Small Lot Home in Edge Hill

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The trend toward buying subdivided residential land has never been more popular.  Larger residential blocks can be halved, often offering allotment sizes larger than what is found in new residential developments.  The solution to building on these lots is to custom design a home.  This means a home can be designed specifically for the lot.

Once upon a time, custom designed houses were only available if you engaged an architect first, and then presented your plans to a builder. But now, house designers and builders work closely together, bouncing ideas off each other during the concept design phase, to ensure your plans meet your budget.

This beautiful, modern entertainer was designed for a young family after they purchased a 636m2 battle-axe block of land in Edge Hill, Cairns.   Working closely with the owners we custom designed this gorgeous two storey, four bedroom home.

With a building footprint of 185m2 & total floor floor area of just over 233m2, the home makes the best use of the available land & leaves plenty of space for a pool and yard.

Considerations during the build were given to the north facing aspect.  It was important to utilise every feature of the location & incorporate design elements which enhanced the indoor/outdoor relationship.

The kitchen, living & dining are located in the centre of the home and are framed by 2.1meter floor to ceiling bi-fold doors and windows.  When open, the rooms flow on to the deck, an feature essential to tropical living.

The home has three bedrooms at one end and a parents resort style retreat at the other. The master bedroom boasts walk in robe and massive ensuite with double vanity.


  • Open plan living with 2.1m high doors leading to the deck
  • Light, airy and spacious
  • Family-friendly floor plan: central living space flanked by bedrooms
  • Loose lay vinyl planking throughout
  • Solid timber staircase
  • Resort style master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe. Sliding doors to front deck
  • Generous size bedrooms with built in robes
  • Traditional features: dado rails, tongue and groove timber flooring
  • Essastone benchtops with massive walk-in pantry


  • Exterior cladding Hardies Prime line Newport weatherboard
  • Kwila timber decking and handrails on the deck
  • Timber entrance decking with feature pond
  • Large, undercover area beneath home perfect for tropical living
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