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Creating a spacious family home in Yarraville

Jacqui and Lachlan McCallum purchased their first home in 2009 – a tiny two-bedroom weatherboard bungalow in Yarraville. The couple loved the quiet cul-de-sac street and home’s cosy character along with the vibrant inner-city lifestyle so forgave the quirky interior layout. 

Upon entry you walked into an unused formal lounge where a narrow hallway led to a living room that doubled as a thoroughfare to the dated vinyl kitchen. One bathroom serviced two small bedrooms and the lack of an outdoor entertaining area made social gatherings a challenge. 

Five years after moving in and with a family now numbering four, the house was bursting at the seams. Keen to stay in a location they loved, Lachlan and Jacqui decided to breathe new life into their house.

Over six months we transformed their tiny two-bedroom one-bathroom weatherboard into a stunning two-storey home featuring four spacious bedrooms, two luxurious bathrooms, a light-filled study, dining room, separate laundry and large open plan kitchen and living area leading out onto an entertainer’s Silver Top Ash deck with built-in seating and BBQ. The transformation is truly magnificent, full of personalised touches and towing the perfect line between functional and architecturally beautiful.


Design: James Goodlet, AlterEco

Images: Allesandro Cerruti

"Bevan and the team at BCT Group have created a home that has exceeded our expectations. The quality of the workmanship is testament to Bevan’s attention to detail and commitment to excellence in his field. We are absolutely in love with our home now, it is the perfect space for our family and we frequently pinch ourselves when we walk through the front door. Bevan and his team were fantastic to deal with and extremely professional, they genuinely cared about creating the home we were after and we will be eternally grateful."

              Jacqui & Lachlan McCallum

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