New Home in Doreen, with Rock Solid Foundations – Literally!


A Lifestyle By Design Project with a complex brief, a whole lot of excavation, and an endless view across Melbourne.

We’re certainly not shy about taking on challenging new home builds, as this one will clearly demonstrate.  When the real estate advertisements offered a block of land with sweeping views, and a ready-made driveway cutting and retaining wall (already in place), to save the purchaser on excavation, they neglected to add that the extremely sloping block was a on rock

Our design skills were really tested, but the solution became a reverse split-level type home, where the underground at the front was leveled enough to create a ground floor (incorporating only a Guest Bedroom, Bathroom, Study, Main Entry and a two car garage).  Behind that, the next elevation was carefully planned to allow for a First Floor that spans over the ground floor section, and then well into the land behind.  The view of the home from the front will be deceptive, but we have maximised the property’s potential, and worked really hard to keep budgets on target.  We’ve had to use our technical knowledge and experience to truly make the most of a very complex build.

However, as they say in the classics, it’s all about proper preparation and planning, and now we’re excited about the upper level that will feature the Master Suite, Living Room, a Balcony, Family Room, Kitchen Meals and Butler’s Pantry Area (with an attached Alfresco), three more Bedrooms, and a Laundry, Powder Room and Shared Bathroom as well.

The roof will be tiled, the front façade of the home will have feature blockwork to give it an air of grandeur, there will be exposed floorboards and tiles for the floor coverings only, AND we’ll keep you posted once this new truly Lifestyle By Design project is complete.  Watch this space!

Talk to Us at LBD about your dream home, and feel confident that you’re working with experts who know how to overcome the most intriguing and intricate design and build scenarios.


From Your Design, to Your Build, to Your Hand-over Date, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service and strive to not only meet your expectations,
but to exceed them wherever possible, and in every respect.   And quality is not only our vision – it’s our promise!


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