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Single fronted homes

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From a single frontage comes huge growth opportunities

‘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.

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We plan all our projects to ensure we can maintain accurate timelines.
Free design consultation
You can talk to our design consultant to get more information and inspiration.
Concept to completion
We work with clients from the first consultation right through to project completion.
Over 45 years experience
We design and plan your extension to keep it within your budget.

Key features of single-fronted home renovations

When it comes to identifying and renovating features of single-fronted homes, there are plenty to choose from.

Diverse frontage designs

Depending on the architectural style of the single-fronted home, the frontage may be weatherboard, local red brick, or coloured rendered brick.

Ornate detailing

Single-fronted homes take hallmarks from many design periods. Keep an eye out for classic casement windows, Flemish glass, and stylish cornices.

Awesome Australiana

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.

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Single-fronted house style design features

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

Second storey floor extension in Melbourne

Enjoy spacious living areas with single-fronted home extensions

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Single-fronted home heritage overlays

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.

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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.

Open, airy modern living in Northcote
  • New master bedroom ensuite
  • Brand new storage options
  • Open living and dining flowing to timber deck
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
Restored Victorian terrace in Moonee Ponds
  • 1 bathroom added
  • New optimised floor plan
  • New open plan kitchen and living room


Frequently asked questions about single-fronted home extensions in Melbourne

What’s the process for single-fronted home extensions?

All Supa Group projects follow the same three-phase model:

  1. The Design Phase — here, we work with you to design and plan for your ground-floor renovation or upper-level extension, marrying your goals with what's achievable within your budget.
  2. The Contract Preparation Phase — our team gets to prepare and submit all the documentation required between us, yourself, and the local council.
  3. The Build Phase — now we can get to work building your brand new single-fronted home extension just as you've imagined it. Our work is guaranteed for ten years after completion.

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.

Can I live in my single-fronted home while you put in a double-storey extension?

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.

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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