Why are acreage homes the next big thing in luxury homes?

Acreage 1000 600, Hamlan

Are you looking to escape the city and adopt a more relaxed pace of life in the country?

Perhaps, like thousands of Australians, the Covid pandemic has presented a chance for you to work remotely, and given you the opportunity to live out your dream of building a luxury home on a large block of rural land. Or perhaps you just want a richer, more rewarding quality of life in a spacious new home.

The appeal of acreage homes

Acreage properties are usually found in more rural areas, ranging from the outskirts of a city to deep into the country. They vary significantly from suburban homes as they are designed to work with the surrounding environment. They usually incorporate natural elements into their designs, and are characterised by spacious floorplans, open-plan rooms and high ceilings.

This type of layout also lends itself well to those who love to entertain – think large, entertainers kitchen and dining areas, spacious entrances and family rooms.

Well-designed acreage homes use natural elements such as sunlight and optimal air flow to improve energy efficiency and comfort. Coupled with common fitouts that use wooden floors and neutral colour palettes, they usually result in lower energy bills and less maintenance.

As access to the outdoors is one of the key attractions of an acreage property, it’s much easier to integrate activities like bushwalking, cycling or horse riding into your lifestyle (without a lengthy commute). The size of acreage properties also means that you can fulfil dreams of self-sufficiency, like growing your own vegetables, or keeping chickens and other livestock. Acreage properties are perfectly suited for large outdoor buildings: you could have that large shed for storage, as a workshop, as a home office or studio, or as a base for a business.

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

Why is a good builder essential for acreage home designs?

Creating a dream home on an acreage property isn’t as straightforward as building a home on a suburban subdivision. There are a number of key considerations that you need to take into account before you start building. Therefore, it’s essential to choose an experienced and knowledgeable builder to get the best out of your block.

When choosing a builder, you should be asking questions like:

  • Can this builder maximise your spaces, choose the optimal orientation for your property and suggest the best design layout to benefit the lifestyle you want?
  • Is the builder experienced at integrating the desired design to the surrounding environment? Acreage properties often need to contend with elements like sloping gradients, restricted access and clearing land – can the builder accommodate this?
  • Does your builder know and understand the local area, including local council and state requirements, including zoning, bushfire requirements, services connections and heritage considerations?

Choosing the right builder will not only ensure that your dream ‘forever home’ becomes a reality, but it will also mean that you avoid any nasty surprises or hidden costs.

Acreage home building with Hamlan Homes

Let Hamlan help you build the home you’ve always wanted. As greater Geelong’s leading luxury home builder, we offer a stunning collection of acreage homes that take advantage of the wide open spaces that characterise our region. Designed specifically for large blocks, these architecturally designed homes pay special attention to generous open-plan spaces.

With nearly four decades of history building homes in greater Geelong, and as recipients of the 2022 Master Builders Victoria, South West Residential Regional Builder of the Year, you know that you’re in safe hands with Hamlan.

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

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