We Build Throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie,
Hunter Valley & Maitland

So Why Should You Build With Hunter Designer Homes?

Our aim is simple – we want to build a modern, bespoke home that’s affordable and enduring. A home that adds to the streetscape and local environment. A home that we’re proud to build and you’re proud to call home.

Building a home is about materials and frames and floorcoverings. It’s also about trust. That’s why we’re transparent about building costs. We don’t shy away from potential site costs. We’re focussed on details, your level of inclusions and the accuracy of the selection process. It adds up to a clear line of communication that’s direct and straight forward. Essentially, a process based on trust.

You know where you stand with Hunter Designer Homes.

This is the essential quality that makes the final, lasting difference between a home and a Hunter Designer Homes – the integrity of materials, the reliability of construction and exceptional standard of craftsmanship. Adhering to best building practice and the employment of qualified trade professionals adds to the style, integrity and finish that makes a Hunter Designer Homes such an outstanding investment.

With an in-house design team and experienced project managers we understand that no two homes are exactly alike. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to making our home designs flexible, allowing us to tailor a home perfect for your requirements.

Hunter Designer Homes are created to provide modern, thermally efficient and lifestyle-oriented designs.

The stunning Skillion façade is bold and striking, commanding the streetscape with a fresh approach to design. Interiors are a combination of raked, 2700mm and 2400mm high, flat ceilings.

The Federation style Gable façade captures Australian design heritage externally and offers 2700mm high ceilings throughout the interior. A great design to blend into older established suburbs if you’re re-building or for an elegant look in new estates.

The contemporary Hip façade combines a sleek roof design, with post or pillar features; and standard with 2400 high ceilings throughout. Our lower cost design that is still high on appeal.

With all of our façades, a combination of modern light weight cladding can create a well-articulated home with unique character, easily customised by simply using a variety of colours and materials.

Hunter Designer Homes are grounded on sustainable and good design practice. Appropriately sized windows and design provide both privacy and good natural lighting to the homes, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day.

Our design brief is to focus on simple, functional, adaptable and open plan living layouts that allow flexibility for you and your modern lifestyle. The façade choice is yours – the contemporary lines of our Skillion Façade, the traditional, understated styling of our Gable Façade or the clean, classic look of our Hip Façade.


We engaged Hunter Designer Homes for our first “New Home Build”.

We were drawn in by there unique designs and functional floor plans.

We had a great experience right from the enitial design concept throughout the entire building process and hand over.

They provided sound advice right from the beginning and throughout the entire build.

We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Les & Lauren Griffin

Maitland Vale 2022

One can sugarcoat feedback, or just state the facts. We’ll do the latter.

We distinctly remember the time when we first reached out to HDH (builder local to Maitland region was our preference) on a phone number from google, and a humble voice answered at the other end. Though at the airport ready to go on his holidays, He politely discussed our interest to build with HDH and promised to get back in touch once he returned from his holidays!

During our first few meetings, they were patient with us and understood the intent of our development (now & future) to be able to build carefully -including providing confidence in dealing with our council DA.

There was no rush in the process, and even when there was an increase to the build costs -we were taken along the journey and explained the steps where costs had increased tangibly. They understood our nervousness around it all, and assured us that HDH will try to do everything they can to protect the build – of course no guarantees. The great part of this process (including selections) was that it could all be done locally in Maitland (not in Sydney, etc.) -including making selections (excluding colors, full marks on flexibility there) to ensure no hidden costs later, which we found with other builders who we spoke to.

Another valuable (deal maker) aspect was Their approach to understanding our diversity (cultural) requirements and then assuring those words were put into action either thru plans (House Design) or assisting in cultural ceremonial aspects. Absolute respect there.

Simply put, our experience (from initial engagement to Contract Signature) with HDH has been simply superb.

Tapan & Arpita Raval

Boolaroo 2022

The Hunter Designer Homes team are amazing. They helped and patiently guided me through the entire process.

They stayed available and in constant contact during a couple of evenings when paperwork needed to be done on time. And they were clear about what they were going to do, and they did it, and what all processes were.

I will definitely use again. Very professional, experienced and helpful…Highly recommend, we look for to seeing our beautiful home.

Thankyou HDH

Lana & Brendan

Sawyers Gully 2022

“We were looking at finding a project home builder to come up with a double-storey house that would fit on a small block 200 m2 in Hamilton. Our children had left home and we wanted to downsize and be closer to Newcastle instead of living in the suburbs. The existing home on this block is an old rental property that needed some work. We wanted to knock it down and rebuild.

We approached many large and small project home builders and they said things like  “No… block is too small”, “No… we haven’t got any designs to suit”. 

We visited a display home village to have a look around and found Hunter Designer Homes. 

Peter (the salesman) showed us around and was very helpful. He said, “Yes I am sure we can design a home to fit that block”.  He listened to our ideas and came up with a plan that was exactly what we wanted.

He then organised an architect to draw up the plans and we were ready to go to council. When the plans were assessed by council, they didn’t like the plan, saying you need a 2 car garage not a 1 car garage, the back verandah is too close to the back fence and you need your bottom storey timbers to withstand floodwaters when another big storm comes like the one that beached the Pasha Bulka. 

We didn’t want to make any of these changes and were impressed with how the Hunter Designer Homes team negotiated with the council to get basically the outcome we wanted with only a few changes. 

We are looking forward to the build and moving in.”

Patrick & Frances

Hamilton 2021

“I started my new home journey in the Hunter Valley with a call to Hunter Designer Homes (HDH). 

Wanting to do my due diligence and look at all options that would suit my budget I looked into other home builders and got trapped in the whirlpool of larger project home builders and much to my embarrassment got sucked in by their fancy showrooms and super pushy salespeople. 

However, I quickly realised that I was on a conveyor belt with little flexibility, hidden costs and had been moved far away from the type of home (design) I wanted to live in.  

So I went back through my emails and called Peter from HDH.  

He took the time to really understand how I lived, my style and my budget (and steered me back on course when I drifted). A customised build based on the ‘Morpeth’ came to life and progressed to DA approval without a hitch.  Working with Peter has been a pleasure.

A day spent walking through other HDH homes being built or just completed and meeting other happy HDH clients left me feeling confident in my decision.

I look forward to seeing my home finished and knowing that every detail has been considered with care.”  


Nulkaba 2021

“I have recently had my first home built by Hunter Designer Homes and I couldn’t be happier! I am constantly receiving compliments on both inside and out, due to its unique design and the quality of the build.

I am so grateful I was recommended to go to Hunter Designer Homes. 

They have been extremely helpful and very accommodating of all my requests and have gone above and beyond on many occasions, making me feel supported and at ease from beginning to end. 

Peter the head salesman has been amazing from day one, answering all of my questions, providing knowledge, attention to detail, and guiding me through the process. 

Darcy the site manager has also been fantastic with managing the build. 

The whole process has been well organised and stress-free, with excellent customer service. 

I now have a beautiful home and absolutely love living here. I am really pleased I chose to build with HDH and cannot thank them enough. I would highly recommend anyone looking to build a new home give them a call.” 


Edgeworth 2021

“We would like to thank Peter for his help in the design and planning of our new home. He went above and beyond what we could have imagined.

The entire Hunter Designer Home team were professional and thorough, throughout the entire build.

Hunter Designer Homes were recommended to us when we purchased our land and we are very grateful that we decided to proceed and build with them. The whole process of building felt easy. Nothing was a bother and communication was excellent.

Everyone we have spoken to who have built a home with Hunter Designer Homes have nothing but praise for Peter and the HDH team, sighting professionalism, workmanship, communication and friendliness throughout the build.

Thank you once again for making our building process a smooth and trouble-free journey.”

Richard and Carolyn Donnelly

Teralba 2021

“I am so pleased that I chose Hunter Designer Homes to build our new home and would urge anyone who wants quality and attention to detail to contact them. 

This is my third home build, and we commend HDH for their ideas, guidance on building materials and aesthetics. The home design I chose suits me perfectly as it has lots of natural light and open space.

Their engagement from early planning to final design, contract and during the build has made the process stress-free. We appreciate the personable staff, attentive service and early involvement of the project manager.

There are many companies that can build a house, but the whole team from HDH demonstrated genuine care regarding advice, detail and customer satisfaction, throughout the entire process.

I am simply delighted, and they built me a perfect home.”


Billy’s Lookout 2020

“We recently got Hunter Designer Homes to build our new “rural retreat” and we couldn’t be happier.

From my first contact, I could see that my ideas for our new home were listened to by the sales and design team. Their advice during those first few discussions was much appreciated especially when it came to choosing products for our new home.

The assistance of the staff with selecting colour, product and styles was most helpful. Their expertise in this area shines through. I am very happy with the choices I made with their assistance and guidance.

Getting a new home built was a daunting experience at times, but the professional and friendly team at HDH helped make the entire process easy and enjoyable.

The site manager did a fantastic job of keeping us informed during the various stages of the build progress. His attention to detail, the workmanship on the house, and the beautiful final product is a testament to his pursuit of excellence. I cannot thank him enough.

Thank you all at Hunter Designer Homes for creating my vision. I could not have done it without your guidance and expertise, I am a very happy new homeowner.”

Julie & Neil 

Torryburn 2020