Narrow lot housing: building for the future

Narrow lot housing: building for the future

In the past, home ownership in WA has been synonymous with large blocks of land, generous sized houses and spacious outdoor areas. However, the increasing cost of well positioned land means that narrow lot housing is fast becoming the way of the future. Fortunately, narrow lots or “skinnies”, which ranges from 6m to 10.5m wide, provide an excellent option for cost effective land in prime locations.  Buyers now have the opportunity to take advantage of these “skinnies” in high demand locations and achieve their lifestyle goals, by building a double storey home with Express Two Storey Living.

Flexibility of Building Two Storey

With the best land being divided into smaller lots, building a two storey house is the perfect way to capitalise on limited space without compromising your lifestyle.  Recent advances in building technology have reduced the time and costs associated with building a double storey home, which makes building two storey increasingly accessible to growing numbers of Perth locals.

the pimlico a 7m frontage house design for narrow house lots

The Pimlico – a contemporary 4×2 design with 7.5m frontage

Affordable Coastal Living

For those who have always longed to live near the beach, the proliferation of narrow lots also helps to increase the accessibility of all of the lifestyle benefits associated with coastal living . There are now two storey house and land packages, in suburbs such as Eden beach or Alkimos, starting from only $430,000.  Designs offer 3×2 or 4×2 options with spacious outdoor living areas and double lock up garages, along with backyard spaces that could allow for a pool later down the track. These packages offer the best of the coastal lifestyle along with close proximity to shops or cafes – all at an affordable price.

narrow lot houses allow opportunity for coastal living, beach shot of guy walking into the beach at sunset

Always dreamed of stopping by the beach after work? Image source: Frank McKenna via Unsplash

City Locations

If you’re not a person who is interested in the seaside, there are plenty of options remaining for buyers wanting to settle closer to the city.  Large lots are being subdivided to create new infill developments in city locales, which are perfect for those craving a more urban street frontage. Young professionals and families wanting the convenience of city living, can take advantage of 10m frontage designs, such as The West Wind providing a great way to achieve an affordable family home in a more central location of choice.

city living in perth, elizabeth key

Elizabeth Quay at night – Perth City. Image via Pixabay

Whether you’re seeking a relaxed coastal lifestyle, or faster paced urban living, narrow lots are the best option for those wanting to build in prime locations at an affordable price.  With modern building techniques in Perth driving down the cost of the two storey lifestyle, now is the perfect time to consider narrow lot housing with a two storey house and land package in the location of your choice.

Have a look at some house designs perfect for narrow lots to see which design would work best for you, and check out house and land packages available in Perth now.

For further reading regarding building your two storey home, have a look at:

Sustainable technology and materials – by Express Two Storey Living

Which Express Two Storey design best suits you?

Living in Jindalee – Eden Beach Estate


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