• A modern living room built by Destination Living, containing a couch, coffee table, dining table, looking out a large window into the greenery beyond.

Sloping Blocks

Designing a house on a sloping block creates many possibilities for living spaces beyond a standard site.

Sloping block house designs

Some builders take a standard home design and try to fit it on a sloping block. Not Destination Living. We relish the opportunity to create a visionary home which captures its distinctive setting. We have years of experience designing and building beautiful homes perfectly matched to each site and its unique environment.


Making the slope work for you

A sloping site brings with it a wealth of possibilities for creative architecture to create height, capture light and capitalise on views while giving you more privacy. Our approach and expertise with sloping block houses ensure that we deliver you a design that is spacious, versatile and custom to you.

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Sloping block experience

Sloping blocks bring their own unique challenges, such as complying with council restrictions on height overshadowing, drainage and other regulations.  But with expertise and meticulous planning, we can help you realise your vision.

Destination Living helps you capture the unique vistas of your block and bring them into your new home

Views and light

From capturing a full day’s worth of sunlight to enjoying the sea breeze in coastal homes, a sloping block presents unique benefits that can’t be replicated by a standard block.

Destination Living helps bring the unique features of your block to the forefront of your designs, leaving you with a home that offers you a feeling of light, space and privacy.


We consider ways to capitalise on your sloping site, including basements or cellars, balconies or terracing and make your new home as energy efficient as possible. What we don’t do is take a level block design and plan an excavation, as this approach may lead to structural issues down the track.

You can be confident that our builders’ expertise with sloping block homes will result in a custom home with the highest standards of quality and safety.

Site complexity

Understanding the complexity of build site issues – such as planning for water direction, retainers and council regulations on overlooking.

Our architects take every factor of a sloping block into account including trees, neighbouring properties and the streetscape.

Human access

Our final planning point is to consider the access to your new home for you and visitors on foot and by car. We take a considered approach to ensure your access matches your site’s characteristics and your future needs.

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Calculate the cost of building your sloping block home

Sloping blocks can often come with their own unique challenges and intricacies. With over twenty years of experience in designing and building custom homes on sloping blocks, we can help you calculate the cost of your project.

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