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Edwardian home style

Edwardian house renovation and extension services in Melbourne

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Retain the charm and revive the style of your Edwardian home

Australia’s appetite for Edwardian-style architecture rose at the turn of the 20th century. Our nation was coming into its own identity, and our Edwardian-period homes reflected our growing self-confidence. Melbourne abandoned the ostentatious hallmarks of Victorian-era design in favour of sensitive, local elements, like native fauna and regional timber and stone.

Over the last century, we’ve adapted this stunning period home style over the last century to fit national needs and trends. That’s why you’ll see single-storey Edwardian weatherboard homes that prioritise light, space, airflow and weatherproofing. Even though the classical design elements still define the charming heart of this style, Melbourne’s long-lasting Edwardian homes need renovations and extensions to serve a modern lifestyle better.

Supa Group has decades of experience extending and renovating Edwardian homes in Melbourne. Book a consultation with us, and our design consultants will help you identify what you need to keep, where you can add space, and what elements you can change.

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We design and plan your extension to keep it within your budget.

Key features of Edwardian home renovations

Every design facet of Melbourne’s original Edwardian homes speaks to the prosperity of a booming 20th-century nation.

Natural style

Keep an eye out for gardens full of native plants contrasted against ornate, geometric fauna and flora motifs in stained glass windows.

Plenty of red

Melbourne’s Edwardian homes boast local materials, whether in the red-brick exterior, terracotta tiled roofs or rich, embellished wood accents.

Interior details

Although less ostentatious than their Victorian cousins, Edwardian homes still feature interior details like ceiling roses, cornices and architraves, high ceilings, and generous living spaces.

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Edwardian home style design features

Intricate floral or geometric patterns

Red brick or painted weatherboard exterior

Windows with decorative leadlights

Fine timber or concrete ornamentation

Detailed cornices, architraves, skirtings and ceiling roses

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Edwardian house extensions by Melbourne’s Master Builders

From beautiful Edwardian kitchen extensions to expansive Edwardian house side extensions, there’s no challenge too great for Supa Group.

Edwardian house heritage overlays

If your home was built in the peak Edwardian era — 1901 to World War I — it may fall under a heritage overlay. This means that as a homeowner, you need to preserve certain heritage features of the home when you extend or renovate it with modern materials. Different councils around Melbourne have different Edwardian house restoration requirements.

If you are concerned about navigating your council’s heritage laws, contact Supa Group. Our design consultants will work with you to develop a plan to renovate your home based on council requirements. With our help, you can retain the Edwardian charisma of your home while adding modern elements.

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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 Edwardian home extensions and renovations in Melbourne

What are some common problems encountered during an Edwardian home renovation?

Many of Melbourne’s Edwardian houses were built before electricity became an expectation. As a result, these houses often have issues with muddled electrical wiring. They face similar problems with their energy ratings since their era’s insulation standards fall far short of today’s.

Other problems we encounter during an Edwardian home renovation include:

  • Rotting timber around foundations or in roofs
  • White ants and termites
  • Damaged and crumbling brick
  • Rising damp
  • Uneven or springy timber flooring

What are the phases of an Edwardian home extension?

All Supa Group extensions and renovations follow a similar three-step process:

  1. The Design Phase allows our in-house architects and designers time to work with you to figure out what stylistic and structural elements you want in your home — and how much they will cost.
  2. The Contract Preparation Phase sees us preparing all required paperwork between us, yourself, and the local council.
  3. The Build Phase is where our builders and contractors get to work bringing your extension or renovation to life, guaranteed for ten years.

During The Build Phase, you can potentially live in the home as the extension progresses. However, you will need to have access to basic amenities, such as bedrooms, bathrooms, and a kitchen. If any of these are affected, you may have to move out for the duration of the build.

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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