Take Metricon's Metro 31. This two-storey home can work with blocks as narrow as 10 metres, with a small footprint that leaves room for an outdoor living space. With four bedrooms, a double garage and multiple living spaces, the secrets to this new home lie in clean lines, optimal natural light use, and a smart floorplan.
"The smaller you go, the more the design needs to incorporate open-plan, interconnecting and efficient spaces," Popple says.
In contrast, suppose you do have a larger block. In that case, homes like the Denver epitomise flexible family living, providing multiple living areas, a leisure room, a separate wing for the master suite and an optional outdoor dining room. Of course, if living with your parents or older children isn't for you, a DualOcc arrangement, two or more homes on a single block, could provide you with the solution your family needs.