Albert Park


Albert Park – Yes Please. 

New Renovation & Extension, and a short stroll to the beach.


Period Home Restoration by Lifestyle By Design 

There lies the tranquility of Port Phillip Bay at the end of the street, the retention of gorgeous shaping of an 1890’s home, and an address to die for.  We’re excited to have completed this project in early 2017.  For us, at LBD there has been a recent trend of period homes that have been a lot worse for wear, with dated and dilapidated features that have met with our creative design and building skills.  Formerly, this home had a tiny kitchen, and the back deck was rather plain, but not anymore.  It’s now very much a Period Meets Contemporary transformation.  The original chimney, the picket fence, the high ceilings and classic floorboards have stayed on, but there’s a whole lot more space now and the owners are delighted to see that their plans and dreams have now become their reality.

Where once this young family found this gorgeous Albert Park property and floorplan a tad too small, they’ve now experienced how closely we can work with our clients and their design teams to pre-plan the build, with our usual dedication to paying close attention to detail.

“We loved working with Lifestyle by Design and what they achieved for us – the house is just awesome!  We now have lots of light, warm, functional space that works for our whole family, and a consistently high-quality finish, even though we had a pretty tight budget.  LBD were super-attentive to detail and you can tell Brad, Nick, Dale and their team are all really passionate about what they do in getting a high standard result. They were very flexible about the tweaks we made as we went along, and transparent about costs. Not having built on this scale before, we were really surprised and to find it pretty straight-forward, and the inevitable challenges along the way were dealt with pragmatically, with the aim of taking the stress off us.  And what’s more, our renovation and extension were completed on time!  Lifestyle By Design really delivered on their promises, and we are thrilled with the end result.”  

Clare and David Philips, Albert Park (2017)  

A key request from Clare and David was to increase the home’s energy rating and reduce its carbon footprint, with new insulation throughout, ceiling fans, solar panels, and a 2000 litre ultra slim water tank.

There were a few challenges along the way, as we only had access to all sides of the property from the Heritage front door, and there were some negotiations to make with a neighbouring property, but at LBD we’re known for being reliable when it comes to keeping our customers completely satisfied and rising to the occasion when it counts.  Starting from inside the front door, Bedroom One was modified to become a retreat, Bedroom Two turned into the Master (with a WIR and a glamourous new Ensuite), the Laundry and Main Bathroom moved to the centre of the house, and a glorious new Kitchen, Meals and Living area now opens-up a mountain of entertainment opportunities and a much more relaxed lifestyle.  And you can’t miss the floor-to-ceiling stacker doors and a massive, fixed window that will forever let the sun shine in.

Upstairs there’s a freshly constructed and spacious second level with two fabulous bedrooms, a study nook, lots of new storage space and a sizeable third bathroom.  The raked ceilings increase natural light, and feature contemporary black FC sheet, trimmed with low maintenance modwood timber battens to adorn the external walls, and we were delighted to see the smiles on the faces of the Philips Family when we announced that they could move on in and enjoy their exciting new forever home.

“At Lifestyle By Design, we’re proud of the work we do and our recent awards from BRW and the MBA have been really gratifying.  We’re particularly honoured to be selected by home owners and architectural designers across Melbourne because of our reputation for quality work, and because we’re renowned for completing House Renovations and Extensions on schedule.”  Brad Schram, Managing Director.

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And quality is not only our vision – it’s our promise!


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