The grand beachside homes of the Hamptons, the group of villages on the eastern coast of Long Island, New York, are among the most expensive in the United States, with real estate in the area commanding multimillion-dollar prices. The classic Hamptons home oozes old money, but this version of relaxed coastal living has also become a byword for sophisticated beach-style living in a range of countries. Here are eight local takes on classic Hamptons style from homes around the world.
Canada. This bright white living room in British Columbia is classic Hamptons-style. The traditional bones of this home are accentuated beautifully with detailed moldings, and the deep balconies are made for summer lounging. The subtle turquoise accessories, artwork and summery cushions are reminders that this room is designed for relaxing by the sea.
Australia. This Australian home exudes its own brand of casual coastal style. The open living area is designed with indoor-outdoor flow in mind, perfect for a Southern Hemisphere twist on old East Coast money. With white walls, natural flooring and touches of crisp charcoal, who needs the typical Hamptons blue?
England. The architecture of this British living room is simple and pared-back compared with the sophisticated scale of Hamptons architecture, which is all about detailed trims and moldings. The blues here are muted rather than crisp and clear, but the white-painted paneling and the mix of stripes in the upholstery and rugs recall a fashionable resort.
Germany. White is the hallmark color of Hamptons coastal interiors, and this German beach property is designed to amplify the light beautifully. The rustic choice of furnishings creates a simple, unassuming look, and the glory of the vintage light fixture looks stunning hung from the high-pitched ceiling.
Ireland. Detailed paneling in this home creates a luxurious style that reads less as relaxed coastal and more as sophisticated Hamptons luxury. Layers of beading and paneling add ample classic character. The dark wood is a departure from traditional Hamptons style, but it contrasts beautifully against the white trim and ivory walls.
Sweden. Scandinavian style can overlap with that of the Hamptons in a beautiful and natural way, but the style here is far more laid-back. The white wall of horizontal paneling is a distinct reminder of the outdoors. Vaporous blues, misty whites and foggy grays are toned-down variations of the Hamptons color palette, and they trap the Nordic light.
Israel. This Israeli beach house is all modern minimalism with sleek architectural lines. No wall paneling or detailed trims feature here, but the traditional coastal palette of blue and white is fully embraced. The white walls and simple open staircase magnify the amount of light reflected around the room.