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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.

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Key features of double-fronted homes

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.

A variety of materials

Melbourne boasts many double-fronted homes made of wood, stone and bricks.

Wide windows

With prominent facades, double-fronted homes are often bright and lit with an abundance of windows.

Large lots

With bigger yards and gardens, double-fronted houses often have ample room for home expansions.

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Brick veneer house style design features

Symmetrical facades

Wide frontage

Large backyards

Made of several materials

Lasting street appeal

Second storey floor extension in Melbourne

Double-fronted home with a double-storey extension? Perfect.

The process begins with a free, no-obligation design consultation.

Double-fronted home heritage overlays

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.

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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.

Northcote workers cottage
  • New kitchen, dining, and living area
  • New alfresco entertaining area
  • New carport
Seamless second story extension to an Edwardian in Thornbury
  • Second story extension
  • New Master bedroom with ensuite and living area
  • Created a study to the ground floor
Beautiful weatherboard extension in Newport
  • Ground floor open kitchen, living, and dining with plenty of light
  • New bedrooms including master retreat with ensuite
  • Additional multipurpoise rooms and storage capabilities


Frequently asked questions about double fronted homes in Melbourne

What are the stages of a double-fronted home extension?

No matter what kind of house we're working on, there are three steps in our process for extensions and renovations.

  1. The Design Phase: Talk to our team about your renovation or second-storey extension ideas, and we will draw up some preliminary plans. 
  2. The Contract Preparation Phase: This is the stage in which we will source all relevant permits and documents. We will also draw up a contract for your construction job, including a timeframe and a budget. 
  3. The Build Phase: Finally, we get to work. When we're finished, you'll have the double-fronted home of your dreams.

Can we keep living in the double-fronted home during 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.

What does a double-fronted home renovation cost?

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.

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.

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


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