The Material World of Sainte Adresse

From the very beginning, Scimitar Homes and architect Chris Loyn agreed on a conscientious approach to the design of Sainte Adresse.  Informed by their collective years of experience in creating buildings of exceptional quality and striking design, their vision pairs sensitive material selection externally, with uncompromising specification internally.  

At Sainte Adresse, the high quality materials respect, and reflect, the surroundings.  

Every apartment at Sainte Adresse enjoys at least one full height, full width window that frames the outlook over the development and Cardiff Bay beyond. This is one of the most recognizable features of the design and they define not only the incomparable views, but also the spacious open plan living and kitchen area and are joined by other expanses of glass such as picture windows in the  bedrooms. The intent was to connect the outside with the inside and the connectivity is directly enhanced by private outside space for each apartment with balconies to all apartments and the addition of a roof terrace to the duplexes. 

Anodised copper tops to the duplex pods have turned a burnished hue that compliments the autumnal shades of featured brick facing. The primary pale bricks have a slender, linear profile which, when added to the terraced composition of the buildings, accentuates the horizontality of the stepped design pinned into the headland. Both also echo the layers of lias limestone and red mudstone along the Glamorgan coast. 

Porcelain tiles have been chosen not only for their ease of maintenance, neutrality and attractive finish, but to reflect the light and efficiently radiate the underfloor heating throughout the apartments. For a warmer colour tone, but equally performative, elegant Oak flooring has been used in the bedrooms. 

Sigma 3 are putting the final touches to the kitchens and these will be installed shortly. Where the development timeline allows, residents of Sainte Adresse have the opportunity to customize their internal finishes, right down to the internal doors and feature wall paint colours. 

The practical challenges of 2020: volatile weather and a global pandemic have undeniably disrupted the development schedule, just as it has the normal way of life, particularly with regards to the supply of these all important finishes.  While we press on with patience for the final months of the year, we look forward to 2021 when we will welcome completion of the apartments and the final realization of the initial vision. 








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