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‘Single-fronted’ homes often place their front door at the side of the frontage, allowing the majority of the space to be used for ornate windows to flood the front rooms (usually the master suite) with natural light. Single-fronted cottages have been a prevalent architectural style for Melbourne residential areas for generations. In fact, many Edwardian and Victorian-style homes feature single-front exteriors.
They are single-storey, easy to maintain, and present untold growth opportunities for small families and couples looking to remain at the same property as they grow.
The team at Supa Group is here to help you realise your extension and renovation dreams. We work with the owners of single-fronted Victorian terrace homes to redesign and overhaul their homes, giving their families more space to grow and prosper.
When it comes to identifying and renovating features of single-fronted homes, there are plenty to choose from.
Depending on the architectural style of the single-fronted home, the frontage may be weatherboard, local red brick, or coloured rendered brick.
Single-fronted homes take hallmarks from many design periods. Keep an eye out for classic casement windows, Flemish glass, and stylish cornices.
Nothing speaks to Australian living quite like summer rain on a tin roof. Many single-fronted homes may also have small verandas or front courtyards.
Main bedroom at the front of the house
Open plan kitchen and two or three bedrooms
Generous room sizes with high ceilings
Medium-sized backyard give homeowners the best of both worlds
Get started with a Free Design Consultation with Supa Group.
Heritage overlays tend to be applied to homes built before the Second World War. Single-fronted home designs have been popular for centuries, so if you live in an older home, it may be protected by heritage building laws.
Every city council in Melbourne has its own unique requirements for any new extension you plan to add to the original house. Preserving the frontage in its period glory is often one of those requirements.
If you are concerned that your older single-fronted home falls under a heritage overlay, don't panic. There are still plenty of opportunities to add space and style to your home while staying within council guidelines. Contact Supa Group for a Free Design Consultation, and let's begin investigating the options available to you.
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 follow the same three-phase model:
If you have any questions about the process and how long it takes, contact Supa Group. Our Free Design Consultation will give you an idea of how long the process will take.
This largely depends on how much the extension affects your day-to-day life. To remain living in the home while the renovation progresses, it needs to be habitable. This means that you must have access to bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens — all the necessities of life. If these are affected in the build phase, then you must vacate for the duration. Bear in mind this is often the case with single-fronted homes.
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.