about the project

the property

After scouring Melbourne for the perfect renovation project, we purchased this prime piece of real estate in March 2017. The property is located in the desirable suburb of Albert Park in Victoria, which is just 3 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD and a stone’s throw to the beach.

 The character-filled Victorian terrace was built way back in 1890 and had clearly seen better days. We were drawn to the unique charm and character that is typical of houses from this era. The floor plan originally consisted of just 2 bedrooms and one bathroom, so we knew we had to expand it to appeal to our target buyers.

 At the forefront of our thinking was preserving what we could of this beautiful character home whilst ensuring that we capitalised on every opportunity to add luxurious touches and include the latest innovations in home design and comfort. This property now has all the trimmings required to please even the most discerning buyer.

the project

This has without a doubt been our biggest project to date; transforming this outdated Victorian terrace home into a magnificent multi-level residence. After a year of planning, designing and waiting for council approvals (plus a few unexpected hurdles along the way), we finally began renovating in March this year.

 As many of you know, restoring and renovating a neglected character home takes careful planning and patience (and wine, lots of wine). Abiding by the guidelines of a heritage-listed property presented a unique set of challenges, but our respect for this beautiful historical building is what drew us to it in the first place.

We tackled these challenges enthusiastically (most of the time anyway) with the help of our team of talented trades. With a focus on detail, execution and character, we brought this beautiful home back to life with high-end fittings and finishes, and design that embraces the latest trends and technology.

the series

The entire Albert Park renovation project has been documented for our first online series ‘The Design Duo’, and we can’t wait to share it with you all. In our biggest project to date, we slogged, we slaved, and we ate instant noodles on far too many occasions. Join us as we take you on a six-episode journey that documents the highs and the lows of this challenging renovation project. Tune in weekly to find out how we transformed this heritage-listed character home into a one-of-a-kind, prestige property, and discover our tricks of the trade along the way.

before the transformation