Locals bemoan ‘disruptive’ renovations by Rove McManus on his $6.4 million Sydney property3 min read

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The former Rove Live host splashed out $6.4 million for a luxurious clifftop beach bungalow in Sydney’s Bronte in 2016 with TV wife Tasma Walton.

And after renovation permits were approved last year, Rove McManus has been busy upgrading the 1920s redesigned beach home to the ire of locals.

With extensive demolition and earthworks underway on the property, the TV star’s neighbours have described the build as ‘excessive’, ‘disruptive’ and ‘inappropriate’.

Reno rumble! Rove McManus continues $4 million renovations on his $6.4 million Sydney clifftop beachside property as locals bemoan the 'disruptive' build

Reno rumble! Rove McManus continues $4 million renovations on his $6.4 million Sydney clifftop beachside property as locals bemoan the 'disruptive' build

Reno rumble! Rove McManus continues $4 million renovations on his $6.4 million Sydney clifftop beachside property as locals bemoan the ‘disruptive’ build

Sold! The former Rove Live host (L) splashed out $6.4 million for a luxurious clifftop beach bungalow in Sydney's Bronte in 2016 with TV wife Tasma Walton (R)

Sold! The former Rove Live host (L) splashed out $6.4 million for a luxurious clifftop beach bungalow in Sydney's Bronte in 2016 with TV wife Tasma Walton (R)

Sold! The former Rove Live host (L) splashed out $6.4 million for a luxurious clifftop beach bungalow in Sydney’s Bronte in 2016 with TV wife Tasma Walton (R)

The proposed renovations are believed to have the potential of adding a further $4 million in value to the already-extravagant abode.

It’s understood the couple had made multiple attempts to have a planning application approved to build on the sloping block, which were granted last year.

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After Waverley Council approved the build plans in late 2017, work began earlier this year on the site. 

With extensive demolition and earthworks underway on the property, the TV star's neighbours have described the build as 'excessive', 'disruptive' and 'inappropriate'

With extensive demolition and earthworks underway on the property, the TV star's neighbours have described the build as 'excessive', 'disruptive' and 'inappropriate'

With extensive demolition and earthworks underway on the property, the TV star’s neighbours have described the build as ‘excessive’, ‘disruptive’ and ‘inappropriate’

Picturesque spot! The 1920s redesigned beach home has unparalleled views of Bronte beach

Picturesque spot! The 1920s redesigned beach home has unparalleled views of Bronte beach

Picturesque spot! The 1920s redesigned beach home has unparalleled views of Bronte beach

Construction zone: Dirt piles, concrete slabs, and building equipment are seen strewn across the property, which has been barricaded by security fences

Construction zone: Dirt piles, concrete slabs, and building equipment are seen strewn across the property, which has been barricaded by security fences

Construction zone: Dirt piles, concrete slabs, and building equipment are seen strewn across the property, which has been barricaded by security fences

The land is currently barricaded by security fences, with a multi-level extension appeared to be in the works. 

Dirt piles, concrete slabs, and building equipment are seen strewn across the construction zone.

Rove is believed to be upgrading the stylish home with a second-storey addition, as well as a two-car basement garage with lift access.    

'Use other footpath': Providing direct access up the road to the local Bronte village shops and cafes, commuters are being diverted to another path across the road

'Use other footpath': Providing direct access up the road to the local Bronte village shops and cafes, commuters are being diverted to another path across the road

‘Use other footpath’: Providing direct access up the road to the local Bronte village shops and cafes, commuters are being diverted to another path across the road

The build is also inconveniencing the public, as a footpath on the high side of street is currently blocked during Rove’s construction.

Providing direct access up the road to the local Bronte village shops and cafes, commuters are being diverted to another path across the road.

footpath is expected to return when the full renovations have been completed.  

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Rove McManus for comment. 

Extension: Rove is believed to be upgrading the stylish home with a second-storey addition, as well as a two-car basement garage with lift access

Extension: Rove is believed to be upgrading the stylish home with a second-storey addition, as well as a two-car basement garage with lift access

Extension: Rove is believed to be upgrading the stylish home with a second-storey addition, as well as a two-car basement garage with lift access

Extension: Rove is believed to be upgrading the stylish home with a second-storey addition, as well as a two-car basement garage with lift access

Extension: Rove is believed to be upgrading the stylish home with a second-storey addition, as well as a two-car basement garage with lift access

Stylish! To add to the grand layout, the home also includes a custom fitted home office and library, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar

Stylish! To add to the grand layout, the home also includes a custom fitted home office and library, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar

Stylish! To add to the grand layout, the home also includes a custom fitted home office and library, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar

The glamorous five-bedroom house, which overlooks Bronte Beach, boasts a 740sqm landscaped block and a self-contained studio.

To add to the grand layout, the home also includes a custom fitted home office and library, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.

The couple purchased the property after selling their Avalon abode to move closer to Sydney’s eastern suburbs to accommodate for his since-axed 2DayFM radio gig. 

Rove and Tasma, who married in 2009 and have a two-year-old daughter Ruby, previously lived in the U.S. and still own a house in Los Angeles.  

While it’s unsure whether his proposed Channel Ten show on Pilot Week will go ahead, his production company Roving Enterprises is responsible for The Project and Hamish And Andy’s Real Stories. 

Rove was the host of Australian variety show Rove Live for 10 years and had the signature catchphrase sign off 'say hi to your mum for me'

Rove was the host of Australian variety show Rove Live for 10 years and had the signature catchphrase sign off 'say hi to your mum for me'

Rove was the host of Australian variety show Rove Live for 10 years and had the signature catchphrase sign off ‘say hi to your mum for me’