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August 2021

The Ultimate Hamptons Style Home In Australia

By | Architecture, Interior Design

The Hamptons trend has well and truly established itself as one of the most popular home design styles in the world. For those new to the Hamptons style design, the Hamptons to New Yorkers is like Bondi for Sydney-siders or Noosa for Queenslanders. It’s classy and by the water with open and airy interiors. 

Traditional Hamptons style homes feature crisp whites, beachy blues, natural accents and light and bright interiors. It’s coastal living in luxury and sophistication. So it’s easy to see why the Hamptons style has been especially popular in Australia, with our close proximity to beaches and a climate that’s well suited to open-plan, breezy houses. 

Ever since the established Hamptons style was introduced to Australians, we’ve been slowly adapting the design to our own tastes and environment. Nowadays, Australia is recognised as having our own Hamptons style, slightly different from the US version. In Australia, the ultimate Hamptons style home will include more modern building materials such as weatherboards and corrugated steel and expand on the afresco and outdoor entertaining areas by incorporating the addition of verandas, which are reminiscent of country homes and Queenslanders. 

At McCarthy Homes, we’re proud to be the Hampton home specialists in Queensland; offering a range of fresh, bright and breezy Hampton home designs to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you have a particular Hamptons design in mind our design team can create your dream with you. Alternatively if you don’t know what you’re looking for apart from a Hamptons style, then we recommend you explore our most popular Hamptons home design, the Fairhaven. 

A perfect blend of luxury and comfort, the Fairhaven boasts four spacious bedrooms and three living areas. Designed for effortless living, the open entryway flows into the downstairs entertaining areas, with the well-appointed kitchen and butler’s pantry making entertaining a breeze. If you’re seeking the ideal Hamtons style family home, then the Fairhaven is perfect for you. 

The Fairhaven: The Ultimate Hamptons Style Home In Australia

Our Fairhaven house design is our most loved Hamptons style home, to show you why we’ll talk you through just some of its design highlights.


The Fairhaven design includes a fully styled Hamptons kitchen complete with stone benches and a butler’s pantry. To create that Hamptons bright and airy feel, the kitchen blends into an open plan with the family living and dining areas. 


A Hamptons classic; our Fairhaven design features a walk-through laundry/mudroom that leads from the garage into the butler’s pantry. A very popular feature. 

Luxury Living 

In quintessential Hamptons style, your entire family can enjoy the peak of luxury living within our Fairhaven home design. Stonework pillars and a balcony above the garage display the Hamptons lifestyle with the option for an indoor fireplace for that ultimate Hamptons design.

To learn more about our Fairhaven design follow the link here to discover it’s floor plans and possible façades.

Our McCarthy Homes Home Design Team have helped hundreds of homeowners create the perfect Hamptons home design. Choose from Coastal Hampton styles to more Traditional styles and even a few unique Queenslander façade styles. We can help with unique floor plans and a stylish façade that will stand the test of time. To learn more about our Hamptons home designs or to design your own custom Hamptons home talk to our friendly sales team today. Call us on 07 3358 9704 or contact us online here

Emma & Andrew’s Hamptons-inspired Home

By | Interior Design

With a family of five, a Labrador puppy and a cat too, the Taylor’s were in need of some more space to live. They’d outgrown their current home and the search for somewhere else to live was proving difficult. Initially the family had considered re-buying into their area as they’d been living in Kedron for the last 14 years and loved the suburban family friendly area. Having three boys meant the proximity to great parks and still being in the inner city was the perfect combination. 

“We were looking at buying a bigger home in our same suburb when we realised a knock down rebuild was the perfect solution.”

The Taylors loved their block, it was still perfect for their family however they knew their house was too small. Because they only wanted to upgrade their home, not move , a knock down rebuild presented itself as the perfect solution. Utilising a building broker the Taylors were presented with multiple home plan options from some of the best builders in Queensland. For them, the McCarthy Homes open plan design with a spacious interior layout was love at first sight. 

From the initial designs, the Taylor family worked with McCarthy Homes to customise their house plans and create their new dream home. For inspiration they visited all of the McCarthy Homes display houses and quickly realised the Hamptons style was the fresh and impressive look that they wanted. When they then found McCarthy Homes’ popular Carrington house design they knew a combination of the two would be their dream home.

With a Hamptons façade on the Carrington 36 home design, the Taylor’s had the stunning and spacious family home they’d been dreaming of.

Because a knock down rebuild requires the existing home to be demolished, the Taylors needed temporary accommodation while their new home was being built. As an experienced builder, McCarthy Homes had the perfect solution and the Taylors were able to use McCarthy Homes’ very popular ‘We’ll Pay Your Rent’ promotion. While their house was being built the family moved into temporary accommodation located close by with little disruption to their daily lives. 

Along with the ‘We’ll Pay Your Rent’ promotion the Taylors also took advantage of the ‘Must Have Collection’ which includes an Actron Air Ducted Air-Conditioner, Rendered AAC, a True Core Steel Frame, 6.5kw Solar Package and a kitchen pack. The combination of these promotions allowed the family to focus only on the excitement of their new build and the bonus features their upgrade was bringing them.

Throughout the build Emma & Andrew were delighted with the professionalism and fast work of the McCarthy Homes team. “The whole process was smooth & stress-free, McCarthy Homes were professional, organised and communicated well with us at every step.Andrea, our Customer Service Manager was always so helpful, and Ben, our Construction Supervisor did a beautiful job of the house. We were very impressed with the whole team.“

Having not built a new home before, the couple were glad they could rely on the McCarthy Homes team to guide them through the process without any difficulties. 

Since completion, the Taylors have been living in their new home and Emma and Andrew have been enjoying the spacious layout and how perfectly the Carrington 36 design works for their busy lifestyle with three boys. Emma loves the frontage, with the Hamptons façade while Andrew values the impeccable finish of the house. When asked if they would build again with McCarthy Homes the answer was “Definitely yes!”

If you want to learn more about knock down rebuilds or are interested in knocking down your home to start new, then follow this link. To discover the Carrington 36 design for yourself then follow the link here.

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