Small Block House Designs

Choose from a huge range of creative small block house plans from Australia's Number 1 Builder in 2021

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Small block house designs should never be overlooked just because you don’t think they’ll be as “big” or “spacious” as larger feature homes.

You can still build a beautiful 3, 4 or even a 5 bedroom comfortable family home on a smaller block with the help of our innovative designers. It’s time to feel at home in your small block house!

Small block homes can be more affordable than their “average lot size” cousins, and they can still be stylised to fit the lifestyle you and your family want. First home buyers may be drawn to small house plans in Melbourne as they’re more budget-appropriate and have plenty of available space, even on a smaller lot.

You can also customise them the way you want them. Carlisle Homes can’t wait to help you get started on your narrow house plans. Trust in our creative design solutions to get you what you’ve always dreamed of.

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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.

Low Cost Facade Range

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

Superior Customer Service

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

Small Block House Designs Melbourne Residents Can Trust

Small or narrow blocks can be daunting for many prospective homebuyers, especially if they want to expand their family soon. It may seem like a small house plan doesn’t fit the bill.

However, with Carlisle Homes, you can design your small block home plan specifically to include the amenities and features you care about most. Take a look at some of our display homes, and small block house plans below for examples of our quality work.

Versatile spaces don’t have to be mansion-scale to fit you and your growing family in Victoria

Small and narrow block house designs may sound confining, but square meterage is the only difference between small blocks and their larger alternatives. You can still make for lots of natural light and spacious living areas. Carlisle Homes have generous floorplans for small blocks to choose from.

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

What qualified as a small block home?

Carlisle Homes’ small block home plans technically include a property built on any block under 300 square meters. These blocks may be shorter or narrower than your average land parcel and may be located in growth corridors or neighbourhoods with a much denser population. They are ideally suited to small families, couples, and individuals who don’t mind a smaller lot or want a more affordable option.

Am I able to monitor the construction phase as it unfolds?

Absolutely. Here at Carlisle Homes, our number one goal has always been to offer our clients happiness and satisfaction, and we can do that by ensuring you are confident with every step of the process. 

As such, we have developed Carlisle Connect. It is an app you can use to watch each step of your build as it unfolds. You can also access warranties and manuals, check user guides, and even monitor your financial milestones.

Want to know more? We’ve got you. Check out our build process and the timeline for every construction process step in detail.

How much does a small block home cost?

We want your house plans to be affordable and to fit within your budget without sacrificing luxury. We believe you get the most value for your buck with our homes. On average, our small block home plans start from only $227,900, but your exact price will largely depend on the amenities you choose to include.

Where does Carlisle Homes offer its knockdown rebuild service for small block homes?

Carlisle Homes offers a service for families who don’t want to undergo the hassle of moving or risky renovations but may be looking for a fresh start. We knock down your old home and rebuild a new custom one with our smart design techniques so that you can feel confident knowing your new home will support the life you and your family want to live. 

Note, however, that our knockdown rebuild service is limited to select suburbs in Melbourne. See our service area for more information.


What sort of financing options does Carlisle Homes offer?

Carlisle has partnered with Loan Studio, a leader in financial services, and is available to help support you through purchasing what is likely the most significant investment of your life. We looked far and wide for a company that matched Carlisle Homes’ dedication to its clients and have found that in Loan Studio. 

Loan Studio’s mortgage experts will work one-on-one with you to ask the right questions and help you compare hundreds of loan options to find the best possible one for your family’s needs.

What sort of inclusions 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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