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What is a Rear Strata Home?

What is a Rear Strata Home?
November 3, 2021 Sally King

A rear strata home is built on the back half of a subdivided block, accessible through a narrow road or driveway. When choosing your home design, you need to be aware that not every floor plan can fit on every block, some need to be a specific shape.

Building on a rear strata block, sometimes referred to as house-behind-house, or battle-axe blocks due to their shape, requires a certain shaped house. These homes are typically L-shaped or triangular, to accommodate the garage and driveway, depending on the size of the subdivided lot.

Click the following link to view our range of rear strata home designs.

 

Aerial drawing of a rear strata home floor plan

 

When would you want to build a rear strata home?

Rear strata homes are very suitable for subdivisions, demolish-and-build projects in established suburbs, and for developments when needing to cleverly utilise block space. There are many older homes on bigger blocks that are suitable for this design, and it’s common to see them in built up areas.

These blocks are likely to be more affordable than a traditional rectangular lot. This can be a great opportunity for first home buyers to get into an established suburb. A location that may otherwise have been out of their budget.

 

Why has the rear strata block become more popular in Perth?

In Perth, demand for property in the inner suburbs has skyrocketed over the last few years. However, in Perth there are lots of older properties on large blocks or long blocks with backyards. Many owners have chosen to subdivide these large lots into a rear strata development.

Luckily this has meant that more vacant blocks close to Perth are introduced to the market. A lot of them are in established suburbs, close to schools, shops, parks, and more handy amenities.

 

The benefits of building a rear strata home in Perth

  • Rear strata developments are usually cheaper than lots with street frontage.
  • Choosing a rear strata block gives you an opportunity to build close to the city.
  • They have additional privacy from the road, as well as being extra secure.
  • Rear strata blocks have the lock and leave lifestyle of a villa or townhouse
  • Without expansive gardens they offer low maintenance living.
  • Great opportunity to build an investment property in Perth

 

We have specific home designs for rear blocks available. We can even custom design one for you. Talk to a DreamStart Homes representative to get started.

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