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Alfresco Design Sandringham

Picture-perfect Sandringham Alfresco. Get your own slice of heaven from one of the leading Alfresco Builders in Melbourne. 

Project Overview

Imagine sunning yourself by the pool and playing a spot of tennis by day, then warming yourself by the magnificent gas fireplace, set in a natural stone wall at night.

The fully-functional outdoor kitchen is prepped and ready to go, and your friends and family are relaxing in the ambience. “Ah the serenity!”

An outdoor castle of modern contemporary proportions, this stunning Sandringham Alfresco is picture-perfect.

As a master of design ideas and concepts, and the Managing Director of Custom Outdoor Living, Mr. Matt Goodie cast his eyes over the existing home, with the pool set into the timber decking – and his mind raced.

“The owners obviously had come to us looking for a high-end designer look – with first class finishes. Our reputation for providing both of these attributes laid the foundations.

Their brief was quite specific. They wanted a ‘sexy’ look to penetrate in their new outdoor area, one that would flow seamlessly from the existing home, and encompass their outdoor leisure pursuits in one.

There were a few regulatory and architectural considerations to take into account. Because the existing decking adjoined both the residence and the boundary, it was necessary to create a half-height fire rated wall.

The upper roofline structure was supported by matching stained timber posts that penetrate through the decking, whilst the custom-designed fireplace centrepiece needed to match the stone fireplace already in place in the home’s lounge room.”

Custom Outdoor Living, in Melbourne, created a virtual design after their initial consultation with the owners, and it was an instant hit.

Being a company that Consult, Design and Build customised outdoor living areas in Melbourne (as a specialty provider) meant they could then proceed with ease, knowing they’d be well taken care of.

The Sandringham Alfresco has an upper structure with a rendered finish to match that of the existing home. This is inset with a ceiling fan, sound system speakers, energy efficient LED down lights, and strip heaters. Whilst allowing air to freely flow through this elegant space, there is ample protection from the chill of night after a midnight swim.

The outdoor kitchen (chosen from the exclusive range available from Melbourne Outdoor Kitchen Concepts) makes the entire leisure-time experience all that more easy – with a beautiful benchtop, BBQ, fridge, and ample stainless steel cupboard space.

The careful placement of the Alfresco roofline also ensures that the bedroom balconies (on the upper storey of the home) still have magnificent views of the rear backyard activities, and that the next-door neighbours can no longer see how much fun they’re having.

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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.