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Project update: Sand Dune Sanctuary

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

One of our latest projects we affectionately call the Sand Dune Sanctuary; a Modernist-inspired renovation in Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, designed for one of our repeat clients.

Construction of the first floor is well underway, and views are opening onto the surrounding treetops. Framing is up, the roof is on, and mid-century design features are coming to the fore, with the long-awaited first-floor cantilever now built and lined with decking. Scheduled for completion at the end of this year, this weekender may eventually transition into a primary residence.

The deck construction marks an exciting project milestone. Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House provided ample inspiration for our clients in the early design phase, and we have referenced key details from this Modernist classic in the project’s deep, cantilevered verandah.

The double storey form achieves the illusion of a single-storey home when viewed from the street. This is just one of the many “less is more” features we were keen to highlight when choosing mid-century influences for this home.


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