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March 10, 2022

An architect’s own home, Camp Cove House is the result of a rapid design evolution that saw an old brick house turned into a contemporary family dwelling. Utilising windows by Vitrocsa, Tobias Partners opens the house to natural light and the external environment.

Settled into the former fishing village of Watsons Bay, Camp Cove House is an architect’s own home. Although the house can be accessed via three separate entrances, an official house tour would begin through the Cove Street entrance, at the solid spotted gum front door with a bronze handle. As an architect’s own home, the spatial layout of the house is distinct and efficient: the kitchen-living-dining area sits to the right of the entryway, the lounge is to the left, the bedrooms and bathrooms occupy the second floor and the lower level is dedicated to utility.

Glazing by Vitrocsa plays an important role in transforming the pre-existing structure into an architect’s own home. The floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in the living room present as subtle and inconspicuous, visually giving way to the view. Whilst the glass allows light to flood the interior, the flush details at the junctions of the glazing system and architecture create a sense of continuity between the different thresholds of the home.

Camp Cove House is an architect’s own home, instinctively crafted to embrace its context. By taking an intuitive approach to the architecture and interior design, Tobias Partners is able to create a home that is effortlessly liveable.

00:00 - Introduction to the Architect’s Own Home
00:47 - Adapting the Original Site
01:44 - The Brief
02:26 - Entering the Home
03:42 - The Vitrocsa System
04:26 - The Garden
04:51 - Details of The Home
06:38 - The Architect Reflects on The Home

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Architecture and Interior Design by Tobias Partners.
Photography by Pablo Veiga.
Landscape Architecture by Myles Baldwin Design.
Windows by Vitrocsa.
Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co.
Production by The Local Project.

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