NSW is not only Australia’s most populous state – it’s the wealthiest. NSW leads the country in terms of economic output and is also home to some of the country’s priciest real estate. The average price for a Sydney house in 2021 was $1.21 million, while Edgeware, a huge mansion in the city’s east, sold for a staggering $95 million in 2020.
With land and property prices so high, it’s only natural that NSW residents expect a little luxury when they build a new home. Inclusions like a chef’s kitchen, a butler’s pantry and high ceilings can help give new homes that hotel-like, opulent feel. So, too, can a home theatre, smart-house technology, and walk-in wardrobes.
Leading property website realestate.com.au provides a useful listing of NSW’s top luxury home builders. Here are profiles of five of the best:
Luxury home builders NSW
Luxury Home Builders in NSW
When it comes to luxury home builders in NSW we’ve summed up five from realestate.com.au to help you with your next build.
Allcastle Homes is a family-owned project home builder with a focus on building luxurious yet affordable home designs. The business has been in operation for nearly 30 years and specialises in new home designs, knockdowns rebuilds, house and land packages, double and single storey, narrow blocks, duplexes and granny flats. The company’s mission statement is to help families live a lifestyle beyond what they imagined possible.
Allcastle’s range of large homes includes the Big Bannaby, which can be configured to include nine-bedrooms, including master suite with walk-in robes, vast upstairs living areas perfect for a teenager’s retreat, a two-car garage and four bathrooms. The Grandworth Dynasty, meanwhile, can be configured up to include eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and a two-car garage with optional features including luxurious freestanding bath. The Palace Regent 12 features five substantial bedrooms including a king-size main with a walk-in robe and ensuite with double basin and spa. It comes with four light-filled and spacious living spaces and an impressive open-plan kitchen.
Allcastle Homes’ approach is to recognise that every family is different and to build homes that are unique to each customer’s circumstances and needs. The business says its homes are designed to leave a lasting impression through innovative, stylish, spacious home designs.
Founded in 1996, Privium Homes has a long history of building quality, unique homes. The business has completed more than 7,000 homes across Australia over the past 25 years. Privium’s focus is on helping customers from all walks of life build the home they deserve. Privium offers features including fixed-price contracts and a lifetime structural guarantee to provide customers with peace of mind. You can track your build progress via the company’s IHUB digital portal.
One of Privium’s most opulent designs is the Keeling 41 which can be configured with five bedrooms, a decadent six bathrooms, and a two-car garage. A deluxe master suite features two large walk-in robes and a spacious ensuite. The other bedrooms include their own ensuites and walk-in robes, while a media room, office space, retreat and study nook allow for work, play, and creativity.
The JAGO 41 can be configured with six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car garage. The master suite features a full ensuite and the home features a vast central living hub and alfresco area suited to family life.
Founded by Domenic and Fay Vitalone in 1999, Wisdom Homes is an award-winning professional builder of beautiful, modern homes. The company has built thousands of new homes for families across New South Wales, with each dwelling created reflecting the company’s commitment to efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction. Luxury buyers should note that over the years Wisdom has expanded its product offering to include pools and landscaping, meaning it can provide a complete turn-key solution.
The business has won multiple awards and in 2020 was a finalist in the Housing Industry Association’s NSW Region Professional Major Builder category. Wisdom homes operates in partnership with Japan’s Sumitomo Forestry Group, an organisation with over 300 years’ experience.
Among the company’s range is the Tesla Dual Living, a six-bedroom, three-bathroom home with double garage, lounge, alfresco entertaining area, rear master suite and generous open plan kitchen. It also has dining and leisure areas, as well as a wide range of luxury inclusions available at no extra cost.
Another standout is the appropriately named Monte Carlo, which can be configured to include five bedrooms and five bathrooms as well as a two-car garage. Impress guests with a grand and elegant design that the company says will satisfy the most discerning home owners.
Better Built Homes
Better Built Homes directors Jayden and Aaron worked as builder/carpenters for more than 10 years before launching their business in 2010. The two have worked hard to achieve a reputation for delivering project homes with excellent workmanship and above average inclusions. They also have a focus on providing good value for money, flexible designs and genuinely personal service.
Better Built Homes has over 50 different designs in its standard range of home plans and will make changes to tailor the home to customers’ specific needs. The designs include homes for narrow and large blocks including acreage designs and there are many accommodation options.
For a taste of luxury, look at the Astoria 39F. This package comes with five bedrooms., three bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The company explains this home features a grand, open floor plan sure to impress friends and family. The Astoria boasts a spectacular home theatre and allows for cool, casual and relaxed living.
Also worth looking at is the Tiffany Rose 30. Boasting five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car garage, the home solves bedroom storage with built-ins while the main bedroom offers a walk-in robe and ensuite.
McDonald Jones was founded in 1987 by licensed carpenter Bill McDonald with a philosophy of ‘you reap what you sow’. Initially the business comprised three partners who focused on building small residential unit complexes. Today, the building company has grown to employ over 600 permanent staff within offices in Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong, Thornton and Honeysuckle. McDonald Jones prides itself on producing a diverse range of award-winning homes which continually set the benchmark in design excellence, style, functionality and quality. The business has a range of over 100 home designs, catering for every taste and lifestyle, from budget-conscious first homebuyers, to downsizers and growing families. Some 66 display homes can be viewed in 25 locations across NSW and ACT.
If you’re after a taste of opulence and luxury, take a look at the Hermitage Grande Manor which boasts five bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a three-car garage. The company promotes the package as a home that will always be a symbol of everything your family has achieved together.
Equally grand is the Bronte Executive Grande Manor, which is similarly equipped with five bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a three-car garage. The home is light-filled and a perfect choice for wide, acreage blocks and families seeking lavish, single-storey country living at its finest.
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