A custom-designed dual occupancy or duplex development can maximise the financial potential of your property.
Dual occupancy builders
Destination Living’s designers and builders have extensive experience in building dual occupancy homes, including side by side duplex designs, and can help you bring your vision to reality.
Benefits of dual occupancy
In an expensive market like Melbourne, capitalising on your block to create two properties often makes financial sense. It’s an increasingly common approach for owners to create another home on their land for rental or sale while reimagining their current home or building a new one.
Capitalise on your land’s value
Dual Occupancies can be a money-wise approach, giving you the option to sell one or both homes to make a profit or pay off your mortgage. It can be a perfect strategy for people approaching retirement or ambitious couples seeking a way to make their assets work for them. It’s also often a smart option for people who want to remain close to family members while securing their privacy.
3 directions for a dual occupancy
Destination Living specialises in dual occupancies that are personalised for individual needs inducing properties to live in, sites to share with friends or family or projects for investment purposes. We can help you configure your property and bring your thoughts on design to reality
We help clients with the 3 most common configurations for dual occupancy
- Dwellings at the front or rear of a property
- Duplexes: dwellings which are side by side and share a common wall
- Two detached dwellings side-by-side on a corner block with separate titles and street frontages
Opportunities from Dual Occupancy
Re-imagine the way you live
Rebuilding on your existing home site allows you to remain in the location you love with the added bonus of making money or paying off your mortgage.
Building two homes on the same lot allows you to keep one for your family and rent out or sell the other with the added bonus that the sale of a second home will in many cases pay for your new one.
Capitalise on land value
Most people’s home is their biggest asset yet the capital embedder in this asset is often not realised to its full potential.
Developing a dual occupancy on your existing land is typically the best way to realise this value while retaining a place for a new or improved home to live in.
We take care of the logistics
For most home owners, town planning regulations prove difficult to interpret when trying to bring their vision of dual occupancy living to reality.
When you partner with Destination Living, we’ll help you navigate the rules set by your local council to help you bring your project to life much sooner.
The ideal scenario
Many of the homes in Melbourne built 30 or more years ago are on larger allotments than is common for estates of today.
These larger block sizes and the changed priorities of planners make dual occupancies more likely to be approved today than in the past.
Destination Living can help you realise the potential in your site – and help you design your vision of living with a beautifully designed, private home with improved functionality, lower maintenance suited to your needs now and into the future
Luxury dual occupancy designs are our speciality
Unfortunately, many Dual Occ builders sell template floorplans which they then attempt to shoehorn in to your site. We take the opposite approach, starting with your needs and thoughts on design before creating solution a custom designed for you. Our approach makes the most of your site’s size, shape and orientation to capitalise on the value in your land and location – maximising the benefits to you as a resident and as an owner.
Our expertise in dual occupancy
Homes designed by architects typically achieve higher resale value, while those designed by architects working with owners also deliver greater lifestyle and functionality over time. As a specialist in residential architecture and custom building, we understand how to negotiate the challenges and maximise the financial and living value of your site.
Your dual occupancy needs
Our design process starts with your sense of style and a comprehensive understanding of your lifestyle needs. This is our constant point of reference during our process to ensure your home is crafted specifically for you with the smoothest possible progression through planning.
Feasibility & Design
Our experience shows that starting your development with an informed site feasibility report helps ensures a clear direction and a successful project. We have a lot of experience in designing Dual Occs for luxury living while meeting all of the opportunities and challenges of your site.
Calculate the cost of building your dual occupancy home
Dual occupancy projects can often come with their own unique challenges and intricacies. With over twenty years of experience in designing and building custom homes for dual occupancy, we can help you calculate the cost of your project.
Helpful articles for Dual Occupancy
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