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Alfresco Design Macleod

Made to measure in Macleod. Stunning sunsets are now streaming into this magnificent semi-outdoor Alfresco space.

Project Overview

This fabulous modern rustic look has been achieved by Custom Outdoor Living in Melbourne, and one would have to agree it’s as inviting as warm toast with melted honey on the top. It just ticks all the boxes.

“The large sliding door and side windows on the existing home were the catalyst for the design,” says Managing Director, Matt Goodie, who in fact designed this incredible Alfresco for the owners.

“Their brief was to ensure the design matched the original house and established garden, as if it had always been there. Of prime importance, also, was their wish to maximise views of the backyard to create light and space.

And this was amply achieved using a skillion roof, framed with gorgeous natural timber supports, and given added warmth by using Merbau to craft seating benches, two hidden firewood boxes, and decking.”

A touch of outback character was also added by installing the wood fire heater surrounded by beautiful Crazy Pave stone. The irregular stone pieces were mortared together, and the look was repeated behind the outdoor kitchen as well.”

Stepping from the Living Room directly out into the new Alfresco is a breeze, and the ideal setting for a party or three. The feeling that the Living Room and Alfresco are one now makes the entire home feel infinitely bigger – whether you’re inside or out.

The modern outdoor kitchen includes a BBQ, rangehood, ample cupboards, a sink and wine fridge, and, best of all, the next door neighbours are now completely hidden from view.

Energy efficiency has also been maximised using low voltage Downlights, a central ceiling fan, and two high windows and a half-glass door for increased light.

Custom Outdoor Living, in Melbourne, worked closely with the Land Developers of this particular housing estate to ensure the overall design was in-keeping with the area guidelines, and this presented a few challenges that were quickly overcome.

“Because of our depth of experience in design and construction as a holistic service, it was easier to make any amendments without having to seek permissions to change the design through an external Architect.

We pride ourselves on being able to take care of everything by liaising directly and closely with our clients.”

Whatever the time of day or night, this family can now pop outside, whip up a barbie, grab a coffee or a wine, slink onto the outdoor lounge suite and watch the mounted television, listen to some music, and watch the sunset –

All at once if they wish, and in no particular order.

And once the air turns chilly, the fire and the wood stash are right there to add that extra special ambience.

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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

Because customer satisfaction means a great deal to us so you can rest assured you’re dealing with a highly reputable and well established local business who is a proud member of the Master Builders Australia and Housing Industry Association.

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''We are so pleased we chose a builder who could see our project through from start to finish. Design, permits and of course the build and fit out. We love our new alfresco room and use it every day. The team listened to understand our vision and it has come to life. Special shout out to the trades who stayed strong through several Covid related lock outs! Thankyou''

Maria & Ash


We are so pleased with our carport. It has been perfectly matched to our home. Custom outdoor living, have taken care of every little detail from the very beginning until the very end. We were always kept up to date with the project. It ran smoothly and was completed on time. We can't recommend them highly enough.

Patrick & Gail


''Matt and the team at Custom Outdoor Living did a fantastic job of designing and building a customised double garage for us.

It has fit in really well next to the house and looks like it has always been there. Their attention to detail was excellent and they explained everything really well. They made the process from design to completion very easy for us.''

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Wheelers Hill

“No hassles or problems…They did all the paperwork and permits … they even cleaned up after themselves…Would highly recommend Matt and the team to work on your next project.

Thanks !!!”

Here, at Custom Outdoor Living (formerly known as Pergolas R Us), we specialise in building timber verandah decking projects that are uniquely tailored to meet your specific needs.