Testimonials

Testimonials

Lakeburn - Heidi and Alan with Doug the builder - Farm Houses of Australia

Alan & Heidi – ‘Lakeburn’

We approached Farmhouses from extensive research we had done on American Country style homes. It was a dream of ours for seven years to have a home like the one I chose for our wedding venue. We interviewed a shortlist of builders who were building homes like these and found Farmhouses to be the best match for us. Farmhouses would not compromise on our dream like some other builders-who would only build from 5 pre-designed homes, using materials we didn’t

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Cliff Cottage HIA Winners built by Farm Houses of Australia

Alan & Kerri – ‘Cliff Cottage’

Dear Doug and Sandy, I’ve been meaning to drop you a note of thanks in regards to the extension in Parkland Close, and more recently the renovation at Cliff Road. Your company was initially recommended through a friend of mine who had prior dealings with you both. I would have to say that from the very first appointment I had with Doug on site, I could tell that you were a very ” hands on”  builder with exceptionally high standards

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RidgeHaven - Alex and Wayne with Doug the builder - Farm Houses of Australia

Alex & Wayne – ‘Ridgehaven’

At the time, to say we were a little daunted by the prospect of building our own home would have been an understatement.  I mean, after 4 years in retail lending with the ‘big four’ I’d heard my fill of horror stories from customers that had engaged a builder to deliver their dream home, only to have it become their worst nightmare. Why on earth would we even consider walking down that very path?  After our first meeting with Sandy

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Kilmurray - traditional ranch style homestead built by Farm Houses of Australia

Brian & Sue – ‘Kilmurray’

When we decided to rebuild “the old house” on our 12 acre patch at Bellarine the one thing we were both quite definite about was that we wanted the new house to appear the same from the roadway as the original as this is what attracted us to the property in the first place.  It was not until we read about Farm Houses of Australia that we felt that we could achieve this. The team at Farm Houses were very

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Camperdown Attic style dormers award winning home built by Farm Houses of Australia

Bruce & Sue – ‘Camperdown’

Recently we contracted Farmhouses of Australia to design and build our dream home at Camperdown in country Victoria.  We could not have been more pleased with our decision to select Farmhouses of Australia.  From start to finish nothing was too much trouble for Sandy and the Farm Houses team. If we had a query it was always handled courteously, promptly and satisfactorily. And an important thing we did find comforting was that they always answered the phone personally, you didn’t

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Penryhol - Caroline and Michael with Doug the builder - Farm Houses of Australia

Caroline & Michael – ‘Penryhol’

“Our vision was to create a home that not only catered for our living needs but also complemented the landscape and rural space we have been fortunate enough to enjoy. Our Farmhouses of Australia home ticks all aspects of our vision, standing gracefully on our property but also sympathetically merging in to the environment that surrounds it.  Our “Penryhol” farm house is a quality built home that is welcoming and cleverly designed to hug the adjacent paddocks and blend both

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Warrandyte - American Style home country home rural property built by Farm Houses of Australia

Chris & Helen – ‘Warrandyte’

Helen and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience we had in our home design and building project. Considering the many challenges we faced with our local council and the need to do a complete re-design, the result we achieved was fantastic. In fact, upon reflection, we think the second design turned out far better than the first. We are extremely delighted with the result and marvel at it on almost a daily basis. Having the 3D pictures

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Heatherbrae Christian and Claire - with Doug the builder built by Farm Houses of Australia

Claire & Christian – ‘Heatherbrae’

After almost 6 years in planning and waiting for approvals we finally saw our newly completed home for the first time in December 2014 and we were not disappointed. For most, the building process comes alive each time you step foot onto your property to inspect progress. From the foundations to the frame and the floors to the paintwork owners can see how their efforts have paid off as the building nears completion. For my husband and I, this was

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Langwarrin - Melissa and Dan with Doug the builder - Farm Houses of Australia

Daniel & Melissa – ‘Langwarrin’

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping us design what has become our dream home. When we first came to you we thought we knew what we were after in a house, however, your expertise helped us to design exactly what we wanted in a home. Having never dealt with a design company before, we were not sure what to expect, however, you made us feel at ease from day one. Your patience and understanding

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Kinglake - Finials and fenestrations adorn the dormers and gables, and timber balustrades built by Farm Houses of Australia

David & Teresa – ‘Kinglake’

We selected FoA to build a new home for us after our house at Kinglake was completely destroyed on Black Saturday.  We found the team at FoA to be helpful, thoughtful, and co-operative during all phases of design and construction.  Our ideas for the design of the house were carefully and efficiently incorporated into numerous versions of the drawings for the house.  Construction was completed in a timely manner under sometimes difficult physical conditions.  The FoA team were especially helpful

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Holmwood - Pam and Ewen with Doug the builder built by Farm Houses of Australia

Ewen & Pam – ‘Holmwood’

Our quest to build a new family home on our grazing property in North East Victoria began approximately 4 years ago when we sighted an article on Farm Houses of Australia. After visiting their website and seeing a design called “Cape Cod”, we instantly felt it would sit on our existing home site among an already established garden.  It was an emotional decision because the existing home had been on the site since late last century and the family had

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O'Grady's Ridge - Twin Gables, a double verandah line and Dutch Gables create a timeless, traditional roof line built by Farm Houses of Australia

Leanne – ‘O’Grady’s Ridge’

Farm Houses of Australia are exceptional operators and exceptional builders of unique, personalized, high quality homes. From the moment I walked into their office, I was treated with the highest regard and had full comfort that the journey ahead would be in good hands.  I gave them a great challenge in regards to time constraints and within weeks the house was designed, permits obtained and construction planned and the building well on the way.   As this may seem unbelievable, this

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Korumburra - Fred and Margaret built by Farm Houses of Australia

Margaret & Fred – ‘Korumburra’

Re: Farm Houses: We found the design process extremely helpful in deciding what we wanted in our home, and it was fantastic to have the ability to move things around and try out all the options during the design process – and then see images of what the changes we made would look like, and how they impacted on the overall look and layout of our home.  The images gave us a really clear idea of how our home was

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Maison de Plage - Merrick Beach home - federation style cottage built by Farm Houses of Australia

Martin & Philippa – ‘Maison de Plage’ (‘Beach House’)

My wife and I came to Farm Houses of Australia in January 2011 after wasting 12 months with another building company. The contrast could not have been more stark. The team at Farm Houses were professional, helpful, and responsive right from the start. They had a wide range of styles to start us off and they were happy to design our perfect holiday home based on our requirements. We could not be more pleased and are happy to recommend Farm

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Briarose - Richard with Sandy

Richard & Josie – ‘Briarose’

Thank you once again for making our building experience such a pleasure. As with the previous two homes you built for us, we have been able to complete it ahead of schedule and on budget. The whole process from making our concept a reality to building the house has been smooth and trouble free. This was largely due to your ability, Sandy, to interpret our ideas into a workable design, and with you, Doug, being such a fantastic builder as

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Hershey Heights - Ryan and Sharon with Doug the builder built by Farm Houses of Australia

Sharon & Ryan – ‘Hershey Heights’

Our building experience with Farm Houses of Australia was excellent. The close communication, fine workmanship, attention to detail and their outstanding customer service and assistance made our first home building experience enjoyable and extremely satisfying. From the beginning to end, they steered and worked with us on every aspect to make our vision and dream home come true. The Farm Houses team consulted us throughout every stage and nothing was a problem if we requested changes be made. In contrast

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Country style brick veneer home designed for country views built by Farm Houses of Australia

Stefan & Jo – ‘Baden’

We initially engaged ‘Farmhouses of Australia’ to design our house based on a few vague ideas. Quickly Sandy and her team very skilfully managed to transform these ideas into an energy-efficient and functionally highly effective design for a family home. Farmhouses Australia were very accommodating in refining the detailed design throughout several iterations, even when we decided to add another bedroom when everything seemed done and dusted. Farm Houses provided more than just excellent drafting skills and a high quality

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Birches - Kellie and Stuart built by Farm Houses of Australia

Stuart & Kellie – ‘Birches’

In the beginning the project was somewhat daunting due to the horror stories I had heard from friends about their new home building experiences. We were wary of some of the pitfalls of contractors and builders who cut corners. This is nothing like the experience we had of building.  The design process was impressive.  With the computer generated plans and pictures it was so easy to make changes and see what it would look like.  By the time the house

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