Creating Hamptons Style Curb Appeal

Christian Daw Design

Curb appeal isn’t an afterthought—your home’s exterior is the first impression, and it sets the tone for what visitors can expect when they step in the door.

DX Dixon Architecture, Design, Heather Drewberry



When it comes to the exterior of a Hamptons home, there’s always a classic sensibility you’ll notice. For example, on the exterior, you’ll find a great deal of symmetry but also simplicity.  

Brandon Bates

 Image from Zilow


To create symmetry, you can add potted plants on either side of the doorway and a pair of sconce-style or lantern lights as well.


Left - Private Newport, location Lyford Cay, Bahamas;        Right -, location Perth


It can also be created through the landscaping of a Hamptons home. Using plants to line a walkway that can give your home that classic Hamptons feel, as can the use of shutters and wrought iron.

The Potted Boxwood 

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For colour, use shades of pink, purple or bluehydrangeas are always a nice look for Hamptons-inspired curb appeal, as are rose bushes.


Left:  Image via Nantucket Fine Living,   Right: @gulashanlondon

You always want your home to look like it’s been there for decades, even if it hasn’t. Well-manicured but mature landscaping and shrubberies are some of the best ways to create that look.

 Wade Weisman Architecture



The doorway of your home is a focal point that should be accentuated when possible. Let your home’s architectural elements and the natural beauty of the outdoors take center stage.


Image via French Country Passion


Even if the exterior of your home doesn’t look like the Cape Cod or Colonial style that’s so common in the Hamptons, by adding some of the more classic design details, you can still achieve that look.


Image from JB Architecture Group 

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