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Alfresco Design Hughesdale

We’re a happy team at Hughesdale. An open space, transformed by strategically placed footlights, a magnificent outdoor kitchen, and a seamless design has the owners of this new Alfresco feeling like winners at the M.C.G. (well, almost!).

Project Overview

Custom Outdoor Living in Melbourne specialise in taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary, and with this project they had permission to ‘pull out all the stops’.

“The owners wanted to take full advantage of the paving they already had in place, extend out from their existing house/garage roofline, and maximise their outdoor living lifestyle options all year round

We consulted and worked with them regarding what they wanted carefully, presented them with a concept design that would add both value and chic style to their home, and then began the building process of the dominant structure.

In a few short months this gorgeous Alfresco in Melbourne was complete, and when the final siren rang out we all knew we had a home run on the board.

The owners wanted to have a strong hand in creating their new space, and we were very happy to co-design and construct with them. They supplied and installed the fabulous kitchen, high-end heaters, helped out bricking-in the half wall, and arranged for the completion of the tiling.

“It was a great co-operative experience.” Matt Goodie, Managing Director of Custom Outdoor Living, and the Project Designer, suggested they block the neighbouring property with a solid wall, place the kitchen along the garage’s brick wall (to meet fire rating codes), and institute a half-height brick barrier to help contain the weather at the other end.

The owners already had a very stylish outdoor lounge area, so this area was designated for family dining and entertaining.

The floor area of this Alfresco in Melbourne was raised a little and beautifully tiled, then highlighted with built-in, energy-efficient LED lights in the ceiling, the floor, AND along the lower reaches of the brick half-wall.

The roofline was extended, with tiles that matched the existing home, creating a design flow of perfect symmetry, and the underside now features a superb Cedar lining, gas heaters, sound system speakers.

And then, of course, there’s the two wine fridges, the dishwasher, the rangehood – just everything (including the kitchen sink) to make this Alfresco fully functional and easy to clean – and it all just looks as if it’s always been there.

There’s now privacy, protection and something of a pavilion to enjoy in Hughesdale, and Custom Outdoor Living in Melbourne is proud to have been able to partner with the owners to bring this Alfresco to life.

“We don’t do things by halves at Custom Outdoor Living,” says Matt. “We have a reputation for perfection in our finishes and attention to detail, and by taking care of the Design AND Construction processes for you.

We can aesthetically assess your project for both practicality and what is permitted (as Registered Builders) , and take the entire concept from beginning to end.

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Our Difference

Definitive Leadership

The company is owned and managed by Matt Goodie who plays a hands-on role within the company.

Knowledge & Skills

We have forged a solid reputation over two decades, so you know that when you hire us to consult, design and construct your building project, you’re in safe hands.

Fully Registered

Here at Custom Outdoor Living we have 3 levels of registration so you can be assured that you are in good hands.

Our Credentials

We care about your satisfaction. It means a great deal to us so you can rest assured you’re dealing with a highly reputable and well established local business who are Registered Building Practitioners and Housing Industry Association.

Create Your Dream Space Today

Submit your details today and one of our design consultants will give you a call within 24 to 48 hours.

Thousands of Projects Completed, Hundreds of Satisfied Clients.

Suzanne & Tony


“After several quotes from others we ended up going with Custom Outdoor Living.

They had great ideas for our deck, got all the approvals required, surveyed and inspected several times, made sure things were in spec, and they were professional”

Steve & Jackie


“Selecting Custom Outdoor Living to build our deck and extend our home through an outdoor entertaining area was definitely the best thing we ever did!

We couldn’t recommend them highly enough!”

Damien & Lynette

St Helena

“The quality of the timber used and excellent and the trades made for an excellent construction. The craftsmanship shown by the tradesmen is all excellent.

I highly recommend Custom Outdoor Living!”

Create Your Dream Space Today

Submit your details today and one of our design consultants will give you a call within 24 to 48 hours.