Project Feature: Elsternwick Edwardian Class Meets Extraordinary Style

Elsternwick Edwardian Style Home

XL Built had the privilege of undertaking a captivating project in Elsternwick, Melbourne. Our team was tasked with a ground floor extension and a comprehensive internal and external renovation for a beautiful Edwardian style home, originally built in 1915. The project aimed to address the client’s need for additional space while preserving the home’s Edwardian charm and integrating modern elements.

Project Scope:

  • Transform the existing 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom, and 1-living room home into a spacious 4-bedroom residence.
  • Add a master ensuite, 2 living areas, formal dining area, alfresco, and a garage.
  • Enhance the Edwardian aesthetic at the front of the home and transition into a contemporary design towards the rear.
  • Provide off-street parking and construct a new garage to accommodate the challenges posed by the narrow street.
  • Create an outdoor entertaining area accessible through large doors leading to the alfresco, with a seamless flow from the indoor living spaces and convenient proximity to the kitchen.


  • The neglected state of the original structure necessitated significant demolition and reconstruction to meet the client’s high standards.
  • Working on a narrow street presented logistical challenges, including difficulties with material deliveries and restrictions on the use of cranes and crane trucks due to low power lines.
  • Sourcing reclaimed materials to maintain the Edwardian style posed a challenge, but we overcame it through our extensive network of suppliers.

Special Features:

The renovated Edwardian home is a captivating blend of quality finishes and contemporary style. It features:

  • Elegant matt ebony floorboards and polished terrazzo floors throughout.
  • Four beautiful bedrooms, including a main bedroom with a walk-in robe, deck, and designer glass ensuite.
  • A fitted study and a sunken lounge that opens to a paved alfresco area with a café awning.
  • An open-plan entertaining space and a stunning stone kitchen equipped with a coffee machine.
  • Bi-fold doors leading to a covered deck with a Balinese-style fan and a landscaped garden.
  • Classic high ceilings harmoniously coexisting with designer floating ceilings.
  • Additional amenities such as ducted air conditioning, video intercom, attic storage, and an automated garage.

In summary, XL Built successfully completed a transformative renovation and extension project for a charming Edwardian home in Elsternwick. The end result is an awe-inspiring residence that seamlessly combines the home’s original character with contemporary elements, creating a stylish and functional living space for the clients.

Are you looking to transform your existing home? Get in touch with the expert team at XL Built today.


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