Homestead Homes, recently completed a knock down rebuild custom home in Collins Rd, St Ives.  Many of these large, tree-lined blocks on Sydney’s Upper North Shore are being subdivided into smaller properties, with new designer homes constructed to reflect today’s lifestyle.

The owner of Collins Rd subdivided the large block into two separate titles, and commissioned Homestead Homes to knockdown the old house and build two new houses. Each single-storey home has three bedrooms plus a study. The smaller, low maintenance homes are ideal for small families or down-sizers.

The satisfied owner has moved into one of the homes and can now spend his weekends relaxing instead of maintaining the old house and gardens. The second house proved to be a profitable investment project.

If you are considering subdividing your block and building two or more smaller homes, check first with your local council as there may be restrictions on the size of block and type of houses you can build.

Homestead Homes are custom home builders who will work with you to maximise the potential of your block. We will also design the new houses to meet your needs and comply with building regulations.

To see how Homestead Homes can custom design and build a family home on your existing block or construct your next investment property, visit us at and read our free Knock Down Rebuild report. You can also phone us on 02 9629 5199 to discuss your individual needs.