Sorrento Project

Architect: Sally Draper Architects
Photography: Trevor Mein
Scope: New construction

With striking views of Point Nepean National Park, this home sits right on top of a synonymous Sorrento sand dune. For this reason, machinery access to the site was very restricted and most of the building material had to be carried up by hand.

Large retaining walls were installed to stabilise and support the house in the sand. The outside was finished in Silvertop Ash coated in Grey Mist to start the silvering process, this timber will be left to naturally weather and silver off over time. 

Inside the home is clad with plaster walls and pared with Birch Ply ceilings. The fireplace in the main living area is surrounded by Mt Angus stone, adding an element of texture and complimenting the design perfectly.