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Top 5 Custom Homes in Melbourne (In our Opinion)

Updated: May 19, 2020

Has YNH gone mad?

You may be thinking... Why on earth are these guys promoting projects that weren't created through their brokerage?

Well, we like to keep it transparent and give credit where it's due.


There are a lot of fantastic custom builders in town, and not all of them are part of YNH's tendering network.

In no particular order, this is an unbiased list of our 5 favourite custom-built homes in Melbourne (that weren't done through YNH).


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1. Folding Floor House, Abbotsford



The Details: Fitting into the hip neighbourhood of Abbotsford perfectly! The Folding Floor House has a beautiful architectural presence and maximises spade. A gem for inner-city living. The layered timber fin façade provides solar protection, privacy and creates light-filled spaces through this family home.


OVERALL RATING: 4.7/5

DESIGN: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

FINISHES: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AFFORDABILITY: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

ECO-FRIENDLY: ⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ X-FACTOR: ⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️

2. Modern elegance, Elsternwick



The Details: Stylish, but not too over the top. This is a gorgeous family home in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Very well balanced with a stunning custom pool. We love it!

OVERALL RATING: 4.8/5

DESIGN: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FINISHES: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ AFFORDABILITY: ⭐️⭐️

ECO-FRIENDLY: ⭐⭐️⭐️

X-FACTOR: ⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

3. The Cliff House

The Details: Breathtaking architectural design which provides an unmatched luxury home by the water. This is a beautiful project designed by AuHaus design studio, definitely check out some of their work!


OVERALL RATING: 5/5

DESIGN:⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐

FINISHES: ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐ QUALITY: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ECO-FRIENDLY: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

X-FACTOR: ⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4. The Rucker Hill House



The Details: Intricate curves, brickwork, and low maintenance interior design all come together beautifully for this masterpiece of a home. Designed by Studio Bright.

OVERALL RATING: 4.7/5


DESIGN:⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐

FINISHES: ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐ QUALITY: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ECO-FRIENDLY: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

X-FACTOR: ⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


5. The Besen Mansion, Toorak


The Details: We can't possibly conclude this list without featuring Toorak.

The former home to Daniel and Danielle Besen at 9 Towers Rd, Toorak, has won an architectural award. It was once Melbourne’s most expensive house.

The four-bedroom mansion, sold by rich listers Daniel and Danielle Besen – members of one of Australia’s richest families, came with a flying-saucer-style disc as its roof.

Wood Marsh Architecture, who designed the home, noted in their award submission that the black zinc clad disc roof was used to accentuate the shadows around the home.


OVERALL RATING: 4.8/5


DESIGN:⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐

FINISHES: ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐ QUALITY: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ECO-FRIENDLY: ⭐️⭐️

X-FACTOR: ⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

FINAL THOUGHTS

Well, we hope you enjoyed that list - its important to shop around and find the best builder for your project!

If you're interested in learning more about how building brokers such as YNH help clients get the most out of their builds, have a read of' Is a building broker a good idea for your project?'


If you want to get in touch to discuss your project - contact us here.

All the best, The Your Next Home Team!

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