Dual Occupancy:  Unique design with two functional pavillions separated by a toddler friendly  courtyard
We know how to do it well!
Our Founder successfully managed over 250 planning approvals for dual occupancy and town house projects across Melbourne.
 Please complete the form below and we will get back within 48 hours and tell you how to subdivide your property and what chance of success, opportunities and challenges you may face.



We began with a design brief and an opinion on the size and type of built form. The property owners were impressed with the yield.











 A detailed financial feasibility study was not requested. We can prepare one to give indicative outcomes. Of course the final feasibility occurs when the Tenders are awarded.










The dual occupancy home  plans were submitted to owners  for feedback.


The dual occupancy design is underpinned by two pavillions; the private/family and  entertaining pavilions. The new dual occupancy home is sited at the rear of the property. The existing home is retained only to be developed later. The property is zoned Neighbourhood Residential with a maximum of two dwellings allowed on the  land.










After design feedback from the property owners the elevations were finalised.




















The living and family pavilions are separated by a toddler friendly courtyard which seamlessly integrates into the living area with its  large bi-fold doors opening onto terraced decks.


The open plan living and dining design enjoy high timber lined ceilings with a mezzanine study/cubby house  above the kitchen.


Mum can watch her kids  play -from her custom design lux kitchen- in the secure courtyard with its green herb wall. A juliette balcony in the Master bedroom suite overlooks the courtyard and living pavillion below.


The new dual occ home follows the contours of the sloping block in a Melbourne suburb adding value through the dual occupancy subdivision.


The New  dual occupancy design  ticks the planning regulations to a great extent for a dual occupancy development. It's more of a custom designed home than a standard dual occupancy design. Why settle for less!


Can we  dual occupancy your home too?

Complete the form and we will tell you- at no cost to you -if your  property ticks the  planning boxes- like minimum lot size, size of land, overlays, orientation,services, and zoning to name a few.


Start your OMG Dual Ooocupancy today!


Dual occupancy in 3d

AuArchitecture Melbourne

Mail only : #223, 2/134 Pascoe Vale Road ,Moonee Ponds 3039.


M:  0448 170 132 call me direct -7 days  from 9am to 7pm for the best advice on dual occupancy subdivision, custom home design, commercial projects  or town planning matters. 



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AuArchitecture will gladly donate  design and planning services  to charitable organisations worldwide. 

We would love to serve you through smart and beautiful  designs for your dream house, dual occupancy, townhouse or apartment projects or commercial and industrial buildings which makes  a difference.

I recall doing a

  • large multi unit  residential design with a sky-street on the fifth level for the kids to play in safety while  creating  a real sense of community living and  

  • a modular home design which grew with the family budget rather like a series of plug in components and 

  • the windmill house with views where each stair landing led to a different view and function and

  • right down to designing and obtaining planning permits for practical traditional designs to meet the family  or developer's budget and objectives.

Our Founder has  worked on hundreds of development sites for dual occupancy and townhouses. He worked on commercial, health, education, retail and leisure projects to name a few other disciplines.

Our professional designs are flexible to suit your vision and realistic to meet your budget.

We advise you must seek legal and financial advice prior to making a commitment on any property development venture. The opinions we provide are general in nature.