SJM Property Developments

All about Hamptons

We have always loved the Hamptons look at SJM Property Developments. It’s a classic design enriched with character, elegance, and an instant feeling of home. We offer this beloved style in an adaptable, hassle-free design, and building plan. Here’s everything you need to know about the Hamptons style, and why it’s a great option for your dream home…

What is the Hamptons Look?

The Hamptons is a collection of villages along the coast in upstate New York, USA. This seaside holiday location is where Manhattan’s elite escape during the Summer months; leaving their apartments and townhouses to recharge and socialise.

The style of these luxurious homes was first developed to withstand the strong coastal winds, with details like paneled walls and gabled roofs. These homes were built with ample living and entertaining spaces, oversized kitchens, and bedrooms to host multiple guests.

The Hamptons look is comfortable and laid-back, with a beachy feel, the interiors usually have a limited colour palate including warm white walls, dark timber floors and natural fibre rugs. The furniture and decor are usually in a classic colour scheme of tans, soft taupes, various shades of blue, dark browns, whites and luscious green provided by indoor plants. Soft furnishings are usually textural and can relate to the ocean or have vibrant floral prints in a deep blue, and the exterior with hardy, weatherboard style cladding in coastal neutral tones and white or dark trims, punctuated with black details, matt finishes, lantern style outdoor lighting, and white windows shutters.

This style of home has made it’s way to homes all over the world, but no other country has embraced this elegant yet relaxed design like Australia. Hamptons homes can be found dotted along the coastlines, embraced by lovers of open, light, and fresh interiors. Australians also love indoor/outdoor living and entertaining family and friends, both of which are perfectly in line with a Hamptons style house. The look is versatile too and can work in both urban and coastal settings.


If you love to cook and entertain, you will fall in love with a Hamptons kitchen. Everything is oversized; a large island bench, big cooker, ample space for guests to relax, loads of storage and a generous Butlers Pantry for easy dinner party preparations. The cabinets are usually shaker style in a crisp white, with brushed chrome or matte black hardware. Pendants offer soft task lighting and can also show a nautical influence, think natural textures like rope or industrial shipping style feature lights.

Our Hamptons Design

Our Hamptons design offers year-round entertainment, an important element in Tasmania! With a beautiful Italian made Artusi freestanding cooker; the centrepiece to its gorgeous kitchen. An oversized, sunken fire pit provides a relaxing way to spend a winter’s evening, and our integrated BBQ kitchen area with a large window opening directly to the kitchen ensures hosting is easy and seamless. We can tailor a landscaping package to include mature trees and luscious grassed areas. The external view of the house is just as beautiful as the inside, with weatherboard style cladding in a coastal grey with white trims, black details and lantern style outdoor lighting.

This weekend we are so excited to unveil our new Hamptons Style Display Home in Springfarm, Kingston, Tasmania. Open from Saturday 26th September 2020. Open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am-2pm.