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California bungalow home style

California bungalow Melbourne home renovations

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California bungalows extensions to enhance space and style

Despite their name, the design thinking behind the Californian bungalows seem uniquely suited to the Australian climate. Like the land from which they originate, these houses were designed for sunny climates; The California bungalow floor plan favours natural light and breezy open spaces. Australians’ preference for the spacious American style quickly overtook the demure British designs that first dominated.

If you’re interested in unique Californian bungalow renovations and extensions for your Melbourne home, Supa Group’s specialists would be delighted to help. We have the means and experience to realise your Californian bungalow renovation ideas without diminishing the charm of the existing structure.

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Fixed price and completion time
We plan all our projects to ensure we can maintain accurate timelines.
Free design consultation
You can talk to our design consultant to get more information and inspiration.
Concept to completion
We work with clients from the first consultation right through to project completion.
Over 45 years experience
We design and plan your extension to keep it within your budget.

Key features of California bungalow renovations

California bungalow homes in Melbourne display a range of comfortable architectural earmarks, while effectively catering for seasonal changes in temperature.

Local brick

To keep everyone cool in summer and warm in winter, many of Melbourne's California bungalows are typically made with local red brick.

Low set

While local bungalow variants favour sprawling single-storey designs with a gentle sloping roof, Supa Group gladly offers second-storey extensions well-suited for Californian bungalows in Melbourne.

Traditional elements

Supa Group’s California bungalow renovations and extensions maintain the endearing peculiarities of the style, such as ornate architraves and Flemish glass windows.

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California Bungalow style design features

Gable roof

Front porch

Verandah pylons

Red brick
Open plan interior

Natural lighting

Second storey floor extension in Melbourne

Stunning California bungalow home renovations in Melbourne

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California bungalow heritage overlays

California bungalows have been around for a while. If your home was built in the period following World War II, or at any time before, chances are that it has a heritage overlay. This means that, as a homeowner, you have a duty to protect the architectural heritage of your local area. Only certain changes can be made to homes with heritage overlays, and each of Melbourne's city councils has different requirements.

If you are unsure whether your California bungalow home has a heritage overlay, contact Supa Group. As Master Builders, we have great experience in navigating local council requirements. We will assess your home and the heritage overlay, and work with you to design an extension that suits your modern lifestyle.

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A second storey house extension
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See what we can do

Have a look at our recent projects to get a feel for the type of transformation you can expect in your own home. Get ideas, be inspired, and then we’ll create your perfect home.

Seamless second storey extension in Preston West
  • New extension to fit in with character of existing home
  • Upper floor bedrooms with communal living
  • New main bathroom and multipurpose room


Frequently asked questions about Californian bungalow extensions and renovations in Melbourne

What are the phases of a California bungalow home extension process?

All Supa Group projects, including California bungalow renovations, follow the same process:

  1. The Free Design Consultation is your time to express your Californian Bungalow extension ideas. From a first-storey rear extension to a second-storey renovation, be as ambitious as you like.
  2. The Design Phase is where we evaluate your home and its requirements, then work with you to design your contemporary extension.
  3. The Contract Preparation Phase allows us time to prepare the necessary documentation for the build. We also gain permits from the local council so we can get work underway.
  4. The Build Phase takes place over the next 6-12 months, where we complete your new extension project to exacting standards. The quality of our work is guaranteed for six years after this.

Every California bungalow extension is different and will require different timelines to complete. Get in touch with Supa Group for a more specific outlook on how long your project will take.

Can I live in my home while work is underway?

You can, provided that you have access to everything you need to comfortably live at home — a kitchen, a bathroom, and bedrooms for the whole family. If the build affects access to these basic amenities, you may have to vacate while work is underway. Every extension project is different, so get in touch with Supa Group to find out more.

See how we do it

All our extensions involve extensive design and planning to make sure you get your dream home. Learn about our process in detail.

A consultation for a home extension


We get to know you and what you want to achieve with our extension services, so we can design the ideal solution for you.

3D concept design of a home extension


We create 3D designs of your home extension so you can do a virtual walkthrough and make any changes you need.

A house extension being built


Once you approve your design, we provide a guaranteed start date for your extension, and we keep it on schedule.

Inspirational living room area photo


You can finally enjoy your dream home. We also provide complimentary aftercare services if you experience any issues.


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