Consistently voted one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne is home to an eclectic mix of historic and colourful neighbourhoods which offer a unique cultural texture found nowhere else in the world. Duncan Thompson Extensions is one of the leading home renovation builders with over 30 years’ experience in home extensions and renovations in Melbourne. We work across many of Melbourne’s most beautiful and affluent suburbs delivering home renovations of the highest possible standard. Whether you are after a home extension in Brighton or looking to undertake a heritage home remodelling project in Kew, here’s a few of Melbourne’s most prestigious suburbs which should deliver exceptional return on your renovation investment.


Located 5km south-east of the CBD, Toorak is the epitome of exclusivity and affluence. With a diverse range of luxury properties, you can find an abundance of heritage-listed mansions, grand historic estates and new contemporary builds featuring world-class architecture, all of which are a stone’s throw to some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, cafes, shops and schools.


With scenic views, a relaxing ambience and picturesque environment, Brighton is known for its beautiful beaches and luxury real estate from Victorian and Gregorian eras. Home to an excellent range of shops, eateries and even historic sites, it also boasts a line of 82 bathing boxes that date back to the 1900s. When it comes to home extensions, Brighton is leading the way with hundreds of homes undergoing impeccable transformations.


Nestled between Balwyn and Camberwell, Canterbury offers stunning tree-lined streets dotted with historic residences and elegant homes with manicured gardens. A quaint shopping village, top notch schools, an abundance of parklands and a family-friendly atmosphere all make this suburb the ideal place to settle down and create your dream family home.

Middle Park

Leafy, laid-back and lovely, this beautiful bayside suburb is just 3km from the CBD and is brimming with magnificent homes featuring both old and new architectural styles. A vibrant shopping village, and cool café culture with beaches to one side and the city to the next, Middle Park is regularly recognised as one of Melbourne’s absolute gems.


With luscious greenery, open spaces, boutique shopping and excellent schools, Hawthorn offers a diverse market of new and stylish houses juxtaposed with beautiful period homes from the Victorian era. Providing a grand suburban lifestyle, Hawthorn is a highly sought after suburb and boasts large house blocks with period-style homes ready for inspiring home extensions and renovations.


Hilly and privileged with leafy green streets, Kew is dripping in heritage-listed history. It’s where Victorian, Edwardian and Queen Anne mansions meet ultra-modern architectural masterpieces. Transforming a grand old period home with a modern house extension is sure to add some serious value to your Kew property, especially when old-world charm blends seamlessly with classic contemporary chic.


Exemplifying the very best that Melbourne has to offer the modern family, Camberwell has everything you need and more. Stylish yet unpretentious, tranquil yet convenient to all desirable amenities, Camberwell features an abundance of beautiful heritage homes mixed with houses designed with modern architectural flair, it’s no surprise it’s one of the leading precincts for home renovations in Melbourne – once you move in to Camberwell, you never want to leave.

Based in Camberwell and as heritage home renovation specialists, Duncan Thompson Extensions is the builder trusted by hundreds of happy clients to deliver exemplary house extensions throughout Melbourne’s most sought after suburbs. With years of experience in period and heritage projects, we offer a complete design and build service and pride ourselves on our exceptional workmanship, impeccable attention to detail and value for money. Get in touch with us today to discuss your home extension in Brighton, Kew, Caulfield or surrounding eastern and bayside suburbs.