Carnegie – The Best of Many Worlds

Nestled between Caulfield and Murrumbeena and just 12km south east of the city, highly sought after Carnegie is fast becoming known as one of Melbourne’s best inner east suburbs. A bustling and dynamic restaurant strip well regarded as ‘Eat Street’, excellent transport links, a world class shopping centre at your doorstep and beautiful beaches not too far away – Carnegie sure has so much to offer for a relatively small suburb.

With wide, tree lined streets packed with mainly older style houses along with the odd new development, Carnegie is the perfect location for families looking for access to larger house blocks, great schools, playgrounds, recreational facilities, trendy shops and a thriving café culture. Well serviced by public transport and excellent freeway links, it’s hard not to be attracted to Carnegie’s charm and convenience.


Originally called Rosstown, after developer William Murray Ross one of the early pioneers of the area, and although established in around 1875, the name Carnegie was officially chosen in 1909. Today, this centrally located suburb is high in demand, and although relatively small in area, there isn’t much lacking from this endearing part of Melbourne.

With the average sale price for a three-bedroom home around 1.2 million dollars, and showing steady growth, Carnegie is fast becoming an exclusive address in the south east region of Melbourne, joining the likes of its more celebrated neighbours such as Caulfield, Glen Huntly and Malvern East. Add in a family friendly community vibe and exceptionally low crime rate, there’s no doubting Carnegie has earned its reputation as one of Melbourne’s most liveable suburbs.

Extend Your Carnegie Home

Carnegie is no longer a hidden gem of Melbourne, this faultless location has been well and truly discovered. With large block sizes and an eclectic mix of old and new architecture styles, Carnegie it’s the perfect location to create your forever home – add modern functionality with a renovation, extension or double storey addition and you’ll never want to leave.

Are you a home owner in Carnegie and need more space? Or is the current layout of your home not right for your growing family? From Bentleigh to Brighton, Templestowe to Toorak, Duncan Thompson Extensions is Melbourne’s leading home extension builder specialising the eastern, south eastern and bayside suburbs of Melbourne. Book a consultation with us today and let us transform your vision into your new home.