A common misconception about narrow lots is that you have to compromise on the quality of your home design to fit everything in, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, when built properly narrow lots can capitalise on the allotted space and create a beautiful home for you and your family that screams luxury inside and out. Here’s how InVogue makes the most of your narrow lot when designing your home.
The Main Advantages of Narrow Lots and Building Up
So what is a narrow lot? Narrow lots are exactly what they sound like: small, tight blocks with limited room to build or extend. Luckily, double storey homes and narrow lots are a match made in heaven, so you don’t have to compromise on luxury or space. Building across two floors is the perfect way to take advantage of a skinner lot and make the available space work for you and your needs. Some of the benefits of choosing to build a two storey on a narrow lot include:
The great thing about building on a narrow lot is that you can have your pick of where you live. When it comes to choosing a block of land, location is one of the most important factors to consider, especially for homeowners with children. But sometimes in desirable suburbs close to great amenities like top schools and childcare, there’s limited land available. So by choosing a smaller lot, you’re more likely to be able to squeeze into the suburb of your choosing.
2. Lock and Leave
Because there’s less square meterage, there’s less upkeep and general maintenance required with a narrow lot. That means less work for you and less chores for the kids, freeing up everyone’s time for the more exciting things in life, like family togetherness and bonding. It also means that you can enjoy a lock and leave lifestyle. Whether it’s a family holiday during school break or weekend getaway for mum and dad, now you don’t have to worry about simply packing up and leaving with a narrow lot.
3. Chance to get Creative
Finally, building on a narrow lot lets you maximise your block space and design an innovative and distinctive double storey home for you and your family with enough room for future growth. So if you’re looking for a unique design that stands out from the crowd, a narrow lot provides a fantastic opportunity to get creative and come up with an innovative way to use the space.
Your builders and designers have to work smart to ensure your home suits the needs of your block size, lifestyle and budget. They have to come up with clever designs and techniques to ensure liveability and comfort despite the smaller space, so you know that every inch of space within your property will be maximised and you’ll even discover storage opportunities you didn’t think were possible.
Home Designs for Narrow Lots
When InVogue hear narrow lot, we say no problem! We want to change the way you think about narrow lot homes in Perth – and that starts by showing you some of our fantastic designs for 8-18 metre blocks. Here’s 2 of our most innovative two storey home designs that can help capitalise on every square inch of your narrow lot:
With its traditional front elevation combining design favourites like modern cladding panels and a brick feature adjacent to the entryway, The Hailwood boasts a timeless exterior that will be the envy of everyone else on your street for years to come. Then step inside to a well-thought-out home that’s large enough for everybody in the family to enjoy.
Cleverly designed, the open plan living, dining and kitchen area located at the rear of the house spills out onto a spacious alfresco. Perfect for entertaining, a main feature is the floating island bench, which creates a central hub for guests to mingle. There’s also enough room for a fantastic home office, just in case you need somewhere to get some extra work done.
And proving to be a versatile design, The Hailwood utilises your narrow lot by building up and creating a great separation of living spaces. The master suite with ensuite and walk-in robe are located on the bottom level and the minor rooms, bathroom and games room are all located on the top level, so the entire family can have their own space. That means parents can have their own private retreat downstairs and kids can hang out with their friends upstairs.
Design Name: The Hailwood
Price Range: $300,000 – $350,000
If you’re after an affordable and practical design for your narrow lot, look no further than The Redgate! The perfect narrow lot 2 storey home design, The Redgate proves just what you can do with a skinnier lot. Aimed at those who love to entertain, the design boasts large open spaces on the ground floor that make it ideal for hosting guests.
The wide entryway leads on to an open plan living, dining and kitchen area with plenty of windows to let in the natural sunlight and brighten up the space. Combining the indoors and outdoors, the open plan space then seamlessly transitions into the alfresco area. And if storage space is a concern, no need to worry because The Redgate has a huge garage with enough room to comfortably fit your cars, storage shelves and more.
Then once you’re finished entertaining, head upstairs for some downtime with the master bedroom, minor bedrooms and activity room all located on the second floor. That means you can truly switch off and use your bedrooms for what they’re actually designed for – sleep!
Design Name: The Redgate
Price Range: $300,000 – $350,000
InVogue are the luxury two storey home builders in Perth. Come to join us at InVogue and together we’ll change the way you think about two storey narrow lot home design.