For anyone looking to build a new home, it’s worth your time to visit a display home at some stage during your building journey. In today’s article, we’ll be looking at our top Sunshine Coast Display Homes and the locations of some of their biggest display villages. They are a great way to become inspired and discover whether a home design will match your lifestyle. Basically, if you’re considering becoming the Sunny Coast’s newest local, this article is for you.
A lot of display homes are available as part of a house and land packages, so if this is of interest to you, it’s worth inquiring about during your visit.
Things to keep in mind when visiting a display village
Before we get started, here are just a few quick tips when visiting a display home.
Like most things, it never hurts to be prepared when visiting a display home. Visiting a display village without a plan can be a lot to navigate, so it’s best to have a strategy. Gathering information on the floorplans (perhaps even having them handy on your phone for reference), allows you to get an idea of what layout is best suited for your new home.
It can also save you time if you cherry-pick display homes that will suit your needs, lifestyle and budget. For example, if you’re a married couple with two kids and another on the way, there’s probably no point in visiting a three-bedroom display home. Instead, you would look for display homes that your growing family could comfortably live in.
Visiting a display home is an exciting experience and it’s easy to get wrapped up at the moment. We’re all for that, but we also recommend writing down any questions you’d like to ask, or specifics you want to look out for. Think of it as a shopping list; you can even tick things off as you go along. This way you won’t be on the way home when you suddenly realised you forgot to ask about the inclusions. Speaking of….
While it’s great to do some prep beforehand, the visit itself is a great opportunity to gather more information. For example, a display home is for showcasing the best of a builder’s work, however, it can be misleading. Always investigate what in the house is a standard inclusion and what is a luxury item. Also remember landscaping is unlikely to be part of any deal the builder offers, so use that for inspiration rather than a guide.
Make the most of your visit
It’s also great to translate what you see written down on a floor plan into the real world. It’s one thing to see that the house area is 200m2, but actually standing in the display home will really help you understand how big that actually is. Walking through the home will also help you imagine what it would be like to live there.
Even in houses that just aren’t for you, you might see something you like. Make a note of this as it is entirely possible you can work this into whatever design you finally decide to go with.
Aura Display Village
The Aura estate is a master-planned estate run by Stockland located near Caloundra about an hour North Brisbane. A great area to live for the whole family, it’s great for those who dream of the coastal lifestyle. The majority of the display homes has a minimum of a 7 star Nat-HERs rating, meaning they have a lower carbon footprint and will lower your bills
1 Lukin Tce, Baringa QLD 4551
Located in Baringa, Caloundra
Builders on Display:
Coast Life Homes
Dwyer Quality Homes
GJ Gardner Homes
Homes by CMA
Porter Davis Homes
Harmony Display Homes
Harmony Display Centre is located in Palmview, near the Sunshine Coast. In close vicinity to schools and the University of the Sunshine Coast, it is a popular area for a family, professionals and retirees, Palmview is a growing community. Great for those after a more rural feel, but still a short drive from areas like Mooloolaba and Maroochydore should you want to visit the beach.
Harmony Display World, Harmony Boulevard, (via Peter Crosby Way), Palmview. The display centres
Builders in Display Centre:
Dwyer Quality Homes
G.J. Gardner Homes
A Caloundra suburb about 15 minutes from the beach, Pelican Waters is popular with families, retirees and professionals looking for a quiet area to live. The suburb itself began development in 1990 and has since grown to have a population close to 6,000. It’s not the cheapest place on the coast, so maybe difficult for first home buyers to get a foot in the door. Anyone who likes city life might also find the area a little relaxed for their taste. For anyone wanting a mix of coastal living, suburbia and the rural, Pelican Waters is worth a look.
Address: Corner of Coral Sea Drive &, Arlington Dr, Pelican Waters QLD 4551
Arcadia Homes QLD
Dwyer Quality Homes
Immackulate Designer Homes
Platinum Residental Designer
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