Renovation Projects – Before…and After

Metroworks Architects has designed lots of home renovations – some for singles and couples and many for families that needed more space to grow. Some houses just needed a redesign to make them more functional and to better suit today’s lifestyle.

The before and after images in the sliders below show just how much can be achieved with a well-designed renovation. Whether you want to blend with the existing style of the house, or contrast old and new. There is often a particular feature that draws you to a house or a location in the first instance. 

The clients for each of the homes below liked the areas they lived in – they knew their neighbours, their children were at the local school or the neighbourhood gave them a sense of familiarity and comfort.

Slide the white arrows left and right to see the transformations.

York Street, St Kilda West


This project started with a double-storey, late Art Deco style building that had been designed as two, separate apartments – one above the other.

The owners wanted to convert it into a single, large family home to accommodate their blended family.

The Art Deco styling remains and has been further enhanced throughout, particularly in the architectural detailing and the steel-framed windows.

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Aisbett Avenue, Camberwell

The original, single storey cream brick veneer house – typical of the Camberwell area – is now almost unrecognisable after this renovation.

As a hint to it’s past life, a few key features like the round window at the front and the chimney detail were replicated and enhanced as part of the detailed architectural design.

The front three rooms were retained and modernised, while the remainder of the house was demolished and rebuilt – including a first floor addition.

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Hunter Road, Camberwell

Strengthening the connection between inside and out was key to this renovation.

The additions to the house were designed to blend with the architectural style of the existing house, while also creating a modern home for a growing, young family.

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Brandon Street, Glen Iris

A respectful renovation and extension of this pre-war house on the Summerhill Estate deceptively conceals a large family home.

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Hortense Street, Glen Iris

On completion, a single-storey clinker brick home was renovated to become a luxurious double-storey home, in keeping with its existing architectural style.

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Are you thinking of renovating your home?

Contact Metroworks to find out how we can improve and change your house - just like the houses above.