In a quiet pocket of Sorrento, three blocks from the Village, 'Saltaire' is very much a 21st Century beach house - yet its inspiration is the simple 'vernacular modernism' that was the strongest identity of peninsula beach houses in the middle of last century.
The main aspect of the house is a northerly orientation over spacious rear lawned garden to the borrowed views of Golden Poplars and English Elms. To the front the flora is largely native and includes a stand of indigenous Moonahs. The block slopes gently down to the north.
Arrival is across a wide front deck into an airy entrance area. To the left four steps lead up to the private area of bedrooms and bathrooms. To the right wide timber stairs take you down to the public spaces. The steps and landing form a gallery with views over the large 'L' shaped living areas and out into the garden.
The long living and dining area to the north has high ceilings and triple aspect windows over the established garden, viewed through oversized sliding timber framed glass doors. The kitchen incorporates a generous circulation space linked directly to the deck, BBQ area and garden.
A large 'industrial' sliding door leads to the second living area - a cozy TV zone or an occasional fifth bedroom with direct access to the rear deck and lawn.
'Saltaire' is a modern reinterpretation of a simple beach house where the sense of being on holiday is central to the design. A timeless house where all generations can enjoy long, happy summers at the coast.
For full details see designer notes in floorplans.
Land Area: 788 sqm