Affordable House Designs in Melbourne

Affordable luxury begins with Melbourne’s no.1 home builders


Can’t wait to get started on your new house plans? Create a flexible floor plan for your home with the help of Melbourne’s no. 1 builder, as awarded by the HIA in 2023. 

At Carlisle Homes, we have over 20 years of experience and the know-how to create the best modern house designs for our clients.

Looking for an island kitchen layout? Or adding a kids zone? Or high ceilings, perhaps? With Carlisle Homes, you don’t need to have a crazy budget to build your dream house. We do our best to ensure our affordable home designs are as generous as possible and don’t sacrifice quality or your needs. Trust in us for affordable house plans that are curated to your exact desires.

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House & Land package Specialists

House & Land Packaging Range

Carlisle own the largest range of house and land stock on the market and offer fixed price house and land packages.

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Wide range of low cost facades

Low Cost Facade Range

In comparison to the industry the facade options and pricing range provides Carlisle Homes with a market advantage

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Customer Service at Carlisle

Superior Customer Service

High care factor throughout the process from start to finish. This is reflected via industry leading build times and build quality.

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Our Affordable Home Design Options in Melbourne

For affordable home designs, Melbourne homeowners trust Carlisle Homes when they want affordable house options that are still fitted to their desires, match their family’s needs, and go above and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a traditional style, a more contemporary open house plan, or anything in between, we have your back. It’s easier than you’d think.

With an affordable house design, we can add a laundry room, easy indoor-outdoor living options, a half bathroom, a walk in closet - anything that fits with your desires

Our cost-friendly homes offer significant street appeal in Melbourne’s beautiful suburbs

We create homes with major curb appeal - it’s just what we do. But when you’re looking for affordable home designs, we can understand if you don’t have a huge budget yet still want a spacious feeling, additional bedrooms, an open living area or other features. Let us work with you to create a house plan that matches your modern house design needs and your budget. Creating incredible homes for less is what we do best.

Outgrown your old home? 
Consider a knockdown rebuild.

Over 100 floorplan designs

Choose from over 100 floorplans

Looking for a designer kitchen, oversized walk-in robe, or 5-bedroom home design? With Carlisle’s meticulously designed floorplans, you can build your dream home with beautiful living spaces for your family and friends.

Premium facade range

Select your facade

Our facade design range includes premium features like timber detailing, glass balustrading and much more, at an affordable price. From contemporary style to resort feel, we have the perfect facade for your home.

Customise your home with the Spectra Showroom

Customise with Spectra

At our award-winning Spectra Selection Centre, you’ll be able to see and touch a wide range of quality products; with design consultants on hand to guide you through selecting the finishes for your home.

Build your dream home with Carlisle Homes

We build your dream home

Our build time guarantee gives you ultimate peace of mind – so you’ll know the date that you’ll be moving into your dream home.

Inspire your imagination

Amazing home building experience

We built our house with Carlisle EasyLiving and our overall experience with them has been really great. The best part was that most home designs came with all the inclusions that you would normally require to live in a house, unlike other builders. The house was complete within 3 months, without compromising on the quality of the build. If I happen to build another house, I will not look for any other builder than Carlisle.

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Positive experience with a reliable builder

Our experience with Carlisle is very positive so far. The moment we stepped into their display home, we knew it was the perfect house design for us, that was also within our budget. We are thankful for the team and support assigned to us - they're very patient in answering all our questions. Overall, the team from Carlisle delivers well and we are grateful that this experience has been very good and smooth for us.

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Carlisle Homes redefined perfection!

From A to Z, Carlisle took care of things for me very well. I had complete peace of mind having them build my first home & I knew I was right! The colour selection process was smooth and the sales rep was very helpful and cheerful. I received a very high class build and after-build support was great too. I'd build with Carlisle again without a doubt!

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Frequently asked questions

Will I be kept up to date with the build of my new home?

Yes! We prioritise the happiness and satisfaction of our customers above all else. As such, we have developed our own Carlisle Connect portal. Carlisle Connect is an interactive digital tool that lets us put the entire build process directly at your fingertips.

It enables you to monitor the process of your build as it unfolds. For instance, you can ensure that the rumpus room looks the way you always imagined it to as we go through the building process! Our tool also includes access to user guides, warranties and manuals, and you can even access your financial milestones during every phase of the build.

What are Carlisle Homes’ three ranges of homes?

Carlisle Homes has three ranges of new home designs. These ranges result from our 20 years of experience in home building and design. They include:

  • The Affinity Collection: our luxury range
  • Inspire: for growing families and outdoor living
  • EasyLiving: for smaller block widths

Our offerings provide a vast range of flexible options, and we are confident you’ll find something you love in our diverse collection of over 100+ affordable floor plans.

How long does it take to build one of Carlisle Homes’ affordable house plans from scratch?

Carlisle Homes does its best to ensure that every step of the process is straightforward and transparent to our clients. Typically, it will take an average of 7-10 months to work through the building process from start to finish. Three phases are included in the building of our house plans:

  1. The pre-site phase
  2. The construction phase
  3. The warranty phase

The pre-site phase is the finalising of your house plans. During this time, you can choose the look and finishes you think will best fit your new home. You may also be asked to sign some official documents during this period. In the meantime, our team will acquire any necessary loan approvals and permits.

The next phase, construction, lasts between 16-24 weeks. You can monitor this process through Carlisle Connect, and you can expect to have the keys to your new home in your hand by the end.

Finally, the warranty phase begins. As you move into this next stage of home ownership, we put you in charge of the warranty process with the introduction of our new Home Care App.

Our Home Care app enables you to raise any warranty requests you may have, at a time and place that suits you. Use your computer or your smart device to submit items with photos so we can guide you through the warranty process.

There’s no need to make an appointment. No pressure to remember all your questions at once. Use the portal at any time you wish, from 14 days after handover of your new home.

Am I eligible for Carlisle Homes’ knockdown rebuild?

It depends. We build our custom house plans in all suburbs within the Melbourne and Geelong area, but our knockdown rebuild services are limited to particular suburbs. Check out our service area guide and input your postal code to determine your eligibility.

How can I get the best financial advice to support my new home build?

Carlisle Homes has in-house construction finance specialists who are leaders in financial services, to help support you while you make one of what is possibly the most significant financial decisions of your life.

They offers countless lending opportunities, and their mortgage experts will take the time to ask you the right questions and help you compare hundreds of loan options to find the best one for your individual needs.

What sort of inclusions does Carlisle Homes offer?

Our Inspire and Affinity Collection homes come with an extensive range of premium and luxury inclusions that can make your home uniquely yours. Inclusions enable growing families to customise their homes how they choose, splurge on European appliances, enjoy designer tapware, elegant kitchens, expansive island benches, and so much more.

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