Hamptons style with a twist
It may look like a traditional Hamptons-style home from the street but inside, luxury features are peppered throughout giving it a sense of elegance
HAMPTONS-style homes have become all the rage in recent years but this one is unlike any other.
It has a coastal theme throughout but luxury features, including statement mirrors and light fixtures, give it a classy elegance.
Its blue and white exterior with a dark-grey roof also makes it stand out among the sea of white and beige properties that surround it.
This is exactly what vendors Natasha and Matthew Black hoped for when designing and building the home at Surfers Paradise’s Budds Beach.
They wasted no time knocking down the house that originally stood on the 567sq m block to make way for their dream home.
As an interior designer and architect, the couple had a clear vision of what they wanted.
“Everyone is doing Hamptons so we wanted to put our own spin on it,” Mrs Black said.
“When we were building it, we had no budget to follow so we pretty much just put everything we wanted into it.
“People were stopping and asking about it, whether it was for sale and what we would take.”
They drew inspiration from multiple Hampton-style homes they toured in the US but made an effort to stay true to their Australian roots.
“Over there, they use a lot of brown so we put more cooler colours in to suit being so close to the ocean,” Mrs Black said.
“We really did put a lot of attention into the detail.”
They had been living in the six-bedroom, four-bathroom home six months when an opportunity to move overseas with their two young children came up.
Mrs Black said it would be hard to let go of the home but they were glad they got the chance to build it.
“We’re about to go overseas otherwise we wouldn’t be selling because we just love it so much,” she said.
The curved staircase was Mr Black’s favourite part of the home while Mrs Black liked the pool and dining room with 3.2m table.
“I put 10 seats on it but you can easily seat 14 people at it,” she said.
“We often would have people around for dinner parties.”
Above all else, Mrs Black said the location was one of the best parts of the home.
Originally from the Sunshine Coast, they discovered Budds Beach while on holiday and “loved it” because it was right next to the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise but quiet.
“For people that don’t live on the Gold Coast, it’s one of those areas you probably wouldn’t drive into – you’d probably just drive past it and not even know it was there,” Mrs Black said.