08 Apr 2023

Building a Double-Storey Family Home

Building a Double-Storey Family Home

With block sizes becoming smaller, it’s no wonder Australian families are choosing to build upwards with a double-storey home!

The Benefits of a Double-Storey Home

There are many benefits to building a double-storey home. These include maximising use of the
block, flexible design approach and added value.

With the average block sizes across the greater Sydney area becoming smaller and often narrower, building a double-storey home will maximise use of your block providing you with double the living space.

A double-storey design provides you with the opportunity to utilise the extra space to suit your
family’s lifestyle. You won’t have to compromise on the extra bedroom or lounge room, add the
extra lounge room, downstairs guest suite or a butler’s pantry – the possibilities are truly endless!

Double-storey homes are perfect for growing or established families, especially as we move into a time where multi-generational living is becoming increasingly common. Extra space for older
relatives or children is always a plus!

Instantly improve the energy efficiency of your home by going double-storey. In the cooler months, warm air will continue to circulate downstairs and help to keep your home warmer. In the warmer months, the reverse will happen as the warm air rises helping to keep your home cooler during the warmer seasons.

A double-storey home also proves to have excellent resale value so it will also be a great financial
investment for the future. Most buyers are willing to pay more the extra space and flexibility that a double-storey home promises.

Our Most Popular Double-Storey Design

One of our most popular double-storey homes is our ‘Hemisphere’ which is available from 25-53
squares. The epitome of luxury living, there is a WOW factor from the moment you step inside!

Stylish and liveable, this double-storey home has been designed to grow and evolve with your family over a lifetime. Boasting five spacious bedrooms including an impressive Master Suite, five
bathrooms, home cinema, double car garage and more.

Well-equipped for entertaining all year round, its generous and well-proportioned central living area features an open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge room with a breathtaking double-height void above. Voids assist with ventilation, bring in plenty of natural light and add a sense of grandeur.

The double-height void is also carried out to the alfresco, creating a remarkable outdoor entertainment space to be enjoyed in every season. Sitting alongside the lounge room is a games room which could be easily converted to an additional lounge room, kids’ playroom or an additional bedroom. A home that is easily adaptable to your family!

With ‘WFH’ becoming the new normal, there is also a dedicated home office downstairs providing parents with peace and quiet to get things done or somewhere for the kids to complete their homework.

There is the option of including an attached and self-contained granny flat. It is a great option for
multigenerational living, older children and guests or could provide an additional source of income should you choose to rent it out.

No longer on display in Sydney, take a 3D walkthrough of our ‘Hemisphere’ 53 from the comfort of your own home via the link below.

Your Local Builder

Fowler Homes has been building high-quality homes for Australian families since 1994. Having built a solid reputation within the residential building landscape, Fowler is aligned with the very best trades and suppliers in the industry to deliver our clients with a high-quality house they will be proud to call home.

Visit your nearest display centre and meet with a Building & Design Consultant to discuss our
double-storey designs to find the perfect Fowler home for your family.


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