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Top ten tips to knock down and rebuild your dream home.

By | Architecture, Display Homes, Property News
What happens if you love where you live, but your family are growing out of the house? You belong in the neighbourhood, but you need more space?
Over the last ten years, homeowners are trusting McCarthy homes to knock down, design and rebuild their new homes from start to finish. It’s what we are known for and it’s why we have our best tips for you to consider before taking the magnificent leap to your dream space!

 

1) Out with the old, in with the new.

Knocking down a house needs careful planning. At McCarthy Homes, we have a rigorous step through process that keeps you informed every step of the way. We do it with you – from the first land checks, taking down your existing home to landscaping and handing over your new keys. All you need to do is come along with ideas, inspiration and be open to new possibilities.

 

2) Love the land you live on.

The first aspect we need to check is your land and whether it is suitable for a knockdown and rebuild? You will need planning information through your local council that outlines zoning and restrictions. We will guide you through this process.

 

3) Sunny side up for your home position.

The position of your new home is an exciting part of the design stage. When you wake up in the morning, do you want to be sunny side facing or enjoy sundown in your alfresco dining, poolside? Our designers create a land map to show you the options for an optimum position.

 

4) Get ready, move out, no stress.

Preparing to move out needs a timeline that works with your work and family. Relocating while we knock-down and build means finding a temporary home with minimum disruption. Our team are here to support the process that works with your family, from start to finish.

 

5) Dream big and design with us.

Building your dream home is usually a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It can feel overwhelming at the start. It begins with land mapping and building, and moves into the detail of tiles and décor. We like to see this as the fun part where you get to recreate a new space that will grow with you and your family.

We have many design elements for you to browse. We have designers that can show you how colours flow through your space, how granite, quartz and sandstone bench tops change the feel of a kitchen and how natural light determines how you furnish your master bedroom.

 

6) A pool with a view.

At McCarthy Homes we design pools that are an extension of your indoor living. Many families ask for pools to be visible from the open plan kitchen or your entertainment area.

We design swimming pools to flow seamlessly through the exterior land available and to the size you want. The safety fence and decking are part of the aspects that we can recommend with confidence.

 

7) Choose your style.

Our Hamptons homes and triple gabled Queenslanders are our most popular designs. With more than 50 design series, you can choose a style to suit your family.

Would you like a stunning Federation style kitchen featuring premium European kitchen appliances, butler’s pantry and cellar designed to bring out the inner chef in every family? We integrate with open dining and spacious entertainment area’s both inside and out, designing alfresco dining areas for celebrations to create great family memories.

Our homes feature bedrooms with beautifully designed ensuite’s, walk-in robes, study nook, leisure areas and open living spaces.There are many designs to choose from. Every design has a growing, dynamic family in mind.

 

8) Landscape for leisure and lazy days.

With busy lifestyles more of our homeowners are choosing styles that create a peaceful and tranquil ambience.

From your site measure to concept, we create plans and begin drawing until you can visualise your space coming to life.

 

9) Saving makes sense.

Demolishing and rebuilding capitalizes on your land value without paying stamp duty and agency fee’s of a sale.  We know there is less risk involved building a home, than a renovation or an extension.

 

10) The final countdown.

Your personal Client Service Manager will be with you through the knock down and rebuild process. You are one step closer to living your dream.

An on-site Construction Supervisor will keep you informed and consult with you through from start to finish:

  1. Commencement
  2. Base
  3. Frame
  4. Enclosed
  5. Fixing
  6. Handover
  7. Maintenance

We can’t wait for you to see the magic happen!

At McCarthy Homes,  we are the experts in knockdown and rebuild from Ballina to Noosa. Dream big and let us build for you!

 

Ready to get started? Contact us today!

Patterson Display open for a limited time

By | Display Homes

Welcome to The Patterson. Our latest display located in Kedron, open for a limited time.

 

Premiering one of our new homes, Patterson is a coastal Hamptons style home designed with ultimate luxury for a modern family experience.
Set across two floors with four bedrooms, a master suite with a double vanity, three bathrooms, three living areas, two entertainment spaces, a cellar, double garage and a pool– this is a stunning space that feels like home from the moment you walk in.
The Patterson design focuses on natural light and open plan alfresco living, ensuring all of the rooms flow seamlessly together.
The open entryway features a beautiful timber stairwell and open lounge leading through a foyer to a beautiful entertainment area.
Centre stage in your Federation style kitchen is a large culinary island – all you need to do is choose your benchtop; sandstone, granite or quartz? And your spacious butler’s pantry and cellar leave no excuses for spontaneous gatherings!
With a spacious lounge, dining and alfresco entertainment area opening out to your pool this home ensures that nature and your home comforts roll into one serene space.
Adjoining all first-floor bedrooms is a large leisure area lit by natural light, perfect for study, play & quiet time. All featuring walk-in robes, the Patterson really gives every resident (and guest) a truly decadent retreat.
The beauty of the Patterson is that you can tailor one of our designs with the style of your choice. We want you to bring your creativity and together with our design team, we will develop the home of your dreams.
Please come along and let one of our friendly team take you on a tour at one of our open inspections.
At McCarthy Homes we are committed to quality craftsmanship in every enduring design.
Say ‘home sweet home’ with McCarthy Homes.
Key Features:
  • Four large bedrooms
  • Walk in robes and ensuite
  • Master suite with grand walk-in robe and ensuite
  • Contemporary Federation style kitchen
  • Stunning alfresco entertainment area and pool
  • Upstairs large leisure area
  • Two outdoor living areas
Location:

4 Culgoola Street, Kedron, 4031 QLD

Viewing times:
  • 11am to 1pm Saturday & Sunday
  • Open by appointment weekdays.

Only open for a limited time.

Home Specifications:

  • Width: 14.29m
  • Depth: 21.95 m
  • Min Lot Width: 15.50m
  • Total floor area: 397.88m2

 

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Pinnacle Display is now open!

By | Display Homes
Our latest Newport display is now open. Welcome to Pinnacle!

 

Located within the beautiful region of Moreton Bay, your Pinnacle home has the coastline on your doorstep.

As our very latest McCarthy residence, Pinnacle is an exceptional design that is defined by precision and seamless living spaces.

Capturing natural light throughout the house with high glass windows and an expansive alfresco entertainment area, the architectural layout fuses outdoor and indoor living for the sunny tropical climate of Queensland.

A glazed middle courtyard integrates with open plan living, an expansive kitchen and dining area – opening out to your private garden.

Four spacious bedrooms on the first floor, boasting a master bedroom with double vanity ensuite, a walk-in robe, adjoining a leisure area.

The geometry in the façade and articulation is purposeful to create an eye-catching, state of the art, contemporary residence.

Our designers have developed a space that reflects the needs of today’s modern family- where work, rest and play are essential ingredients to ‘home sweet home’.
There are many options for you to tailor one of our designs with the style of your choice. All you need to do, is come in and create with us.

Please come along and let one of our friendly team take you on a tour at one of our open inspections.

At McCarthy Homes we are committed to quality craftsmanship in every enduring design.

You are one step away from the living dream.

 

Key Features:
  • Four spacious large bedrooms
  • Master bedroom with double vanity ensuite, walk-in robe and leisure area
  • Master suite with grand walk-in robe and ensuite
  • Open plan living, kitchen and dining area
  • Study nook
  • Upstairs family living
  • Two outdoor living areas

 

Location

 

4 Cardinal Cres, Newport, QLD 4020

 

Grand Opening Date

 

18th of July , 2020

 

Viewing Times

 

Opening hours for The Newport display home are:

Open: 10am to 5pm Saturday to Wednesday

Closed: Thursday & Friday

 

Home Specifications

 

Width: 12.5m

Depth: 18.47m

Min Lot Width: 11.35m

Total floor area: 269.88m2

 

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Welcome to The Metropolitan Display!

By | Display Homes
Welcome to The Metropolitan. Our latest display home is now open!

 

Premiering one of our latest designs, The Metropolitan is a contemporary Hampton style, luxurious residence. 

Two levels feature four bedrooms with a Juliet balcony off the master, two bathrooms and a powder room, alfresco dining and a double garage creating a stunning home with plenty of space to grow your family.

 

Greeted with five metre ceilings, a wide timber staircase and windows across both floors the entrance is a grand welcome for any guest.

 

Centre stage in your galley style kitchen is a generous island for your culinary adventures. Premium European appliances, a butler’s pantry and integrated refrigerator will bring out your inner Michelin chef!

 

Entertain any time of the day by transforming your living space into an expansive dining area with a feature BBQ.

 

Transcend the stairwell, to your second living area with a media centre, four bedrooms with a master suite, double shower and walk-in robe made for two.

 

We’ve designed The Metropolitan with absolute luxury in mind, so that you never want to leave home. With many options to tailor the design to suit your style, all you need to do is talk to us and we create with you.

Please come along and let one of our friendly team take you on a tour at one of our open inspections.

At McCarthy Homes we are committed to quality craftsmanship.
You are one step away from the living dream. Say ‘home sweet home’ with McCarthy Homes.

 

Key Features:

 

  • Four spacious bedrooms
  • Walk in robes and ensuite
  • Master suite with double vanity ensuite and walk-in robe
  • Open plan alfresco entertaining area
  • Study nook
  • Upstairs family living
  • Two outdoor living areas

 

Location

 

153 Splendour St, Rochdale, QLD 4123

 

Grand Opening Date

 

June 1st , 2020 at 10am

 

Viewing Times

 

Opening hours for The Rochdale display homes are:

Open: 10am to 5pm Thursday to Monday

Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday

 

Home Specifications

 

Width: 8.11m

Depth: 24.94 m

Min Lot Width: 10.00m

Total floor area: 334.32m2

 

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151 Splendour St, Rochedale, QLD 4123

Brookhaven Display is now open!

By | Display Homes
151 Splendour St, Rochedale, QLD 4123
Welcome to The Brookhaven. Our latest display home is now open!

 

Premiering one of our new homes, Brookhaven is designed with family comfort and elegance combined.

Triple gabled, with an Ashgrove façade, this Queenslander inspired home is set across two floors boasting four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two entertainment spaces, a cellar and a double garage.

The Brookhaven is a place to grow your family, in style.

Featuring a stunning Federation style kitchen with a spacious island centre stage, all you need to do is choose your benchtop; sandstone, granite or quartz?

Our premium European kitchen appliances, butler’s pantry and cellar will bring out the inner chef in every family!

Integrating with open dining and spacious entertainment area’s both inside and out, Brookhaven is the perfect home for celebrations and creating great family memories.

Our first-floor features four bedrooms with beautifully designed ensuite’s, walk-in robes, a quiet study nook and open family living space.

With many options, you can tailor one of our designs with the style of your choice. All you need to do, is come in and create with us.

Please come along and let one of our friendly team take you on a tour at one of our open inspections.

At McCarthy Homes we are committed to quality craftsmanship in every enduring design.

You are one step away from the living dream. Say ‘home sweet home’ with McCarthy Homes.

 

Key Features:

 

  • Four large bedrooms
  • Walk in robes and ensuite
  • Master suite with grand walk-in robe and ensuite
  • Open plan living, kichen and dining area
  • Study nook
  • Upstairs family living
  • Two outdoor living areas

 

Location

 

151 Splendour St, Rochdale, QLD 4123

 

Grand Opening Date

 

June 1st , 2020 at 10am

 

Viewing Times

 

Opening hours for The Brookhaven display home are:

Open: 10am to 5pm Thursday to Monday

Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday

 

Home Specifications

 

Width: 12.09m

Depth: 24.75 m

Min Lot Width: 14.50m

Total floor area: 397.07m2

 

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Coronavirus Operating Update from McCarthy Homes

By | Architecture, Display Homes, Property News
The impact of Covid19 continues to evolve across Queensland and the rest of Australia. We remain open for business, by appointment only and we are commited to keeping up to date with the latest safety requirements. 
Our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly, and we are inspired and very grateful for the selfless healthcare workers who are working tirelessly to care for people in need.
We are commitment and ready to continue all our partnerships as we work to deliver every new home with minimal disruptions.
To all our valued customers: we want to ensure that you feel confident in our ability to create a safe environment and to provide innovative solutions to remedy any changes to our traditional new home journey.

Visiting McCarthy Homes Display Homes

All our Display Homes remain open by appointment only, and we have adopted safe practices to ensure all visits to our homes comply with the Australian Department of Health guidelines, which include:

  • personal hygiene
  • social distancing
  • regular surface cleaning

Alternatively, we are very happy to arrange virtual tours, and meetings via video conference using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype or Facetime etc.

Please contact us via phone or email and our friendly Sales team will work with you to arrange a suitable meeting option that you are comfortable with. You can also view our display homes via our virtual tours which are located on the ‘Display Home” section of our website.

Click here to visit our contact page.

Click here to visit the Display Home showcase.

We are Prepared and Ready

At McCarthy Homes we have a robust and comprehensive Business Continuity Plan in place which provides excellent contingency plans that will allow our staff to operate remotely if/when required.

For all our customers who are currently in the construction stage of their new home journey, we are continuing with construction as per each schedule. We have exceptional support from our suppliers and trade partners who have worked with us to conduct rigorous supply chain reviews, and as a result of these audits, we do not foresee any risk of shortages (short to medium term). We will continue to work together to ensure that long term supply is sustained.

Changes to Operations

To help maintain our staff and clients’ health and wellbeing, all office, sales and selection meetings will be offered via email & phone or video conferencing using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype or Facetime or other means.

If you do need to visit our office in-person we would ask that you contact us first and be aware that mandated social distancing rules will need to be maintained if an in-office meeting is agreed upon.

We will be vigilant in our face-to-face interactions with our clients, suppliers and contractors by following advice from the health professionals to apply social distancing and ensure that we adopt good hygiene practices. We would ask that you also follow this advice, and do not attend any sales, office/selections or on-site meetings should you or someone in your family or contact group be unwell. This will help to keep us all safe.

Please observe all guidelines and regulations put in place by the Queensland government during this time. They are the correct resource for determining how operations will continue in the future.

Questions or Concerns

It is understandable that you may have questions or concerns during this unprecedented period. We encourage you to contact us, through either our main office number, the website, or your Sales Consultant or Client Service Manager.

Please be assured that we have the resourcing, local knowledge, experienced staff and systems to partner with you to build your new home in these challenging times.

As we go forward, we’ll be sure to keep you updated, and know that we always value your questions, ideas and feedback.

Click here to visit our contact page.

Or, call us on (07) 3358 9704

Our Partnership with Susanna Tolo

By | Display Homes
There’s a good chance you’ve heard of influencer marketing but may not know much about it. We were the same, until we decided to delve into things and see what was out there. When we did, we found Susanna Tolo, and thanks to the fact that we move in similar circles, we instantly clicked.

We invited Susanna to tour our newest display home, Fairhaven, on Sherwood Road. Susanna had some very nice things to say about our display home, which we appreciate, particularly coming from her. We put a lot of effort into the floor plan for this home, and we think the end result is really nice.

VIEW OUR FAIRHAVEN DISPLAY HOME

Who is Susanna Tolo?

Susanna shot to fame when she documented her complete home makeover on Instagram. She gained a following through her ability to take a smaller budget and make significant changes to her entire home with it.

Susanna is on the record as loving the Hampton look and coastal theme. She completely overhauled the exterior of her home, painting the bricks white and repainting the roof tiles to a soft grey colour, really emphasising out the existing shape of the home but giving it a genuine seaside feel.

Inside, Susanna stripped out the old wallpaper and went with an off-grey colour. Cornices, edges and features were repainted in white. An overhaul of the furniture (done on the same budget) helped bring the entire home together (along with some flooring upgrades).

A couple of fine touches really reinforced what Susanna did with her home. A carefully selected shade of blue for her front door and some updated fixings on the interior really bring out the coastal feel of the home. Today, she continues to share posts about living in her newly renovated home and illustrate how comfortable and refreshing the Hampton style can be to live in.

Fairhaven Display Home Tour

Recently, Susanna Tolo took her Instagram followers through a tour of our Fairhaven display home. It was a great watch, and Susanna touched on all the high points of the property, with plenty of emphasis on our uniquely designed bathrooms (tiles, wall coverings and all), along with the kitchen and ceilings.

It was great to get Susanna’s opinion of the property – particularly as she loved it so much. Of course, so do we. Fairhaven is one of our favourite display homes, and we’ve put together quite a few.

Susanna’s tour of Fairhaven really pulled in a lot of attention on Instagram. With over 115,000 views and nearly 9,000 likes (at the time of writing) it was a great post with some outstanding reach. It was good to see so many people enjoying a beautiful home like Fairhaven, and hopefully seeing a few convert to the Hampton-style home fandom at the same time!

If you’d like to drop by the same home that Susanna toured, you can do so! It’s open to the public over the weekend and on select days of the week. See below for more details:

Address: 350 Oxley Road, Sherwood

Viewing Times

Opening hours for The Fairhaven display home are:

Friday – Monday: 10am to 5pm

Tuesday – Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 12pm – 7pm

New Audiences

Working with Susanna has allowed us to reach whole new audiences. Previously our typical audience and online engagement was restricted to those who are immediately in the market for a new home or who are familiar with our brand. Susanna, through her own journey of remodelling her home into her personal Hampton-style paradise, has brought the concept of Hampton design to whole new generations.

We have had a great experience having our brand exposed to new audiences of people, particularly Millennials and Generation Z who are showing the same level (if not more) of enjoyment and appreciation that past generations have shown for Hampton-style homes.

We love the Hampton housing style and we think it’s a perfect fit for Queensland. We’d like to see it around a lot more, and we think we will, particularly after Susanna has done such an outstanding job spreading the word.

Follow Susanna

Want to see some of the content Susanna is putting out? You can follow her on Instagram by clicking right here:

@coastalhamptonstyle

Alternatively, check out some of our content right here:

@mccarthyhomes

Got any questions? Get in touch.

Give us a call and we’ll chat about your options. Regardless of your future plans, we’re always happy to help new home owners get the best possible outcome.

Call us on (07) 3358 9704 or click here to email us.

The Fairhaven Display Home is Now Open

By | Display Homes
Our latest display home is now open. The Fairhaven is one of our favourite family home designs, and we are very pleased to be able to present it as an open home for you to inspect at your leisure.

The Fairhaven is the ideal family home. It exists at the intersection of luxury and comfort, with four spacious bedrooms designed to make you feel right at home the second you walk in the door.

Open-plan living and entertaining areas ensure that The Fairhaven is a delight to live in, encouraging interaction among family and friends and ensuring that everyone feels perfectly at ease in a luxurious setting.

It’s the little things that make The Fairhaven an absolute delight to live in. An excellently designed kitchen complemented by a butler’s pantry make entertaining a large crowd as simple as creating everyday meals. There’s something to be said for having everything you need in a kitchen that is built for entertainment.

Upstairs you’ll find a separate living area, a comfortable study nook and three bathrooms to ensure that the whole family has some space to themselves. Come along to one of our open inspections to view all that The Fairhaven has to offer and gain an appreciation for the McCarthy Homes difference.

The Fairhaven’s Features:

  • Four large, comfortable bedrooms
  • Walk in wardrobes and ensuites
  • Luxurious master bedroom with large walk-in wardrobe and ensuite
  • Study nook
  • Open plan family areas including the living room and kitchen
  • Additional family room upstairs
  • Formal living area
  • Two outdoor living areas

Location

350 Oxley Road, Sherwood

Grand Opening Date

June 8th, 2019 at 10am

Viewing Times

Opening hours for The Fairhaven display home are:

Friday – Monday: 10am to 5pm

Tuesday – Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 12pm – 7pm

Home Specifications

Width: 14.29m

Depth: 21.95m

Min Lot Width: 15.5m

Total Area: 419.69sqm

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affinity display hia

McCarthy Homes’ sophisticated Affinity Display Home Receives Coveted HIA Award

By | Display Homes
Queensland home builder McCarthy Homes, received a prestigious award for their stunning Affinity display home, at the Housing Industry Association’s Brisbane Housing Awards, held on 3rd of November.

Winning the ‘Brisbane Display Home $300,001 – $500,000’ category for their Newport based display home, the team were humbled to receive the highly coveted award.

“Our hard-working team and suppliers work so hard to create beautiful, unique homes our clients will love living in, so it’s great to receive acknowledgement from the HIA for a display home that truly showcases our superior quality builds,” said David Farrer, Director of McCarthy Homes.

The four bedroom home is bright and airy thanks to the array of skylights throughout both the upper and lower floor, while the large open plan living area further invites the outdoors in with a poolside outdoor kitchen and day bed nook.

Other notable features include the built-in wine cellar, luxury open ensuite in the master bedroom, decorative laser cut screens, a conveniently positioned study nook, and a floor plan designed for the modern family.

“This design is really the epitome of modern Australian elegance, and it comes with a lot of wow factor, but it’s also been designed for ease of living. Each and every feature has been positioned to create a comfortable living environment for the whole family to enjoy,” said Mr Farrer.

The Affinity design is on display at 58 Spinnaker Boulevard, Newport, and is open Saturday to Wednesday, 10am – 5pm.

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narrow block metropolitan

Live large on a narrow block with the Metropolitan design

By | Display Homes
The stunning four bedroom Metropolitan home design has been meticulously crafted to maximise internal space on narrow 10m wide lots, without compromising on lifestyle.  With a range of attractive facades to choose from, it might just be your dream home.

The lower floor boasts a sizeable modern kitchen and an open plan living area that seamlessly flows into an expansive alfresco area – the ideal place for a summer afternoon barbeque with friends or family, or an evening dinner in the cool breeze. Indoors, the home theatre is the perfect spot for getting cosy during movie marathons in the cooler weather.

Upstairs, a luxurious master suite awaits parents, and possesses a deluxe walk-in robe, shower and double vanity for convenience. Perfect for families with older children who like their own space; the three secondary bedrooms lead to a large leisure area, which can be used as you please.

McCarthy Homes Director, David Farrer, said the home continues to be popular, “Clients love this home because it feels so much bigger than your average narrow block design. And they have the option to customise it to suit their needs and their block.”

Paired with Blueprint Inclusions, the home design comes standard with ILVE cooking appliances, H2F treated pine frame, Colorbond® roof, and a wealth of other high quality inclusions.

The current Aura promotion ensures this home also comes with free ducted air-conditioning, rendered Hebel and Stoddart steel frames.

The Metropolitan D36 with Plantation Façade is currently on display at 28 Honeyeater Place, Rochedale. Open every day, 10am – 5pm.

narrow block metropolitan