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January 2021

Building your Dream Home on a Narrow Lot

By | Architecture

Building your dream home on a narrow lot

 

As our urban centres grow, the scramble for inner city land also increases. The old quarter-acre blocks of yesteryear are as rare as hens’ teeth, with most already being subdivided and sold off.

 

Does a smaller block mean you should give up on your dream of a spacious, luxury inner-city lifestyle?

 

Absolutely not!

 

McCarthy Homes can help you design your dream home on a narrow block of land, without compromising on space or lifestyle.

 

 

Feature-rich designs

 

Our innovative designs are loaded with inclusions and all the essential elements of comfortable family living.

 

In some Australian inner cities, even a parking space is a commodity. Yet while your neighbours might be relying on street parking permits, your McCarthy narrow lot home, such as the Metropolitan 36, will have its own double lock-up garage.

 

Through clever design and utilisation of all the available space, we ensure your narrow lot property is as feature-rich as a property on a much larger block of land.

 

These features can include:

  • Dual-level living;
  • Four generous bedrooms on the top level;
  • Two bathrooms AND a powder room;
  • Expansive master suite with ensuite bathroom and walk-in-robe;
  • Outdoor alfresco entertaining area;
  • Open-plan family and kitchen space;
  • A swimming pool, if the block size permits.

 

How to make the most of a narrow lot when you build

 

McCarthy Homes have designed and built many homes on narrow lots over the years. We love how they force us to be creative so our homeowners get the most out of their block of land and can enjoy a comfortable, luxurious lifestyle.

 

Here are a five things to note when you’re designing a home on a smaller lot:

 

1. Build up and open up

 

Hampton style narrow lot Metropolitan display in Rochedale by McCarthy Homes

Due to the smaller footprint of land available, our narrow-lot designs incorporate a second level to maximise living space. On both levels we aim for a free flowing, open plan design to enhance a sense of roominess and spatial abundance.

 

A seamless flow between living areas such as the kitchen, dining and family area without unnecessary walls makes them the social centre of the home. Entertainment becomes a more unified experience, while day-to-day living is simply easier and more pleasant.

 

2. Indoor/outdoor living

 

 

Wide sliding glass doors leading to an outdoor entertaining area are very effective at augmenting a spacious feel. In Australia we crave an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, and to be able to implement that in an inner-city, small block setting is very special indeed. If there is sufficient space for a swimming pool then you really can enjoy the ultimate urban lifestyle.

 

3. Let there be light

 

Hampton style narrow lot Metropolitan display in Rochedale by McCarthy Homes

 

Using natural light to your advantage increases the spacious feel of a property. Large windows placed in clever positions promote an airy and expansive feel. The use of skylights can also really assist in throwing light into normally dark places.

 

A mirror across the room from a window actually increases the natural light being spread around a room. Similarly, reflective and shiny ornaments and decorations help reflect sunlight around and brighten up the space.

 

4. Forward-thinking storage

 

This is often a concern when people are designing a home on a narrow lot. By being creative in the design phase, it’s amazing how much storage space you can include without reducing living space. McCarthy Homes would love to show you some of the design tricks we implement to maximise storage space.

 

5. Interior Colours

 

Hampton style narrow lot Metropolitan display in Rochedale by McCarthy Homes

When choosing your colour pallet for the interiors and furniture, remember darker colours make a room feel smaller. We’d recommend opting for lighter or neutral shades, as well as a minimalist approach avoiding lots of patterns or textures. Keep it classy and keep it simple.

 

Start your home building journey today

 

 

The lifestyle offered by a narrow block home doesn’t have to be restrictive in any way. Creative architectural designs can provide spacious comfort, while allowing you to inject your own unique character and flair into them.

 

McCarthy Homes would love to help you with the construction of your narrow block home. We have a client service manager who would be with you throughout the entire process, from design stages to handing you the keys to your new home.

 

To get the ball rolling, why not contact McCarthy Homes today and we can answer any questions you might have about building your dream home on a narrow block?

 

Click here to contact us.

Or, call us on (07) 3358 9704

The benefits of buying a display home

By | Architecture, Display Homes, Property News
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At some point in your homeowner journey you’ve no doubt walked into a display home and been completely blown away. The design, the specs, the location… it’s everything you want from a home.

A voice in your head whispers “If only this could be yours.”

Well, with McCarthy Homes, it can. Our display homes are available for purchase, and there are a bunch of reasons why you should consider one for your next property buy.

Here are a few of the benefits of buying a display home.

 

 

Leaseback options

 

When you buy a McCarthy display home, there’s no hunting around looking for the right tenant. We already have the perfect tenant lined up for you – us! We leaseback the home at an attractive predetermined rate, so you know exactly what your income from the property will be for the entirety of the lease. It’s regarded as one of the highest yielding investments you can get.

As well as guaranteed income, this saves you money on property management, inspection and letting fees. You can still claim on depreciation; your rent will always be paid and we’re not going to throw any wild parties. Now that sounds like a good investment.

When the leaseback finishes, you get the keys to your luxury turn-key home, ready to move into or rent out.

 

Pinnacle by McCarthy Homes at 4 Cardinal Crescent Newport 4020 QLD

 

 

Location

 

Your display home will often be within a display village, an area deemed to be more accessible, convenient and generally more desirable than other parts of the estate.  This already places your new display home at an advantage.

The display village will also consist of other top-of-the-range homes designed to show off the developers’ skills. You’re going to be surrounded by quality properties, and the streetscape of the will be established and maintained to a striking and appealing level.

Sometimes a display home is within a growing suburb, not an estate. Rest assured we have done our research and selected a sought-after street that’s convenient and easily accessed.

Metropolitan by McCarthy Homes at 153 Splendour St, Rochedale 4123 QLD

 

Fittings and inclusions

 

A McCarthy display home is designed to impress, showcasing our best in design and our premium fixtures, fittings and features. It’s our chance to put our best foot forward and show buyers the high level of quality they can expect from us.

When you buy a display home from us, you’re getting the best available features at a reasonable price. We’re talking cutting-edge design where every aspect of the build has been considered, style elements that take your breath away, trend-setting fittings and chic fixtures.

When our lease ends, you get first option to purchase the display furniture we used, meaning you get a fully furnished home with premium art and furnishings.

Located at 4 Cardinal Crescent Newport 4020, the Pinnacle 29 Display home by McCarthy Homes.

 

Landscaping

 

A lot of new builds don’t have landscaping included in the cost. With a display home from McCarthy Homes, you’re going to get the best landscaping we can provide. Our architect-designed gardens and exceptional outdoor living spaces bring another level of liveability to a property. It’s all included when you purchase one of our display homes.

 

Maintenance

 

When you’ve got an investment property that you’re renting out, it’s a given that you pay for the maintenance. Problem with the plumbing? Electrics gone haywire? It comes out your pocket.

This isn’t the case when we lease the display home back from you. Maintenance is on us, because we want to keep the property in the best possible shape. So when a problem arises, we take care of it.

This doesn’t just extend to problems. We get cleaners in regularly to keep the property looking spick and span, and a landscape maintenance team keeps the gardens in top order.

 

 

The heavy lifting is done

 

Buying a new home or an investment property should be a stress-free process. It doesn’t get more seamless than when you buy a display home from McCarthy Homes. Forget about researching the latest in design and decorating trends. Forget about trying to figure out what the latest and best home features are.

We’ve done it all for you.

The floorplan is done, the inclusions are decided upon, the colour scheme is set. You simply walk in, fall in love with the home and we’ll get the ball rolling from there.

 

 

Current Opportunities 

 

Visit our Display Homes page to view our Display Homes that are currently for Sale. Discover each home today by taking a virtual tour, downloading the brochure, viewing the floor plan or reviewing the image galleries.

 

Explore Metropolitan

Located at 153 Splendour St, Rochedale 4123 QLD.

The Metropolitan is suited to narrow lots, and is ideal for those who love to entertain with a large open plan living area and deluxe alfresco. Four bedrooms ensure there is plenty of room for a growing family.

 

Metropolitan by McCarthy Homes at 153 Splendour St, Rochedale 4123 QLD

 

Discover Pinnacle.

Located at 4 Cardinal Crescent Newport 4020.

The Pinnacle captures the essence of exceptional contemporary design, expressed through the simplicity of strong, clean lines executed with precision.

Its purpose driven layout create ideal environments for modern living with seamless indoor to outdoor entertaining, multiple living zones, advantageous work spaces and relaxing sanctuaries – bathed in abundant natural light and fresh air.

The design has style and substance; combining eye-catching geometry and articulation in its facade with an extensive array of projections and an attractive arrangement of render and glazing.

The layout includes; a sun drenched open plan living area, glazed middle courtyard area, double garage, rear main bedroom suite adjourning a separate first floor Leisure area.

As with all exceptional contemporary designs, the Pinnacle’s lines are sleek allowing its integrity to shine through in unison with its functionality and purpose.

 

Located at 4 Cardinal Crescent Newport 4020, the Pinnacle 29 Display home by McCarthy Homes

 

Discover Brookhaven

Located at 151 Splendour St, Rochedale, QLD 4123.

The Brookhaven is classic luxury and style, sure to encapsulate your imagination and desire like no other.  With a blend of style and functionality, the open plan living encompasses a mid-positioned void, leading to a stunning alfresco and open area.  A widened staircase leads to a first floor vista of space and open views, all assisted by generous glazing and natural light.

Features of this premium home include; Galley style kitchen with Butler’s pantry, spacious open plan dining and family room, Guest bedroom with separate Ensuite, full sized master suite with separate robe-room, individual study area and convertible linen / wine cellar.

The Brookhaven showcases McCarthy Home’s commitment to creating the best quality craftsmanship of enduring luxury family homes tailored for individual families.

 

Brookhaven 42 display by McCarthy Homes, 151 Splendour St, Rochedale, QLD 4123

 

 

Have you got any questions about how purchasing a display home from McCarthy Homes? Contact us today and we’ll gladly answer them for you.