Home Designs Under $500K

Build your dream house with our $500K house plans and start living your best life


With over 70 display homes to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect design for your needs and budget at Carlisle Homes. 

Our range of house plans under $500K come in a variety of styles, so you can find the perfect one that reflects your personality and lifestyle. Our experienced team will ensure that your new home is built with precision and care, so you can enjoy it for years to come.

With nearly two decades in the industry as Australia's number 1 builder 2023, we're confident in our ability to provide you with a home design that exceeds your expectations. Plus, we include YOU in the design process so that your new house accurately reflects your style and taste. So if you're looking for an affordable and stylish home solution, be sure to check out our range of house plans under $500K.

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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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Open the door to Carlisle Homes' collection of house designs under $500K

If you're interested in contemporary architecture, you've come to the right place. We offer a huge range of house plans under $500K, so you’re sure to find your perfect home. And, with our smooth building process - you can be in your own home sooner than you might think! We can add some fantastic features for your home such as open-plan living areas, stylish facades, or master suites for your bedrooms.

At Carlisle Homes, we can help you turn your dream home into a reality. We specialise in creating affordable homes with all those important features and amenities you’ve always wanted. You can start by looking at our modern house designs. Once you've found a design you love, let us know, and we'll get started on your plans and building approval.

Stylish homes for modern Australian families

At Carlisle Homes, we take pride in our work and enjoy building homes. We're the best at creating narrow-block homes because of our experience and expertise. Even with the challenges of building a dream home for under $500K, our creative designers know how to make something truly impressive within your budget.

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

Where does Carlisle Homes build?

If you live in Geelong or Melbourne, you can take advantage of our custom home-building services. Unfortunately, not every suburb is eligible for our knockdown rebuild services— only specific areas qualify. Wondering if your suburb made the cut? Just refer to our service area guide and enter your postal code to find out.

What financial services are available to support the building of my new home?

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.

What inclusions can I add to help me create my dream home?

The Inspire and Affinity Collections offer an array of home design choices, from premium to luxury inclusions. Even in a small house, you can still install elegant, designer finishes like tiles, tapware or cabinetry or come home to the kitchen island bench of your dreams. 

Choosing a more spacious design? The possibilities are almost endless! Enjoy more space with a stunning open plan design and fireplaces, or include another room for an office or additional bedroom. You could even add a bathroom or two! Plus, you can really make it your own with designer finishings that give the whole home a sophisticated and luxurious feel. At Carlisle Homes, we can help make it happen. Visit us today.

How long does it take Carlisle Homes to build homes?

A new home build is built through our streamlined processes and is divided into three separate stages - pre-site preparation, active construction and subsequent warranty period.

At pre-site you can bring your new home designs and ideas to life with the help of Carlisle Homes. From signing contracts, to getting loan approvals and permits ready - it's all within reach prior to commencement.

With Carlisle Connect, you can stay up-to-date with the construction of your new home. From groundbreaking to moving day - soon enough your dream house will be a reality.

With the launch of our Home Care App, you are now firmly in control as the warranty phase kicks off. It's time to enjoy peace of mind while taking pride and ownership of your new home.

Our Home Care app makes warranty requests easier than ever before! Submit items with photos directly from your computer or smart device and our helpful team will walk you through the process. Enjoy convenient, personalised service on your own schedule.

Enjoy peace of mind with our hassle-free Home Care Portal - available a full two weeks post-handover. No prior appointment is necessary, so you can peruse and ask questions at your convenience.

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