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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.
Every design facet of Melbourne’s original Edwardian homes speaks to the prosperity of a booming 20th-century nation.
Keep an eye out for gardens full of native plants contrasted against ornate, geometric fauna and flora motifs in stained glass windows.
Melbourne’s Edwardian homes boast local materials, whether in the red-brick exterior, terracotta tiled roofs or rich, embellished wood accents.
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.
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
From beautiful Edwardian kitchen extensions to expansive Edwardian house side extensions, there’s no challenge too great for Supa Group.
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.
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.
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:
All Supa Group extensions and renovations follow a similar three-step process:
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.
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.