From population boom to cosmopolitan style
Melbourne’s unique terrace houses find their roots all the way back in the Gold Rush in the 1850s. The influx of wealth stimulated an increase in population — and a huge demand for accessible housing. Terrace houses were designed to reflect the booming economy, while offering versatile living spaces that could be appreciated as single dwellings, or in a row.
The iconic design and strong construction of Melbourne’s terraced houses have endured through the decades. They are now an incredibly sought-after piece of the city’s architectural history. New and existing terrace house owners often look to retain the heritage aesthetic of their buildings, while providing more space for the family to grow.
The team at Supa Group can help bring your home into the 21st Century with a sensitive terrace home extension in Melbourne. We offer free design consultations, giving you the opportunity to work with our in-house design consultants to design the home of your dreams.
Key features of terrace home renovations
Terrace homes in Melbourne boast a range of unique stylistic inclusions.
Joined at the hip
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.
Many of Melbourne's terrace houses display ornate balustrades, cornices, and parapets. This demand for detailing placed the city as a international front runner for cast iron production.