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If you’ve decided to build your own home but your block of land presents a bit of challenge due to the land sloping, finding a suitable home design can be 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. Hotondo Homes has a range of split level homes that have been carefully designed to help clients build homes that fully utilise the land. These homes usually have two or three short flights of stairs and can have up to four levels, and there are lots of benefits to building a split level home designed to suit your block of land perfectly!
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. Whether your block of land falls to the front, or to the back, building a home with multiple levels means you can still enjoy open-plan living in common areas, while still separating spaces for privacy at different levels throughout the home.
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. A split level home design like the Hillgrove 246 works to maximise the space available to build on, preventing the need for large scale excavations to make the land completely level.
Split level designs are unique and beautiful homes, and can be great for families who are looking for 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, like the spacious Killalea 298 design, which provides a desirable layout for many family dynamics.
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 homes can also flip their layout to create a reverse living home design, such as the Kalara 253 ALT, which features the bedrooms and a living area on the ground floor, and the kitchen, living and dining zones on the upper level to maximise the views.
Hotondo Homes’ split level range of home designs offer versatility, functionality, and beautiful homes with no compromise on space and style to cater to different lifestyles and locations. Our Hillgrove, Kalara, and Killalea ranges all offer solutions to suit the natural slope of the land while cleverly utilising space, energy efficiency and sunlight as well as accentuating views.
Visit the Hotondo Homes website to view the full range of split level designs today.