Beauty Shot Melbourne backyard studio beauty shot. ID number 1067.

Melbourne

Home Studios

Nature and design blended together in harmony.

Gently curved on all sides, the regal Tudor roof style complements the Melbourne’s clean and simple box style. Inviting double doors lead to an elegant space that is ideal as a garden studio, home office, or backyard home theater. The Melbourne’s striking style makes a gracious statement in any locale. Interestingly, this stately structure takes its inspiration from a deluxe his ’n hers outhouse – circa 16th century Massachusetts. Get more Melbourne design inspirations and check out our favourites before you get started!

Swipe or tap photos Swipe to browse photos or tap for pricing/details.

overview

  
  • Gently curved on all sides our Melbourne home studio striking design, makes a gracious statement in any locale. View more on pricing and your Melbourne home studio in these style tabs.

Features

- Characterized by a curved roof roofline.
- Plenty of headroom.
- The ideal space for garden home office.

Popular options:

Floor plans

Below are a few sample Melbourne studio floorplans to get you started.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

Melbourne floor plan configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own space and share as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

Available Melbourne home studio kit sizes

Melbourne have sizes ranging from 81 sq.ft to 144 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Melbourne studio design kit includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process.

Below is a series of photos showing one of our Melbourne buildings being assembled.

  • Melbourne home studio foundation

  • Wall frame assembly

  • Completed Melbourne home studio

Hiring a contractor

Our Melbourne design buildings are relatively easy to assemble however if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Melbourne building

    The product featured is a Melbourne studio in a backyard setting with the following options: Opening windows, standard single door, a screen kit.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see all the Summerwood Styles

  • Melbourne design video tour
  

details & specs

  

Melbourne Home Studio Dimensions

MELBOURNE GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B C D E
BUILDING DEPTH BUILDING HEIGHT FLOOR HEIGHT WALL HEIGHT ROOF HEIGHT
4' 8' - 4 1/8" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 1' 6"
6' 8' - 11 1/2" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 1 3/8"
8' 10' - 2 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 2' - 8 1/4"
10' 10' - 9 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 3 1/4"
12' 11' - 4 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 10 1/8"
14' 11' - 11 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 4' - 5 1/8"
16' 12' - 8 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 1/8"
18' 13' - 3 1/2" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 7 3/8"
20' 13' - 10 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 2 1/4"
22' 14' - 5 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 9 1/4"
24' 15' - 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 4 1/4"
26' 15' - 7 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 11 1/4"
28' 16' - 2 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 8' - 6 1/8"

Our measurements (i.e. 8ft. x 12ft.) are taken from the outside of the floor & wall framing, therefore, they don't include the siding, and/or sheathing.

For true interior measurements, subtract the thickness of the wall framing; 3 ½” for 2x4 walls, and 5 ½” for 2x6 walls. Note: 2 x 4 is actually 1 ½” x 3 ½” and 2 x 6 is actually 1 ½” x 5 ½” due to the properties of "finished” lumber.

Wall Plan

Wall plan drawing for a Melbourne building

For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of your Melbourne home studio, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with hip roofing, gable roofing is up there for the most popular roofing style. Common in Melbourne structures are gable roofs, which typically features a continuous ridge, with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure.

Gable roofs are much easier to frame, sheath, and finish, giving the vertical wall component of a gable roof its style, known as “gable ends”.

Ventilation is easy to install. Due to its geometry and access to gable ends, roof vents can be placed on the gable ends rather than the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Roof framing drawing for a Melbourne building

Overhang Detail

Soffits are the cedar trim pieces that are attached to the underside of the rafter ends.
Fascia is typically the cedar 1x4 that’s used to cover the rafter tips and provide a nice straight level line for the bottom of your roof.

Melbourne studio overhang detail

Foundation

The Melbourne style is well suited for a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad is also ideal for poolside applications.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Melbourne studio foundation

Materials

Like all summerwood designs, the Melbourne home studio design is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any of your outdoor needs. Our materials are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental friendliness. Construction is engineered for garages and cabins but ideally suited for storage sheds and pool cabanas as well.

Floor
item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x4 - 2x8 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
material upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine 1x6 tongue & groove
Walls
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x4 - 2x6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
canexel siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
cedar wall framing cedar 2x8 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1a osb + typar n/a wall sheathing & building wrap
wall insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within wall cavities
Roof
item material dimension notes
ceiling spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x4 - 2x10 n/a
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
Trim
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1x6 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

If you are thinking of adding insulation, consider adding one of our "enhanced siding packages". It's a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker) that provides a moisture barrier to your structure.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Melbourne style allows for a wide array of interior finishes. Our cedar siding or framing interior upgrade can be incorporated on the walls and/or ceiling, providing a warm rustic feel.

Interior cedar siding choices for a Melbourne home studio

Finishing

Once your Melbourne home studio is complete, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood Melbourne.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

Enjoy your Summerwood Melbourne in any season and remain comfortable by implementing insulation in the floor, walls, and/or roof.

Insulation for a Melbourne building

Electrical

The inside of our Melbourne studio are deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Electrical configuration option

Plumbing

Often the Melbourne studio is required to accommodate change rooms, bathroom or bar sinks.

Plumbing for a Melbourne design
  

pricing

  

Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Melbourne sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

    

Sm Melbourne
Home Studios (<70 sq.ft.)

* All prices in $USD E
Small Melbourne
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
7ft.x7ft. $5,295 $5,295 $6,195 $6,195
8ft.x8ft. $6,195 $6,195 $7,095 $7,095

Med Melbourne
Home Studios ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

* All prices in $USD
Medium Melbourne
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
9ft.x9ft. $6,695 $6,695 $7,895 $7,895
10ft.x10ft. $7,295 $7,295 $8,595 $8,595

LGE Melbourne
Home Studios (100 - 130 sq.ft)

* All prices in $USD
Large Melbourne
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
11ft.x11ft. $8,295 $8,295 $9,495 $9,495

X LGE Melbourne
Home Studios ( >130 sq.ft.)

* All prices in $USD
Medium Melbourne
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
12ft.x12ft. $9,195 $9,195 $10,595 $10,595
14ft.x14ft. $12,295 $12,295 $14,295 $14,295
15ft.x15ft. $14,195 $14,195 $16,295 $16,295
16ft.x16ft. $16,095 $16,095 $18,495 $18,495
18ft.x18ft. $20,195 $20,195 $23,295 $23,295

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.

  

let us help build your dream

Our seasoned designers would love to help you find your ideal design.
We're just a phone call away.

Contact us
Top