Home Designs Under $250K to Build

Australia’s top builders help you find affordable house designs that don’t sacrifice space or quality


Whether you’re looking for an investment property or a home to live in with your family, Carlisle Homes has your back.

We have many modern home designs under $250k for you to choose from. We are confident that you and your family will love the space and style included within them.

Our floor plans are second-to-none in Australia, and we’re known for our popular house plans under $250k, which are affordable and suitable for open-plan living. Our designs can account for additional bedrooms, numerous facade options, a living area, a walk-in pantry, and much more!

Carlisle Homes has you covered if you’re in the market for house plans under $250k.

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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.

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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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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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Homes to build under $250k that you’ll fall in love with

Contemporary living for an affordable price is possible with the help of Carlisle Homes. Thanks to our creative designers and their ability to create incredible floor plans that fit in with your desires and budgets, you can choose from a vast range of house plan options.

Modern architecture can be affordable with the help of Carlisle Homes’ expert builders

Don’t believe we have what it takes to deliver? Our floor plans are viewable in real-time when you check out our display homes in person or virtually through our virtual tours. See proof of our design principles in action and determine for yourself if you want a Carlisle Homes residence for you and your family.

If your land package and house width supports our design, and site costs are low, your new home is likely cheaper than buying an old or existing home. Compared to the median house price in Victoria, which is currently $925,000 for a 3 bedroom home, our prices are far more affordable and offer better quality that only a new build home can.

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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

Can I still get my dream home with house plans under $250k?

If you’re wondering if you can still build your dream home when your max budget is under $250k, the answer is yes!

Carlisle Homes excels at creating affordable, quality homes for less, and our streamlined processes significantly reduce costs to our clients so you can enjoy an affordably priced home that still boasts the quality and care only our team can deliver. We never sacrifice luxury for price, and you’ll find that all our house plans under $250k are still of exceptional quality.

These affordable new home designs are perfect for growing families, couples, empty-nesters, and anyone whose maximum budget is $250k. Carlisle Homes is always your answer for stylish homes at an affordable price.

Why do prospective homebuyers look to Carlisle Homes to create the home of their dreams?

Because it’s more than just what we do - it’s our livelihood. We fashion incredible quality homes that support your lifestyle, are affordable, and can be customised with the features you need and want. We have over 20 years of experience building homes in Australia, are HIA-awarded, and are regarded as Melbourne’s no. 1 builders.

For homes to build under $250k, Carlisle Homes’ experienced team are the ones you want on your side to help you create your perfect home.

What features are included in your house designs under $250k?

Our house plans under $250K boast a range of quality features. For instance, check out the Carinya design which includes all of these features:

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Double garage
  • Spacious open plan kitchen & living areas
  • Master bedroom with:
    ○ Master suite walk in robe
    ○ Master ensuite

Spacious and inviting, the Carinya brings together the functional aspects of a family home with modern and clever design. Innovative features like the peaceful sleep-wing with built-in study nook and the central home theatre, make this home an easy choice for families with a budget under $250k.

What sort of inclusions does Carlisle Homes offer?

Our house plans under $250k are designed with easy living in mind and are part of our EasyLiving Series. These homes are packed with inclusions to suit your lifestyle. Stylish facades, master suites and expansive living areas create a sense of space and privacy. Whether you’re entertaining in your designer kitchen or dining alfresco, an EasyLiving home provides the perfect balance of relaxation and recreation.


What sort of financing options does Carlisle Homes offer?

With countless lending options available in the market, we wanted to offer our clients access to industry-leading finance specialists that can help get you into the home of your dreams.

Our in-house construction finance specialists offer you free, transparent and no obligation financial services, to save you time and money, and get you into your new home faster.

These industry-leading mortgage experts will take the time to ask the right questions to help you compare hundreds of loan options and find the most suitable loan for your individual needs.

How can I be kept up-to-date with the build as it unfolds?

Carlisle Homes prides itself in making sure its customers are always satisfied and aware of what is happening with the build of their first, second or even their third home. For this, we have developed Carlisle Connect, an interactive virtual app that allows you to access everything from the build process, your financial milestones, user guides, warranties, manuals, and more.

Once your house plans under $250k are underway, you can use the app to view your home design as it becomes a reality before your very eyes.

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