Sorrento House by Robert Simeoni Architects

Slowly rising along the coastline.

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Sorrento House is located along a unique stretch of coastline overlooking Sullivan’s Bay. The site boasts dramatic views of the bay, looking out from a remnant old-growth Moonah forest. The tightly prescribed building envelope and collaboration with local authorities helped to define the spatial concept behind the house; two interconnected pavilions folding around a sprawling Moonah tree.

▼住宅与环境,the house and surroundings © Trevor Mein


The house follows the slope of the land with a single storey glazed living and dining pavilion at the higher end of the site, before stepping down to the entry level. The second pavilion splits into two levels at the lower end of the site to accommodate sleeping areas, before cantilevering over the parking area which is tucked away below the building.

▼单层通透体块,single storey glazed volume © Trevor Mein

▼起居空间位于坡地的高处,living space at the higher slope © Trevor Mein

▼双层体块位于较低处,volume with two levels at the lower slope © Trevor Mein

▼隐于建筑下方的停车场,parking area tucked away below the building © Trevor Mein

▼入口,entrance © Trevor Mein


The upper pavilion offers a sense of transparency with glazing allowing views through and beyond the building. Timber cladding draws from a beachside vernacular, providing a sense of belonging in this environment. The two pavilions work to break down the scale of the house and provides a family retreat which offers opportunities to engage with the beautiful coastal landscape.

▼客厅,living room © Trevor Mein

▼在室内可以眺望海景,sea view from interior © Trevor Mein

▼餐厅,dining room © Trevor Mein

▼卧室,bedroom © Trevor Mein

Project size: 360 m2
Site size: 2000 m2
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 2
Architects: Robert Simeoni Architects

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