Exclusive Waterfront Living; The Cove

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Architecturally designed and built to perfecting standards, March FOCUS Home of the Month is on the market and won’t last long! This prestigious waterfront lifestyle property is offered for sale by Greg Trembath Real Estate, with an asking price of $995,000.00. Chrissy Jones had the privilege to view No. 13 Cove Place, which is located close to the heart of Port Macquarie, with the beautiful Hastings River at its back door.

Walking paths lead to nearby parks, reserves and beaches; all are waiting for you to explore at your leisure. Being close to cafés, restaurants, and Settlement City, the home has easy access via the weir; this is the best of waterfront living without compromise.

A thoroughly modern, level living home has been created by the combination of the talents of Robert Snow Architect and national award-winning Master Builder Brandon Calder Homes. Set to impress the most fastidious homeowner, the home boasts high ceilings, clean lines, quality inclusions, its own jetty (as an option) and a wide panoramic view of the waterway from this exclusive idyllic location. The home is elegant, light and stylish, with high level finishes and fastidious attention to detail.


Found in a quiet cul-de-sac on a private road, the three bedroom home has a modern exterior comprising an eye-catching blend of brickwork, Newport Hector Patina timber cladding and James Hardie Sycon wall panelling. Entry is via the exposed aggregate drive flanked by landscaped gardens and a private, timber-slatted and flat-panelled courtyard to the tiled front portico. A tall, wide timber door with tinted horizontal glass panels forms an elegant entrance, which opens into the tiled foyer and hallway and leads to the rest of the home. An addition off the hallway is an alcove which doubles as a home office/study space. It has a wall-mounted desk, cabinetry above with downlighting over the desk area, clerestory window above, plus all the connections needed for internet connection and the home office.

Guest Bedroom Suite

Left of entry is the guest accommodation. Beautifully appointed, it is a home-away-from-home for visitors. They will be pampered during their stay with an ensuite bathroom comprising shower, wall hung vanity and WC, plush carpeting underfoot in the bedroom area from Cullens Carpet One, ceiling fan overhead, and an opaque glass-fronted built-in robe. Private access through glass sliding doors to the northern courtyard adds a private relaxation space for guests to enjoy.

Bedroom one & Family Bathroom

Generous in size, the bedroom is fully carpeted, has a opaque glass-fronted built-in robe, three panelled window allowing in plenty of natural light, ceiling fan and down-lighting.

Alongside is the family bathroom. Light grey floor tiles continue to the ceiling on one wall and encase the rectangular shaped bath, that also has a rope shower rose fitted and a glass screen one end.

Feature wall tiles, with white wall tiles to the remaining walls have been supplied by Tiles With Style Your ColorTile Store.


Conveniently located in the middle of the home, the laundry follows a functional design, with purpose-built cabinetry both above and below the bench top that houses the stainless steel laundry tub. A double-doored linen cupboard adds extra storage space, and easy access to the outdoor drying area is provided through a glass sliding door.

Kitchen, Dining, Lounge

Unimpeded waterway views are readily available from all corners of the open plan living area. Comprising kitchen, dining and lounge, the living area opens out through two sets of glass sliding doors to the outdoor alfresco area. Entertaining has never been easier, and there is no better spot to sit back, relax and take in the peacefulness of the waterway.

The kitchen is fitted out with an array of quality Smeg appliances, including hotplate, oven, range-hood and dishwasher. A contemporary L-shaped cabinet layout allows for the incorporation of appliances, as well as plenty of food preparation space for the home cook to create their culinary masterpieces.   Adding to the already ample storage is the double-doored pantry cupboard.

A square set island bench is the kitchen’s centrepiece, having an off-white stone top and light brown laminate sides. Under bench cabinets and drawers are a contrasting white and are on both sides of the island. Elegant vertical wine racks add interest, as do the three bronzed pendant lights placed over the island.  Easily doubling as a breakfast bar, the island sections the kitchen from the dining area.

The adjoining dining/lounge takes full advantage of the available waterway breezes and views through glass sliding doors from Mid Coast Windows. A raked ceiling line over the kitchen and dining room is drenched in indirect (limited glare) light from clerestory windows placed above the ceiling line of the adjacent lounge area. These windows facilitate airflow into the house, as well as providing an efficient escape route for rising hot air (stack ventilation). The living room has a lower ceiling height, giving it a more intermit feeling, which provides a point of difference between the spaces.

The home allows a seamless transition, through expansive sliding doors, between the open-plan living area and the outdoor, which allows one to capitalise on the beautiful Port Macquarie climate. The combination of sliding doors, clerestory windows and louvres allow flexibility in climatic control, to capture the different cooling breezes, inviting the outside in. or during inclement weather, shutting the weather out, resulting in a more comfortable living experience.

Outdoor Alfresco

This modern outdoor tiled patio perfectly transitions into its surrounds, with imposing Merbau timber posts and a timber slatted screen to provide solar shading from the harsh west sun. It would be easy to while away the hours on a summer afternoon in alfresco comfort overlooking one’s private jetty (jetty is an optional extra).

An exposed aggregate pathway wraps around the home on both sides, giving access to the front courtyard one side and the garage the other. Allowance has been made for bins, water tank, wash line and air-conditioning, all tucked away, out of sight.   

Master Bedroom Suite

This incorporates a spacious main bedroom, expansive en-suite and walk-in robe. The master bedroom has the             

flexibility, via double cavity sliders, to open up to the living room and water views, which van be closed when privacy is required. The master suite is luxurious, having plush carpeting underfoot, ceiling fan and louvre-screened windows for direction of breezes. The ensuite has twin above bench hand basins in a wall-hung double vanity with mirror cabinet above, dual double towel rails and wall hung tap-ware, a wing wall concealing the WC, a glass-screened shower cubicle with smart-tile, stainless steel rope shower and a tiled wall recess.

The sophisticated walk-in robe has been carefully designed with individual hanging and shelving space for him and her. The carpeted horseshoe-shaped robe has a skylight to facilitate natural light and boasts a separate shoe and hat storage unit.

Additional features of the home include air conditioning, 1.5 kW photovoltaics,  rainwater tank, Colorbond fencing, double parking with internal access (disabled access compliant) from the garage that is fitted with an auto-panel lift door, and tiled flooring throughout the generous open plan living space, which flows onto the outdoor alfresco. Throughout the home, attention to detail, aesthetics and comfort has been paramount.

This home demands a viewing from future homeowners who desire a relaxed, carefree lifestyle with waterfront living in close proximity to the fantastic amenities Port Macquarie has to offer.

From the Selling Agent – Greg Trembath Real Estate

The moment I saw Robert Snow Architect’s design, I immediately imagined how special this home was going to be.

Rob’s architectural expertise shines. The way he captures the essential elements, and maximises the natural light and natural air flow really add to the comfort and liveability. The use of tall windows and doors blends perfectly with the high ceilings, enhancing the inviting interior and delivering the ideal living environment. The home is future proofed, with power and water provided on the canal side to allow for a boat pontoon and or a boat ramp, if required.

Having the privilege to market a waterfront property with this level of appeal is incredibly exciting; it is a home well worth inspecting. Phone Greg Trembath on 0412 001 944.

From the Architect – Robert Snow

The brief for this home was to design a modern open-plan, single level home with broad appeal. Attention to detail was a cornerstone of the brief, and the astute visitor will appreciate the resolution of the many details which make up this home.

The site is within walking distance of the town centre, has wonderful views of water, easy walk across waterway to nearby restaurants, coffee shops and shopping (Settlement City) off a private quiet road  to the north. As a friend said to me, ”What is there not to like?”

The brief for this home called for:

  • Single level, contemporary, environmentally sound design, with broad appeal.
  • The design had to maximise the features of the site, such as views of the water, north – south orientation, level ground and quiet location.
  • The home had to tick all the environmental boxes: photovoltaics, solar hot water etc. good daylighting, cross and stack ventilation, maximise thermal mass potential.
  • Functional living, creating dual use spaces, such as the study alcove off the hallway.
  • Flexible open plan living including seamless transition from the master bedroom to living room/water views and a fluid indoor/outdoor relationship.
  • High level finishes and neutral colours to provide clean palate which is easy to furnish.
  • Improved accessibility to aid ambulant disabled access.

Although the home is not (strictly speaking) disabled compliant, it has been designed to provide an enhanced level of disabled access, providing compliant grades through the garage into the home with wider than normal doors from the garage, to the master bedroom and key spaces such as the laundry. All the bathrooms, laundry etc. have flush thresholds to be pram and wheelchair friendly.

This property is currently for sale through Greg Trembath Real Estate. Visit Domain.com.au by clicking here for the full listing. (Please note this link might be expired as the property is up for sale and could potentially be sold after this article has been published.)

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