Canterbury Home Extensions And Renovations Projects

Canterbury is located in Melbourne’s inner east and is a great place to live and raise a family. If you live in Canterbury you no doubt know what an amazingly friendly and beautiful neighbourhood it is. Most schools are within a short distance from home and with the Melbourne CBD only 12kms away, it is close to the city but not close enough to interfere with the quiet tranquillity of life in Canterbury.

Period Extensions & Designs has been in the business of extending and renovating some of the most luxurious homes in the Canterbury area for over 20 years. In this time, we have successfully completed numerous projects ranging from small renovations to large-scale extensions that both increased the value of the property whilst allowing families to enjoy the lifestyle of their choice.

Why Choose Canterbury?

You couldn’t ask for a safer place to live than Canterbury as the crime rate is very low. Most streets are lined with leafy trees and the Burke Road shopping centre and the new Well Shopping complex are just a stroll away. 

Canterbury has everything you need from great restaurants to the Rivoli Cinema for local entertainment. Easily accessible transport and some of the leading schools in Australia make Canterbury a great suburb for growing families as well as aspiring professionals and retirees alike. The enchanting ambience of the Canterbury Gardens, the jewel in the suburbs crown, is the perfect place for a quiet Sunday stroll.

Distance to

Distance from Melbourne

Canterbury Demographics

The population of Canterbury is just over 8,000 with a median age of 44. 56% are over the age of 15. Of those, 28% are older couples and families, 18% are established couples and families while 10% are older independence. 

The main occupations of people living in Canterbury are around 40% professionals, 21% managers, while around 23% are administrative and sales workers and 4.4% are technicians and trades workers. Just over 45% of homes are fully owned with around 21% of homes being rented. The median individual income is just over $800 per week and the median household income is around $2,500 per week.

Older Couples & Families

28.2%

Established Couples & Families

18.2%

Older Independence

10.3%

Canterbury Lifestyle

Canterbury is an older suburb established in 1882 with a high social status imparted by its heritage-protected areas and partly reflected in high real estate prices. Arguably one of the premier residential suburbs in Melbourne, Canterbury has some of the most expensive properties in Melbourne which is why most residents who can afford it like to hold onto their homes for the long haul. 

If you love living in Canterbury there is no need to move when you have outgrown the space of your home. Whether you are planning to have kids or you would just like to modernise your existing space, extending and renovating is a great way to achieve your goals in your existing environment. Our expert master builders and designers can help you make your dream home come true by designing a functional but aesthetically pleasing space that you and your family can enjoy for many years to come without having to move away from this amazing suburb.

Types Of Homes In Canterbury

Named after the Viscount of Canterbury, the suburb has an aristocratic feel with large landholdings that include a number of ornate Edwardian and Victorian-era homes. If you are one of the lucky owners of these homes, quality extensions and renovations can give your home the upgrade you need while still maintaining the beautiful original architecture and feel of a period home.

Canterbury Median House Prices

Canterbury is among the top three main suburbs in Melbourne for median house prices after Toorak and Brighton at around $1.8m. A good starting price for a house on Victoria Avenue or Mont Albert Road would be $2.5m while top-of-the-range homes can cost anything from $5m to $7.5m.

The stunning spring and summer weather in Canterbury is awesome but a walk along the ‘Golden Mile’ is particularly spectacular in autumn. These are just some of the reasons why many homeowners prefer to extend or renovate their properties in preference to moving out of this sought-after area of Melbourne.

Please contact us today to find out how we can turn your exclusive and valuable Canterbury home into a more functional and modern space without compromising the traditional look of the property.

Buy
$3,050,000
2BR
        
3BR
$2,330,000
4BR
$3,370,000
Buy
$823 PW
2BR
       
3BR
$700 PW
4BR
$925 PW
Buy
$910,000
1BR
     
2BR
$850,000
3BR
$1,680,000
Buy
$498 PW
1BR
      
2BR
$440 PW
3BR
$700 PW

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