Luxury Home Design Pointers for Narrow Lots

May 31, 2021

The big lot, smaller home real estate reality has almost entirely left the scene in Perth, particularly when it comes to releasing new blocks of land. Block widths of 12.5 and even 10m are the new normal.

Where one large block once held one home, it now holds two (or maybe three or four).

Why is this so? Well, many people’s needs are changing, wanting more home and less garden upkeep. Also, when an older home is demolished in a sought-after area, buyers are willing to have a subdivided property in the suburb of their dreams.

Want to know some home design pointers for narrow lots?

Read more the Perth custom luxury home builders at Zen Living to find out.

You can still have a spacious home on a narrow lot

Building a custom luxury home on a narrow lot doesn’t have to compromise on everything. You can still very much design, build and enjoy a spacious home, with some smart tips and tricks, that is.

The features that go well within narrow lots:

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Open-plan living spaces
  • Raised ceilings
  • Rear parking (if possible), to ensure the front façade isn’t taken up by space-consuming garage.

Zen Living are the luxury custom home builders in Perth who know the clever design tips, tricks and features that work.

When you can’t build out, build up!

Struggling to see how you’ll fit all the desired bedrooms and extras like a home office and/or theatre in your narrow lot? Don’t worry, because where there is a will, there is a way.

That way is building up (as in a two storey), instead of a wide, single-storey house.

A two-storey custom, luxury home will ensure all your desired rooms are included, and you’ll even have more space in your backyard if so desired.

It turns out a 5-bedroom house, home office, theatre AND swimming pool is possible on a narrow lot of land!

An environmentally friendly added bonus

Perhaps you’re an avid environmentalist, or just keen on cleaner, green living. Whether you are or not, building on a narrow lot will make your home naturally eco-friendlier when compared to big blocks with big, high-maintenance gardens.

What does this mean?

  • You’ll have to be smarter with your indoor and outdoor living spaces.
  • A low-maintenance, humble porch or attractive alfresco area will likely be more your go-to, but don’t worry.
  • You don’t have to forego greenery at all. Small courtyards can still provide lush green landscapes to complement your luxury custom home in Perth.

Zen Living have all the design features ready and waiting for your narrow lot, custom home build.

The final verdict

Building a custom luxury home on a narrow lot doesn’t have to compromise much, if anything at all.

‘Spacious’ isn’t just a numerical length to width ratio, it’s also a look and a feeling.

With clever design features and option of building a two-storey home, you can easily and beautifully design and build a luxury custom home in Perth on a narrow lot.

Need luxury custom home design for narrow lots?

Contact Zen Living for all the tips and tricks you need for a custom, luxury home in Perth.