Carpenter StreetEclectic Exterior, Melbourne

The rejuvenated front facade of the existing part of the house. A hint of the extension can be seen behind with the titanium zinc cladding visible above the existing roof line.
Photography by Rachel Lewis.

Design ideas for an eclectic one-storey grey exterior in Melbourne with a gable roof and a tile roof. —  Houzz
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emmab1975 wrote:20 Mar. 2016
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    I also think the colour is gorgeous. Thanks for letting us know what it is.

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    Dig Design

    Hi Emma, the question has been answered above, the colour is Dulux Dieskau. :)

nikki9452 wrote:26 Oct. 2015
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    Dig Design

    The external paint colour is Dulux Dieskau.

April Hun wrote:19 May 2015
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    Dig Design

    Sorry April Hun, that particular element was existing on the house.

ger_ger wrote:20 Apr. 2015
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    Dig Design
    Thanks ger_ger, its an exposed aggregate concrete driveway with bluestone border.
loll86 wrote:6 Dec. 2014
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    Dig Design

    The external paint colour is Dulux Dieskau.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Georgia Madden added this to Best of the Week: 31 Australian Heritage-Style Home Facades2 May 2019

4. Location: Melbourne, VictoriaDesigner: Dig DesignFeatures: A classic Federation exterior with a hint of the modern zinc-lined extension peeping above the roofline.

Georgia Madden added this to How Do I... Prep and Paint My Home's Facade?29 Apr 2018

Tell usDid you find this story useful? Tell us about your own exterior painting experiences in the Comments below. And don’t forget to like or share this story and save the photos. Join the conversation. MoreFind a painting professional near you

Julia Fairley added this to Now and Then: How Australian Life Has Changed in a Generation2 Apr 2018

Many of us might politely agree to disagree about the virtues or otherwise of eating smashed avocado at hipster cafes. But, putting differences aside, it’s tough to argue that times have not changed. To get a better understanding of what’s different – and what’s the same – Houzz took a trip down memory lane and compared the 1986 Australian census with the most recent 2016 instalment, to find out how we’re living, one generation on.

Pipe Perfection Plumbers added this to Roof Plumbing: Your Essential – and Simplified – Guide2 Jul 2017

Don’t delay Don’t wait until your house floods to conduct roof plumbing and drainage maintenance. Winter is a perfect time to clear gutters of autumn leaves and locate all the cracks and gaps that might let the cold in – you may as well check for leaks and anything that needs repair while you’re up there.Tell usIf you enjoyed this story, like it, bookmark it, save the photos and share your thoughts below. Join the conversation!MoreBrowse more beautiful exterior shots

Bagnato Architecture & Interiors added this to Worthwhile Questions to Ask an Architect at the First Meeting30 Jan 2017

“Why should we hire you?”When choosing an architect, reviewing their project portfolio will tell you about the type of work they do. Does the architect produce modern, contemporary or reproduction designs? Some practices will accommodate all styles of architecture, which can be useful if a client thinks they want one kind of home, but their tastes, site and lifestyle means another style would be a better fit.I have had many clients come into the office wanting a period-style home, for example, who ended up with a contemporary home. Our role is always to challenge the client and dig deeper to see what they really want.

Rebecca Gross added this to 10 Roofing Materials to Top Off Your House29 Nov 2016

1. Terracotta roof tilesTerracotta tiles have been used for centuries and have been a popular roofing choice in Australia since the 19th century. Due to their individual profiles and extensive range, terracotta roof tiles – in fact all roof tiles – are a flexible choice for roof design because they can complement a wide range of architectural specifications and styles.

Joanna Tovia added this to Front Garden Makeovers With Mojo13 Mar 2016

A similar approach can be used on a more traditional-style house with just as much success. An exposed aggregate concrete driveway with bluestone border transforms this front garden, and an automatic sliding gate makes life even easier.

Emily Hutchinson added this to What We've Learnt From the Houzz and Home Survey1 Oct 2015

Single-storey homes are our go-toDo you feel as though single-storey houses are dominating your neighbourhood? It may be because Australian homeowners are opting to build single-storey homes, as opposed to the majority of US and UK homeowners who are building upwards with two-storey houses.We also discovered that Aussie homeowners’ biggest challenge when building a custom home is to stay on budget, whereas those in the UK struggle the most with finding the right service provider.

Rebecca Gross added this to Period Features to Love Forever: Timber Fretwork27 Aug 2015

What to consider when choosing fretworkWhether you’re restoring fretwork or adding it new, you can choose from a wide range of manufactured stock components or you can have it custom-made according to your requirements.Consider the style and era of your heritage home, as this will play a role in the fretwork you choose if you want to retain historical accuracy and style. For example, sunrise motifs are more appropriate on Federation villas; Art Nouveau verandah brackets are more often seen on Edwardian cottages; and California bungalows will feature more geometric and simple fretwork.The size and scale of your house will also determine how much fretwork your period home can bear. It’s best used to highlight rather than overwhelm architectural features and spaces of the house.

Rebecca Gross added this to 5 Common Materials Paving Australian Driveways27 Aug 2015

ConsiderationsBluestone is durable and can be cut and shaped to suit almost any need.It is has a beautiful colour that begins as a deep blue but fades over time, and with constant sun exposure, to a light shade of grey. Bluestone can be combined with other paving materials. For example, here bluestone has been laid around the edges of the exposed aggregate driveway for a smart and stylish look.

Natasha Saroca added this to Unglamorous (but Essential) Jobs to Keep Your Winter Home Ticking Over6 Jun 2015

7. Clear your guttering, downpipes, and drains of debrisBlocked gutters, downpipes and drains can cause costly water and structural damage to your home and property if left unchecked during winter, especially after a heavy downpour. The next time it’s sunny outside, grab a ladder and get to work clearing your guttering and downpipes of leaves and twigs. This will allow rainwater to run freely through the drainage system the next time the sky opens up, rather than flow over the sides and onto the ground below or leak into your ceiling. While you’re up on your ladder, check your roof for cracked tiles, water damage and loose flashing, as catching these problems early will help prevent ceiling leaks as well.Blocked stormwater drains can also cause flooding under your home, so clear debris from these areas too.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Ryan Howe added this to Exterior Architectural Features30 Sep 2019

The exterior of this home is very eye catching with the design of the fence and vivid paint color

Justine Clarke added this to House Style9 Sep 2019

Location: Melbourne, Victoria Designer: Dig Design Features: A classic Federation exterior with a hint of the modern zinc-lined extension peeping above the roofline.

sadiemolly63 added this to Exterior7 Sep 2019

The external paint colour is Dulux Dieskau.

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