Hotondo Homes builders understand that land comes in many shapes and sizes, and that often land can have quite a slope on it, making it more challenging to build on. Rather than seeing a sloping block as a negative feature of the land, our builders aim to make the most out of your land by taking advantage of its orientation to maximise as much as they can when building your dream home.

Enjoy the View

Sloping block
Whether your block slopes from front to back, side to side, or is simply an awkward shape, our builders work with the orientation of the block to maximise sunlight and take advantage of sweeping views. Finding a home design that not only suits the land to emphasise the views as well as having a floor plan that suits your family’s lifestyle is something our builders specialise in to ensure you can enjoy your home for years to come.

Maximising Space

Sloping block
Our builders see sloping blocks as a welcome challenge to create a home you truly love as well as an opportunity to maximise the space in your home. They will work closely with you to build a home that incorporates your individual needs, while highlighting the block’s view and aspect. They can include clever design features such as additional storage, a second living area, teenager’s retreat or a perfectly placed car port that utilises the slope.

Solid Foundations

Our builders will ensure the structural integrity and longevity of your home by offering a number of different foundation options, including split level concrete and stump options to accommodate varying degrees of upslope and downslope blocks. They will also inspect your block to ensure they are making the best use of the shape and the fall of the land, as well as assessing whether there are any problems that need addressing. This enables them to provide you with a solution that is within your budget so that you get the best out of your land. Our builders will also facilitate the entire building process, from site inspection to obtaining the appropriate council plans and permits.

Home Design Solutions

Sloping Block
As well as assisting you with finding a suitable home design, our builders can modify the design to suit the sloping land. Our builders will work to design a home that maximises the space available on both the flat and sloping aspects of the land. Building a home with a reverse living floorplan to create the central living areas on one level to enhance the views of the landscape, while positioning the bedrooms and main bathroom on the ground floor, along with an additional living area or rumpus room is one solution for sloping blocks. Alternatively, you may choose a split level design, which has the kitchen and open-plan areas situated on a different level to the bedrooms, master suite and living areas, which also works well with land that slopes.

Building your new home on a sloping block is a welcome challenge our builders are ready to assist you with by finding a cost-effective solution that works with your budget and suits your lifestyle. With experience in finding a sloping block’s potential, our team of builders have a range of flexible floorplans to suit even the most challenging block of land for you to choose from to build your dream home. For sloping block home design ideas, visit the Hotondo Homes website today.

Difficult, sloping blocks can be time-consuming, impractical and costly to excavate.

Slab homes dug into a slope can often result in steep driveways, large retaining walls and an unattractive façade. In some cases it may even be impossible to reduce the slope of the land to the point you can build a standard home on it.

Split level, tri-level or bi-level homes are a great way to avoid these problems and fully utilise your land. Split level homes generally have two or three short flights of stairs, up to four separate levels and can be built to suit your specific block.

There are a huge range of benefits when building a split level home.


A split level home takes full advantage of all the space available on your land. Just like a double storey, the ability to build up means you can have a larger backyard without having to compromise on the size of your home. For those with pets or a beautiful pool or backyard aspirations, a split level home is a great option!


If your block of land has a significant slope, it can become quite costly to cut it to the requirements needed for a regular home. Unforeseen issues like poor soil or large rocks can increase your site costs too, meaning it can turn into a very expensive exercise.


Split level designs are quite unique and beautiful homes, which can be great for a family who are after something a little bit different. A split level home can be designed with the bedrooms located on one floor and the living space on another level to help create distinct zones. This can be good for families with children.


Homes that offer picturesque surroundings can also benefit from a split level home.  They can be designed to take full advantage of the land to help maximise the views, and can be specifically tailored to suit your land.


Split level home


Hotondo Homes’ Hillgrove range offers four brand new tri-level floor plans perfect for land with a difficult slope in any direction.

There is plenty of versatility in these kinds of designs to cater for many different lifestyles. Some of the floor plans feature living space zoned on the top level, while others have the bedrooms upstairs.

The largest design in the range, the Hillgrove 250, offers four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a double garage. Cleverly zoned, the master bedroom is located on the entry level for privacy, while the kitchen, living and dining are on the lower floor and remaining bedrooms and the rumpus are on the upper floor.

Split level home

The design also comes in an alternate version, where the bedrooms are on the lower floor and the living area is on the upper.

View the Hotondo Homes full range of designs including split level homes at hotondo.com.au.

Hotondo Homes builders understand that land comes in all shapes and sizes.  We make the most out of your land by taking advantage of its orientation to maximise sunlight for energy efficiency and take in local views.  We work with the gradient of your block to build a functional and stylish home that suits your lifestyle and enhances everyday living.

Enjoy the view

Whether your block slopes from front to back, side to side, or is simply an awkward shape, we work with the orientation of your block to maximise sunlight and take advantage of local views.

Killalea sloping block

The striking Killalea design demonstrates how our builders can make the most out of a sloping or challenging block.

Maximise space

Our builders see challenging and sloping sites as an opportunity to maximise space.  Express your individual needs, whilst maximising the block’s view and aspect.  Create an additional storage space, second living area for teenagers or a carport utilising the slope.

Energy efficiency

Sloping, challenging and unusual sized blocks offer some unique benefits over a standard flat block of land.  We build homes to cater for all climates, using clever design to enhance your home’s energy efficient performance and comfort.

Solid foundations

To ensure the structural integrity and longevity of your home for years to come, we offer a number of different foundation options.  This includes split level concrete and stump options to accommodate varying degrees of upslope and downslope blocks.

Killalea_Homes for sloping blocksBuilders with experience

You need to choose a builder who is experienced in making use of the shape, solar positioning and characteristics of a challenging block.  We inspect your block to assess if there are any problems that need addressing and work out the most affordable way to get the best out of your land. Find your local builder.

Council compliance

We facilitate the entire building procedure from site inspection to attaining the appropriate council plans and permits.

Sloping block inspection

If you want a free NO COST site inspection, simply contact your local builder to organise a time to meet you on your block.

Homes for sloping blocks_downstairsBuilt on a sloping block, the Airlie showcases how clever design and quality building can utilise a difficult space.  Maximising the awkward shape of the block, the Airlie’s downstairs area has been made into second living area, which could double as a teenagers retreat, media room or a guest house away from the hub of the home.