Hampton style staircase - Rycon Building Group

Exploring the Allure of Hampton Style Staircases

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Ryan McKenzie
Ryan McKenzie

Ryan McKenzie heads up Rycon Building Group in Melbourne, a custom home builder responsible for some of Melbourne's most luxurious properties. With 25 years experience and a wealth of knowledge, Ryan is very well respected in the building community. Ryan has worked at LP Warren Homes and Rycon Building Group and has been the recipient of MBAV Young Builder of the Year, MBAV Winner - Best Custom Home. Ryan holds a Certificate I, II, III, IV in Construction and Diploma in Construction. Ryan's experience includes onsite 10 years, project management for 20 years and managing director for 18 years.

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    In design realm, few elements encapsulate timeless elegance and sophistication quite like a Hampton style staircase. Characterised by its classic, yet effortlessly chic aesthetic, the Hampton style has transcended trends to become a staple in upscale homes. These staircases serve as not just functional components but as essential elements that define the elegance and sophistication of our projects. As the Managing Director of Rycon Building Group, I've had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the transformative power of Hampton style staircases in the homes we create.

    Embracing Timeless Elegance

    At Rycon, we're committed to creating homes that stand the test of time, and Hampton style staircases perfectly embody this ethos. Inspired by the coastal luxury of the Hamptons, these staircases seamlessly blend classic design principles with modern sensibilities.

    Crafted with precision and attention to detail, our Hampton style staircases feature the finest materials and impeccable craftsmanship. Whether it's the warmth of hardwoods like oak or the crispness of white balustrades, each staircase reflects our dedication to timeless elegance.

    Lenne staircase, Hampton style staircase - Rycon Building Group

    Capturing Coastal Charm

    One of the defining features of Hampton style staircases is their ability to evoke a sense of coastal charm and tranquillity. Soft, neutral colour palettes dominated by shades of white, beige, and pale or navy blue create an airy and inviting atmosphere. One of the hallmarks of Rycon's designs is our ability to evoke a sense of coastal charm, no matter the location.

    To enhance this coastal vibe, many Hampton style staircases incorporate elements such as wainscoting, beadboard panelling, and shiplap accents. These architectural details not only add visual interest but also contribute to the overall sense of relaxed sophistication that defines this design aesthetic.

    Dent Street staircase, Hampton style staircase - Rycon Building Group

    Balancing Form and Function

    While aesthetics undoubtedly play a significant role in the appeal of Hampton style staircases, functionality is equally important. These staircases are designed with both beauty and practicality in mind, offering seamless integration into the surrounding space while ensuring ease of use and safety for inhabitants.

    From the placement of handrails to the width of treads, every aspect is meticulously considered to ensure optimal comfort and usability. Whether it's a grand sweeping staircase or a more understated design, our staircases are tailored to enhance the flow and functionality of each space.

    Dixon staircase, Hampoton style staircase - Rycon Building Group

    Incorporating Luxurious Details

    What sets Rycon’s Hampton style staircases apart are the luxurious details that elevate them from ordinary to extraordinary. For those seeking to add a touch of opulence, embellishments such as brass or wrought iron accents can lend a sense of refinement and sophistication. 

    Adding a stair runner serves as both a practical solution and a stylish accent that enhances the overall elegance of the space. These runners, typically crafted from high-quality materials such as wool or sisal, add texture, warmth, and visual interest to the staircase while also providing traction and protection for the underlying surface. Hampton style stair runners elevate the sophistication of the staircase and contribute to the cohesive and refined ambiance of the entire space.

    Adding statement lighting fixtures such as chandeliers or lanterns can serve as focal points that illuminate the space with warmth and ambiance.

    Haley staircase, Hampton style staircase - Rycon Building Group

    Creating Seamless Transitions

    At Rycon, we believe that a well-designed staircase should seamlessly integrate with the surrounding space.  Open-concept designs allow for uninterrupted sightlines, creating an expansive and inviting atmosphere that encourages flow and movement throughout the home.

    To further enhance this sense of continuity, many Hampton style staircases are complemented by adjacent features such as built-in bookcases or window seats. These integrated elements not only add visual interest but also contribute to the overall sense of cohesion within the home.


    Regular dusting and cleaning with mild soap are usually sufficient. Periodic checks for any wear or damage ensure longevity.

    Installation time varies, but it typically takes a few weeks from design to completion.

    Yes, their classic yet versatile design can complement both traditional and modern interiors.

    You can customize balustrades, handrails, tread materials, color schemes, and additional features like wainscoting or beadboard paneling.


    In conclusion, Hampton style staircases are not just architectural features – they are statements of elegance and refinement that define the homes we create at Rycon Building Group. From their timeless aesthetic to their meticulous craftsmanship, these staircases reflect our commitment to excellence in every aspect of our work.

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