Over the past few years blocks of land have been getting smaller, meaning narrow lot home designs are now on trend. From 3 bedroom narrow lot homes to 4 bedroom narrow lot homes with a range to suit 8m, 9m 10m frontages, we’re loving the creativity that comes with designing these clever abodes—making them not only liveable but lovable.
Sometimes less really is more.
One of the big pros of narrow lot home designs is that they pack a serious punch but take up less space. This means more bang for your buck. Not only are smaller blocks cheaper, but building a smaller home also keeps costs down so you can keep a little of that nest egg for a rainy day. They also have smaller footprints meaning you’ll be spending less on electricity, heating and cooling costs, especially with our Ultimate Inclusions and our Evolve Luxury Upgrades that feature reverse cycle air-con.
Live (or stay) where you love
By deciding on narrow lot home designs, you’re more likely to be able to live in a suburb of your choosing, with more options to buy land. It also means you’re more likely to fit narrow lot home designs on your current block of land. It’s the perfect solution when you love your street, the outlook, the land, the location, the neighbours and want to knock down rebuild.
Take the Cello narrow lot home design. Fine-tuned to perfection, the Cello is the ultimate choice for anyone looking to build a single storey 3 bedroom narrow lot home or 4 bedroom narrow lot home on a 10m wide block. The open-plan family and dining area is casual and inviting, but also totally chic. There’s a dedicated media space, perfect if you want to help the kids with their homework or just need a spot to set up your laptop (super helpful if more than one of you is now working from home). Our fave feature in this space has got to be the gourmet kitchen with its oversized island bench. Add to that a double garage, spacious bedrooms including luxury master suite and a dedicated study and you’ve got some serious dream home vibes going on.
Still need more convincing on narrow lot home designs? Think Brooklyn brownstones
The modern-day face of NY’s coolest boroughs, the brownstone, is a hallmark of narrow lot home design and the clear inspo behind the Brooklyn double storey. Taking the best characteristics of the borough it’s named after, the Brooklyn has a timeless charm with added contemporary cool. The showpiece of the home is the stunning kitchen with island bar and walk-in pantry, surrounded by the open-plan dining and living areas. A separate study, home theatre and living area downstairs are designed for multiple room usages, so you can let your imagination run wild. What says NYC more than a private pilates studio? A double garage is the icing on the cake. No annoying street parking for you, even if you do live in an NYC inspired home.
Bigger isn’t always better
And when it comes to narrow lot home designs the saying couldn’t be more true. Just because you’re going to be living in a narrow lot home design, whether 3 bedroom narrow lot, 4 bedroom narrow lot with 8m, 9m, or 10m frontages, doesn’t mean you compromise on lifestyle. You just need a design that utilises every last square centimetre of your space and that’s what homes like the Evolve single storey Santa Monica home design are famous for.
In fact, forget about adding a pinch of style, the Santa Monica has a tonne of it with an oh-so-amazing kitchen (with option of a luxe butler’s pantry), the indoor-outdoor flow to your alfresco space (the perfect spot for a Sunday barbie with friends and family) and on those cozy winter nights? Well you won’t be able to get enough of the home theatre, made for movie nights and Netflix binges #justaddpopcorn. Light filled, luxurious and with plenty of storage space (including a double car garage) this narrow lot home design will have you feeling like a Hollywood A-lister.
Narrow lot home designs = more you time
A huge appeal of narrow lot home designs is that they require less upkeep and maintenance. This means less cleaning and more Netflixing, less mowing the lawn and more time spent on the golfing green. You’ll be able to spend less time at home (which let’s face it, we’ve all had enough of after the past couple of years) and more time doing the things you love.
And you won’t need to worry about leaving the place when you take that impromptu weekend away or an extended holiday overseas to see much missed fam and friends. The money you save with a narrow lot home design like the Evolve Bel Air might even help pay for a much longed-for trip!
The Evolve Bel Air
While the floor plan fits narrow lots, the Bel Air is designed to feel as spacious and impressive as a certain fave TV family’s mansion in the Cali neighbourhood it’s named for. Laid back and inviting but totally chic, the kitchen sits centre stage with its oversized island bench, gorgeous cabinetry and luxe appliances. And then there’s the alfresco. Spend a lazy Sunday relaxing with a cheese platter, a barbie and some arvo cocktails.
Upstairs is all about putting the ‘me’ in ‘time’ with plenty of spaces to escape. And with the extra time freed up by living in one of our narrow lot home designs, you and the fam will be able to make use of the generous bedrooms, the lounge and of course, the Hollywood style master suite. Californian holiday at home anyone?
Not all narrow lot home designs are created equal. But our much-loved narrow lot home designs are at a slight advantage, designed specifically for narrow lots and utilising clever tricks to maximise available space. From 3 bedroom narrow lot homes to 4 bedroom narrow lot homes with a range to suit 8m, 9m 10m frontages, we have something to suit everyone.