Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend change. Houses are changed or demolished and new forms of housing take their place. Port Houses records some of these changes.

08 March 2021

218 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

April 2022

Esplanade House

The project approaches completion with the addition of a door etched with an image of Port Melbourne's Lagoon Pier. 

The front door is etched with an image of Lagoon Pier

August 2021

25,000 Krause bricks are being applied to the outside of the new house. 

Brick facing the house at 218 Esplanade West, August 2021

March 2021

The frame is up for the new house.

218 Esplanade West, March 2021
November 2020

Construction has begun.

218 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne 

Architects Tom Eckersley
Builders C.L. Knights & Sons

January 2020

Blank canvas. Blank slate.

January 2020
13 December 2019

and in the evening

in the morning
12 December 2019

The time has come for 218 Esplanade West and the yellow roses.

preparing for demolition December 2019

the streetscape December 2019

An amendment to the 2018 permit was granted on 9 July 2019.


A planning permit was granted on 29 October 2018 for the demolition of the dwelling and construction of a two storey dwelling.

30 May 2017

When these inter-war houses built on the former Sandridge Lagoon change hands, they generally make way for new development.

This house, with two street frontages and adjacent to Edwards Park, is unlikely to survive.

The house was sold for $2,025,000 in May 2017. (source: realestate.com.au)

218 Esplanade West, 2017

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