Nedlands – small & difficult block


3 Storey custom designed home on a 235m² block with 9m front setback 3m easement running the length of the property leaving a small & difficult block of 90m²


Hi there,

I’m Scott Lewis from small block solutions, and today I have something truly special to show you.

Welcome to 103 Smyth Road Nedlands, and the reason we wanted to show you around today, is that this home really showcases the skills and expertise that Adrian Bere of Smallblocks Solutions has to offer.

So come inside and I’ll tell you all about it.

Now before I start to show you around, I want to give you a bit of background info about this particular project.

To begin with, the block of land is just 235m², it has a required 9m front setback, it has a 1m setback at the rear, and a 3m easement running the entire length of the property.

All that takes a total building envelope down to just 90m², which is tough enough, but you also have the restricted Nedlands town planning scheme to contend with.

But that’s where Adrian Bere from Smallblocks Solutions comes into his element.

Adrian works tirelessly to come up with a design that worked with the limitations of the block and still achieve a stylish and spacious residence. And the result is absolutely stunning.

Double door entry is on the ground floor, leading up past this feature staircase, through to a powder room, and a fully equipped laundry.

There’s a study nook with its own private alfresco, as well as secure parking for 2 cars with space left over for storage.

Now let me take you upstairs.

The second floor is all about living with an expansive open plan living and dining space filled with natural light that leads out to a huge balcony

Perfect for outdoor entertaining.

There’s also a private powder room for the convenience of guests.

Now the centrepiece of the home has got to be this gorgeous kitchen starting with the striking Archistone feature wall, there’s a Ceasarstone island benchtop, with stainless steel European appliances including a built in expresso machine.

And when you are just in the mood to show off, laser cut glass cupboards that open and close with the touch of a button.

Now every project by Smallblocks solutions is an individual design, for an individual block, and an individual client, which means that everything is customisable to your own individual taste.

But what is great design without a builder that understands the complexities of small & difficult blocks?

Smallblocks Solutions takes advantage of their longstanding relationship with Central Avenue Homes, who’s expertise is on building on small and difficult blocks is what brings your vision to life.

Moving further upstairs

The third floor is reserved for residents and their very fortunate guests.

3 spacious bedrooms each feature built in wardrobes, plush thick pile carpets, and high quality timber shutters.

But it’s the master bedroom that really stands out, breathtaking views through the treetops to the city, and beyond.

The ensuite is an absolute work of art.

The entire home is fitted with the latest luxury amenities including and electric gate over the driveway, fully integrated alarm system, ducted reverse cycle airconditioning, LED lighting, and all of the latest energy saving innovations.

Now the reason Smallblocks Solutions could go 3 storeys high with this project, is that all the living spaces are split across 2 floors. The ground floor is reserved just for utilities and parking. It’s this unique configuration that provided all the almost 280m² of home from just 90m² of useable land.

Smallblocks Solutions expertise in overcoming restrictive town planning requirements as well as their innovative approach to design is clearly on show.

So there you have it, an outstanding home in its own right, and when you factor in the extreme limitations of the block, certainly one of the most unique and remarkable homes this suburb has seen for decades.

This project was completed on time and on budget and fulfilled the design brief of creating a lock and leave solution for an overseas client.

So if you’ve got a small or difficult block that you need help working with, Adrian Bere at Smallblocks Solutions has more than 25 years’ experience with exactly this type of project.

Combined with a unique expertise of Central Avenue Homes an outstanding result is assured.

So contact us today and start work on your very own masterpiece

Browse our traditional construction method custom designed homes here,  our Lightweight – Fast build 2 storey homes here , or some of our completed homes here 

Contact us, give us a call on 9456 3366 to speak with our team or send an email us at [email protected] today.