Rellum presented the challenge of a small block size with tricky development requirements and a lack of services in the area. To combat the services challenges, we drew on previous experience and were able nuance the subdivision application for the client to remove extra costs, saving the client over $15,000.
The client initially wanted to build two single storey dwellings on the site, however development requirements would make it difficult to deliver dwellings that appealed to buyers. Lofty was able to work with Council and their requirements to achieve an appropriate yet effective design for client: Building three high quality, two storey townhouses. This allowed bigger homes on the blocks for buyers, without sacrificing private open space for Council requirements, and creating a bigger yield for the developer.
These tactics proved hugely successful for the developer – a majority of homes in the suburb are single storey, therefore the two storey homes provided a unique point of difference, attracting buyers who wanted to stand out in the street. One dwelling sold during construction, with a second sold at completion with the developer electing to keep one as an investment due to their popularity.