What to look for in a Luxury Acreage Home

There’s nothing quite like the beautiful landscapes and wide, open spaces of acreage lifestyle. For this reason, building on a large allotment of land or acreage has become more appealing to many home buyers and new home builders alike– the abundance of space, privacy, beautiful scenery and the freedom of having an unrestricted blank canvas to build your dream acreage home design.

A prime piece of land is the ideal blank canvas upon which your dream home can be tailor made to suit your needs and lifestyle. One of the most significant perks of acreage home designs is all the space you get to enjoy – you aren’t bound by as many limitations when it comes to the actual house design as you would with suburban or city living homes (aside from budget obviously).What Makes A Luxury Acreage Home Design? The quintessential acreage home will offer the charm and tranquillity of rural living with modern conveniences. When deciding on an acreage house design to sit on your block, it is important to consider a number of factors (listed below).

It complements the surroundings

As specialists in luxury acreage home designs, we know that a well-designed acreage home should echo the landscape in which it features.

This can be achieved by thoughtfully positioning the home according to the land contours to capture and frame the valley, the mountains, the bush or water views.

In addition, beautiful synergy between the home design and its surrounds can be accomplished by incorporating natural elements (specifically those elements that are mirrored in your backdrops) into design.

The external visibility of the home

Many traditional home designs place an emphasis on the front of the home’s exterior, however when designing a home on an acreage where you are likely to have space all around it, you will need to consider the home’s aesthetics from multiple viewpoints. For example, how will a shed and other storage options work in with the design?

How will you use landscaping to enhance the aesthetics from various angles?

How will you effectively create privacy without taking away from the views and compromising the overall appeal?

Master builders like Avondale Homes have a selection of house plans that have been designed with purpose for acreage lots. It’s designed to suit your lifestyle

The ideal acreage home design gives you the luxury of space with all the modern conveniences that make everyday living a breeze. Having little to no restrictions on space means that you can design your home to be as liveable as is required for your particular family’s needs. Everything from the number of bathrooms the home should have, to how the kitchen is oriented in relation to the outdoor entertainment area, to having separate wings to the home for the parents and children (if you have slightly older children) and even the number of garages you’d like. Ultimately, you should feel as calm and comfortable in your home as if it were a holiday resort, which means that your new acreage house design should perfectly suit your family’s needs. After all, what good is it to have a home on a beautiful piece of land when the house design itself is not congruent to harmonious living.

Features of well-designed modern acreage home designs include;

  • Open plan living spaces for seamless flow between areas of the home
  • Alfresco spaces to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor areas, giving you the best of both as you and your family need it
  • Simple, clean lines and open spaces (windows, sliding doors) that showcase the scenery
  • Use of natural materials to create balance in design and a warm ambiance

It incorporates functional & sustainable design elements

One of the great benefits of building on acreage is the ability to maximise your home’s orientation.

When we take on an acreage home build, we understand that each site is as unique as the land on which it sits.

Our acreage home designs reflect the landscape in a very harmonious way, we take into consideration all factors that could either negatively or positively impact your living experience.

Once built and we approach the house design accordingly to ensure that your new home is built to the highest standard suited to its location, as well as being more efficient for you and sustainable to preserve the beauty of the natural landscape.

Factors to consider in your acreage home design include;

  • the house position according to the land contours – so that it captures and frames the backdrop perfectly with minimal disruption to the natural landscape
  • the orientation of the sun in relation to key areas of the home – for optimal temperature regulation and natural lighting for your particular


(you’ll want to position your home to catch the morning sun)

  • where the breeze comes from – to adequately plan and design for the ideal cross flow ventilation throughout the home
  • the option to implement sustainable practices and green energy sources into the house design – solar panels, waste treatment and water tanks etc to maximise energy efficiency and reduce your overall living costs where possible

All of which an experienced acreage home builder like Avondale Homes would understand and plan for accordingly. Most importantly, we work with you to build a home with long term potential so that you can enjoy the acreage living even as your lifestyle changes over the years.

The style is suited to your taste and preferences

There’s just something special about the open spaces and scenic landscapes of an acreage lifestyle that calls for the perfect home design to bring the dream to life.

Whether you’re after a traditional (heritage) style home, a bit of country charm or simply a beautiful contemporary home, choose a specialist acreage home builder that offers a range of acreage house designs that suited to take advantage of large allotments of land. When working with experienced acreage home builders, you can either modify an existing design or embark on a fully customised build.

Your acreage house design should be perfectly suited to take advantage of wide rural lots with expansive open-plan layouts providing a sense of space, wide-spanning windows to let the outside in, with a stunning facade providing the wow factor that an acreage house design deserves.

As with any new home build, an acreage home is a significant project and as such requires the right team to work with you to build your perfect home. Every Avondale Homes Luxury acreage home design incorporates smart design principles to suit modern day living.

Every one of our designs is completely unique and individually tailored to each client’s needs – your home will truly be a reflection of you!

Our team will take the time to study your block of land and take every consideration and due diligence to ensure that your dream acreage home comes to fruition.

When deciding on a beautiful and functional home design for your slice of heaven, having a well-designed home is key and working with a build team that understands acreage is of the utmost importance.  Contact our team today for a home building experience that is second to none.