home won’t cost you much more than any other style of façade, for instance. A single-storey Hamptons home is also much faster to build, and while you may lose the stylish aesthetics of a timber staircase and a balcony with a view, you’ll be able to move into your home sooner and furnish it with iconic, luxe Hamptons furnishings and home upgrades with the money you save on building a single-storey home.

 

Double-Storey Hamptons Style Homes

Whether it’s on a residential street or build on the seaside, a double-storey Hamptons style home will impress with its grandeur. At Clarendon Homes, we have a number of houses that perfectly adapt to the Hamptons style, including Armadale 37, Boston 38, and Fairmont 34. Signature gable roofs combined with weatherboard exteriors, large balconies, and expansive glass windows give these homes their iconic Hamptons look, while the floorplans allows for plenty of styling opportunities across expansive living areas and multiple bedrooms.

A double-storey home is also ideal for saving space on your lot. If you’d like a large alfresco area or room for a garden, building up is preferable to building out, since a double-storey house won’t take up valuable land. And while it may cost you more, a double-storey home of any style offers more privacy than a single-storey home, since you can place all bedrooms upstairs and dedicate downstairs to living, dining and entertaining.

 

If you’re interested in one of these sophisticated coastal-inspired homes, be sure to get in touch with us today. We can assist you with every part of the home-building process and help you to customise every aspect of your home with our intuitive Colour Studio.

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