Stacy and Joe Spagnolo have recreated the much-loved Hamptons look at their new home in NSW’s Hunter Valley.
Having followed the Tuscan style in their last big build, the Spagnolos zeroed in on the Hamptons look for their new Hunter Valley home, cleverly identifying it as a style that’s here to stay.
“I think the thing I like about the Hamptons is that it’s quite simple as well,” says Stacy. “One of the homes I’ve lived in was that shabby-chic sort of look, which can tend to get a little messy, whereas this is more about clean lines and traditional finishes. I’m trying to keep it as simple as possible internally as well, with marble counters and silver mirrors, that sort of look. So, it’s nice, it’s clean, it’s white, it’s beautiful.
The Spagnolos’ Hamptons’ style home is built on a new estate in Pokolbin called The Vintage, surrounded by wineries and generous space around it.
The new house is on the golf course, right near the driving range with nothing behind the property. Also, being on a corner block, there’s a lot of privacy, says Stacy.
Terracotta Nullarbor tiles in Peak colour from Monier Roofing were chosen for the roof. Stacy chose the terracotta roof tiles because they had the streamlined, slate-style appearance she wanted to complete the Hamptons look of her home. The entire roof was created from a single batch of tiles, leading to a beautiful design outcome.
Stacy loves the fact that the colour of the tiles will never fade, thus preserving the look of the roof for decades. She explains that the colour is straight through the tile, eliminating any risk of discolouration over time.
Key elements of Spagnolos’ Hamptons’ style home:
1. The front door
Featuring a traditional style, the front door is made of iron and glass with an openable glass panel that allows the breeze to come through during the hot summer.
2. Porthole windows
Stacy sourced large porthole windows from the US to complement the generous size of the house.
3. Slate-look tiles
The streamlined and minimalistic styling of Monier’s Terracotta Nullarbor tiles perfectly suited the home’s classical features. The Peak shade is baked through the tiles, locking in the colour permanently.
4. Monochromatic palette
Grey and white were the hero exterior colours for Stacy, who chose Dulux’s Evening Dusk and Surf Mist as her base palette.