Acreage Homes - Ranch Style Wide Frontage House Designs

  • Article by: Sally Wood

An acreage home design is one of the most indulgent ways to maximise space and sprawl in your new home. As the name suggests, acreage homes have been designed with generous area in mind – customised to suit wide, rural blocks with lots of room to grow.

For perspective, an acreage is a block of land no smaller than 4,000 square metres. This is gargantuan when compared to the average block size sold in new land estates coming in around 350-400 square metres.

With ample land to stretch across, acreage style homes will usually share a few signature design features.

These include:

  • Sprawling single storey floor plans that maximise broader blocks
  • Open plan living to maximise shared family space
  • Large alfresco areas for seamless interior to exterior integration
  • Designs oriented to capture natural light and fresh
  • Storage luxuries including butler’s pantries and walk-in-robes

Boasting tranquillity, privacy and connectivity, this style of home is quickly growing in popularity, particularly among families.

Stroud Homes Acreage Home Design
Source: Stroud Homes

Benefits of Acreage Home Designs

What attracts most prospective homeowners to the acreage lifestyle, is the freedom to build a spacious home of unrestricted size, configuration and location. Without being restricted by a narrow or pokey block, you’re free to lean into whichever house shape you desire.

The distinctive floorplans centre on liveability, with open plan kitchen, dining and entertaining, dedicated kids’ rumpus areas and seamless flow to the outdoors.

With this comes the luxury of spacious add-ons that aren’t always practical in suburban homes. We’re talking walk in butler’s pantries, walk in robes in standard bedrooms, private study nooks, and generous storage options.

The added bonus of an acreage home design is its affordability. Such generously sized homes would attract a hefty price tag in an inner city location. But by making the compromise on city proximity, you can sidestep the escalating prices of city living.

Things to Consider Before Opting for an Acreage Home Design

Acreage homes aren’t without their difficulties. Building in more remote locations presents unique challenges that require an experienced builder to navigate.

Since acreage homes are more common in remote locations than inner city, you may find yourself slightly more restricted in choice of builder.

We highly recommend seeking a builder that specialises in acreage home designs. Not only are they adapted to the surroundings, but their acreage designs will be specialised to maximise the property’s unique features. Experienced acreage builders can consider available views and space and orientation, while producing an intuitive layout made for modern living.



Published: 12/11/2021
Author: Sally Wood