Narrow Lot House Plans & Home Designs 2017-05-16T12:25:58+00:00

Narrow Lot House Plans & Home Designs

Individually Designed Narrow House Plans

Narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth
Narrow lot house designs by Boyd Design Perth
Narrow lot home plans by Boyd Design Perth
Narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth
Narrow lot house designs by Boyd Design Perth
Narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth

Please Consider This

The narrow lot house plans pictured here are homes we have designed specifically for our clients or designed for fun. While you can build these homes, they weren’t designed for you, your family or your particular site. While some of these narrow lot home designs may appeal to you, the home we actually design for you will be completely unique. In addition, it’s the floor plans which are important, we can design any elevation you like. Let’s chat about your new home today!

Lady thinking about narrow lot house plans

Thinking about a narrow lot home?

As you’re here, there’s a good chance you’ve done the rounds of the display homes to find suitable narrow lot house plans. Like most people, chances are you were unable to find a narrow lot home design which which suited your needs and those of your family.

The issue seems to be that most builders narrow lot homes don’t apply the same attention to detail as they do with regular homes. Therefore, the majority of narrow lot homes on offer seem to be lacking in various areas.

While we understand that space is usually limited on narrow sites, we believe this doesn’t have to translate to too many sacrifices.

We believe our narrow lot home designs are far superior to many standard offerings. Therefore, we invite you to check out our plans and discover this for yourself. We firmly believe that, when it comes to narrow lot home designs, no sacrifices should be necessary.

Genesis narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth

“The Genesis” Narrow lot house plans

Modern narrow lot house plans with semi-undercroft garage

Before we set out designing these amazing narrow lot house plans, we set ourselves some tough parameters. The home had to deliver the same amount of living space of a single storey home. No biggie, right? But the home we chose to compete against is a local display home which requires a 16m wide block!  Take a single storey home which requires a 16 metre wide site and place it on a 12.5 metre wide site and what do you have? The Genesis. Purchasing a 12.5m wide lot, instead of a 16m wide lot, just saved around $100k even before you start building!

Want to work with us to design your narrow lot home?

Home Design Details
  • Bedrooms: 4

  • Bathrooms: 2.5

  • Garaging: 2

  • Block Width: 12.5m

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Edge narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth

“The Edge” Narrow lot home plans

Modern two storey narrow lot house plans with space to spare

With an abundance of practical features, these narrow lot house plans probably contain all the elements you want. These include a large garage with store, impressive master suite and open plan kitchen meals & family areas. In addition, there’s a gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, a study nook and a guest suite. That’s just the ground floor! The first floor has two queen size bedrooms, a generous lounge room and, wait for it, even a kitchenette! There’s also a laundry chute on the first floor! All this with only one small parapet wall!

Seeking out a designer for your narrow lot home design? Look no more!

Home Design Details
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3

  • Garaging: 2

  • Block Width: 12.5m

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Central narrow lot home design by Boyd Design Perth

“The Central” Narrow lot house plan

Narrow lot house plans with side entry, scullery & much more

When we design narrow lot house plans, we aim to create unique floor plans which are also practical. If you love natural light & open spaces, this narrow lot home designs has you covered. Featuring a spacious entry with cloak cupboard, the design also included three queen size bedrooms with generous robes. With access to the private bath & powder rooms, the main hall features a huge window overlooking the huge alfresco area. The open plan living space is filled with natural light and included a gourmet kitchen with scullery area & two, yes two, pantries.

Make the most of your narrow block by contacting us today!

Home Design Details
  • Bedrooms: 3

  • Bathrooms: 2.5

  • Garaging: 2

  • Block Width: 10.0m

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Court narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth

“The Court” Narrow lot house plans

Narrow lot house plans with four bedrooms & open plan living

Most narrow lot house plans we see have only three bedrooms, the plan has four. As with all out narrow lot home designs, the bedrooms are queen size and include generous robes. With a generous bathroom & separate powder, building a narrow lot home doesn’t mean you have to make sacrifices. This home also includes open plan living areas which open on to the alfresco area. The kitchen has a long island bench and includes a large walk-in pantry. There’s also a study nook and generous laundry. As usual, the plan includes a generous garage with store.

Why build an ordinary narrow lot home when you can have something special?

Home Design Details
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5

  • Garaging: 2

  • Block Width: 10.0m

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Destiny narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth

“The Destiny” Narrow lot home design

Narrow lot home plans with four bedrooms, activity & large alfresco

There are too many great features to list with this narrow lot home design. Most narrow lot house plans we see have only three bedrooms, this floor plan has four plus an activity or fifth bedroom. Designed to fit a 12.5m wide block, this home probably has everything you desire. A master dressing room, large laundry & generous robes are only the beginning. There’s also open plan living areas, a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar,  a large alfresco area and separate powder room. With your choice of front elevations, we can design for you.

When it comes to narrow lot homes, we dare to be different?

Home Design Details
  • Bedrooms: 5

  • Bathrooms: 2.5

  • Garaging: 2

  • Block Width: 10.0m

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Freedom narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth

“The Freedom” Narrow lot house plans

Narrow lot house plans with three bedrooms & home theatre

If you love natural light & open spaces, this narrow lot home design has you covered. Featuring a spacious entry with cloak cupboard, the design also included three queen size bedrooms with generous robes. With easy access to the private bath & powder rooms, the home theatre could be a fourth bedroom or activity. While the gourmet kitchen and IT nook are being flooded with natural light, the alfresco area has direct garage access. This home also features a full-size garage with heaps of storage.

Why be told what home you can build, when we can create one just for you?

Home Design Details
  • Bedrooms: 3+

  • Bathrooms: 2.5

  • Garaging: 2

  • Block Width: 10.0m

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Headland narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth

“The Headland” Narrow lot house plans

Two storey narrow lot house plans with atrium & balcony

Upon entering this amazing narrow lot home, you’ll be greeted by a two storey atrium wrapped with the main stair. The ground floor contains a games room with kitchenette, gym or bedroom 3 with direct access to the covered swimming pool & alfresco area. With the living areas on the first floor, the feature atrium extends through up here also. The generous spaces include the kitchen, meals, living & lounge areas which are wrapped in a large balcony. The generous master suite enjoys direct access to a private balcony.

This home was individually design for our client. That’s what we do.

Home Design Details
  • Bedrooms: 3

  • Bathrooms: 3

  • Garaging: 2

  • Block Width: 12.5m

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New Yorker narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth

“The Newyorker” Narrow lot home plans

Narrow lot home plans with a touch of New York

While it’s not so obvious on the floor plan, this narrow lot home design has New York written all over it. With its apartment style kitchen, arched windows & face brick feature walls, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in NYC. Filling the living areas with natural light are the high level clerestory windows, highlighted with spacial angular ceiling features. The alfresco area features a built-in kitchen while the generous bedrooms are serviced by well appointed bathrooms.

This home was individually design for our client. That’s what we do.

Home Design Details
  • Bedrooms: 3

  • Bathrooms: 2.5

  • Garaging: 2

  • Block Width: 10.0m

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Promenade narrow lot home design by Boyd Design Perth

“The Promenade” Narrow lot house design

Modern narrow lot house plans on a canal block

Even though this narrow lot, two storey home plan is condensed, there’s plenty of space where it counts. The garage contains a large store area while the double void entry features a double storey window. Open plan living areas open directly on to the alfresco and overlook the canal. An apartment style kitchen, powder room & laundry complete the ground floor. The first floor contains three generous bedrooms with the master enjoying a large robe & en-suite.

This home was individually design for our client. Let’s design yours.

Home Design Details
  • Bedrooms: 3

  • Bathrooms: 3

  • Garaging: 2

  • Block Width: 12.5m

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What our Clients Say

From the people who really matter.

Boyd Design provided a professional service developing a bespoke house design for our steep block of  land. We had a challenging set of constraints and he worked with us to develop a design that would encompass our requirements and maximise the views.

Working with Boyd while we were living & working in China, our home was designed via email. As such, we really didn’t know what to expect. We were blown away by Boyd’s design.

Adrian, Bunbury.

All our friends with canal homes have really low ceilings in their undercroft areas. Right from the outset, Boyd said he’d never design a home with such low ceilings. He said he wouldn’t have a low ceiling, so why should we. He’s a man of his word!

Now everyone keeps asking how we achieved such a high ceiling level in the undercroft, combined with high ceilings to the other floor levels and such a high pitched roof at the same time!

Ashley, Halls Head.

We first me Boyd five years before we engaged his services. This was for a home addition design. Boyd was so honest, he advised against us undertaking the renovation because it wouldn’t add value to our home, he talked himself out of a job!

Now in our new home, we sat down and asked each other what we’d change about our house. Neither of us could come up with one single thing. Even the trades people were impressed!

Carolyn, Bedfordale.

When collecting their plans from the Council, the Council fellow said “We can’t fault these plans at all, everything is spot on. This has never happened before, you should hold on to this guy”.

This is testimony to the genuine passion we talk about. These are not just mere words, these are our DNA. No matter what Council and no matter how challenging the design, you can rest assured we will get it spot on.

City of Armadale

Boyd has exceptional interpersonal skills and constantly demonstrates that he understands our needs and wishes. He has proven to be patient and flexible beyond a fault.

Even when we changed our plans by purchasing the block next door Boyd was not fazed and started anew with a completely different plan, scope and outcome of the design. Exceptional client focus rarely seen in today’s world.

Kirsten, Exmouth.

When you said you’d get it right the first time, we just thought that was just part of your sales pitch. But you did just that and we’re absolutely blown away.

Sadly, things happen and not all our home designs get built. The reasons for this are numerous and life happens to us all. With an impressive undercroft area, the plans for this Coogee home attract attention from all over Australia.

Michael, Coogee.


When asked if they’d sell their home for a handsome profit, Tiffany replied… Sell it? No way, we love it. Everything about it just works so well for us.

This is another case where I originally met these lovely people to the renovation of their existing home. What they had in mind was not going to add value and I advised them against it. Kicking off with the renovation design, the seed grew and they eventually saw the light

Tiffany, Hillarys.

Boyd designed our new house from scratch, it is in the council approval stage now. I am very pleased I chose Boyd, he’s much more than an designer. He has an artistic mind and a great eye for detail which creates a wow factor for his designs.

The existing home, which was to be demolished, was the remains of a home which had been cut in two. Engineering was a nightmare, but nothing Boyd Design couldn’t overcome.

Ron, Bicton.

As a visual person, I have the ability to see my designs in my head before they are built. When look at my plans, some people often wonder why I design certain elements the way I do.

Early on, the bricklayer for a three storey home in Halls Head was asking himself why I had design certain elements the way I had, making his job more complex. Once the home was finished, he said “Now I can see why, it looks amazing”.

Bricklayer, Halls Head.

Want more? Just ask.

Common Questions Answered
about us

When shopping around for designers of your narrow lot house plans, it’s only natural that you’ll have a ton of questions. You may be asking yourself “Who can I trust to design my home?”, “What if I don’t like the home they design?”, “How much does it cost?”, “Who builds narrow lot home designs?”

As experienced designers of narrow lot homes, we’ve successfully designed all types of homes for all types of people and all types of narrow home sites. As such, there probably isn’t a scenario we haven’t dealt with. In addition, our clients range from those who have never built before through to the directors of established building companies. So, no matter where you are at, we can definitely help you.

Additionally, you may have questions about the ideal building site, the best orientation or what it costs to build a new narrow lot home. Or perhaps you need assistance with block selection, advice on swimming pools or are not sure how to choose a builder best suited to your particular build. We can assist you with all your questions and help you make an more informed decision.

While it’s impossible to answer all your questions here, we’ve prepared some answers to some common questions. If your questions aren’t in the list below, then please feel free contact us to discuss your particular situation. We’re here to help you and there’s no such thing as a stupid question, so fire away.

Based on our website and the narrow lot home designs featured, many people think we are expensive home designers or only design million dollar narrow lot homes. Neither are actually true. We design narrow lot homes with budgets from $250k through to millions in value. No matter what your budget, you’ll experience the same passion & dedication because every home designed is done so by Boyd himself.

Similar services can cost 10%, or more, of the total project value. This fee is often applied to everything. The house, earthworks, the landscape & finishing items. We believe this, being paid a percentage for items not even designed, is ridiculous. We charge only 4.5% of the budget for the house itself. This means our fee isn’t applied to earthworks, finishing items, the landscape or anything else.

For example, let’s say you have a total budget of $500k (excluding land) to build your narrow lot home. We’ll deduct the estimated costs of earthworks, floor coverings, air-con, the landscape and so on. If the total cost of these items is estimated at $120, this leaves a budget balance of $380k for the house itself. Our fee is only applied to the $380k. 4.5% of $380k is $17,100.00 plus GST.

Considering our written guarantees & complimentary landscape design, we truly believe we are the best value narrow lot home designers around.

With some architects & home designers, yes. Not so with Boyd Design.

Boyd has designed narrow lot homes for people who have known what they don’t like, not what they actually do like. He has also designed homes for people who’ve had no idea what they like. One which stands out is a client who handed Boyd plans of a home based totally on hexagonal shapes. From the entry foyer to the rooms, everything was a hexagon. The resulting home design was so far removed from these plans, not one thing remained the same. In fact, the home is featured on this website. Take a look here.

Boyd is certainly no “yes man”. He’ll listen to your ideas and develop these into a narrow lot home plan which is perfect for you in every respect. He achieves this through his unique interview process. By the time he’s done, he’ll know exactly who you are, how you function as a family and anticipates your needs in ten years’ time. This is why we can guarantee the results in writing.

As you can see on this website, there is only one narrow lot home design style Boyd know’s how to design, yours.

No matter what style of narrow lot home you seek, Boyd will create it for you. In fact, he has created home styles which are so unique they can’t actually be categorised.

As a genuinely passionate home designer, Boyd works tirelessly to ensure you’ll absolutely love every aspect of your new home design. He is also the only home designer, within Australia, who guarantees this is writing.

No, we are home designers – not builders.

We are able to assist you in obtaining cost estimates from builders and can suggest a few builders to you. You are also free to choose any builder you like because, unlike many home designers & architects, we don’t take referral fees from builders. This means we’ll suggest builders we trust to deliver quality & value, not just those lining our pockets.

With more than 30 years experience with the building industry, Boyd will know the estimated cost of building your narrow lot home before you engage our design services.

Before we take you on as a client, you’ll meet with Boyd to discuss your new home in detail. Taking around three hours, this meeting is much more than a “get to know you” type of meeting, Boyd will ask you many questions to gain a sound understanding of the narrow lot home you want and compare this with the allocated budget.

In some cases, Boyd may say “Sorry, your expectations are unrealistic”. In others he’ll say “Your budget is realistic but may be a little short”. In some very rare cases, the expectations of the client are actually aligned to their budget. The fact is, we all want more than we can comfortably afford. No matter if the budget is $250k or $2.5m, it’s a rare event that a client can achieve all their heart desires.

So, even before you have committed to Boyd Design, we establish the estimated cost to build your home. Doing this in advance is important to us and to you. As responsible home designers, we don’t want to take your money if your expectations are unrealistic, there’s no point in doing so.

There is no standard answer to this as every narrow lot home is different and presents a unique set of design challenges. The duration of the process is also largely dictated by the client. Some respond quickly with feedback on their design, while others may take weeks.

Subject to a number of things, the process usually looks like this once the documents are signed and the deposit paid.

Initial Design Plans: Up to six weeks (usually delivered within this time).

Desired Design Changes: One week (there can be several rounds of desired changes).

Working or Detailed Drawings: Four weeks (usually delivered within this time).

For more information on the design & build process, click here.

The thing about home design awards is that you must actually enter them to win.

Boyd is a firm believer that, while design awards could be a great marketing tool, they don’t actually mean very much. Boyd truly believes that the only people qualified to judge his home designs are the people who actually live with the single storey homes he designs. After all, it’s not about how trendy or clever the home design is, it’s about how it responds to the needs of the family living with it.

You can read some testimonials on Houzz here, or you can request the contact details of past & present clients. And we promise you none of these clients are Boyd’s family or friends.

The payment of our design fee is spread out over a period. There is an initial deposit which is then followed by four progress payments as follows.

Initial Deposit: 30%

Upon Completion of the Initial Floor Plans & Elevations: 20%

Upon Completion of any Desired Design Changes: 25%

Upon Completion of the Working Drawings & Final Landscape Design: 25%

There are additional costs associated in order for your home plans to progress to a stage where you can actually build your home. These include, but are not limited to, the following.

Energy Efficiency Report, Engineering Details, Land Surveyor, Building Assessor, BAL Assessor & Council Application Fees. The cost of these items are not included in the fee charged by Boyd Design. However, based on your proposed home and your site, Boyd can estimate these costs for you in advance.

Yes we do!

No matter where you are building, we can design your narrow lot home. Within Australia or overseas, there is nothing stopping you from engaging the services of Boyd Design.

We have designed homes in NSW & Queensland and worked with clients based in China, location makes no difference.

Indeed we can!

We have developed a building system which can save you around 20% while your home is built in around half the time of regular brick homes. In addition, these homes include double-glazing, lacquered cabinets, stone tops and have far superior thermal & acoustic values.

Designed to look no different to rendered, double-brick homes, these homes are built using a combination of steel & concrete.

In our opinion, these homes are of far superior quality and offer so many more genuine benefits over traditional brick homes.

Call Boyd to discuss these homes in greater detail.

The very first thing to do is call or email Boyd to describe your home in general. During this conversation, he will ask you some questions about your proposed home, your site and your budget.

If all looks achievable and you wish to take the next step, you’ll then book a free design consultation with Boyd. Held at our office and taking around three hours, you’ll chat about your home, your family, your ten year plan and your lifestyle in greater detail.

Within the next few days, you’ll receive our quotation via email. This email will include a letter of engagement (describing your home in words), a schedule of works (details describing what is and what isn’t included in our design fee) and a home design contract.

Should you wish to proceed, you’ll return the completed documents via email and we’ll then invoice you for your deposit.

Want a unique narrow lot house plans? Contact us!
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Narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth
Narrow lot house designs by Boyd Design Perth
Narrow lot home plans by Boyd Design Perth
Narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth
Narrow lot house designs by Boyd Design Perth
Narrow lot house plans by Boyd Design Perth

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