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Second Storey Home Extension Case Study


This home ownerHome Extension, Second Storey wanted to modernise and extend this period home in a tasteful and appealing way.

Seeking to match it with a growing family, they required a second story extension that preserved the property’s natural beauty.

As featured in Melbourne’s Age Newspaper, towering trees now frame the home, featuring an elevated veranda and exposed stone features throughout.

The client’s key requirement was to maintain external views from the inside so large openings and bay windows feature strongly in the renovation design. This approach continues to the rear alfresco dining area that capture both views and the rustic stone themes introduced to the homes visitors as they first enter the property.

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Builder Ben Campbell subtly continued the natural stone throughout the home, particularly with the fireplace – a natural choice to extend the aesthetic. 

Kitchen Renovation of Second Storey Home


In the kitchen, the light coloured stone benches, crisp and modern white cabinets with hints of natural timber combine to create a modern, warm and light filled space. Before and after shots of the property, below.

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Richard ArmstrongAuthor, Richard Armstrong is a Director of Melbourne firm The Makeover Group. Educated in interior design, he is a Registered Building Practitioner. Richard has undertaken post graduate property valuation research to identify the renovations that add the most value to homes in specific Melbourne suburbs. Over the last decade, he has helped hundreds of inner metro Melbourne clients undertake renovations to update their homes and create a new, fresh and modern look – all while growing the value of their property. See testimonials.