When it comes to corner blocks, 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.
– Less neighbours means 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 a 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.