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An elegant 4 bedroom split level home design, perfectly suited to your uphill sloping block. Learn more.

The Riviera design is one of our stand-out split level designs and is the perfect home to complement a sloping site. Putting in to action our specialist building skills, this split level design enhances the sloping site, maximising the natural air flows and drainage available and avoiding the need for excessive retaining walls.

Inside the home, a stunning entry awaits. With elegance and space surrounding you, you’ll find the kitchen and primary living rooms on the mid floor. This central family area flows through to your optional alfresco; perfect for year round entertaining.

The design also features a separate home theatre, rumpus and living areas, and four sizeable bedrooms. The upper floor provides a casual retreat for the kids, which also opens to an enchanting covered deck to overlook your potential views.

Consider a stunning open riser staircase to achieve a grand entry with higher ceilings.

This tri-level design is suited to a block 14.95m wide or larger and is available in Metro and Executive facades.

  • Abundant natural light and air-flow
  • Separate living areas on different levels
  • Preserve natural drainage
  • Enhance outlooks and views
  • Less excavation
  • Less steep driveway
  • Designed to follow slope of land
  • Maximise space
  • Unique design
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Floor Plan Sizes:
Riviera 1 230
  • Min Lot Width 14.16m
  • House Width 11.56m
  • House Length 13.44m
  • House Size 233.42m2
Features
  • Abundant natural light and air-flow
  • Separate living areas on different levels
  • Preserve natural drainage
  • Enhance outlooks and views
  • Less excavation
  • Less steep driveway
  • Designed to follow slope of land
  • Maximise space
  • Unique design
Suitable for

Sloping Sites

Riviera 1 230 Download Brochure
Main Floor Plan
Riviera 1 262
  • Min Lot Width 14.95m
  • House Width 12.35m
  • House Length 16.16m
  • House Size 262.24m2
Features
  • Abundant natural light and air-flow
  • Separate living areas on different levels
  • Preserve natural drainage
  • Enhance outlooks and views
  • Less excavation
  • Less steep driveway
  • Designed to follow slope of land
  • Maximise space
  • Unique design
Suitable for

Sloping Sites

Riviera 1 262 Download Brochure
Main Floor Plan
Riviera 1 267
  • Min Lot Width 14.2m
  • House Width 12m
  • House Length 17.77m
  • House Size 267.67m2
Features
  • Abundant natural light and air-flow
  • Separate living areas on different levels
  • Preserve natural drainage
  • Enhance outlooks and views
  • Less excavation
  • Less steep driveway
  • Designed to follow slope of land
  • Maximise space
  • Unique design
Suitable for

Sloping Sites

Riviera 1 267 Download Brochure
Main Floor Plan
Riviera 1 303
  • Min Lot Width 14.2m
  • House Width 12m
  • House Length 19.77m
  • House Size 302.67m2
Features
  • Abundant natural light and air-flow
  • Separate living areas on different levels
  • Preserve natural drainage
  • Enhance outlooks and views
  • Less excavation
  • Less steep driveway
  • Designed to follow slope of land
  • Maximise space
  • Unique design
Suitable for

Sloping Sites

Riviera 1 303 Download Brochure
Main Floor Plan

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Standard inclusions found in every Montgomery home

Montgomery Homes Standard InclusionsAt Montgomery Homes, we include vital items as standard inclusions, which most builders call 'extras'. Featured here are just some of the highlighted standard inclusions that come with every home we build.

For detailed explanations of each item listed, please see our 2020 Inclusions Brochure

  • Italian made appliance package
  • Individually crafted kitchen
  • Expert kitchen consultation
  • Three coat premium paint
  • R2.0 insulation to walls & R3.5 to roof
  • Rook sarking
  • Flyscreens
  • Ducted exhaust fans
  • Colorbond automatic garage doors
  • Third party quality assurance inspections
  • Sharknose fingerpull drawers & doors
  • Termite resistant framing and trusses
  • Expert electrical planning
  • Clipsal Iconic power points and switches

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Building on a sloping site

For more than 30 years, Montgomery Homes has built a strong reputation in the market as the sloping site specialists.

Designing to the slope, Montgomery Homes maximise the practical and aesthetic qualities of designs on any block, creating unique and beautiful homes with manageable driveways, abundant light,natural ventilation, great storage, minimal excavation and wonderful views and outlooks.

So whether your block slopes downhill, uphill, sideways or diagonal, Montgomery Homes has a tried and tested architectural designs to maximise the value of your new home.

Building on a sloping site

Your Building FAQs answered

Everything you wanted to know about building answered here

How long does it take to build a house?

The time frame will depend greatly on the size and type of house you’re building as well as the local council approval process which can vary between locations. However, your home will take approximately 26 to 38 weeks to build from when excavation commences on your new home.

Do you build homes in flood zones?

Yes, Montgomery Homes have extensive experience with building in flood affected areas. Many of our designs can be modified to be suitable for flood prone areas.

We will take the building materials, the foundation, and the flood clearance level into account to mitigate any damage to the house in the unfortunate event of a flood. Read more about building in a flood zone in our short blog

Do you build in bush fire prone areas?

Yes, Montgomery Homes can build from BAL 12.5 (low risk areas) through to flame zones. 

If you’ve been dreaming of beautiful leafy surrounds, you may be aware that this area could be classified as a bushfire zone. If that’s the case, there are a few things you will need to consider, for example, the slope of the land and the materials used to build your home. 

We are fully equipped with the knowledge and experience to protect your home in the event of a bushfire and ensure you’re your new home build meets the necessary complying requirements.

Do you use sub-contractors?

We utilise the same sub-contractors on every Montgomery Home to ensure we deliver the same high quality construction on every home.

Do you have an interior design to help with colour schemes?

Yes! Our experienced interior designer will guide you through your colour selection appointment during the design process. The decisions you make on colours, materials, and components for your new home will be made with confidence in a relaxed and well-resourced design space.

Plus, you can start styling the exterior of your home from the comfort of your own home using our Online Visualiser! Choose from 11 popular Montgomery Homes' facades and get creative by mixing and matching colours, materials, and much more.

Can we amend one of your floorplans?

Whether you’re looking for a singletwo-storey, or split level home, we can offer flexible home designs and construction for almost any site. While some builders limit you to certain designs and parameters, we offer the freedom to build the kind of house dreams are made of through a broad range of customisable, architectural home designs to suit your lifestyle and design goals.

Do you have a list of standard inclusions?

At Montgomery Homes, we include essential items like flyscreens, sarking, and appliances as standard inclusions. Most builders call these “extras” but our standard inclusions will go into your new home build as an absolute minimum. 

Download our standard inclusions brochure and discover the true potential for your new home.

How long does the pre-construction and approval process take?

Before choosing a home builder, it is important to understand what pre-construction processes they have in place to avoid any potential redesigns and re-lodgement fees, which could result in delays and more costs to you.

Some builders can take more than six months to submit plans to your local council, whereas Montgomery Homes have in-house drafting and planning teams that regularly monitor the progress of your submission in an effort to have your plans approved as soon as possible.

We find we are often the first builders to start construction in just about every new estate, which means you’ll be in your new home a lot quicker!

Can you build homes on difficult or steep blocks?

Yes! Montgomery Homes has a strong reputation for being the go-to builder for sloping blocks and difficult sites.

When approaching a sloping site, our team of experts work with the natural gradient of the land to maximise potential views, breezes, and natural light. Explore the benefits of a split level home.

Do you have home designs for narrow blocks?

Of course! With block sizes on the decline, we have expanded our range of home designs to suit narrow blocks. We have home designs ranging from 5.7 metres all the way to 29.27 metres. 

Explore our range of narrow home designs.

What is double-glazing?

Double glazed windows have two sheets of glass which are separated by a small gap. Double glazed windows can be used to improve energy efficiency as the double glazing will make your home more comfortable in both the warmer and cooler months while also reducing your energy costs. 

Double glazed windows can also reduce outdoor noise.

Why can’t construction of my new home begin as soon as my contract is signed?

Once your contract has been signed, we require a number of additional documents before construction can start. This includes proof of funds from your financial institute, the clearance certificate for demolition (if applicable), and a construction certificate from a private certifier.

Once we have the documents listed above, your home design can be sent to construction. 

From here, it will take approximately three weeks to cut the site. In that time, we will assign your site supervisor, book trades, order materials, complete a set-out survey, complete a PCA (Principal Certifying Authority) inspection, and finally, a temporary toilet and fencing will be erected on-site.

What are waffle pod slabs?

Waffle pod slabs are rectangular pieces of foam spaced out in a grid pattern with 100mm between each pod, forming a waffle.  Reinforcement is placed between the pods by laying mesh over the top. Concrete is then poured, forming a waffle pod to provide incredible strength and durability to your concrete slab.

What is a dropped edge beam?

External dropped edge beams form part of the main slab and runs down adjacently to retain fill under the slab. This also reduces the need for expensive landscaping and large retaining walls by the owner after handover. Read more about dropped edge beams.

What happens at the site excavation stage?

Site excavation is required to create the foundation for your new home. This process can include cut and fill, battered banks, and soil importation or soil removal from the site. Excavation must strictly comply with the approved plans and levels. 

The process must also be meticulous when cutting or filling next to adjacent properties.

Site excavation for a split level slab can be a complex and very time consuming process. Excavation needs to be accurate in setting out exact dimensions of length, width and height of differing foundation levels.

What are footings?

Footings are trenches in the ground with cages of reinforcement which are filled with concrete, creating a beam that supports your brickwork floor and roof loads.

What is a bulkhead?

A bulkhead is a section of the ceiling which has been dropped and used to enclose services like wiring and pipes, or to conceal the space above your kitchen cupboards. 

Kitchen bulkheads can also serve as a decorative feature.

What is screw piering?

Screw piers are an alternative to using traditional concrete board piers. The piers are long steel tubes with a screw head at one end which is screwed into the ground until they meet a certain bearing capacity.

What is cut and fill?

When cutting into a slope or hillside, a cut is made into the soil and used to fill out a flatter area to prepare for the foundation of your home to be laid – the concrete slab.

What is BASIX?

BASIX stands for the Building Sustainability Index. It is the NSW Government planning centre where each new home is measured against specific energy and water targets. 

The objective of BASIX is to reduce household electricity and water, but BASIX also takes into account a number of other elements like the size of the house, the location, the orientation, the placement of windows, design features, fixtures, insulation, and hot water systems.

What are site costs?

Site costs are associated with what’s needed to get your block ready for building. These costs can vary depending on your block’s location, the soil type, accessibility, council regulations, and more. 

After we have completed our free on-site assessment, site costs will be itemised in your Montgomery Homes tender. We will include costs like earthworks, site preparation, any bushfire levies, and the engineering requirements.

Do you build on bearers and joists?

Yes, we provide full split configurations which are best suited for a block with a steep slope. In this scenario, we will use our specialist bearers and joist construction technique to accommodate the slope of the land.

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