10 modern Hamptons houses to inspire your next renovation

For a twist on an old classic, modern Hamptons homes continue to delight.
Photography: Louise Roche. Styling: Kylie Jackes

The modern Hampton home endures as an Australian favourite, mixing the timeless coastal appeal of the Hamptons with a bright update featuring a refreshed colour palette and masculine touches to elevate the style for modern living.

With light-filled interiors, breezy layouts and handsome weatherboard facades that fit perfectly with the natural landscape, renovators continue to turn to the versatile look for a revamp. Take an inspired tour of our ten most popular modern Hamptons-style homes to feature in Home Beautiful, from grand farmhouses to quaint coastal cottages.

(Photography: Cath Muscat. Styling: Fiona Gould)


Grand Hamptons farmhouse

Homeowners Natalee and husband Mark had long fantasised about buying the cottage that his great-grandfather built. When the dream was realised two years ago, a grand plan to renovate the decrepit little house into a grand Hamptons-style farmhouse was put into action. Natalee’s Hamptons-inspired vision is reflected in every element of the build and in the exquisite finer details.

Hamptons white beach house with peaked roof and pool.
(Photography: Anastasia Kariofyllidis)


Hamptons beach cottage

1970s beach shack on the Sunshine Coast has been lovingly revamped into an idyllic coastal getaway. The owner’s inspiration came from stays with friends in homes along the US East Coast.”We had lived in Boston, and I loved the New England aesthetic – styles such as Cape Cod cottages and saltbox houses with their pitched roofs and timber panelling.”

To unify new and old, the lower level was rebuilt and clad in James Hardie Stria cladding to match the original upper exterior, and everything was painted white – the walls in Resene Double Alabaster and the roof in Dulux Surfmist.

Hamptons coastal chic front facade and hedges.
(Photography: Louise Roche. Styling: Kylie Jackes)


Outdoor Hamptons oasis

Years of hard work paid off for a Queensland couple whose love for landscaping and flair for interiors turned their beachside abode into a holiday-at-home oasis fit for the Hamptons. The picture-perfect facade is painted in Dulux Snowy Mountain Quarter and bordered by Lilly Pilly hedges.

Gold Coast Hamptons farmhouse-style home with white facade.
(Photography: John Downs)


Hamptons country farmhouse

Despite its rural setting, this modern farmhouse in the Gold Coast Hinterland exudes Hampton’s vibes with its white facade, painted in Dulux Antique White USA and silver gable peaked roof design. The spacious acreage gave homeowners Leanne and Rob plenty of room to build their new family abode to enjoy a semi-rural lifestyle. “The kids have really taken to it,” says Leanne. “They’d love to get a horse, and we’ve got plans to get a couple of cows.”

Hamptons coastal chic white-on-white facade and garden lawn.
(Photography: Louise Roche. Styling: Kylie Jackes)


Minimalist Hamptons homestead

With a backdrop of white on white, this spacious Queensland home takes an earthy and eclectic approach to Hamptons style. “I wanted our home to be as light and bright as possible, so there was only one way to go – paint it all white,” the homeowners said. To contrast the white-on-white palette, rich splashes of colour in the soft furnishings and vintage furniture pieces add visual interest for a new take on the classic Hamptons look.

Elegant Perth Hamptons-style home with white and grey facade.
(Photography: Claire McFerran. Styling: Alex Carter)


Luxe Hamptons home

With its elegant proportions and glamorous take on Hamptons style, this new build in Perth ticks all the boxes for the young family that calls it home. An open plan layout with a moody palette of marble, gold and black creates a decidedly modern but family-friendly feel while a traditional weatherboard frontage stays true to the Hamptons aesthetic.

Modern Hamptons home with stone front entrance and garden.
(Photography: John Downs)


Riverfront Hamptons haven

Annual road trips exploring the American coastline inspired this family to add a touch of East and West Coast style to their white-washed Hamptons-style waterfront home. A total renovation saw dated Mediterranean fixtures swapped for a timeless Hamptons scheme prioritising natural stone on a white palette along with a resort-style pool house and grand entrance to welcome the water-loving family.

hamptons facade with dulux tranquil retreat
(Photography: Suzi Appel. Styling: Michelle Hart)


Modern Hamptons retreat

From a compact 1920s cottage to a spacious Hamptons home in Melbourne’s inner east, this new build is a welcoming retreat for its family with abundant natural light, all-white interiors and peaked roof echoing the best of classic Hamptons style. With a spacious layout perfect for entertaining, the home effortlessly connects to the outdoor area and pool, while a white, black and grey palette has a casual elegance against the garden greenery.

white home exterior with timber verandah
(Photography: Louise Roche. Stylist: Kylie Jackes)


Coastal Hamptons farmhouse

This Gold Coast home blends the best of coastal farmhouse living with a white pared-back exterior, barn-style doors and nautical accents in a modern dual-living space to fit all the family. With six people residing in the home, flexibility was a must in this Hampton’s build.

(Photography: Simon Whitbread. Styling: Heliconia)


Family-friendly Hamptons home

A major renovation transformed this awkward bungalow into a two-storey Hamptons inspired home. The weatherboard cladding, white and blue-grey palette, and open plan layout with a double-height void in the centre were a much-needed redo for this contemporary family home, enhancing light and airflow. “The combination of colours and patterns achieves a sophisticated aesthetic, yet it is robust enough for the grandkids!” says homeowner Lynne. “I just love the spaciousness. We can spread out when entertaining and it just flows. I also love how I can walk in the front door and see the pool at the back.”

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