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Hamptons Home for Slimmer Blocks

3 November 2016

Think you need a wide block to capture the style and sophistication of the Hamptons? Think again! An elegant addition to Plunkett’s popular Hamptons collection, the spacious three-bedroom Vermont will sit happily on a 12.5m-wide homesite. On display in Clarkson, the Vermont has all the classic appeal of the glamorous beach-house style, but in a slimmer format.

“Hamptons has been a strong style for Plunkett. It’s not only a classic look that will continue to stand the test of time, but it also feels luxurious and sophisticated,” says Design Manager Dave Clynk.

Hamptons style and space

“Our Hamptons designs have typically needed a 15m-wide lot, so we were keen to demonstrate that you can get the look on one of the 12.5m-wide blocks that are proving popular in many new estates,” Dave says.

“We’ve made sure the Vermont has the three large double bedrooms that appeal to many homebuyers, especially downsizers or empty nesters, along with a beautiful kitchen and a spacious living room and outdoor area. This home also has the great home office that empty nesters often look for. It’s large enough to be used as a study with good storage and a large desk, or as or home theatre or hobby studio.”

Rustic twist

Window and doorframes in a dark grey instead of traditional white add a rustic twist to this latest interpretation of the Hamptons style. A dark-grey tiled roof and two-colour rendered walls with white bandings compliment the dark-grey frames to give the Vermont strong street appeal.

The floor plan delivers liveable, open-plan spaces and a focal-point kitchen featuring simple Shaker-style cabinetry. The large kitchen island bench includes a dropped section that has been designed to look more like a traditional kitchen table than a breakfast bar. 

“The kitchen design illustrates that when space on a block is more limited, elements within the home have to perform better and spaces have to work harder,” Dave says.

Big on storage

Instead of a separate larder off the kitchen, there’s extra pantry-style storage in the form of a four-door pantry cupboard.

“The scullery trend is strong, but we have demonstrated a way of achieving something similar in terms of storage and function, while making best use of the floor space available. It’s an example of smarter design,” Dave says.

Indoor/outdoor master suite

Accessed via a lobby area off the main hallway, the master suite boasts a wall of sliding doors that opens the bedroom up to the gardens and a timber-decked area. The ensuite with its freestanding bath, double vanities and large shower has been kept largely open to the bedroom, enhancing the sense of space and the easy flow from one area to the next.

The indoor/outdoor connection has been enhanced with a playful garden-inspired wallpaper mural in the bedroom, green and white mosaic tiles in the ensuite, and a living wall of green foliage outdoors.

“The lines of sight help create that sense of luxury, while the overall effect of the design and décor is light and bright; almost antique in style,” Dave says.

The Vermont offers 264sqm of home, including the double garage, generous alfresco and wide front porch. The home is priced at $299,580 as displayed. There are versions of the Vermont priced from $197,690. A four-bedroom design is also available.

Check out the Vermont here.

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