We make it easy to get exactly what you want

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Our Story

No one in Australia offers clients the opportunity to custom design dream homes like we do.

Founded in 1981, desu Designer Homes serves clients Australia wide by giving them total freedom on custom designing their dream homes with variable finishing selections, low sqm build rates and investment-grade build quality.

We make it easy to get exactly what you want. Our talented team applies the latest in technology to deliver you awesome service, from the initial brief right through to build inspections and completion. With our help, you’ll enjoy designing the designer home you always wanted to build.

Desu Designer Homes Story  

Custom design the home that suits your lifestyle.

Get value with our low square meter build rates and superior build quality

Remove the unknowns, before signing the build contract.


Make every aspect of your home perfect for you.

Design your home with us, visualise and test the living spaces with our 3D program.

We are Australia’s most technologically advanced residential home design and project management company.

desu Designer Homes will help visualise your home with our 3D program and architectural design iterations at competitive rates.

Our homes are built by Australia’s leading investment homes builder – delivering you the lowest possible square meter rates for custom design and the superb finishing quality.    

We will help by:

  • providing architectural and engineering design;
  • acquiring town planning pre-approvals/MCUs/consultations with council;
  • executing contour surveys and foundation design; and
  • assessing requirements specific to the local council.

All of these prior to you signing the build contract, removing the main risk in custom designing homes.

  • Work with our talented, passionate team.
  • Start with our home ideas or with your own ideas.
  • We won’t impose our ideas and products. We are all for designing according to your vision.
  • Change your home design as much and as many times as you want until it matches your vision.
  • We’ll work with you, no matter the site, home type or finish.
  • If you already have architect plans, let us help you assess the cost-effectiveness of the build and streamline to avoid waste and budget blowouts.
  • Low square build meter rates, massive buying power from Australia’s leading high volume investment homes builder.
  • Outstanding build quality and three levels of completion inspections, including an independent expert.


  • Founded in 1981.
  • Upfront Site Report via our town planners
  • Address regulatory hurdles early in the design process
  • Computer cost the build for each iteration of the Preliminary Design, eliminating wastage and budget blowouts
  • 24/7 access to all documentation, communications and progress photos, via your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.
  • The first company in residential home design to implement Salesforce.com and BuilderTREND.com.

Home Designs

Choose from over 50 inspiring new home designs or let us help you design your dream home.We are Australia’s most technology advanced custom designer home company, and the first in Australia to implement BuilderTREND and Salesforce from the USA.

You can modify one of our home designs or we can custom design from your house plans, ideas or sketch design.

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desu Difference

Our mission is to make it easy for you to get exactly what you want.

Australians love the idea of designing and building their own home.  We love to make the layout, living spaces and finishing selections exactly the way we dream them. However, custom home design has led to expensive build rates. But not any more.

We are the only company in Australia to combine 3D computer custom architectural design and total freedom on finishing selections, with the competitive pricing of Australia’s leading investment homes builder.

We serve clients looking to build in the high quality $250,000 to $600,000 range, on occasion up to $1,500,000. We serve both types of client:

  • $1,000 to $1,200 /sqm - Applying smart design and finishing selections, still offering design freedom and superb quality; and
  • $1,200 to $2,000 /sqm - Clients seeking a higher end custom designer home, homeowners who are planning to live in the new home long term.

Both types want to personalise the home design to suit their lifestyle, but they don’t want the costs to blow out.

Our clients receive the best of both worlds – the brilliant services and client experience from desu, combined with the buying power and build quality of  the Australian leader in the competitive investment homes market, our building partner, Impact Homes.

We manage the client experience as a 1:1 personal relationship: From initial enquiry through a set process of sourcing design briefing, site checks, feasibility, 3D design, preliminary designs, detailed selections, architectural designs, contracts and approvals.

We give our clients the freedom to buy their own finishing items with no mark-up or administrative charges. We think that there is no better way for our clients to personalise their new home than to have the freedom to go out and buy the things they want.

Our highly motivated, passionate and talented team aims to help the client get exactly what they want. We don’t impose our views. We embrace our client’s vision and focus on the best ways to deliver it.

We take great pride in serving you; We want every client to love their experience with desu Designer Homes.

Urban, Country And Beach Home Designs

Our designs cater for urban, country and beach style homes.

Our most popular urban home designs is the Olot.

On country home designs we have the Montseny.

For beach home designs, the St Gervasi.

Open Plan Home Designs

Open plan designs date back to the 1920s inspiration of Mies Van Der Rohe, the famous Dutch architect who combined open plan spaces with pavilion style design. This inspiring architect was renowned for The Barcelona Pavilion, designed for the 1929 International Exposition:

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The Barcelona Pavilion home designs by Mies Van Der Rohe.

Most of our home designs embrace open plan living, creating free flowing spaces from kitchen to dining and living areas. Whilst historically the emphasis on outdoor living areas has mainly been in Queensland, we are now seeing that trend in house plans from our clients Australia wide.

Pole Home Designs

We embrace the challenge of sloping blocks and sites. We do all types of homes, including split level house plans and elevated floors. We specialise in cyclone-rated zones and difficult build sites.

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Home Designs The Valencia

Here is a pole home of ours on the side of a cliff in Wamuran.

Of our pole home designs, the Madrazo is our most popular.

Off The Plan Home Designs

Each of our home designs can be built as off the plan homes. This will usually save our client 4-6% on the overall build costs.

That said, our clients are folks planning to live in the new home for at least three years, in some cases forever. Being able to personalise the design is extremely important. Therefore 70% of our clients prefer custom home designs. The other 30% come to us with a plan they have created together with architects or building designers.

Custom Home Designs

Lately, most clients have been wanting custom home designs – the ability to change the house plans without a blowout on costs.

On project managing custom design, we start off by sourcing town planning site report, design brief and feasibility assessment. Then, preliminary design is done with computer 3D images and detailed inclusions.

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Home Designs The Barcelona

On custom design, we make it easy for our clients to get exactly what they want as they balance budget, design and finishing options.

We also provide the freedom for our clients to buy their own finishing items. For example, the freedom to use their favourite kitchen company. We manage those client choices without any hidden costs or admin charges.