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Build­ing a new home on a nar­row block doesn’t have to be a strug­gle. Dis­play home builders, in­clud­ing McDon­ald Jones Homes, are de­sign­ing fam­ily homes that are only 7.5m wide. The sin­gle-storey Belden is one of the new­est de­signs on the mar­ket, of­fer­ing three bed­rooms, a sin­gle-car garage and mul­ti­ple liv­ing ar­eas.

McDon­ald Jones Homes sales di­rec­tor Phil Haigh says one-car homes make sense.

“Clients are not miss­ing out any­thing, we have just been smarter with de­sign, with a small hall­way and the kids’ bed­rooms up­front,” says Phil. “The par­ents still have peace and pri­vacy with a mas­ter bed­room at the back. It’s all about af­ford­abil­ity and the main cost in buy­ing a house is in the land. Devel­op­ers are now mak­ing blocks smaller and builders are ac­com­mo­dat­ing this change.”

This de­sign has two bath­rooms, but there’s no home the­atre or sec­ond garage.

“But there are beau­ti­ful homes in Padding­ton with no garages at all,” says Phil. “Ev­ery­thing is chang­ing. Soon we’ll move to de­signs that are smaller with two bed­rooms, I have no doubt about it.”



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