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What’s New in Two Storeys?

One of the big trends in two-storey homes at the moment is the need to get a lot of house on not a lot of land, without having to spend mega-bucks to do it.

Driven by shrinking block sizes, including newly subdivided sites close to the city, as well as compact suburban blocks in Perth’s newest estates, homebuyers are increasingly on the look out for great-value two-storey designs, says Dave Clynk, Design Manager for the Plunkett Group.

“It’s a growing trend given that blocks have been getting smaller and generally more expensive,” Dave says. “Many families still need more space than they can get in a single-storey home on a block of about 350sqm, but they’re afraid they can’t afford a double-storey.”

Needless to say, Plunkett Homes has been busy proving that a budget-friendly two-storey home is possible.

Included in the homebuilder’s large and varied design portfolio is a selection of great-value two-storey homes starting from a little over $240,000. Each home has been thoughtfully planned to give families the space they need at a price they can afford.

“From a cost point of view, we’ve taken the single-storey concept and applied it in a two-storey way,” Dave says.

“The result is a choice of homes that people don’t feel they need to change, and that make for a clean, fast and economical build.

“The ground floor layout varies from design to design to meet different lifestyles and priorities, but the upper floor essentially stays the same to keep the design as efficient as possible.”

The Rhodes, on display in Jindalee in Perth’s northern coastal suburbs, is a great example.

The spacious downstairs layout is packed with character and includes a study, home theatre, well-defined family, dining and kitchen space, impressive formal entry and an alfresco.

The swish master suite is also downstairs, but the three minor bedrooms have been pushed upstairs as part of a simple-but-effective layout that also includes the second bathroom and a large activity room.

“It’s designs like the Rhodes that help get people into the area they want to live in,” Dave says.

“The Rhodes is a very real, very attainable solution for people looking for space on a small site. Visitors to this display home can imagine moving straight in with their furniture.”

Plunkett offers three specifications for each of its display homes, which means there’s even more scope to tailor the Rhodes to suit your budget.

The Rhodes has been displayed on a corner lot, but it will fit happily onto a standard 12.5m-wide block without any changes.

On Sarda Lane in the Eden Beach estate in Jindalee, this sensational family home is open to view 2pm-5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 1pm-5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Click here to visit the Plunkett Homes website.