Mar 29, 2007 12:54 pm
First time to the site, having some difficulties with finding a suitable home design. My block is on a corner, with parkland to the front and side, all with unobstructed views.
The diffuclty ****** with finding a design that will capitalise on this view. Many houses seem set for smaller, narrow blocks.
Is anyone aware of building companies that may specialise in corner allotments? I have seen a few designs I like from Premier and Metricon, though Im reluctant to make too many changes due to the larger increases in costs.
Im a single female doing this alone, therefore very wary of being ripped off.
Certain companies that you have been happy with?
All comments and advice is greatly appreciated.....
Re: Finding Homes Designed for a Corner Block2
Mar 29, 2007 6:31 pm
I would think that a corner site (or anything not standard) would require a purpose design done. An architect would have to do it.
Any existing design won't be 100% suitable and if you do find one, it will most likely result in wasting a lot of your land.
Re: Finding Homes Designed for a Corner Block4
Mar 29, 2007 8:48 pm
There are definitely homes around that are designed for corner blocks, which means you won't have to pay to have plans draws, and the builders will know exactly how much it will cost to build.
I know Simonds seem to have a couple of designs that are suited to corner blocks, and I'm sure many others would.
I'll keep my eye out for you.
Second Time 'Round
Re: Finding Homes Designed for a Corner Block5
Mar 29, 2007 10:01 pm
The Mirvac Kenthurst is designed for corner blocks
http://www.mirvac.com.au/forsale/homebu ... p?homeid=4
Re: Finding Homes Designed for a Corner Block6
Mar 29, 2007 11:06 pm
We had the exact same problem in finding a suitable plan for our corner block....there are alot of plans out there suited to corner blocks but few that capitalise on views to the front as most have the living areas to the rear or side!
This is the plan that we based our house on...we made alot of changes to the floor plan to make it bigger but kept with the idea of keeping the living areas to the front so we where able to see the views of the parkland.
We are in Perth so probably not much help but it may give you an idea of how homes can be designed for corner blocks with front views!
Re: Finding Homes Designed for a Corner Block7
Mar 30, 2007 11:50 am
thats the style i was looking for.... many designs in melbourne have the same problem, living areas to the back and side, with the master to the front.
im looking for a design with all the living areas to the east.
with many designs, the response is that they are unable to move rooms or the cost is too high.
Re: Finding Homes Designed for a Corner Block8
Mar 30, 2007 2:24 pm
We have friends who have built a house with Fernhaven Homes in Melbourne. Theirs is also a corner block.
They built the house that's displayed here: http://www.portplus.com/storage/2217/website/?MenuItemID=15714 but added additional rooms upstairs.
I personally don't like the showhome but my friends have made some nice changes & the builder sounds like they're quite ameniable to making changes.
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