The Hamptons, situated north of New York is where the wealthy escape to the beach for summer. Hampton’s style house plans are defined by casual, relaxed beach living but done in a classic and very sophisticated way. The look is bright and breezy, plenty of natural daylight with discreet window treatments to really let the light pour in.
Mark Stewart Home Design began working in this style in the mid 2000’s, and predicated the now very popular use of this style in new construction. The early Mark Stewart Hampton’s Style Home Plans featured fully detailed gable roofs with return eaves, shingled siding and neat trim white exterior accents. More recent house plans include hipped roof versions, and in the custom design category some wonderful shabby chic versions.
Timber floors throughout are all part of the look, either in a very dark chocolate brown or pale and bleached. Keep this look fresh and interesting by mixing old with new. Go antiquing for a few rustic items like old timber dining chairs and pair them with a new plain oak table. Retro kitchen canisters, old shop signs and bottles add charm and fun while contemporary art, lamps and furniture pieces keep things very young and very now.