When it comes to the pros & cons of building on a corner block everybody has an opinion on whether you should build on one or not. Usually, these opinions are based on personal experience, but if you haven’t ever lived on a corner block yourself, it can be confusing to know who to listen to.
Like every block of land, there are pros and cons to building on a corner block, so before you make any big decisions it is worth investigating further.
There are quite a few advantages to living on a corner block.
- Firstly, there is the extra street presence that your home will have as it overlooks two streets. The fact that your home will also have two street elevations/facades can be a great opportunity for design. More of your house will be on display, this will allow you to show more of its style to the public.
- The option for multiple access points (doors and/or garage), great if you have a lot of cars to park or have a home business.
- Fewer neighbours mean more privacy.
- More parking for visitors, or even if you have multiple cars in your own family.
- Corner blocks are often larger and can accommodate a bigger house design.
Of course, there are also disadvantages.
- The corner block means that you will have more verge to maintain, if you are after a low maintenance garden then this might not be the best option for you.
- You have to consider both the front and side views when choosing your house design. If you are on a budget, having two facades can add a considerable amount to your construction costs.
- Potentially less secure.
- More fencing costs as you don’t have a neighbour to share costs with on one side.
- Possibly more traffic noise especially if you are building near the main road.
- Postal workers and delivery drivers may get a little confused about what your address actually is.
There is definitely a bit to consider if you are thinking of building on a corner block, and although it might not be for everybody, it may be the perfect option for you.
Chat to a Momu consultant today, who will also be able to tell you if your choice of home design is suited to a corner block.