Acreage home design by McCarthy Homes

Have you been thinking about living the acreage lifestyle? Basking in the space and privacy of rural living, where peace and quiet reign supreme?

You’re not alone.

More and more Australian families are opting for bigger blocks outside of urban centres. Not only is there beautiful scenery and swathes of space for kids and pets, there’s also the opportunity to build your own beautifully designed acreage home.


McCarthy acreage homes


At McCarthy Homes we know that building your dream home on acreage is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It can be a challenging process, especially if your plot is a little off the beaten path. Thanks to our experience and knowledge, we can make it a seamless, creative and fulfilling process for you.

Here’s a few things to think about when you’re planning how to build your dream home on acreage.



Move in or Knockdown and Rebuild?


There’s a chance there’ll already be an existing property built on the acreage you’re looking at. You have two options here: move in and update it, or knock it down and start from scratch. The last option means a pure, blank canvas to build your dream acreage home on, but ultimately the decision rests on your needs, desires and budget.

Check local council building codes


Building on acreage differs to urban construction in that there are more environmental factors to take into account. Local council will have strict guidelines for building in the area, taking into account water conservation, waste treatment and bushfire requirements. McCarthy Homes will take all of this into account when submitting applications to council, taking the pressure off you.


Set your budget


Before you enter the planning stages it’s important to have a budget set. We’ve all heard the horror stories of new build home budgets spiralling out of control. If you have the proper plans in place and a strict budget your professional builder will be able to stick to it. Putting a hard cap on expenses gives them the boundaries they need to work within.


Take local conditions into account


As acreage builders there are a number of factors McCarthy looks at before we design your home with you. These include where the sun rises and sets in relation to where you want to build, what the slope of the land is like and which direction the breeze comes from.


Design a home that suits your lifestyle


The beauty of building a dream acreage property is the available space means there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Write out your ‘wish list’ and see how much of it you can work into your budget. Items to discuss could be:

  • What style of home do you want to build? Hamptons? Queenslander? Lowset or double storey?
  • How expansive should your outdoor entertaining area be? Fire pit? Barbeque area? Pergola?
  • Can you afford to install a swimming pool now, or should a future swimming pool be accommodated in the plans?
  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms in the home?
  • Will the kids have their own wing? Will extra play areas be included for them?
  • How much extra storage should we include in the design?
  • How many secure garage spaces should we include?


Decide on landscaping


Acreage properties obviously have a lot of area to tend to when it comes to landscaping. When planning your garden, a big factor to think about is how much time you want to spend maintaining it. If you’re an avid gardener, rolling green lawns and lush flower beds could fit the bill. If not, consider low maintenance gardens that rely on the natural beauty of local flora.


McCarthy Homes acreage home designs 

With builds perfectly tailored to you and your lifestyle, we’ll make sure your new house feels like home.


The Manor has been designed to suit larger blocks, with an open plan living area and a seperate lounge and study. Offering four sizeable bedrooms, it’s perfect for a larger family.


An acreage lot dream, the four bedroom Windermere design is ideal for the modern family. In addition to a large open plan living space and spacious alfresco, the design features a study and separate lounge, ensuring there is plenty of space for the whole family to unwind.




When you build your dream acreage property with McCarthy Homes, we provide a personal Client Service Manager who works with you through the entire process.

We guide you through every step, from conception to design to construction, and are there at the end to give you the keys and welcome you into your new home.

If it’s time to start turning your acreage dream home into a reality, why not contact McCarthy Homes today? We can’t wait to start creating your little piece of paradise for you!

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