Articles - New Homes

Making The Most of a Narrow Lot - Riverstone Custom Homes

17th August 2018

When it comes to blocks - Skinny is in!

Wide blocks may not be as affordable as they once were in Australia, but this doesn't mean you can’t create the house of your dreams. Many home builders are now compromising with narrow lots in order to have their share in their ideal location. Investing in a narrow lot is the perfect push to get innovative with your use of space and create a home that is memorable and striking.

 This South Perth home by Riverstone Custom Homes is proof that you don’t need to give up style, functionality or luxurious extras when working with a narrow space.

The expansive 595sqm home has been built on a long, narrow 455sqm block, and shows why investing in a custom design and build is so beneficial. The innovative design is spread out across three levels, incorporating four elongated bedrooms, three bathrooms and multiple living spaces.

This display is the perfect example of how you can achieve a spacious home no matter the size of the frontage. By customising the floorplan, we have also been able to get the most out of the site.

- Riverstone Owner/Director Tim Marshal.

Turning your Issue into an Asset

To maximise the appeal of the narrow frontage and to ensure it wasn’t overwhelmed by a garage, Riverstone’s designers created an undercroft carport large enough for three cars. With the attractive modern finishes, beautiful stone cladding and cedar-lined ceilings, guests are likely forget all about the width of the home.

Inside the Riverview, there is a feeling of spaciousness, thanks to the double-height entry void, the wide hallways and walls of glass.

The centerpoint of the home is the living space and the streamline kitchen, with its contemporary yet warm vibe created with the use of natural materials, layered textures and gorgeous oak timber floors.

Every aspect of this home has been carefully curated to maximise the space and enhance the sleek feel, from the invisible ‘finger pulls’ on cabinets and drawers, to the open stairs and the use of LED strip lights.

The home has been perfectly executed to enhance natural light and make the most of available views from various vantage points around the house.

The true highlight of the home is the parents sanctuary. The master suite has its own balcony and a dressing room leading to the ensuite, which features an enormous walk-in shower, central bath and his-and-her vanities.

If this wasn’t enough, there is a guest room with its own ensuite, and a fantastic ‘kids zone’, an internal lift, home theatre, gourmet outdoor kitchen, wine cellar and an upper level lounge with its own kitchenette and balcony with river views.

While this home has all the add-ons and luxuries you could possibly want for your dream home, it’s designed for low maintenance living with minimal gardens and a large emphasis on incredible entertaining spaces.

This was custom-designed for our South Perth clients, but reflects the requirements of so many with the lean towards narrower blocks.

Showing Riverstone’s exceptional innovation with custom builds, The Riverview is now on display.

Check it out at 26b River View Street, South Perth, and be inspired to make the most of your narrow lot.


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