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How to take advantage of split level living

Finding the perfect home to suit your block of land is no easy task. Often the time, effort and expenses it would take to level out to build your home can be a headache in itself. With that said, we’ve put together some information that shows you how split level living could be the best option for you…

Unforeseen costs

Flattening a sloping block to suit a standard floor plan can have unforeseen issues that affect the cost and layout of your build. Rocks, unsuitable soil, water and waste pipes are factors underneath the surface that are often forgotten when building on sloping land. Building a split level design gives you a home that naturally works into its surroundings and offers you the best bang for your buck without those extra hidden costs.

Utilise space

They take advantage of the views and cause fewer issues during the building process. By building to suit your land, it offers you more opportunities to create areas around the home, including landscaping and kids outdoor areas because you haven’t wasted amounts of space due to digging out the block.

Design & layout

Split level homes offer you a chance to get really creative with your house layout. Unlike traditional homes, you have the added benefit of changing the rooms to best suit the layout of your land and optimise your views. With a split level home, you can reverse your living so that the kitchen, lounge and dining are on the top floor with the amazing views of your surroundings.

The view

In designing your home to suit your land, you can create a home with extraordinary views that you can forever enjoy. With your open-plan living located upstairs, your alfresco balcony can be the perfect entertaining space for guests.  This would showcase the beautiful views of your surroundings.

Energy efficiency

Sloping blocks offer some advantages over that of a standard block of land. Split level designs cater for all climates and enhance your homes energy efficiency performance, control and comfort. They allow for abundant natural light and airflow, natural ventilation and preservation of natural drainage.

At Hotondo Homes, we welcome land in all shapes and sizes. Many of our builders are skilled and experienced at tackling challenging blocks and addressing site-specific demands. We have two stylish split level designs that are perfect for those looking to take advantage of their sloping block…

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The Killalea

View the Killalea at hotondo.com.au/new-home-designs/killalea-301/

Specifically designed for sloping blocks, the Killalea 301 offers plenty of living space. The middle floor is where the entry of the home lies, along with a private study, living and dining/media room. The lower level features large open-plan living with plenty of space for the kids to play. The top-level features three bedrooms and a main room for the parents with their own ensuite and walk-in-robe. The layout of the Killalea is great for families, offering plenty of space for relaxation.

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The Hillgrove

View the Hillgrove at hotondo.com.au/home-design/hillgrove/

As a perfect split level designed home, the Hillgrove 250 spreads across three levels. With the master bedroom located on the entry level, this makes it the perfect private retreat for parents. Open-plan living is located on the lower floor, whilst additional bedrooms are located on the upper floor with the rumpus – making a great area to entertain the kids.


To see all our floor plans head to hotondo.com.au

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