Cove House, tucked amidst the picturesque waterfront of Sydney, is a work of art that perfectly unites contemporary design with the natural splendour of its surroundings. Refurbished by Australian architect Brendan Wong, this stunning residence is a remarkable project that brought the original vision of Rueben Lane to life, creating a home that seamlessly blends the best of 70s aesthetics with modern-day elegance.
“This curvaceous 1970s home needed a loving renovation to fulfil the ambition of the original architect Rueben Lane. We worked closely with the client to delve deep into the influences and design of the period, resulting in a meticulously renovated home of singular vision,” the architect states.
The renovation has brought about a meticulous spatial refinement that is visible throughout the house. Bedroom spaces have been cleverly combined to incorporate ensuites and walk-in wardrobes, while the kitchen has been redesigned to become a dramatic focal point of the house. Throughout the home, the cohesive and harmonious living spaces that exude a sense of warmth and comfort.
The interior of Cove House is a tribute to the principles of simplicity and functionality. The open plan design allows for an easy flow of movement and light, creating a sense of spaciousness and airiness that is truly breathtaking. The palette of neutral tones, combined with natural textures and materials, gives the interiors a warm and inviting feel.
Decorative details like the hand-spun wool and silk rug by Robyn Cosgrove melds perfectly with the travertine tiled floor, creating a visual feast that is both warm and inviting. The mid-century Brazilian and contemporary metal sculptural furniture pieces are a testament to the period influences of the house, creating a perfect balance between old and new. In another corner, a Le Corbusier tapestry celebrates graphic iconography from the adobe style corridor at the rear of the room, facing the bay.
One of the most striking features of Cove House is the stunning views it offers of the bay and the surrounding landscape. The large windows and glass doors bring the outdoors inside, allowing one to enjoy the beauty of the natural world from the comfort of one’s own home. The expansive deck, with its sleek lines and minimalist design, is the perfect place to soak in the views and bask in the glory of the sunsets.
The attention to detail in the design of Cove House is evident in every aspect of the home. From the custom-designed lighting fixtures to the handcrafted furniture, every element has been carefully selected and curated to create a cohesive and harmonious whole. The result is a home that is not only beautiful but also functional and practical, a true reflection of the needs and desires of modern living.