Monday, April 12, 2010

Hamptons Shingle Style Homes

These homes have such a light warmth and upbeat cheeriness to them. To own a home in the Hamptons is pretty much a given amongst the rich and elite. The shingle style homes take on a rustic weather-beaten appearance in attempt to suggest a comfortable and informal look. However, these homes are anything but humble and not meant for just regular working joe folk like you and me. Wealthy folks get to enjoy varying looks such as turrets, gambrel roofs, Palladian and transom windows, shingles on siding and roof, porches, cross gables, irregular roof lines and the list goes on. Let's have a look at some of these styles and inevitably let out a few oohs and ahhs in the process.

These shots show you some of the fabulous wood work moldings around the windows and framing. These details are pivotal for achieving the shingle style look.

I'm a big supporter of both the grey and brown shingled homes with white trim. This picture shows a great example of a porch at its best.

This style roof is what is known as a gambrel roof. I love the adorable curves and country feel.

Seen here is a great example of the irregular roof line commonly found on these homes.

These two homes are shining examples of the cross gables features.

Another great shot of the gambrel roof line and porch.

This style of home displays the irregular roof lines, a turret, eaves on several levels, Palladian windows, transom windows and the porch. This one is the whole she-bang!

I think most house lovers recognize this masterpiece right away. This was Diane Keaton's home in the film Something's Gotta Give. Julia over at Hooked On Houses or Cote De Texas both do great jobs touring this house.

This gorgeous home was used in the film Grey Gardens. The flowers and shutters make my heart pitter-patter.

This eye catcher is the East Hamptons home to comedian Jerry Seinfeld after purchasing it from singer Billy Joel. The 12 acre waterfront property features a 22 car garage and baseball diamond. How much you ask? Jerry threw down a cool $32 million to live it up in style with his wife Jessica and kids in these larger than life digs.

Now let's mosey on inside and check out the interiors of these fabulous homes:
This summery living room is making me crave a glass of lemonade or a slice of pineapple. This room has breath taking beams, light colour palette, wood floors and transom windows.

Just take it in!

I think this kitchen would fit perfectly into a Hamptons style home.

Ahh the window seat, does anything top it?

A very important step when going for the Hamptons look is the use of wood -not iron- on the railings and great informal fixtures like this lantern style pendant.

More great use of the lantern pendants.

Transom windows on three walls and french doors really lighten up the space.

This is the dining room from the film Something's Gotta Give.

Erica's amazing bedroom in the film.

This room doesn't need an introduction.

This kitchen was inspired by the SGG movie and I think it nailed it.

Breezy and beautiful!


Amber @ fromtheseeds said...

Love the Hamptons homes. I wish I had 32 million to slap towards a house. Instead I will drool over these photos. I cannot get enough of all the white. Gorgeousness.

Ingrid de Villiers said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments, I really appreciate it! I love your blog with all the beautiful homes......we definitely have the same interests. I will visit again!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Just found your blog. Love all the homes. We can only dream! Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Martha

Unknown said...

You will get plenty of oohs and ahhs from me for this post and a big DELICIOUS!!!! I want one!!!!!! Thankyou for popping by. Would love to follow your blog, its 'lovely'xxxxxxx

Flaviana said...

Hello dear
I'm glad you stopped by my blog so I could discover yours! Lots of beautiful eye candy!!
Keep up the great work!
xx Flaviana

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I enjoyed your visit and your comment on my blog. I hope you will stop by often! Your blog is so pretty, the colors lovely!

Those homes are incredible...but I am content in my cottage! You would have to have a maid for sure...uh?

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Regina said...

Love the place and the gorgeous houses.
Thank you for sharing.
And for coming by.


ilovemyhouse said...

Hi thanks for visting my blog. These houses are the best!And the house of someting's gotta give is sooo beautiful, my dreamhouse i think.xx

Anonymous said...

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Libbie said...

Thanks for stopping by! I am enjoying all these beautiful homes!!! I am struggling with the decision to move to our farm or stay where we are but your homes are tempting me to build one out there :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! These are simply stunning! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Love all the beautiful home pictures!!! They seem so inviting. My house is so simple. We had it built about six years ago. The builder made many costly mistakes that my hubs and I are paying for now. Anyway I will back for more ideas. Thank you for following Seeking Grace. I am also following you now. God bless you, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Many of those home were built in the 20's. They knew then how to bring a little practicle whimsy into homes of all sizes. Thy are simply very appealing, even if they are not your 'style'.

Barry Johnson Parker said...

We have a shingle styled house and the stain is dark brown, like some of the ones are ones on this page and I really want it to be lighter - like the tan one or weather gray ones on this page. Is there anything I can do or am I stuck with the dark stain.

recklessbliss said...

Hi Barry,

You absolutely can lighten the stain of your home. It will first require a product that will strip the current color of stain without sanding the shingles. A product such as Behr Premium Stain and Finish Stripper No. 64 would work well. Here is a link for the product:


After that is complete you should prep the wood for the new stain color. You could use Behr Premium 2 in 1 Wood Prep No. 63 alongside your stripper. You can find that product here:

Then you should be all set to apply the new color stain of your liking.

Thanks so much for the comment and good luck with it all!


wideopenspaces said...

My very favorite style. I just used some of those close up shots in my post on cedar shingles and linked to you. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your Blog. We have these kind of homes here in the Seattle, Washington area too.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the kitchen above which was inspired by SGG- can you tell us what kind of countertops you chose?

Joanne Yordanou said...

Great job on the SGG kitchen!

Anonymous said...

I am getting ready to re-stain my cedar shake house and am looking for a color that is similar to the SGG house. Any thoughts on a stain color?

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