Benobble Heights

Building the Perfect Acreage Home

Building the Perfect Acreage Home

With an acreage home, you have the luxury of space, which means the sky is pretty much the limit when it comes to your home design. With so much blank canvas to work with, acreage provides a great opportunity to create a family-friendly home design that can be flexible as your family’s needs grow and change. Plus, there’s endless opportunity for interior design and landscaping! So, just where do you begin? Here are some handy tips to help you design the perfect acreage home.

Design your home with nature in mind

Remember, the thing that makes acreage like that at Benobble Heights special is the beautiful views and surrounding natural elements you’ll get to enjoy from your block. So, it stands to reason that your home design should maximise this potential.

To do just that, adopt a well thought out floor plan that lets you bring the outdoors in and allows you to feel connected to the lush landscape. Think large floor-to-ceiling windows, a generous alfresco area to connect outdoor and indoor living spaces and stunning façades that blend in with the natural environment.

Finding the right placement for your home

Ensuring your home has good orientation and placement on your block will make a big difference. By ensuring you maximise the reach of the morning, you’ll enjoy living in your new home much more, not to mention save money on power bills for lighting and heating!

Conversely, if you have a specific outlook that you’d like to enjoy from your kitchen or veranda, your home can be placed to prioritise the view.

Designed with activities in mind

As you can imagine, living on a bigger block of land in the countryside gives you easy access to a whole range of outdoor activities. Be it bushwalking, swimming or fishing in local waters, riding dirt bikes, owning hobby farm animals or gardening, the extra space you have affords you the ability to do it all!

One major addition you might like to consider for your acreage home to accommodate this lifestyle is an all-purpose room. It’s not quite a laundry, not quite a mudroom or entryway and not quite a garage – it’s a combination of the three!

Given that you have the luxury of space, allow your imagination to wander as you have this whole room in your home to store equipment for your outdoor activities.

Choose a good builder

When it comes to the nitty-gritty, it’s important to find a home builder who understands the key differences involved in building an acreage home. This includes things like water and power connections, different zoning regulations and sloping blocks.

Your builder will also need to ensure they can adapt your chosen design to the surroundings – including special and remote access and high wind or bushfire zones. These are specialised conditions required only on acreage blocks that your traditional suburban residential builder may not be familiar with.

An entertainer’s delight

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and when you’re living the acreage life, that’s definitely the case! Spacious open plan, large kitchens and dining areas where families can spend quality time together are heroes of the acreage design. And of course, we can’t forget the kitchen island bench, a great place for food preparation, sharing a meal and gathering everyone around.

Expansive outdoor entertaining areas, often flowing from the kitchen with bi-fold or sliding doors, are also a fantastic way to make the most of a beautiful rural block.

Need help finding the right builder to bring your dream home at Benobble Heights to life? Or just have questions about current acreage land opportunities in our brand new community? Our team are on hand to help in any way we can! Simply give us a call on 0413 949 455 or register your interest via the form below.

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