Do you own a small land plot but have big home dreams? Designing a home to suit a small lot requires careful consideration, focus on the dynamics of the home and the land attributes. It requires even more commitment than normal suburban blocks or acreage and demands careful planning and intimate knowledge of council regulations, which are changing constantly.
Whether you want a traditional Queenslander, a Hamptons styled home, or something more contemporary, the team at Garth Chapman Queenslanders (GCQ) can provide the expertise that delivers you a beautiful and functional home on a small lot.
The typical small lot size has a 10m frontage and a depth of 40m – making approximately 400m2. We have standard designs to suit these blocks but equally we can adjust and customise these designs to suit your individual requirements and those of the land as presented.
The GCQ designer that handles your project will help you select the style of small lot home that best suits your land and your individual preferences. The designer will also help you to be brave – sometimes to obtain something superior to what others have requires a certain bravery to be an individual.
If you have a small lot please contact the team at GCQ today and let us assist you in the design and construction of a beautiful, high quality home.
Designs for Small Lots
Most companies that build small lot homes start by designing the home to make it as cheap as possible to build. The unpleasantness you will feel when you live in a home like this sits with you every single day. Unfortunately you won’t experience this feeling until you are in the home and it will quickly drown any short term financial satisfaction you gained.
The subtle art of designing a well-functioning aesthetically pleasing small lot home begins with a passion that lies first with the designer considering how the inhabitants move about the home. What are the important features of a small lot home? Do you know? We do. Function, flow, a feeling of space, ample storage, separation of people, consideration of light and airflow – these are just a few of the features we will consider when we design, or recommend a design, to maximise the potential of your site for you.
Small Lot Traditional Queenslanders
Since building in inner city locations probably means that your neighbours will include other character housing it is essential that you choose a builder who replicates the original external style faithfully and skilfully. The correct roofline angles, verandah widths and heights, ceiling heights and construction materials will be noticed when they are not correct. Garth Chapman’s Traditional Queenslanders have demonstrated that they are able to build a home that blends completely into the inner city environment while still providing a contemporary lifestyle inside.
Designed specifically for small inner city lots with a 10m frontage this home is modelled on the large terrace style cottages built in the early 1900s. With the Garth Chapman focus on authenticity the Barambah will blend beautifully into any inner city street containing original homes. More.
Designed specifically for small inner city lots with a 10m frontage this home is modelled on the large terrace style cottages built in the early 1900s. With the Garth Chapman focus on authenticity the Dawson will blend beautifully into any inner city street containing original homes. More.
A classic gabled Queenslander suited to narrow land frontage. If you drive around the inner city suburbs of Brisbane you will find endless examples of this home. Garth Chapman’s design team has recreated this inner city home to suit a modern lifestyle. More.
Small Lot Hamptons Homes
The Hamptons styling is a timeless design and styling phenomenon. The transfer of our design and construction teams into this styling has been seamless. Like a Traditional Queenslander, Hampton’s homes are ones of detail and classic lines. See our dedicated Hamptons pages for more information.
Small Lot Contemporary Homes
The Garth Chapman design team applies its knowledge and experience of great design principles, proportion, and angles to provide you with a visually appealing, practical well laid out plan. In this very discerning market, those who choose a Garth Chapman Home will ensure their investment is not depreciated with a quickly dated product. Our aim is to protect your investment from the beginning and to provide specialist design advice that will maximise the potential of your site. Our construction team will then provide the levels of finish that ensures a premium value is delivered.
The Mitchell series encapsulate intelligent designs incorporating a functional home with very generous room sizes. It is important to understand that the size of these homes is larger than industry standard small lot homes. The modern facades will sit well within any built environment. There are designs to suit front and rear facing living. More…
This contemporary inner city design takes its roots from the best in beach house and ski chalet designs. This home is designed to suit a view to the front and thus the large verandah area in the front façade. More…