"...there is always hope that the things we love could eventually come back" - Rob Ascough
To best show off the 21st Century Satellite's form, style, and various features, let's take a walk around it.
The 21st Century Satellite's lobby building not only takes its basic form from the one that was at the original Satellite Motel of Wildwood Crest, but restores design features previously lost to renovation there. Generous use is made of dark stained wood around all windows, the roofline's trim, and its overhang across the front, which once again has an exposed beam look.
Some changes have been made that set the 21st Century version of the lobby apart from the original. Perhaps the most obvious is the substitution of a balcony in place of the deck that had connected to the original. A large, sliding glass door provides access between it and the 2nd floor lounge. The lobby's 2nd level will now serve as an overhang to the driveway below, with an automatic glass door nearby, leading inside the lobby. White chopped flagstone is used here and elsewhere throughout. A conventional metal and glass door is at the front of the building similar to the one at the original Satellite, but will now match its neighboring windows in height, with a stone pathway leading to and from this entrance. The position of the roof's peak point has been moved slightly horizontally, now peaking at the center of that side of the building, lending the building even more of a house look. A neon sign sits utop the peak, in the style of the initial sign used at the original Satellite. However, the final rooftop sign will reflect our full name, matching the design of our logo.
The first level of the lobby building connects to the main building, spreading out its interior between both. This side of the main building will house the elevators, various facilities for the motel, and provide access to the balconies for each level. The balconies throughout the grounds feature railings using a pattern of vertical bars mixed with satellites - all in turquoise - topped with dark stained wood. Railing ends differ from this pattern, with each side of a corner using a Satellite turned on its side, flowing endlessly around the bend. Due to their "open" style, a clear solid will be added to these sections for our guests' safety.
Oceanview rooms are each angled a bit towards the water. Glass shaped to echo the lobby's roofline frames your view from within. The light on your door illuminates your room's exterior.
Oceanfront luxury suites will have dark stained wooden entrance doors, with metal finished trim. Your divided balcony - with an additional Satellite placed between you and your neighbor, along with a white flagstone wall - features a metal finished sliding glass door, with windows to each side and above, all framed in dark wood.
The 21st Century Satellite's pool picks up on the angles and flowing lines seen elsewhere at the motel, as well as its neighboring building's roofline and peak point. Some sparsely placed chairs and tables are included on the deck renderings to give more of a feel for what it will be like to be here. A turquoise screen of satellites and diamonds shields this area from the bordering walkway, with the restaurant located along here. To differentiate and better define the restaurant, all glass has been framed in metal finished trim, including its walk-up window. To protect its area, the triangular in-deck hot tub will receive more of the satellite & diamond patterned screen around it.
Gas grills have been integrated within their own station, featuring a counter and stools; allowing you to cook and dine at the same place.
Floating stairs allow you to walk to and from ground level, right through the deck
One last look, for now...