Buying Land? Think Outside the Box
1 February 2021
In a premium development like Riverhills, the subdivision of land into individual lots is determined to a large extent by the natural geography of the landscape. The gently meandering course of Darebin creek combined with the rolling hills of Quarry Hills Bushland Park make Riverhills uniquely desirable, and they also create some interesting lot shapes.
Strangely, most people seem to prefer a boxy rectangle rather than irregularly shaped land. This might be because most houses are rectangular, so it’s easier to imagine the home on the land. But find a builder who will put a little thought into your home design, and an irregular block can provide many, many fabulous benefits.
- For a start, irregular blocks are often larger and cheaper, so they’re better value.
- They offer bigger yards and gardens, so features like swimming pools and multiple alfresco areas are more easily accommodated.
- You can generally position the house in a way that maximises the available natural light.
- Wider and deeper views from living zones make the home feel more open and not boxed-in by neighbours.
- External services such as water tanks, clotheslines and garden sheds can be more easily hidden away from view.
- And consider resale – when your home offers something that others do not, it can often make it more desirable to potential future buyers.
In fact, unless your heart is set on a home design that simply won’t work on anything other than a box-shaped lot, it’s hard to think of a reason why you wouldn’t buy an irregular lot.
The key is to work with a builder that’s experienced at delivering beautiful and functional homes that maximise the potential of the land, regardless of the shape. Get in touch today and we’ll introduce you to some of the best, and show you some of the best irregular lots in Wollert!