10 gorgeous narrow block homes that prove you can still build on a small block
Got your eye on a block of land in your dream location but worried a house won’t fit there? A lot of our customers are in the same position — especially in Greater Sydney. With more houses popping up and the width of land getting smaller, it’s becoming a common problem for aspiring homeowners.
However, building a home on a narrow block doesn’t have to be a challenge, nor does it have to limit the design possibilities. Here at Montgomery Homes, we like a challenge — and we have lots of narrow block home designs available that can fit on blocks as narrow as eight metres.
In this article, we’re going to show you how you can still build your dream home on a small block. Here are some of our favourite narrow block home designs to inspire your next build!
Narrow Block House Designs — 6m
A small block doesn’t mean you have to compromise on space or style. The Malibu 208 is living proof of the fact — this narrow block house design is 6 metres wide, making it the perfect size for blocks eight metres or more in width.
Featuring three bedrooms and a walk-in wardrobe, the Maliba 208 has lots of space for growing families and entertainers. You’ll even find a rumpus room on the second floor where you can host movie nights, or simply relax with your family after a long day.
If you love hosting barbeques, you can also add a spacious alfresco out the back — just add outdoor furniture, a barbeque and guests for a glorious chargrilled lunch in the Great Outdoors.
Narrow Block House Designs — 7m
If your block is nine metres or more in width then the Laguna 142 will fit perfectly on your block. This narrow block house design is 7 metres in width and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a convenient single car garage, all while boasting a mod-con facade that even your neighbours will admire.
The master bedroom is equipped with a walk-in wardrobe and a spacious ensuite. Meanwhile, a few steps away you’ll find an open plan kitchen and living room — in the master bedroom, you’ll be ideally placed for those midnight snacks!
Plus, the Laguna 142 has multiple shared living rooms, meaning your family will have enough space to relax and rejuvenate.
Narrow Block Homes — 8m
We also have multiple designs for blocks that are 10 metres in width or more. Take the Coolum 266, for example — with two spacious storeys, five bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms (including an ensuite to the master suite and separate powder room on the lower level), a rumpus room and an additional living area on the bottom floor, you’ll quickly forget that you’re living on a narrow block!
Here’s a sneak peek of what you might find inside the Coolum 266…
With five bedrooms, one room could easily be turned into a theatre room like the one pictured above. With a cosy couch and a large screen, you, your friends and your family can spend hours binging Netflix.
If your family is small and still growing, you might choose something a little cosier for your first home like the Coogee 184 (pictured below).
At just eight metres in width, this design can fit on blocks that are 10.5 metres or more. Featuring a beautiful architectural design, the Coogee 184 feels warm and inviting as soon as you walk through the door — inside, you’ll find a home theatre and a separate living area so no one is competing for the TV.
Plus, you’ll have plenty of space for little ones to run around!
Narrow Lot Homes — 9m
Looking at a block that’s around 11 metres wide? We have narrow block homes 9 metres in width that will fit like a dream. The Brighton 229, for example, packs a lot into a narrow block — with four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a double garage, you’ll be amazed by how much space you have for entertaining and everyday living.
The Brighton 229 exudes a refreshing, welcoming vibe as soon as you walk through the door with a neutral colour scheme and plenty of natural light. Take a look inside our stunning Brighton 229 display home below!
Looking for something a little simpler? The Bentley 180 (pictured below) is ideal for growing families. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas (including a home theatre), everyone will feel comfortable living in the Bentley 180 design.
At just nine metres wide, this spacious, open-plan home will fit comfortably on a block of 10.86 metres or wider.
Narrow Lot Homes — 10m and up
We have multiple narrow lot homes 10 metres in width that will comfortably fit on blocks 12 metres or wider. One of our favourites is the Byron 250 with four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms (including an ensuite to the master suite and additional powder room to the lower level) and an ensuite, a double garage and a spacious open plan living design.
Suitable for blocks 13m wide or larger and sitting at just 10.8 metres wide, the Byron 250 is the perfect choice for entertainers — this design has enough space for a home theatre, a rumpus room and a shared living area where you can host Friday night drinks. Plus, you have the option to add an alfresco area for outdoor entertaining!
Take a mini-tour of the Byron 250 display home below and start imagining the possibilities for your narrow block.
Alternatively, you might choose the Southport 189 at 10.2 metres wide (pictured below). Suitable for blocks 12m or wider, the Southport 189 features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double garage and a large living room that connects to the backyard — perfect for year-round entertaining.
Plus, the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and the three remaining bedrooms have sizeable built-in wardrobes for storing all your shoes, clothes and accessories. Whether you’re living with teenagers or simply love to have friends come and visit, everyone will have plenty of room to store their belongings.
If you’re looking for something exceptionally stylish, then we recommend the Cayman 287 at 10.7 metres wide. The Manhattan facade of this narrow design is both modern and geometric with large pillars flanking the front door — plus, the Cayman 287 has a spacious balcony where you can sit and have your morning coffee while looking out over the neighbourhood.
Despite the narrow design, the Cayman 287 has five bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms (including an ensuite to the master bedroom and powder room to the lower floor), a double garage and three different living areas. You might even choose to turn the fifth bedroom into a study, as seen in our New Lambton Cayman 287 display home.
Finally, we have the classic Coogee 219 design at 10.7 metres wide. Ideal for deep, narrow blacks around 12.5 metres wide, the Coogee 219 features a traditional architectural design — inside, you’ll find a home theatre separate to the main living area, four bedrooms and an open plan living area adjacent to the alfresco area.
The double garage is perfect for working families who need separate cars to get around — plus, the wide driveway provides lots of parking for dinner parties, birthdays, holidays and more. Truly, the Coogee 219 is an entertainer’s dream.
Get in touch with our team to build a new home on a narrow block!
Inspired to start building? Contact us today for a free site inspection of your narrow block! We can help determine which of our home designs will fit on your land and provide an accurate quote for the build.
Alternatively, visit one of our display homes throughout New South Wales and see the potential for your future home in person. View our display home opening times across Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast.
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