Indah Island Farm Project
At Indah Island we are always designing and creating beautiful homes for clients all over Australia, so when the opportunity comes to design and create our own homes there is always excitement in the air.
18 months ago, I was commissioned to go to the Hamptons to share the wonders of New York and The Hamptons district. We took 10 of the top builders from all around Australia, along with the editors from the magazines; House and Garden, Home Beautiful, In Style, Inside Out, Country Homes, and of course Grand Design. It was an opportunity to show case all the classic Hampton styled homes, including designs all the way back to the 1800’s. It was a magnificent adventure both for builders and the editors to capture why the Hamptons style is so popular and to experience and understand the longevity of the style.
I got to exhibit the lifestyle of the Hampton’s and showcase the different styles within the homes themselves. We had the opportunity to wine and dine within some of the most beautiful homes such as Tommy Hilfiger, Vince Camuto (the owner of Nine West), Marc Jacobs and of course Martha’s Vineyard. We were sanctioned to sail around Sag Harbor in a yacht, dine in East Hampton, stay in Montauk at Gurney’s famous resort and indulge in some of the fabulously famous spots that only the likes of celebrities get to go. However, it is not true the Hampton’s influence is only for the rich and fabulous as on this trip the questions gathered; how do we take from the Hampton’s style and create our own here in Australia? We know exactly how!
A few years back, we had the opportunity to purchase my husband’s 5th generation original homestead. His father was born there so there was always a huge amount of sentimentality with this property. We dreamed of restoring the home into its former glory so it was decided… We were to design and create a true Hampton’s style farmhouse, right here in Western Australia! We wanted to encapsulate the true look of the Hampton’s as it was back in the 1800’s, as the Hamptons really originated from the barn style farmhouses. It wasn’t until the late 1900- early 2000’s, that the rich and famous starting buying into the area as their beach playground. We started the project early February this year to create our very own WA Hamptons Farm House and hope to finish around September! That quick I hear you mummer… YES! It is all about scheduling and timing. Not to mention the Hampton’s is such a detailed style, so once we are at lock up that’s really when the fun begins.
We are using some fantastic products to create such a unique and quick build. We are framing this home with True Core steel, which has been incredibly fast to see go up. Here in WA, we are so use to building double brick and tile (as my builder-father would say, if it not brick it won’t last). Well we beg to differ, as True Core steel is the future of framing. We choose True Core steel for many reasons; It is strong, straight and precise- it won’t twist or warp over time giving the home its longevity, it is fire resistant- which was a huge factor building in the country and it is termite and borer proof- another factor to why it has the ability to go up so fast.
We are staying very true to our design atheistic using cladding and an array of other incredible products that we will keep you up to date with as we progress. Excitingly, we also have Dave Franklin, Channel 9Now ‘The Block’ landscaper, weaving his magic on our Hampton’s Farm, so stay tuned for all the behind the scenes information and we look forward to sharing this incredible build with you right here in Western Australia! You can also watch all our updates of the #indahislandfarmproject on Instagram at @indahisland.