The Hamptons look continues to be immensely popular amongst Australian homeowners with its simple elegant lines showing no sign of going out of style. This classic American home design has been successfully adapted by the Queensland-based family-owned building company DRHomes on their acreage properties.
DRHomes has been designing and selling Hamptons-style homes for about five years now with great success. Their new design, the Delaney 39 is the latest iteration to their take on the Hamptons look and is proving very popular with their customers.
“Hamptons is the big thing at the moment, and we specialise in acreage homes, so we thought we’d put the two together and see what happened, and that’s what we got,” DRHomes director David Reilly explains.
“Hamptons style is the bulk of what we sell. We had a Hamptons design in a display village about four years ago, and when we shut it down, we thought we’ll build a new one, revamp it, put some improvements in it. This ended up being the new Delaney, and it’s proven quite popular.”
Most of their customers are looking at their third or fourth home; at this stage of their real estate journey, they tend to know what they need for their forever home and often want to customise DRHomes’ standard designs.
“The third or fourth home buyer has got a little bit more money to spend and they want to change things around,” says Reilly. “So, while we don’t have a lot of standard designs, they do lend themselves to easy changes, so we have customers who will customise it themselves but still pay a project home price.”
Specialising in acreage properties, DRHomes designs their homes on a grander scale, perfectly suited to customers with a bit of land.
The Delaney 39 features a mixed materials palette on the façade, consisting of cultured stone as well as classical Horizon concrete tiles by Monier Roofing for the roof.
Several of their customers are choosing a tiled roof for Hamptons-style homes, because it fits in with their aesthetic and they appreciate the quality provided by tiles, says Reilly.
Horizon concrete tiles by Monier are available in a palette of 14 inspirational colours. One of Monier’s most popular roof tiles, Horizon delivers a streamlined look to integrate with the Hamptons style.
The charcoal tones of Sambuca and Barramundi are the most popular choices for homeowners looking for the Hamptons look because they recreate the slate look of the classic American style.
“There definitely seems to be a move back to tiles,” Reilly says. “Monier is very aware of this and they’re working hard at facilitating it for companies such as ours.”