The Cove

A robust home designed around a central courtyard to provide a hidden oasis

Location & Brief

Cape Paterson, Victoria

4 Bed 2 Bath 1 Living

Scope of Works

Architectural design

Interior Design


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7.8 Star NatHERS Rating

The Cove design is based on a U-shaped layout, cradling a tranquil central courtyard which allows for harmonious interaction with nature while ensuring privacy and protection from the high winds of the coastal environment. Utilising a material palette of robust blockwork and Iron Ash hardwood cladding, The Cove is designed to endure the elements with grace and resilience. Inside, exposed concrete blockwork creates a moody ambiance, complemented by timber-lined ceilings and brass fixtures for warmth. A custom pendant light illuminates the dining table, where owners gather on dining chairs that were passed down through generations, celebrating family connection and timeless design.

see this home’s impact


The Cove

impact over its lifetime

Measured by auditing tool, eTool


balloons of co2 gas removed from the atmosphere


Trees planted


the amount of zero energy Australian homes for a year


number of cars taken off the road

As a renovation project to an existing heritage home, it can sometimes be challenging to reach our carbon reduction targets. The existing house had a low energy rating due to lack of insulation and high performance glazing, while also being powered by a gas hot water system and heated by a gas-powered hydronic system.

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+61 3 9068 3030, or leave your details below.

Located at 11 Princes street, St Kilda, 3182, Victoria

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