Minimalist Beach House In Sorrento
This clean and minimalist Sorrento beach house by Pandolfini Architects might have design enthusiasts falling in love. Located on the Mornington Penninsula in Victoria, this bayside town is home to a home that manages to be modern and give a tip of the hat to the past at the same time.
Once inside, visitors can see that the interior design invites introspection, calm, serenity, gathering and recharging. The home is owned by a couple that share three children and have resided in the area for some time. Dominic Pandolfi of Pandolfi Architects was project director and said that the home’s vision was partially informed by nostalgia. The house was designed to be relaxed and simple, made to fit to the coast as well as a “holiday lifestyle”, with a focus on creating calm.
The home stands out from its vertically-inclined neighbors with a single-level design. It’s made up of five pavilions and focuses inwards as opposed to attempting to get higher to see Port Phillip Bay. With the beach house becoming the center of focus, this home utilizes a serene material palette and a layout that accommodates introspective moments. The exterior is a bit tougher, with a gable roof and exposed timber.
Inside the house, the kitchen is light and bright with white walls painted in ‘Berkshire White’ from Dulux at half strength. Linen curtains add to that airy feeling, while white polished concrete floors contribute to the lightness of this entire space. Wicker hanging lamps and a wooden kitchen table along with aqua hand-painted joinery, blue finishing, and Moroccan tiles add contrast and balance out the lighter tones. A Cheminees Phillippe fireplace is between the kitchen and dining area and the living room, which continues the serenity with a Joe Deep sofa in baby blue and a Hector floor lamp.
Furnishings for the home were done by Sarah Ellison and Mark Tuckey, responsible for the various brass fixtures and organic understated finishes. Free of clutter and with high ceilings, the space promotes a feeling of ease. The bedrooms are modest and pared back, with muted colors and patterns providing variation but still remaining a calming element within reserved white walls. Wicker end tables and a white lamp complete one such bedroom, providing functional coastal accents.
The rooms also share stunning glass windows to the outside’s central outdoor area, which features plants and seclusion as well as communal spaces that become part of the landscape, with glass bridges connecting the buildings providing garden views and a feeling of transition.
Relaxed and bright, there’s so much to love about this gorgeous beach home. Whether you’re obsessed with the minimalist interior of the bathroom with its gray ceramic wall tiles, basin, stone-top vanity, and brass-frame mirror, or you love the clean and nostalgic look of the outdoor pool area, this beach house is full of design inspiration and a fantastic example of a vision realized.