There are thousands of shops with accommodation above them all over Melbourne. There are thousands of shops with empty accommodation, the space unused or used as shop storage. They are such a waste of what could be reasonably priced accommodation. This one seems to occupied at least.
I particularly like this one in Glenhuntly Road Elsternwick. Not too many come with a balcony. I wonder if it was once one of a pair. It is said ex British PM Thatcher grew up while living above a shop. Good enough for her.... Could we nick name such an abode as a thatch?