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Carmel Homes is a family owned luxury custom home builder based in Melbourne. With over 30 years of experience, we are proud of the reputation gained for the quality of our carefully constructed homes, and the high level of after care service we provide.
Carmel Homes was designed to be unique with a specific focus on the high-end custom home market. Our staff, organization, procedures and philosophies have been crafted around catering exclusively to the most discerning customers and building only the highest quality and most impressive homes.
For most people, the detail of their dream home is all in the structure itself. They have a clear view of the size and shape of the internal spaces and the features they want to see included. Many will also have picked out their favourite materials and finishes and have several ideas about their statement styling choices.
However, when you are building a home, the land it sits on is just as important as the structure itself. Pick the right block, and your dream design will fit perfectly into the landscape. Pick the wrong one, and you may need to adjust – or completely abandon – your long-held plans.
Thankfully, there are a couple of key features you can use to assess the suitability of any block. To work out whether a block is right for your dream build, carefully consider the following characteristics.
Sal De Vie
Discover a new benchmark of luxury and a plush lifestyle in this brand-new French Provincial inspired home. A masterful craftsmanship of uncompromising quality by Carmel Homes, the 65 square layout delivers exquisite finishes and unequivocal indulgence in a sprawling five-bedroom layout.
Carmel Home’s ultimate goal is to ensure a unique, luxury custom home for each client from start to finish. Whereas some builders make a business in building variations of only a few dwellings over and over again, each Carmel home is truly an original, just like you. Moreover, our service offering as a custom home builder is unique and tailored specifically for each build and each client. At Carmel Homes, we walk the client through the full build of their new home and consider every detail.
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"The home should be the treasure chest of living."
Carmel Homes - your luxury custom home builder
1129 Toorak Road
" I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself."
At Carmel Homes we believe that meticulous supervision is the only manner in which to build a truly custom home. We believe so strongly in this that a "hands-on" approach for all projects has become our building philosophy. While most builders delegate critical work to design teams and foremen, we (the owners) are present at the home sites daily in order to work with our tradesmen and ensure quality control. This superior level of attention is simply one advantage of engaging Carmel Homes as your builder. We take this hands-on approach all the way to mid – size townhouse developments.
Whether one home or 19 townhouses, our promise to you is a one-of-a-kind custom home designed and built with the highest level of design talent, personalized service and top-of-the-line building materials.
We believe that it is important for you to have a strong comfort level with your builder. At Carmel Homes we work diligently to create an environment that encourages communication from the initial stages of planning all the way to completion. This approach will ensure that expectations are set accurately so that there are no surprises.
There is no denying the impact the coronavirus crisis has had on the world. In addition to the tragic loss of life, the restrictions put in place to slow infection rates have affected almost every facet of our lives.
One of the most obvious changes brought about by the pandemic is the extra time many of us are spending at home. For a lot of people, this has had a big impact on how they feel about where they live. It has also caused many to reconsider their living arrangements and what they want in a home.
These evolving priorities are reflected in the latest home design trends, many of which are a direct response to COVID. READ >
Melbourne Building Design for 2021 and Beyond
When it comes to the design of our homes, our tastes are constantly evolving. Every year, we see custom home trends come and go as certain features and styles come in and out of fashion.
Often these changes are driven by broader social issues or trends. We can definitely see that this year, with several issues in 2020 directly impacting what we expect from our homes. This is particularly true here in Melbourne, where 2020 looked decidedly different for the vast majority of people.
With all of this in mind, here are the custom home building trends we expect to see much more of over this year.
Choosing to build is a big deal. Whether it’s your dream home, a bespoke development, or a major renovation or extension, there will be plenty of decisions to be made and more than a little time and energy (not to mention money!) to be spent.
It’s also a very long process. Getting from design to completion can easily take over 18 months. Throughout this time, you will need to call on the expertise of a wide range of professionals – but none more important than your builder.
In many ways, your builder will guide you through the construction process. They will be your eyes and ears on-site and help you identify and overcome any issues. They will also need to act on your behalf at certain times, liaising with your suppliers and managing all of your trades.
With all this in mind, being able to trust your builder is critical. You need to know that not only can they do the job, but that they understand your vision and have your best interests at heart. You need to feel confident that they respect you, and even when you are not around, they will look out for you and act as if you were.
But with so many builders out there, and most of them seemingly providing the same services, how do you find a good one?