Building a home is a big undertaking. Whether it’s a first house, a retirement downsize or the family home you’ve always dreamed of, the process can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming. But you don’t have to do it alone. When you bring a builder like Perry Homes into the picture, you’ll be guided every step of the way – from initial design through to the moment you walk through your new front door.
Perry Homes was established in 1993. Over the ensuing years, it’s become a trusted name in the industry, building quality homes throughout New South Wales and Queensland. The expansive team of sales professionals covers territory ranging from southeast Queensland out to Armidale and down to Newcastle, the Hunter and the Central Coast, with a range of display homes throughout the region showcasing award-winning home designs.
So what’s it like to build with Perry Homes? “Our flexibility is what makes us stand out,” says Lisa Simmonds-Webb, New Home Consultant with Perry Homes’ Newcastle/Hunter branch. “Even though we have a large range of off-the-shelf plans in our portfolio, the best thing about us is that we will change it to what suits you.”
There’s a real sense of partnership involved, with the Perry Homes team working closely with clients to deliver their vision. If you don’t already have land, the team can help you find it; if you do have a block, they’ll help you design the best house to suit. Acreages, sloping blocks, knockdown-rebuilds, dual-key properties – you name it, Perry Homes can work with you to make it happen. Whether they’re starting with one of the 50+ home designs in their portfolio or working from your existing plans, it’s all about customisation. “We take more of a consultative approach,” Lisa says. “Once we’ve got an idea of what you’re after, we do our best to tailor the house to what you want, also ensuring consideration of your budget.”
The team also understands the confusion and overwhelm that can come with building a new home. Their aim is to remove the smoke-and-mirrors approach that comes with many home-building packages, replacing it with honesty, transparency and choice. There are no nasty surprises or unexpected extra costs; you know what you’re getting, and you know it’s going to be high-quality.
“Another amazing thing about Perry Homes is what we offer in our base house price,” Lisa adds. This includes a choice of 90 (yes, 90!) brick types, thousands of floor and wall tile options, a Dulux three-coat paint system, LED downlights, high-quality fittings and fixtures, and appliances from trusted brands – and that’s just for starters. “The most important thing is that there is no blowout when it comes to your colour selection appointment with our in-house interior designer,” says Lisa. “There are just so many choices and options included in our base price.”
If all this is getting you inspired to kickstart the home-building process, a great place to begin is at one of Perry Homes’ display homes. The company has recently added two new display homes to its portfolio at Waterford Estate, Chisholm. With large lots, open parklands and an established local community, Waterford is a popular place to build, and the new display homes can help give you an idea of what you can create there. “What we’ve got on display at Waterford really are two ends of the spectrum: the Carrington 31, which is a fantastic home, and the Carlton 24, which is an ideal first home,” Lisa explains.
The Carrington 31 design is made for modern living. Its standout feature is the inclusion of a fully self-contained abode at the front of the house, complete with bedroom, ensuite, living area, outdoor area and separate entrance.
The rest of the house incorporates three bedrooms; two bathrooms; family, dining and lounge areas; a contemporary kitchen; and an activity zone perfect for a kids’ play area or study.
“The Carrington is next-level,” Lisa says. “The floorplan is phenomenal – it means everyone can have their own private part of the house. If you’ve got older kids, they can sit up the front and play their Xbox all night, and it won’t bother anyone else in the house. Or if you’ve got an elderly parent or you want guest accommodation, it’s perfect for that as well.”
The Carlton 24 design is also geared towards contemporary family living. Combining modern styling with functionality and versatility, its floorplan includes four bedrooms; two bathrooms; a spacious kitchen, dining and family area; a separate media room; and an undercover terrace perfect for outdoor entertaining. “The Carlton is perfect for first home-buyers and great for downsizers,” Lisa says.
The Carrington and Carlton display homes are open seven days a week between 10am and 4pm. There are also display homes at Thornton (open seven days, 10am–5pm) and Cameron Park (open Thursday–Monday 10am to 5pm), showcasing more of the latest design styles and trends on offer. No matter which site you visit, there’ll always be a Perry Homes sales professional on hand to walk and talk you through the home, and even give you a tender on the spot.
Ready to build your ideal home in Newcastle or the Hunter? For more information, visit www.perryhomes.com.au, contact the Chisholm office on 4021 1680 or check out the Carrington and Carlton display homes in person at 3 Silverwisp Road, Chisholm.
Top Image: Carrington Spacious Living Area
Second Image: Carlton Alfresco Area
Third Image: Carlton Family Kitchen
Fourth Image: Carrington Living Area
Bottom Image: Cameron Park Display