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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.
Book a free consultation, and let’s explore the possibilities.
California bungalow homes in Melbourne display a range of comfortable architectural earmarks, while effectively catering for seasonal changes in temperature.
To keep everyone cool in summer and warm in winter, many of Melbourne's California bungalows are typically made with local red brick.
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.
Supa Group’s California bungalow renovations and extensions maintain the endearing peculiarities of the style, such as ornate architraves and Flemish glass windows.
Open plan interior
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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.
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.
All Supa Group projects, including California bungalow renovations, follow the same process:
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.
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.
All our extensions involve extensive design and planning to make sure you get your dream home. Learn about our process in detail.
We get to know you and what you want to achieve with our extension services, so we can design the ideal solution for you.
We create 3D designs of your home extension so you can do a virtual walkthrough and make any changes you need.
Once you approve your design, we provide a guaranteed start date for your extension, and we keep it on schedule.
You can finally enjoy your dream home. We also provide complimentary aftercare services if you experience any issues.