Acreage Home, Hamlan

Acreage Home Designs

Experience the luxury of space in Hamlan’s acreage homes

Are you looking to escape the city and adopt a more relaxed lifestyle in the country?

For many Australians, building a luxury home on an acreage block is a dream come true. These expansive rural properties provide the perfect setting for country living, offering ample room for family activities, hobbies, and outdoor pursuits. Large acreage lots also come with privacy, scenic natural beauty, better air quality, and extra space for livestock.

If you’ve always dreamed of an Australian homestead, ranch-style house, or wide, open plan layouts, consider acreage house plans. Escape the city’s hustle and bustle and embrace the fresh air, abundant space, and tranquillity of acreage living in one of our modern country homes.

Browse our current home designs for acreage blocks and speak with a member of our friendly team today to discuss your future dream home.

What is acreage?

Acreage properties are typically found in rural areas, ranging from the outskirts of a city to deep into the countryside. Unlike suburban homes, acreage homes are designed to harmonise with their natural surroundings, often incorporating natural elements into their architecture. They are characterised by spacious floorplans, open-plan rooms, and high ceilings, making them distinctly different from suburban homes.

Well-designed acreage homes utilise natural elements such as sunlight and optimal airflow to enhance energy efficiency and comfort. Common features include wooden floors and neutral colour palettes, which contribute to lower energy bills and reduced maintenance. Outdoor connection is a key attraction of acreage properties, making activities like bushwalking, cycling, or horse riding easily accessible without a lengthy commute.

The generous size of acreage properties also allows for self-sufficiency pursuits, such as growing your own vegetables or keeping chickens and other livestock. These properties are ideal for large outdoor buildings, providing space for storage sheds, workshops, home offices, studios, or even business bases.

You can let your imagination run wild with the possibilities of all the space that comes with an acreage home.

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Why build an acreage home?

Acreage homes offer spacious layouts for families who value ample living space. The popularity of acreage homes among Australian families stems from the desire for a lifestyle away from urban congestion.

The larger land associated with acreage properties provides opportunities for outdoor activities and a heightened sense of privacy. For those who prioritise flexibility, acreage house designs allow for more customisation and personalisation of your dream home.

Planning and designing your acreage home

Bigger lots come with bigger considerations. There are some things you need to consider when it comes to designing an acreage home that you wouldn’t normally have to think about when building a suburban home. Here are the most important things to keep in mind.

  1. Services to the site – Does your site have access to essential services like water, electricity and sewerage?
  2. Bushfire regulations – There are several criteria the build has to meet, such as the property needs to have a defensible space around the home, must be constructed of non-combustible materials and have a BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) rating of 19 or higher.
  3. Vehicle access – No one wants to deal with a bogged truck on a muddy site, so you should ensure that gates are large enough for vehicles like trucks to access the property easily, and that gravel is laid down in key areas for heavy equipment and vehicles.
  4. Aesthetics – It’s sensible to choose materials that require less maintenance, and design your home so that it’s easy to access areas for these purposes.
  5. Orientation – Orienting your home to make the most of the natural light or to take advantage of the best views is something you should consider from the beginning of the design process.
Learn more about the considerations here

Tour our luxury acreage home designs

Experience a taste of the acreage lifestyle in our modern acreage home display, the Gellibrand 337, at 50 Geelong Road, Bannockburn.

If you prefer to tour your new home from the comfort of your own home, our virtual display home tours can instantly transport you to one of our many displays!

Find our schedule and virtual tour here

Build with Hamlan Homes

Creating your dream home on an acreage property involves more complexities than building in a suburban subdivision. There are numerous key considerations to address before construction begins, making it crucial to choose an experienced and knowledgeable builder who can maximise the potential of your block.

Selecting the right builder ensures that your dream home becomes a reality without unexpected surprises or hidden costs. Let Hamlan guide you in building the home you’ve always envisioned.

We offer a stunning collection of acreage homes that fully utilise the expansive spaces characteristic of our region. Our architecturally designed homes are tailored for large blocks, emphasising generous open-plan living.

As Greater Geelong locals and the area’s pre-eminent luxury home builder, Hamlan has over 40 years of experience of ensuring that your rural escape meets your aspirations as well as all of the above factors. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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