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A Clever Home Design for a Narrow Block - Metro 31


If you’re looking to build a new home in an inner-city location where a car park space is now a commodity, the Metro 31 has been designed with a narrow block in mind. Clever design elements create a spacious contemporary home ideal for working professionals or families who love the cosmopolitan vibe of city living. Whilst inner-city blocks tend not to offer the space of outer suburbs, a small lot doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on living space.

The first sacrifice of inner-city living is usually off-street parking, now considered a luxury the closer you get to the CBD. Whilst many residents rely on restricted parking permits and experience the pain of finding a spot to park, the Metro 31 features a double garage. This highly-valued and convenient feature will make you the envy of your neighbours.

The creative design of this two-storey contemporary home is a smart solution to a limited build space and can work with blocks as narrow as 10 metres. You shouldn’t have to move to the outer suburbs to experience the lifestyle that comes with the space of the suburbs.

The first floor features the master suite with a stunning double ensuite. Balcony access from the master gives parents a secluded spot to enjoy sought after city views. There are three additional spacious bedrooms with robes and a large family bathroom. An additional central leisure or media room offers kids a flexible space to call their own when adults are entertaining downstairs.

The ground floor plan has been designed with urban entertainers in mind. The standout when you walk into this inviting space is the beautiful window treatments that open the space up. It creates the illusion of more space and brings the light and greenery in from the outdoors. This is a sophisticated open-plan entertaining area that functions and blends beautifully with the outdoor living area. The Scandinavian interior style shines through in this functional, clean-lined kitchen and preparation area. This minimalist style is given warmth and texture with timber finishes but remains true to the simplicity of great Danish design.

Chris Carroll from TLC Interiors recently took a tour of the Metro 31 with Metricon’s Design Director, Adrian Popple and Senior Interior Designer, Melissa Colley. Watch to see how a limited block size can be worked with creatively to design a spacious, contemporary home that feels anything but compact.