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The term 'double fronted' can mean different things in home architecture. In much of suburban Australia, it refers to a house with staggered facades. These buildings are often constructed post-war and made of brick. In fact, there are excellent examples of double-fronted Victorian and Edwardian-style homes.
Double-fronted homes often feature a door in the middle of the facade, with windows on either side (a 'doubling' of windows, compared to a single-fronted cottage with a door on the corner), allowing in generous waves of natural light. Typically situated on large allotments, double-fronted homes often boast a larger floor space and comfortable living area.
But for growing families or those who love to live in luxury, there’s simply never enough space. With a spacious contemporary extension, a new upper storey or a modernising renovation, we can turn your double-fronted Victorian house into the perfect home.
Book a design consultation with us, and let’s explore the possibilities.
Double-fronted homes are larger and more luxurious than their single-fronted counterparts. They feature an abundance of natural light — especially when compared to terrace homes.
Unlike single-fronted terrace houses, double-fronted homes generally tend to be free-standing on their own lot.
Melbourne boasts many double-fronted homes made of wood, stone and bricks.
With prominent facades, double-fronted homes are often bright and lit with an abundance of windows.
With bigger yards and gardens, double-fronted houses often have ample room for home expansions.
Made of several materials
Lasting street appeal
The process begins with a free, no-obligation design consultation.
Post-war suburban double-fronted homes very rarely have a heritage overlay. However, pre-war double-fronted houses may be subject to building restrictions. It is important to check whether or not heritage protections affect your existing building.
Heritage protections can be a lot to get your head around. But just because an original house is covered by heritage overlay doesn't necessarily mean you can't build second-storey extensions or renovations. Our team can liaise with your local council to determine what renovations are possible, and gain planning permission to begin work.
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.
No matter what kind of house we're working on, there are three steps in our process for extensions and renovations.
You don't have to move out of the home during the extension or renovation, provided that you'll still have access to certain amenities (your bathroom, toilet, and bedrooms) during construction.
Temporary accommodation may be necessary if the renovation taking place in these areas. However, we will always do our best to accommodate your needs. If in doubt, get in touch with our expert team, and we'll let you know what's possible during the design consultation phase.
Costs vary depending on the size of the job. However, we will be sure to provide you with a comprehensive and detailed quote before you sign off on a project. No matter the task at hand, we always deliver excellent work at a cost-effective price.
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.