Dual occupancy can make sense on many levels. For developers it’s a great way to capitalise on your investment but there can be just as much value for home owners. With housing and land prices increasing more and more families are making the decision to share the financial burden of home ownership. The owners of this dual occupancy recognised the potential of their generous block in a beachside suburb. The brief was to create a comfortable home for parents on one side and daughter in the other dwelling. Both wanted all the benefits of a freestanding home that was attractive from the street and not the obvious mirror image dual occ model. Both homes feature stylish and generous open plan living downstairs, with bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs. Each has a separate driveway and garage with the front entrances separated by a wall for privacy. The façade features a mixture of finishes with sandstone, cladding and render disguising its dual nature. These homes have all the comfort of freestanding dwellings with the advantages of communal living. Perfect for extended families.