Why You Should Choose a Split Level Home
Split level homes are a fantastic option for home buyers looking to build on sloping blocks of land.
These homes are cleverly designed to suit upward, downward and sideways sloping land so that owners can get the most of their land and optimise their views – to name just a few benefits.
New Homes Specialist, Mark Pervan from Stroud Homes Melbourne North is a fount of knowledge and he shares his views on why split level homes are so popular with his clients.
There are several benefits to choosing a split level home:
It’s likely to come down to availability and cost of land. The housing boom has seen many builders and developers aggressively promote easier and cheaper to build on, flatter land. This has created a pricing disparity, with less sought after, steeper blocks trading at an attractive discount to flatter ones.
With home buyers becoming increasingly price sensitive, purchasing cheaper sloping land has created a lot more interest in split-level home designs.
It really depends on the land. If it is an irregular shape, quite narrow or very steep we will look at creating a custom design split-level for our customers.
If we can, we will promote our Stroud Homes designed split-level homes. Generally, a narrower longer home, like our Bronte or Wildflower is well suited for upwards or downwards sloping blocks – while our wider ranch style homes, like the Beechmont, will work better of sideways sloping land.
We have a number of customers building or looking to build split level homes. We have a Bronte 225 and a custom design split level home in the process of being built in Hidden Valley and a Wildflower 274 in Kilmore.
We have spent a good deal of time with our customers matching the right home to their land.
The key feature is to better utilise the land. The avoidance of unsightly high and costly retaining walls is a big motivator as is getting better views of the surrounding land.
Our split levels are also giving our customers better use of their land, with our rear living and alfresco areas leading seamlessly out into the backyards.