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Modern Home Designs for over 25 years

We understand every home, whether a classic home or modern in style, is different because every home owner's needs and desires are unique. We know how important an investment your home is and guide each of our clients every step of the way to make sure they are part of the process.

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Are you a fan of modern homes but are not sure exactly what the style is all about? Are you designing a new home and want to add a little modern flair to your plans? Have you tried to learn a little more about modern house design but got lost in all the architectural terms? If so, this guide is for you.

As experienced custom builders, the team here at Carmel Homes is well versed in modern house design. However, unlike some other design professionals, we prefer to take a practical approach to understanding the style. This means we focus on the key features that make modern homes, well… modern.

Here we share our understanding of the history and current state of the modern house design style. As part of this, we will explore the key elements you should be looking for when reviewing modern house plans. We will also share our advice on what you need to think about when developing your own modern house design.

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Modern house designs are synonymous with clean lines, uncomplicated floor plans, and restrained colour and material palettes. But as anyone who has tried to plan a modern house will tell you, this simplicity is not simple to create.

The good news is there are a few simple tricks to perfecting your new modern house design before you knockdown your current home. Here we share our top tips for this, including the key features we recommend you focus on.

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An inimitable marriage of thoughtful, cutting-edge modern design and divine, modern finishes.

An inimitable marriage of thoughtful, cutting-edge design and divine, modern finishes, this brand-new town residence catapults our standards of contemporary luxury. Offering a rambling five-bedroom layout across three storeys, and totaling 58 squares, the home provides easy living with a private lift while promoting utter tranquility through a soaring light well with atrium greenery. Situated in leafy Balwyn, the home is central to elite schooling, shopping, cafés, transport, and parklands.

Seductively swathed in exquisite natural finishes, the home welcomes guests with opulence and elegance. Chevron patterned European Oak lies underfoot, while benchtops are draped in Calacatta Vagli Oro marble, and bathrooms are beautifully lined in Saturnia Light Travertine. 

An array of living spaces nurtures both private relaxation and vibrant entertaining. A formal lounge room offers a refined fireside ambiance, while a family retreat offers a private space for kids’ play. The home’s heart, a vast open plan domain inspires sun-drenched indoor-outdoor enjoyment, spilling onto a wide alfresco balcony with barbecue kitchenette, overlooking an azure inground swimming pool. The kitchen hosts family and friends over a marble-wrapped breakfast bar, while effortlessly catering to the masses with abundant Miele appliances encased in two-pack and timber cabinetry, including a handy butler’s pantry.

The accommodation layout pampers residents in spacious sanctuary, providing luxurious bathrooms to every bedroom, including a flexible bedroom or home cinema on the basement level.  A guest suite brings privacy to visitors on the ground floor, while upstairs, a lavish master bedroom indulges parents with a luxe ensuite including soaker-tub, plus extravagant walk-in robes to each of the secondary bedrooms. Completed with a four-car garage, the home assures modern comfort, cocooned in today’s favourite luxuries.

"The home assures modern comfort, cocooned in today’s favourite luxuries"

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Top Home Design Trends for 2022: What’s In and What’s Out?

Knowing the direction home designs are heading helps us keep our own ideas fresh and our constructions feeling contemporary. It also allows us to anticipate what our clients will be looking for in their dream home design. This means more constructive consultations, an easier design process and, ultimately, happier homeowners.


We also appreciate being able to elevate the conversation around home design by sharing our thoughts and insights. In that spirit, we want to explore what we are likely to see a lot more of in 2022. As part of this, we will look at the biggest emerging trends and how to incorporate them into your design.

Do you like the look of the modern style but want something that feels a little more timeless? Are you a fan of the sense of refined comfort but prefer cleaner lines and sleeker finishes? Or, do you simply want the best of both worlds – classic styling with contemporary touches?
Whatever your motivation, you are not alone. More and more people are looking to bring the French Provincial style into the 21st century. But it can be tough to bring such contrasting looks together.


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