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Melbourne’s unique terrace houses trace their origins all the way back to the Gold Rush of the 1850s. The discovery of gold heralded a dramatic population boom, and with the demand for affordable mass housing. Terrace houses were designed to accommodate that growing population while offering a versatile living space.
With their iconic design and robust construction, Victorian terrace houses have endured for over a century. Often found in densely populated suburbs, these sought-after homes still offer an open-plan living space with a built-in outdoor area and plenty of natural light. Still, changes must be made to accommodate contemporary life or the demands of a young family.
As accredited Melbourne Master Builders, Supa Group can offer modern extension and renovation services that retain and highlight your terrace home’s unique character. A rear extension for a cozy, covered outdoor space; a two-storey extension for the master bedroom; a ground-floor extension for spacious dining areas: anything is possible with Supa Group.
Though commonly and incorrectly assumed to be filled with claustrophobic narrow spaces, terrace homes are much more than meets the eye.
Entire blocks of Melbourne terrace homes are joined together in long rows. Dwellings are separated by party walls decorated with corbels and other features, depending on when the house was constructed.
Heavily influenced by local architectural movements, unique brickwork can still be found in many dwellings. Some have been rendered, sanded down, or painted over.
The whole house will often display ornate balustrades, cornices, and parapets. This demand for detailing turned Melbourne into the nation’s cast-iron production hub.
Intricate filigree ironwork
Gorgeous leadlight windows
Verdant front garden and verandah
Iconic upper floor terrace
Get started with a Free Design Consultation with Supa Group.
Many of Melbourne's terraced homes were built between 1850 and 1890, making them a key candidate for heritage designation. This means that if you own a terrace home, you must retain certain heritage elements if you wish to extend or renovate it in the future.
Even if your terrace isn't heritage protected, there are other planning challenges such as height limits and side set-back requirements. If you live on a narrow block, the set-back restrictions make it difficult to add a second storey to these homes.
If you have questions about heritage overlays in your area, get in touch with Supa Group. Our design consultants will help you work within council restrictions to create a home extension that is both spacious and stylish.
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.
Supa Group home extensions and renovations follow a straightforward three-step process for all terrace home renovations.
Get in touch with Supa Group for a Free Design Consultation, and for exact time frames and costs.
You may be able to live in your home while renovations or extensions take place — in limited circumstances. Most of our clients choose not to live in their terrace home during the renovation phase because, in most cases, basic amenities become unavailable during construction.
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.