If you’ve found the perfect location but are put off by the slope in the block, don’t be!  Whilst building a home on a narrow or inclined block of land can be costly (both in time and money), due to the requirement to dig into the slope or comply with driveway grade and building height regulations, there is another way.  And, you won’t have to compromise on size or space or design either.

Meet The Metro 32SL

Metricon has a range of split-level designs that help homeowners have the home of their dreams in a location that was previously off limits.  One such home is the contemporary Metro 32 SL, available to view at Tullamore in Doncaster, Victoria.
 

 
The Metro 32SL is a family home perfectly suited to inner urban living.  With a minimum block width of just 10 metres, it is compact enough to suit narrow blocks but large enough to accommodate the modern family lifestyle.  Part of the Designer by Metricon collection, the Metro 32 SL is bright, airy and stylish and makes clever use of the available space.   The bedrooms and master suite, plus leisure space, are all together on the top floor and the split-level introduces the living spaces on the ground.

The Metro 32 SL inclusions:

  • Four spacious bedrooms
  • Private study nook
  • Secluded master suite to front with spacious walk-in-robe and ensuite
  • Light filled spacious open plan dining, family, and kitchen areas
  • Additional large and central living area upstairs near kids’ bedrooms
  • Stylish kitchen with island bench and walk-in pantry for additional storage area
  • Outdoor living space
Advantages of a split-level home 

Whilst not a traditional ‘two-storey’ home, a split level home, such as the Metro 32SL, offers many advantages for those looking to build on a narrow and/or sloping block:

  • 1.  Space Maximiser

A split-level home takes advantage of all the available space on your land.  By creating levels within the structure, there are few compromises required. You will get plenty of living space whilst making the most of outdoor areas too.

  • 2.  Unique design

The façade and roofline will vary depending on the angle of your home site, and if you have views, you may choose to have living areas on the upper level to take advantage of them.  Your home will be designed specifically to suit your block, which means there won’t be an exact replica anywhere else!

  • 3.  Cost-effective alternative

Cutting into a sharply angled block of land to accommodate a regular home design can be very costly. Unforseen issues such as rock, water pipes or poor soil can also increase your costs significantly. A split-level home reduces the time and money spent.

  • 4.  Take advantage of views

If you can take advantage of a view, why wouldn’t you?  Whether it’s water, mountains, valleys or the bright lights of the city, a split-level home will maximise the opportunity to gaze wistfully out your windows.

Split-level homes are a cost-effective way of building on a sloping block and offer enormous potential for flexible living and views.  

Explore the magnificent Metro 32SL today. To discover any of our other home designs, you can visit here