Sorrento House Figureground Architecture ash shiplap and concrete exterior

An ’80s Beach House in Australia Goes From “Blah” to Beautiful1/12

On the exterior of the two-story beach house, much of the original brickwork was kept, and the new addition at ground level is faced in smooth, concrete blocks. The architects wrapped the upper floor in a new "timber skin" of Silvertop ash shiplap with a Grey Mist finish, then inserted V-shaped steel supports that reference historic, Australian beach houses in the area.