Sloping Block Home Design Under Construction – Lake Macquarie

Sloping blocks can be challenging for some builders, but the team at Freedom Homes have been building new homes on sloping sites around Newcastle, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley region for over 20 years. The new home featured below, is a modern skillion roof design, located in an enviable Lake Macquarie waterfront location.


This popular design style suits open plan living, with the beauty of high raked ceilings adding some design interest, whilst also allowing more natural light into the home. Our quality steel frame system, combined with James Hardie fibre cement external cladding and aluminium windows, means that the home owners won’t need to worry about termites destroying this new home.

Now that the windows and doors are installed, you can see how well the large expanses of glass frame the beautiful lake views. To create an indoor outdoor connection and to continue to maximise the water view, bifold doors were chosen to access the large raised undercover entertaining space to the rear of the home.

When it comes to window glazing options, the louvre windows complement the style of the home and allow the home owners to direct lovely cool breezes into the home during warmer months.


When complete, the interior of the home will be modern contemporary throughout, featuring a designer kitchen with quality stone benchtop, a large walk in pantry, ample storage space and quality cooking appliances. This home will comprise of four (4) good sized bedrooms, study, large open plan living space, over-sized double garage and lots of built-in storage.

Lighting choices include LED downlights to help minimise power consumption and ceiling fans to assist when it comes to cooling during summer. The owner opted not to install air conditioning due to the lovely lake breezes and the design of the home, capturing the winter sun for the cold days and using the louvered windows on the hot summer days, plus these lucky home owners also have the pool to cool off in on the 40 degree days.

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If you have a sloping block of land that you intend to build on, we would welcome the opportunity to take a look at the building site with you to discuss your design options.  Contact our friendly sales team on 02 49648400 to book a site visit.


Sloping block steel frame home builder – new home in Lake Macquarie

This amazing new home maximises the use of this sloping block and displays gorgeous leafy views from all directions.  The end result is stunning both inside and out!

There were a few little challenges along the way when it came to meeting bushfire regulations and dealing with the natural slope of the land, but we worked closely with the home owners to incorporate the natural assets of the land to produce a striking, yet very functional new home. It was a smart decision to choose a steel frame builder for this project – these lucky home owners can sit back and enjoy the beautiful bushland surroundings without the worry of termites invading their home.

This home is a split level design to suit the sloping block.  Large expanses of windows throughout allow plenty of natural light to fill the spaces, with the option to open the windows to maximise air flow when needed. A generous tiled entry leads down into the large open plan living area, with the hero in this room being the built-in fireplace, with its convenient wood storage area – perfect for those cosy winter nights.


High ceilings and light coloured walls throughout, enhance the feeling of space, whilst the clever introduction of the timber tones in the kitchen add a touch of warmth. The awning windows overhead in this area of the home flood the home with natural light and can be opened to let the heat escape in the summer months. There is also ducted air conditioning for year-round climate control.

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and this modern functional design is just perfect with the large island bench complete with stone benchtop to allow plenty of space for preparation and serving.

Storage space is a premium requirement for most home owners and there is plenty of overhead cupboards, large drawers and a generous size pantry in this new home. Appliances are conveniently hidden away in the benchtop utility cupboard and the large fridge space and double sink add to the functionality of this modern kitchen.


We really love the inclusion of the bifold window that opens onto the alfresco area in this new home. The window can act as a servery area to the outdoor space, whilst also ensuring that the chef of the family is always included in social gatherings.


We also love how the large format floor tiles continue from the indoor living areas right through to the spacious alfresco area creating a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor. Large stacker doors connecting the living area with the outdoor space can be opened right up to make a huge walkway space, perfect for entertaining.


In keeping with the rest of the home, the master suite is also very light filled and spacious with neutral colours, plush carpet underfoot, raked ceilings and a generous walk in robe and ensuite bathroom.

To find out more about this custom built steel frame home, you can contact us on (02) 49648400 or click here to listen to what the home owners had to say about choosing Freedom Homes as their preferred Newcastle builder.

If you have an existing set of plans you would like to discuss, or you have found a block of land you want to build your new steel frame home on, contact our team to book in a free consultation.

Adrian Callaghan – General Manager, Freedom Homes.