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Your guide to narrow block townhouse developments

Posted 9 April 2019

Next time you find yourself driving from Perth’s outer suburbs towards the inner city, keep an eye on the housing that populates each area. As you approach the city, chances are you’ll notice blocks becoming ‘narrower’ and homes becoming ‘taller’.

This phenomenon is due to changes in zoning and the cost of the land itself. Generally speaking, land closer to the city is more expensive, however it is also zoned for greater density, allowing you to achieve more living space on less land.

As Perth’s inner city continues to evolve with pulsing retail, dining and entertainment hubs, it’s no surprise that investors can enjoy significant demand for their custom narrow lot developments.

Narrow blocks are generally those less than 15m in width, and can be as narrow as 10m wide. These narrow blocks make ideal locations for a townhouse development.
Why choose town house designs for your narrow block?

Townhouse designs and floor plans traditionally maximise living space on a small footprint, making them perfect for narrow blocks.

Signs of a clever townhouse design include smart solar orientation to create light filled living spaces, voids and high ceilings to generate that luxurious sense of space and an intuitive townhouse floor plan that achieves multiple bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas without ever feeling ‘boxed in’.

At Summit, we love to build custom town houses that maximise your return on investment.

As custom narrow lot developers, we help both inexperienced and seasoned investors to achieve an impressive custom town house development that delivers incredible lifestyles for future buyers or tenants.

Our town house plans are crafted to capitalise on the unique opportunities hiding within your narrow block, meaning our custom townhouse buildings will work hard to optimise every square metre.

For example, we were proudly entrusted with subdividing and building three townhouse developments on less than 700m2 in Doubleview.

Our custom town house development expertise enabled us to build new townhouses that each possessed vast open plan living, three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms plus the luxury of an additional living area on the upper level.

In maximising the space and privacy of this custom town house development, our townhouse designs gave each unit their own garage and separate driveway, thanks to access via a rear lane.

Another townhouse development entrusted to our custom town house construction team is a side-by-side subdivision in Alfred Cove. Highlights of these stunning townhouse designs include individual street fronts, feature staircase with large entry void, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, seamless indoor/outdoor living plus river and city glimpses from the upstairs balcony and private living area.

Uncover the big possibilities in your narrow block with the custom townhouse developer at Summit.

We want you to profit in many ways when you choose to partner with our narrow lot development team at Summit. Not only will our custom town house buildings unveil the vast potential of your narrow block, we also want you to enjoy a surprisingly streamlined and simple journey. 


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