WA custom builder RiverStone understands that home really is where the heart is. That’s why its individually designed homes, such as this stunning West Hamptons showcase in Swanbourne, are proving so popular.
Inspired by the warmth and casual sophistication of the Hamptons, this is a home to enjoy with family and friends. Suiting the relaxed West Australian lifestyle to a tee, it has a welcoming sense of style that starts outside with the weatherboards, mouldings and pretty porch. Inviting spaces and elegant detailing draw you in and before you know it you’re feeling right at home.
Memories are made in living spaces such as these. The relaxed open-plan design encourages everyone to come together, whether your kids are toddlers, teens or older, and grandparents will love the fact there’s plenty of space for energetic little visitors. At the same time, individual spaces feel intimate, comfortable and welcoming. From reading quietly or enjoying a glass of wine in front of the fire, to playing with the kids or chatting with friends, the West Hamptons appreciates the everyday moments you enjoy the most.
In the family room, a double-storey void and soaring chimneybreast emphasise the great sense of light, height and volume in this bespoke home, while beautiful timber panelling and built-in window seats reflect iconic Hamptons styling. Upstairs, the children’s playroom or second sitting room features a cleverly designed floor-to-ceiling bookcase with a clear Perspex backing to help keep the happy sounds of activity from filtering down to the living area below.
It may have been inspired by New York’s ritzy summer playground, but this home has been designed to make the most of our wonderful Western Australian climate. Extra-tall sliding doors open up the living space to a shimmering blue pool and a stylish freestanding cabana for alfresco dining and general lounging around. And when it’s time to call the kids in, they can come straight into the downstairs bathroom for a post-swim shower.
Even furry four-legged members of the family get a wash and brush-up at the dog-washing station in the laundry.
Capturing the artistry of Hamptons-style detailing, a gentle arch frames the heart-of-the-home kitchen. It’s here that you’ll enjoy your early-morning coffee in the breakfast nook, bake cookies with the kids at the vast island bench or rustle up a family roast. The simplified Shaker-style cabinetry is perfectly in tune with the home’s glamorous beachside look, while the adjoining scullery is a must-have for today’s busy families.
Chosen for both its performance and supreme good looks, the top-of-the-range engineered wood floor in Royal Oak is beautiful, hardwearing and easy to look after. It’s the perfect complement to the crisp white mouldings, timber panelling, deep skirting boards and timber windowsills that help define the Hamptons style.
Three bedrooms and three bathrooms mean this is a house for the long-term, no matter how old the kids – or grandkids – get. An indulgent bathroom and fully-fitted dressing room are included in the master suite, while the landing has been neatly turned into a reading area complete with a stunning walk-through bookcase and a window seat that invites you to stop awhile and take time out.
The youngest members of the family have their own wing, with two generous bedrooms off the upstairs sitting room that’s perfect for play, study or hanging out with friends. On the first floor, a large den is the place for hobbies or a home-based business and can quickly be turned into a fourth bedroom when guests come to stay. And they will want to stay.
Not only has RiverStone paired old-school detailing with modern living to create the West Hamptons, but the luxury homebuilder has also made sure it’s as easy as possible to get the look you love. What you see really is what you get, with a long list of features included in the price, from the stunning fireplace surrounded by stone and white-painted wood, to the Quantum Quartz benchtops, timber flooring, wood panelling, bookcases and window seats.
Whether it’s sophisticated beachside chic, uber-edgy urban or classic European, RiverStone brings an unerring eye for detail and quality to each and every project. And, like the West Hamptons, its homes can be designed as a complete package so that there’s nothing more to do except move in.
Leaving you to enjoy life’s moments.