Your home is an investment no matter the size or style, but luxury homes are the pinnacle of Perth’s real estate market and a statement about your lifestyle and success. Choosing to build a luxury house puts you in near complete control of how your home will look from the number of rooms to the tiniest of design details.
When you’re looking to invest in your future, it’s essential to work with luxury home builders backed by experience and integrity. The time and money that goes into making your one-of-a-kind home will create a space for your family to enjoy for years to come, making your choice of luxury home builder crucial.
And there’s no luxury home builder trusted more in Perth than Portrait Custom Homes. Our skilled team consists of leaders in design and deliver bespoke homes throughout Western Australia. Our team treats every build as a collaboration, making sure every detail meets your expectations, time frame, and budget.
If you’re considering a luxury build for your next home, you may have some questions about whether this option is right for you.
Ultimately, this choice comes down to a combination of personal preference and budget constraints. Collaboration from the start with our luxury home builders can help you find a plan and design that suits your budget and lifestyle.
As Perth’s real estate market becomes more competitive each year, it can be difficult to find the home that ticks all your boxes. This might include the floorplan layout, to the number of rooms or bathrooms, to the design aesthetic. In this instance, you could purchase an existing home and renovate fully to match your design tastes, but if the structure doesn’t match your needs, you’ll end up with a home that still misses the mark in the end.
A luxury home build is your chance to invest in a forever house that meets your exact tastes. Our builders can work with you to ensure all of your requirements are included, as well as provide creative lay out planning to include your entertainment, privacy, and comfort needs. From there, you can take things to a luxurious level with the finishing, fabrics, and fixtures you want – and as far as your budget will take you.
What are the hallmarks of a luxury home?
In some ways, luxury is in the eye of the beholder.
What is dramatic or deluxe for one person may not be for another. But there are some basic tenants of luxury home design that differentiate them from the rest.
Architecture: Unique entryways, overlooks, floorplans, and integration of outdoor and indoor living space
Fixtures: Top brands in appliances, technology, conveniences, and utilities
Scale: Oversized spaces and rooms, fixtures, gardens, windows, and porticos
Materials: Rare woods, hand-carved trim work, designer tiles, and mixed textures
Size: Floorplan area in excess of the top 10% of homes on the market
Rarity: Custom work by artisans specifically for the home that are unavailable elsewhere
What is the planning process for a luxury home build in Perth?
Luxury home building all starts with a wishlist.
You’ll want to make sure you are clear on as many details and inclusions that you want as possible. Our luxury home builders will take that information and get to work sharing sample floor plans for inspiration before drawing up a custom design just for you. The advantage here is that you can be sure from the start that the home will include everything you want.
As plans become more concrete, our builders will be able to provide estimates on the cost of the build itself. Going from room to room, you can start to provide input on finishes like lighting styles, flooring types, countertops, and tiling. We encourage you to work with us as much or as little as you like, right down to specific brand names so that everything fits perfectly.
Once the plans are finalised, the build gets underway. Our luxury home builders will provide you with a project plan so you know the approximate schedule for everything from permit submission and ground breaking down to the final walk through.
How long does it take to build a luxury home?
The timeline for this differs depending on the scale and requirements of the home itself.
On average, a luxury home build takes 1-2 years in total. Since size is one of the hallmarks of a luxury build, it’s understandable that larger scale projects can take longer. Ordering custom finishes and collaborating with local craftsmen on bespoke elements can also take time that’s well worthwhile in the end.
How to choose the right luxury home builder for you
Not all luxury home builders are the same, and it’s important to do your research before you start spending on a super-sized dream home.
Any contractor doing work on any size home should be fully licensed and insured before you even consider them. With that established, you’ll want to see samples of their work. No two luxury home designs are the same, but a portfolio and customer testimonials can tell you a lot about a builder.
You want to choose someone with a similar design aesthetic to yours, meaning a builder of traditional homes may be less familiar with modern designs and the materials and tradies that go along with achieving the right look.
Once you find a licensed contractor that matches your style, here are some other questions you can ask:
“How many years have you been in business?”
“Can you share some customer references I can speak with?”
“What is your typical design and build process?”
“How do you keep customers updated throughout a build?”
“How do you ensure you stay on budget throughout the project?”
“Do you offer warranties on both materials and workmanship?”
“How do you choose your subcontractors and can I review them?”
Why choose Portrait Custom Homes as your luxury home builders
We believe you can make a house a home by putting a bit of yourself into every build.
That’s why we love working with customers to design the homes of their dreams. The entire team at Portrait Custom Homes is dedicated to quality workmanship and exemplary customer service.
Led by Rob Hyde and over 20 years of experience in luxury home builds, Portrait Custom Homes keeps customers engaged and informed throughout the experience with a client portal, regular updates, and site visits. We’re also dedicated to staying on schedule and on budget for even the most elaborate construction projects, with Project Management services that take the stress out of a new-home build.
Call us on (08) 9317 8941 to chat about your dream home and to learn more about our background as Perth’s top luxury home builders.
Frequently Asked Questions About Luxury Home Builders in Perth
Do all luxury homes start from scratch?
Many do, but this is not a requirement.
If you have photos you found online or cut out of magazines when it comes to floorplans or specific features, you can share them with our luxury home building team for feedback on how to incorporate these elements in the design. You can also provide your own floor plans from a book, website, or personal architect.
A builder can help you further customise these as needed. Many luxury home builders also have a portfolio of work they can share with you for inspiration. You can use these to create a stunning, unique home or your personal take on an already proven design.
Do luxury homes come with any warranties?
Many builders will offer workmanship warranties that cover their custom design and the integrity of the home.
Keep in mind that other components including air conditioning systems, appliances, garage doors, and integrated technology systems should come with their own manufacturers warranties. The same can be true of many of the materials the builder uses on your home such as decking, siding, and roofing.
What common problems should I watch out for when building a luxury home?
With a reliable luxury home builder, the issues should be minimal.
Of course, there are always unforeseen circumstances that come into play, such as delays due to weather or supply shipments. One of the largest problems that can catch homeowners by surprise is escalating costs. As a best practice, you should set aside 10% of the estimated cost of the build for any extras or issues that come up throughout the construction process.
If budget is important to you, you should also remain aware of add-on or upgrade requests that you make along the way on top of your original plan. Changes mid-build to the floorplan or enhancement to finishes and fixtures can add greatly to the total cost when you get to the end of the project.
How much do I have to pick out before the building starts?
Again, this comes down to budget.
You’ll want to have the floor plan and core components of the construction project finalized before the build starts. From there, you will have some flexibility with smaller touches throughout. But if you make a change midstream after your luxury home builder has already purchased materials, you could face pricey return fees or, worse, not be able to swap things out.
Your builder should keep you up to date on the progress at the build site, right down to when orders are being placed for things like siding, flooring, roofing, and decking. You’ll want to confirm your selections for these before any orders are made.
Proportionally smaller expenses such as appliances may be easier to change, but you could face restock fees and delays in the process. As a general rule, it’s always best to choose, and stick with, as many of the elements in your home build as possible to ensure a smooth and timely construction experience.
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“After months of research we appointed Portrait Custom Homes to build our new family home in Applecross. From the start Rob had a very competitive, open book approach to pricing and an exemplary work ethic in keeping the job on track. Rob’s sound technical knowledge and open communication have made dealing with Portrait Custom Homes a pleasure. We moved into our new home on time and we are extremely proud of the quality and workmanship.”
“We engaged Portrait Custom Homes to build our new home in Applecross. Owner, Rob Hyde has been extremely thorough in all aspects of the build, patient with our many changes, nothing has been too much trouble and he has personally supervised the works. We will be moving in soon, and ahead of schedule! We can highly recommend Rob Hyde and his team.”
“We met with and got quotes from a few builders recommended to us by our architect. At our first meeting with Rob Hyde, we immediately felt comfortable working with him – he was thorough, knowledgeable and transparent. We can only say that he has a great team of people, trades and suppliers that he works with. The quality of finish is outstanding and our building experience could not have been better.”
We pride ourselves in offering a wide range of custom-built homes that are perfect in every detail and suited to fit our clients’ requests.
All of our services are within your budget with zero compromise on the quality of work that we offer.
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With our wealth of experience in the industry, we know exactly what it takes to give you the best building experience and homes that last for a lifetime.
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