Square Block House Designs

Square house plans that are suitable for all types of families


Carlisle Homes has a range of square block house designs that are perfect for all families, whether you’re looking for your first home, upsizing or downsizing.

Our square block homes have been designed to take advantage of every square metre of space and include a range of clever design features that make the most of natural light and airflow.

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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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Square House Designs from Victoria's

As an HIA-awarded builder group, you're in safe hands with Carlisle Homes. We've helped thousands of Australians build homes of exceptional quality from our wide selection of stylish, affordable modern house designs specifically suited to square blocks. Our home designs are created for contemporary living and give you plenty of scope to make them your own with luxury inclusions and all the features you just can't live without.

Explore our range of square block house designs in Melbourne.

Carlisle Homes refreshes longstanding neighbourhoods with exciting new home designs

No matter your square footage, we plan to make every single foot of your dream home incredible. Carlisle Homes specialises in creating spectacular floor plans that aren’t just aesthetically pleasing or incorporate the latest trends. Still, they also are affordable, thanks to our quick build times and dedicated work with you to navigate your space needs, living requirements, and more.

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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 are the benefits of a square shaped house?

There are many benefits to a square-shaped house, including the fact that they are very efficient in terms of space. A square-shaped house can also be easily divided into different rooms and zones, which can be very helpful for growing families or if you entertain often.

Heating and cooling are often more evenly distributed in a square-shaped house, too, as there are no corners for the air to get trapped in, making square houses more energy efficient.

What are some square house and land package design ideas?

Some square house design ideas include:

  • Adding a porch or deck to the front or back of the house
  • Selecting a second-storey home to give you additional living spaces
  • Incorporating large windows to let in natural light Building a home with open-plan living spaces

No matter what your new house designs include, Carlisle Homes can help you bring them to life. Our team of experts will work with you to create a home that maximises the house width and perfectly suits your needs and lifestyle

What is the best house shape for a dream home?

There is no “best” house shape, as it depends on your individual needs and preferences. Some people prefer the traditional rectangular shape, while others prefer a more unique or irregular shape. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what shape is best for your home and lot width.

Do I have to build a square home on a square block?

No, you don’t have to build a square home on a square block. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what shape is best for your new home.

Carlisle Homes’ great range of architecturally inspired homes will suit any block of land, regardless of shape or size. With an expedited building process, your choice of traditional and modern architecture, a large range of home design features to choose from, and plenty of opportunities to add your personal touch, you’re sure to be delighted with your new house from Carlisle Homes.

Keen to see what we can do? Check out our gallery, see our display homes in Melbourne or save time with our virtual tours to discover more about the Carlisle Homes design philosophy and to find your perfect home.


What features are important to consider with a square block home?

Home buyers considering a square house or looking to design a home for a square house and land package should consider the following:

  •  The block's size or lot width determines the house size and how much outdoor space you will have.
  •  The block's orientation will guide the new build’s positioning based on where the sun will hit the house to maximise your natural sunlight and passive heat.
  •  The slope of the block will dictate how easy it will be to build on the block and what type of foundation you will need.

If you’re not sure what type of features are important to consider with your square block home, Carlisle Homes can help. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure that your dream home is designed and built to perfectly suit your needs.


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