Vestbuild's modern take on the Victorian Workers Cottage circa 1850's priced from $299,900 in Doreen

Vestbuild's modern take on the Victorian Workers Cottage circa 1850's priced from $299,900 in Doreen
Vestbuild's modern take on the Victorian Workers Cottage circa 1850's priced from $299,900 in Doreen

GUEST OBSERVER

Vestbuild specialise in developing homes with spaces that feel big, versatile and flexible - spaces that can be repurposed for daily/seasonal needs.

We believe in squeezing use out of every square inch of space. 

While smaller designs are becoming more popular, compact homes have been built in Melbourne since the late 1800s: for example, you will have seen the Victorian terrace housing and cottages in the north Melbourne suburbs and in Fitzroy and Albert Park.

The small two-three bedroom home was introduced to the inner suburbs of large Australian cities by the UK in the 1850s when huge swathes were built to accommodate the Victorian Gold Rush population boom.

Building was halted by an economic depression in the early 1890s and when it restarted again in the early 1900s, the demand was for larger houses to accommodate a much smaller population.

It makes sense then that, facing another population boom coupled with the key issue of affordable housing, Vestbuild is committed to continuing the tradition of creating housing in Australia based on what the market requires.

Another factor shaping our housing needs is the unprecedented aging of our population.

Vestbuild understands this.

We understand that the Baby Boom Generation that’s driven change throughout their lives now want new housing models that meet their needs.

We’ve learned is that Generation Y are looking for the same thing: accessory dwelling units in walkable, urban neighbourhoods.

This need is reshaping the traditional concept of suburban single family living who are moving away from the traditional large lot/large houses that have dominated the Australian property market for the past 20 years.

Vestbuild has answered this with our intuitive designs that are efficient, appealing and financially viable.

Deniz Sivasli is managing director, Vestbuild and can be contacted here.

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