Types of Split-Level Homes

A split-level home is a type of house in which the floor levels are separated into two or more levels. These homes are usually built on a slope, with the lower level being partially or fully below ground level. The advantage of a split-level home is that it can make use of a sloping block of land, which would otherwise be unsuitable for building on.

Another advantage of choosing to build a split-level home is that they can be very energy efficient. This is because the lower level is usually cooler in summer and warmer in winter, so you can take advantage of this temperature difference to help heat and cool your home.

The type of split-level home you build will largely depend on the direction of your slope. A Hamlan Homes consultant can advise you on which design options best meet the needs of your family.

Split 900 400, Hamlan


Uphill Slopes

If your block slopes upwards from the street, you have the option of building a split-level home with a garage on the lower level. This design offers great security and privacy, as the occupied areas of the house won’t be visible to passersby. With the right architecture, you’ll also be able to incorporate great views and natural light into certain spaces, automatically creating a more welcoming environment.


Downhill Slopes

If your block slopes downwards, you have the option of building a split-level home with the main living areas on the lower level. This design is ideal if you have young children, as it means they can play in the backyard while you keep an eye on them from inside. It’s also a great option if you want to make the most of stunning views or if you want to create a more private and intimate outdoor living space.


Side Slopes

A side split home does more with less. The elevated section allows for a level of seclusion, so you could choose to build your main bedroom suite or home office here, away from the hustle and bustle of family life. The split also allows for interesting architectural features, such as high windows and cathedral ceilings.


Split Level 900 400, Hamlan


Hamlan Homes: Your Split-Level Home Specialist

The Hamlan Homes catalogue features stunning modern architecture that can be adapted to the space you’re working with. With a variety of designs, facades, and rooms to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a look that fits both your aesthetic preferences and your budget. Contact us today to find out more about split level homes.

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