A coastalhomewith a garden that punctuates its curves and amplifies its impact, Cove House was designed in 1969 by architect Ruben Lane and finished in 1973. Sitting resplendent on the Cronulla coastline and deserving of grounds equally as impressive, the residents of this coastalhome briefed Secret Gardens to make bold choices and think outside the square.
With great respect for the existing design, curves and angles from the exterior of the house, as well as the interior, have been repeated. Large white curves of the coastalhome are duplicated in the garden, with white concrete circles set in contrast to the fresh, green lawn. Cacti and round stepping stones draw you in from the street and over a bridge with a koi pond below.
On the sloping, northern side of the house, a courtyard looks out across the water and curved seating encompasses a built-in barbecue. Also overlooking the water is the swimming pool with a glass walled end and thoughtfully curved glass fencing. Considered and original garden design to rival the magnificent water views, this coastalhome is elevated from incredible to iconic.
The result sees one of Sydney’s most amazing homes now accompanied by a suitably provocative garden, it is clear that Secret Gardens has achieved making this coastal and iconic home an even more celebrated destination.
Landscape Design and Construction by Secret Gardens. Original Architecture by Ruben Lane. New Architecture by Coastal Architecture. New InteriorDesign by Brendan Wong. Photography by Nicholas Watt. Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co. Production by The Local Project.