Double Bonus - The Sunday Times HOME

Double Bonus - The Sunday Times HOME

Budget-conscious, two-storey home designs are proving popular with buyers who want to make the most of their small building sites

Broadway Homes has introduced a series of affordable two-storey designs to help buyers on a budget make the most of limited backyard space.  It’s good news for those who thought a double-storey would be out of their price range. Now they can choose from 12 new cost-conscious designs that free up space for outdoor space,” says Peter Gobetti, sales and marketing manager at Broadway Homes. “The Inspired Designs range gives buyers the option of better utilizing their limited backyard space, with the bonus of having a two-storey home.”

Designed to suit blocks ranging in width from 12m to 17m, the range currently includes three-bedroom and four-bedroom homes priced from $220,000 to $260,000. Peter said the key to success of the new designs is the simplified layout of the upper floor. Buyers simple chose whether they want this space as the master suite or as a second living room. To illustrate the concept, the builder is putting the finishing touched to two new display homes.

The Paramount, featuring and upstairs living area, will open In Alkimos before the end of the year. The Inspiration, due to open in Wandi early next year, demonstrated the first-floor mater bedroom layout. The builder also has six new Inspired Designs blueprints on the drawing board. “The standout properties of the Inspired Designs range are value for money and functionality,” Peter says.

He says buyers are looking for four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes with a contemporary elevation and a minimum of two separately zoned living areas. Wide cooking appliances a Colorbond roof and strong street appeal are included as standard in the Inspired Designs collection. All the homes feature double-brick construction and concrete floors to both levels. Peter says there are benefits to choosing an off-the-plan design instead of working with a display home model. “We believe there is convenience in buying off-the-plan, specifically in relation to the speed and ease of making a decision, and benefiting from a fixed price,” he says.