A single form feature ceiling which outshines some fantastic ocean views. 


Sorrento House, perched above Sullivan Bay in the exclusive beachside suburb of Sorrento utilises a unique curved ceiling which turns a luxurious home into an architectural marvel. 


Residence, Sorrento Victoria

Contractors:     Brynor Constructions

Architects:       SAAJ Design  |  Steve Rose Architects

Year:                 2018

Photography:  Steve Scalone


A home oozing of opulence, Sorrento House incorporates some incredible architectural features into its design. Constructed by Brynor Constructions working closely with the clients, architects SAAJ design and Steve Rose, the home is designed to harmonise with its coastal location perfectly. 

The most noticeable facet of the interior is the spectacular curved ceiling which spans the entire upper floor. The ceiling uses timber battens bent to angle down toward the edges of the building, creating a singular form for the canopy. A singular large skylight above a circular pendant light creates a feature in the centre of the ceiling while also providing light to the solid white central staircase.  

Picturesque views are seen through large full-length windows, taking advantage of the location of the property. The arch of the curved ceiling draws the eye down toward the windows, some of which open to a balcony providing access to the sea breeze. 


The Woodform Effect


The primary contractor on this project, Brynor Constructions, is a Woodform Partner Installer. Our Partner Installers are trained and experienced in using our products, and we are so confident in their expertise that we will offer a ten-year warranty on a project they install. To find a Partner Installer for your next project, view our portal here. 

The battens which make up the incredible feature ceiling are made from Australian Blackbutt timber in Woodform Architectural's Concept Click System. 42x19mm battens placed at 15mm spacing, then curved to fit the form of the ceiling create a unique texture and shape. 

Adam Norris of Brynor Constructions was ecstatic with what the Concept Click system could offer the project - 

"The number 1 consideration was the concealed fixings of the black butt with the concept click system. The ability for the 42 x 19 black butt to follow the radius of the ceiling and for us seamlessly hide air-conditioning registers within the ceiling space"

The colouring of the Blackbutt timber provides a level of variation which gives the battens a natural aesthetic, in contrast to the clean white surfaces of the internal staircase. 

On completion of the project, Adam was pleased with the result -

"The whole house came together with the use of the Concept Click system, black butt, Hillview granite stone, rammed earth walls and architecture of the house. From a distance, the timber gives the house a wow factor and shows all the precise angles and elevations."


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