Port Melbourne - Narrow Lot Reinvention

Modernising this Melbourne home with a major demolition and courtyard

Reinvention was the name of the game in this project. Not withstanding the tight block, Spacemaker was able to increase floor area (by more than 70%) and deliver a minimalist, open-plan design with generous room dimensions and lofty ceilings.

  • BUILD TYPE Demolition, renovation and extensions
  • BUILD TIME 29 weeks
  • NEW SIZE OF HOME 147sqm
  • AWARD WINNER HIA 2018 Renovation/Addition Project $400,001 – $600,000
Port Melbourne Spring street demolition, renovation and extensions - view of outside barbeque area and outside shower
The client’s brief was to transform this somewhat tired and uninviting two-bedroom, one bathroom cottage to a modern, light filled dream home with 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a concealed laundry. Another priority was to restore the heritage character of the exterior and parts of the interior.


Through major demolition of the back of the house, Spacemaker was able to respond to the client’s brief with clever use of space and an effortless flow from the inside out. The clever interior design boasts a host of wow factors.


The back yard is infused with a Balinese theme, incorporating an outdoor shower and other features. With a natural transition from the outdoors in, the home has a relaxed yet stylish resort feel requested by the owners.

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The quality of the build is perfection. The construction, materials and attention to detail is of the highest order. Given the level of craftsmanship, experience and ability we got, the value for money was exceptional and the build was completed within 7 months. The team was a pleasure to work with. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything was achieved above and beyond expectations.

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