Sidewood Cellar Door

A fresh, sophisticated and authentic approach was the brief for Sidewood’s new cellar door and restaurant. In addition, it was important to reflect the style and characteristics of the clients in the design – making it a more comprehensive result for the Sidewood label.

Being a completely new build – ASD fully designed every aspect from the building design right through to the bespoke daybeds in the outdoor entertainment area.

Local materials were used wherever possible – from hand selected stone for the tasting bar floor to our very own milled timber used on the restaurant bar ceiling from the Stringy Barks that were cleared from site. These warm, natural elements of stone and wood are accented by details like bold black cladding and abundantly generous banquettes wrapped in burnt caramel Australian leather.

Further details that add to the client’s story are the huge gallery style walls displaying their eclectic collection of art, including works by Olsen, Blackman, Boissevain and Grey-Smith. The epic timber benchtops throughout are handmade using solid, recycled oregon from the old shipping sheds in Port Adelaide – a nod to the client’s history with boating, whilst the wall cladding in the vestibule was created using lovingly restored floorboards from Prince Alfred College’s old basketball court.

With stage one now complete for Sidewood’s new location, there are many more new and exciting additions that are being designed for the near future.

Building Design – ASD

Interior Design – ASD

Apple Shed Cellar Door – ASD

Outdoor Entertainment Area – ASD

Builder – DBR Projects

Photography – Lyndon Stacey and Daniel Purvis