The Hamptons is known for its style and sophistication, so it’s little wonder that so many people around the world turn to the Long Island community when searching for home inspiration. Select design decisions and materials such as premium quality decking and cladding helped bring this vision of a light & breezy Hampton-Style coastal property to Perth shores.
Quality Building Materials for Durability
While achieving The Hamptons look may be straightforward, ensuring it can stand the test of time — and the elements — is another thing entirely, since standard decking and cladding boards would be liable to premature damage. As James Zorzi says, “As you might expect, natural materials such as timber do not handle the coastal environment too well.”
The solution is to use composite materials that look good, are versatile, and are robust enough to handle Perth’s coastal conditions. Millboard’s Limed Oak Enhanced Grain decking provided the perfect solution for decking around the pool as well as the sunken seating area.
Limed Oak Enhanced Grain Decking offers a breathtaking mix of limestone colours with subtle creme hues, adding the perfect amount of sophistication to a Hampton-style outdoor space — all while maintaining a relaxed, light and airy feel. Limed Oak also transitions seamlessly from indoor to outdoor spaces — complimenting many popular interior flooring choices and concrete aesthetics.
To add contrast to the raw concrete aesthetic, this architectural home also features Millboard Burnt Cedar decking boards as vertical cladding.
Beautiful Today, Beautiful Tomorrow
Decking boards are fitted in a space that’s supposed to be relaxing, but that won’t be possible if the homeowner is forever engaging in cleanliness and maintenance tasks. Selecting the right composite decking boards is of paramount importance. Realistically, when you purchase a site that is right on the coast you should give it many of the same considerations as if you were building a boat. This means highly durable materials both inside and out that require minimal cleaning, are easy to hose down and clean salt from and that will not rust or weather.
Natural materials, such as timber, often buckle under the pressure of coastal environments. Composite flooring achieves a superior look while also standing the test of time.
A Closer Look At The Cottesloe Beach Project
There’s much to love about the prospect of staring out to the ocean from a coastal Perth property. But the location makes building that “dream home” more challenging than in other areas, especially given Perth’s hot summers and wet and windy winters, which expose exterior materials to harsh elements.
These elemental factors were taken into consideration when designing the property, eventually electing to use Millboard Limed Oak and Burnt Cedar decking boards, to create a stunning Hamptons-inspired look that is as practical as it is visually-appealing. In the end, it was proof that The Hampton’s aesthetic isn’t limited to New York, but can be applied anywhere with a little creativity and some quality materials.