With more and more land in Brisbane being sub-divided and developed, it’s becoming tricky to find those bigger blocks on which to create your perfect home. These five land parcels offer prime locations in desirable suburbs with plenty of space to design a dream property.
Starting from 403 square metres and ranging up to a massive 804 square metres, they can provide as much space as you’d like with an affordable price tag.
Bring out your blueprints: it’s time to design that backyard you’ve always wanted.
3A Norman Street, Fig Tree Pocket
Photo: Place Newmarket
Price: Asking $539,000
Size: 596 square metres
Agent: Place Newmarket, Mario Sultana 0428 282 223
One of a five-part subdivision, this level, elevated block commands its own patch of gorgeously leafy Fig Tree Pocket. With wide frontage and a north to north-easterly aspect, it provides the perfect foundation for a stately family home.
Agent Mario Sultana said the block offered low-maintenance building options with little added cost.
“That’s the beautiful thing about the site,” he said.
“The owner of the property bought [it] three years ago to subdivide thinking that would be an easy subdivision, but the council made him level the property out and build all the retaining walls, so all the hard work has been done.
“Retaining walls are normally quite an expensive part of construction and normally you don’t see any money for what you’ve spent on it, so it’s one of those things where the work has really been done for you.”
16 Florence Street, Carina
Photo: Ray White Coorparoo
Size: 403 square metres
Agent: Ray White Coorparoo, Graham Young 0447 324 408
Set in the high-growth suburb of Carina, this block is fully serviced and awaiting a build. Surrounded by high-quality homes and in close proximity to schools, shops and the local library, it’s an affordable way in to a desirable market.
Suited to both a growing family and a professional lifestyle, the block is surrounded by handy public transport options and sits just seven kilometres away from the CBD.
The biggest decision may not arise in designing a home, but rather whether to live in or invest in this prime real estate.
Lot 3, 64 Dillon Road, The Gap
Photo: Arthur Conias Real Estate – Ashgrove
Size: 803 square metres
Agent: Arthur Conias Real Estate Ashgrove, Arthur Conias 07 3366 5826
This huge block boasts a generous 19.4 square metres of frontage, framed by established greenery akin to a tropical resort. Its easterly aspect means you can watch the sun rise from your living room, or gaze out at the treetops from an upper level balcony.
Located in the highly sought-after catchment area for The Gap State School and with no less than 10 independent schools within seven kilometres, the spot would offer a low-maintenance family-friendly lifestyle.
An added bonus is its proximity to the natural glory of Mount Coot-tha and the Gap Creek Reserve — the perfect place to spend a Saturday afternoon with the kids.
19 Grandview Place, Oxley
Photo: Harcourts Marketplace
Price: Offers over $399,000
Size: 719 square metres
Agent: Harcourts Marketplace, Sarah Bailey 0415 591 103
This generous block sits in a quiet cul de sac surrounded by stately homes and with stunning views of Mount Barney, Mount Lindsay, the Border Ranges and Lamington National Park. Adjacent to dense bushland and sitting pretty in an elevated position, a clever design could easily maximise the outlook to offer a breath-taking panorama of the surrounding scenery.
Agent Sarah Bailey said a block of this size was a rarity in the tightly-held suburb. “Most of the area is well established so there aren’t really any vacant blocks,” she said.
“It’s become a rarity to get a nice big block like that to be able to build a house on. We are down to blocks as small as 350 [square metres] in the area.
“It lends itself very well to a nice custom build to optimise the views.”
2 Casuarina Street, Seventeen Mile Rocks
2 Casuarina Street, Seventeen Mile Rocks. Photo: One Agency Forest Lake
Price: $489,000+ offers
Size: 760 square metres
Agent: One Agency Forest Lake, Trong Le 0432 360 553
This mostly-cleared elevated site features beautiful established trees with a bushland atmosphere and views to the Southern Border Ranges. Part of the Edenbrooke Estate, it’s located just a short way from Rocks Riverside Parklands and Jindalee Homemaker Centre, not to mention it’s only 20 minutes to the city.
With access to local bus and rail transport, it could make the perfect site for an executive home or even a secluded office location.
Plus, being nestled between multi-million dollar neighbours, the block is also bound to leap up in value in the coming years.