Building your luxury home – where to start?

15 November 2016

No two home styles are the same.

When it comes to designing and building a unique, one-of-a-kind home, no two styles are the same. There are so many variables to take into account, and with each homeowner’s needs being different, it’s little wonder that custom luxury home designs are such a popular choice in Perth. It is therefore crucial that you choose a building designer that can work with you and provide guidance, every step of the way.

The glass house upstairs balcony

The Glass House


Your home’s platform

One of the most important aspects to take into account is the size and shape of your block. No two blocks are alike, which means that the house needs to be tailor-made to fit it. There are a plethora of design implications to take into consideration, and this is where the experience of a good-quality building designer comes in. There’s the positioning of the house and which direction it should face, accessibility to the block, whether it needs to be cleared of trees or rocks, the slope of the land (if any), and the location of sewage and water on the property. Even soil quality can make a difference to the final price. If you have purchased a corner block, it’s also important to maximise street frontage, while at the same time considering the privacy aspect of having little to no backyard.

Versatile home design

When it comes to home design, it is important to think about not only what your existing personal needs are, but what they may be in the future. Try to choose a design layout that is flexible enough to be adapted as your lifestyle and circumstances change, from a couple with children on the way, to empty-nesters or multi-generational living. The layout needs to satisfy personal preferences as well, such as whether the bedrooms will be zoned all together or if the master suite will be sequestered away for peace and seclusion.  Deciding where the common areas will be situated, whether to have a family room or play room (or both), and the size and number of bathrooms are just a few of the design factors you will need to bear in mind when designing your customised new home.

Single or double storey?

One of the biggest choices you will be faced with is whether to build a single- storey or double-storey home. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, and considerations such as maximising living space need to be looked into. For smaller blocks, a double-storey house is a popular option, particularly if it has a view over parklands or a pleasing city skyline.

Averna Homes is one of the most well-respected boutique home designers in Perth, specialising in beautiful, customised homes. To view one of Averna Home’s luxury display homes, see what’s currently on show.

If you’re interested in building a custom luxury home, contact us today.

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