Split level homes

Split level homes in Melbourne

Split-level homes that maximise your block and your lifestyle.


Design with us, or supply your own plans

Benefit from our expertise when you work alongside our team to design and build your dream split-level


Guaranteed craftsmanship

With over 20 years in the industry, we’re an established split-level builder that you can rely on. Our passion for quality building and our 10-year structural guarantee will provide peace of mind and a home that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Personalised approach

Our low-volume custom-designed building approach is streamlined, simplified and stress-free. You’ll work directly with the builder to plan and build a quality home that maximises your sloping site. And without any of the restrictions or standard floor plans that volume builders can impose.

Unlock the potential of your sloping block

If you’ve bought outside of the traditional flat rectangle that most blocks are cut to these days, then you need a builder with the vision and skills to maximise the potential of your sloping block.

When done well, a sloping block home has a particular wow factor. As custom builders, we will work with you to build a home that suits your lifestyle and your land. If you’re looking to maximise your views or make the most of a tricky block, we can help.   

Split level homes in Melbourne

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A home for every block

Whether your block is a gentle gradient or requires a little excavation to realise your dreams, we can help. As a small-volume custom builder, we thrive on unique projects like yours. Our years of experience allow us to build split-level homes to the highest standards on even the most challenging blocks. 

Split level homes in Melbourne

Split level homes

A split-level house is an effective way to build on a sloping block. This style of the home utilises graduated levels that aren’t quite the full height of an additional storey. Instead, the house is built to hug or maximise the contours of the block.

Split-level homes allow you to step up into a living room with a glorious view or step down to your alfresco area where you can make the most of outdoor living. Each design is unique as the block it is built on.

If you have a sloped or graded block, we are an experienced split-level builder you can rely on to maximise the available land and the lifestyle your home can unlock for you. 

Split level homes in Melbourne

Double storey homes

A double-storey home is a great way to maximise the space on a downward-sloping block. This style of home often looks like a single-storey at the front and then utilises the slope of the land to open up space for a second lower level towards the rear of the home.

Perfect for families and those who may prefer to separate their living areas from their sleeping areas, double-storey homes are great for entertaining as you can walk straight out into your garden without the need for a raised deck. They also work well for those who don’t like the flow of traditional split-level homes with multiple levels and landings.


Split level homes in Melbourne

Our Process

Benefit from on-time completions and excellent communication.  We are home extension builders in Melbourne with a customer-focused approach. You can rely on us to provide clear expectations, timelines, and check-ins along the way.



Book an obligation-free consultation to discuss your goals, timeframes, and budget. your home.



We work with you to develop plans that optimise your space or utilise your existing plans.


Building works start with progress communicated regularly along the way.


Enjoy a smooth handover and transition back into your home.

What our Clients have to say

Glenn & Arianne Kralik

Cream clinker brick home extension in Heidleberg Heights

Mastercraft Construction has recently completed our dream extension in Heidelberg Heights. We purchased our property 10 years ago with the grand plan to extend.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the benefit of a split-level house?

Split-level homes for sloping blocks allow you to maximise the gradient of your block rather than excavate unnecessarily. Split-level designs can be created to work harmoniously with your block. This can allow your home to be built, so it flows with the land and creates space within the home to enjoy the view and the natural slope of your block.

Excavation is a significant expense when it comes to sloping blocks. Homes that work with the gradient, rather than seek to flatten it, will generally cost less to build than those that require significant excavation works.

Can I build on a sloping block?

Yes, you can build on a sloping block; split-level homes are a great way to maximise your land. A sloping block can affect the style of home you can build and your landscaping and outdoor areas, so consider your lifestyle needs before purchasing a sloping block.

Why build on a sloping block?

If you live in a hilly area, purchasing a flat block may come as a challenge. Some may also choose a sloping block as it provides expansive views or the seclusion of earthen walls. When a sloping block is matched with the right split-level home design, the result is a home as unique as the block and its owners.

Sloping blocks are a great choice for those who are looking for something out of the ordinary.

What type of sloped blocks can you build on?

There are four main types of sloping block which are:

  • Sloping up: the low point being at the road
  • Sloping down: the high point being at the road
  • Cross fall: the slope is from right to left or vice versa
  • Cross fall and sloping: a combination of the above

Split-level homes on a downward-sloping block will have different build considerations compared to split-level homes on an upward-sloping block. Additionally, if the gradient is small, then the slope may only have a minor impact on the design.

Regardless of the slope, we can build split-level homes or double-storey homes that suit your block and your needs.

We’re split-level home builders in Melbourne and its surrounds.

We proudly service the following areas and more. Please get in touch if you don’t see your area listed.

Albert Park | Alphington | Armadale | Ashburton | Balwyn | Blackburn | Brighton | Burwood | Brunswick | Camberwell | Canterbury | Carlton | Caulfield | Clifton Hill | Eaglemont | Eltham | Fairfield | Fitzroy | Glen Iris | Greensborough | Hawthorn | Heidleberg | Ivanhoe |  Kew | Kooyong | Malvern | Melbourne | Mont Albert | Montmorency | Northcote | Prahan | Richmond | South Yarra | Surrey Hills | Thornbury | Toorak | Warrandyte.