Our Great-Value Glenbrook 27 Wins a Major Award

by Carlisle Homes


Value for money without the compromise! Discover exactly why our Glenbrook 27 display home in Clyde North just scooped a top industry award.

It’s official: our value-packed Glenbrook 27 is the best home in its class in Victoria. This stunning, affordably priced EasyLiving home has just won a major industry award – Best Display Home $250,000-$300,000 in the 2023 Master Builders Victoria Excellence in Housing Awards. It’s a fantastic win not just for the Carlisle team, but for every homebuyer looking for a spectacular contemporary home on a budget.

Described by the awards team as a “heavenly display home overflowing with designer appeal, while having a laser focus on practicality for the modern family,” this single storey stunner, which is on display at Meridian Estate in Clyde North, strikes the perfect balance between work, rest and play. The innovative layout features a light-filled central living area, comprising a kitchen, meals zone and living area that flows effortlessly onto a covered entertaining terrace, four beautiful bedrooms and two bathrooms.


The judging panel was wowed by the Glenbrook 27, with its two generous living areas, spectacular master suite, three oversized secondary bedrooms in a dedicated ‘sleep zone’, and easy indoor-outdoor flow.

“We strive for excellence in every home we create, and winning ‘best display home’ in this category is a huge honour,” says Ricky D’Alesio, Senior Designer at Carlisle Homes. “It acknowledges that this home is the best in its class, and displays outstanding design, quality craftsmanship, energy efficiency, and value for money.”

And it’s easy to see why the judges were blown away by the Glenbrook 27. “While it’s affordable, nothing feels ‘budget’ about it,” says D’Alesio. “It’s a brilliant design with two great living areas, generous proportions, and an effortless flow that will appeal to first home buyers, young families, investors, and empty nesters alike.”

“There’s a spacious living area at the front of the house, plus a second open-plan living area at the rear, which includes a light-filled meals area and an entertainer’s kitchen with loads of prep space.”

“The master suite is cleverly located at the rear of the house, giving you direct access to the backyard, plus three generous secondary bedrooms, and a dedicated study nook. The Newhaven Hebel façade is new to our EasyLiving range, and gives the home a beautiful, modern coastal feel,” he says. 


This fantastic win for the Glenbrook 27 comes off the back of a host of major awards we’ve received this year, including Australian Professional Major Builder 2023 by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) – all testament to our commitment to quality and excellence.

At Carlisle, we believe in transparency at every stage of your homebuilding journey, which is why it’s so important to us to create display homes of exceptional quality that give you a complete picture of what you’re buying.

“We understand that purchasing a home is often the biggest investment of your life, and our display homes give you the reassurance that every Carlisle home is built to the same quality and attention to detail. At the same time, they give you an opportunity to really experience the size and scale of your future home,” says D'Alesio. “Our displays take the guesswork out of buying – what you see is what you get.”

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Come and experience the award-winning Glenbrook 27 for yourself with a visit to the Meridian Estate in Clyde North (and pop into our other great display homes while you’re there!).


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