About Us

Australia’s largest house builders

After 20 years in senior management at one of Australia’s largest house builders, Stephen Murray established Yarrum Designer Homes to provide unique custom designed homes and flexible designs for clients across the Hunter Valley, and Newcastle.

By employing industry specialists from the Hunter Valley and Newcastle that have a passion for building, Yarrum Designer Homes is recognised for their tagline “Daring to be Different” through their personalised service, quality workmanship, pride in their product and originality in design.

Yarrum Designer Homes, one of australia’s largest house builders allows their clients across the Hunter Valley and Newcastle to be highly involved in the design process from start to finish, creating a relationship with their clients that will last for years to come.

Yarrum Designer Homes, one of australia’s largest house builders also pride themselves in honesty of pricing; we fix the costs upfront no surprises. With our onsite design team we can also save you thousands of dollars on architectural design costs.

The team at Yarrum Designer Homes, one of australia’s largest house builders understands the importance of maximising a home’s value; therefore we design our homes to be architecturally interesting, complementing the environment of the beautiful Hunter Valley and seaside Newcastle.

Welcome to Yarrum Designer Homes one of australia’s largest house builders, we invite you to join us in “Daring to be different.”

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“Starting Yarrum Designer Homes gave me the chance to do something a little differently, in a good way”.

Stephen Murray

Our Awards

5 years running.

An example of how Yarrum Designer Homes, one of australia’s largest house builders is continually providing excellence in the building industry! The Awards showcase creativity, innovation and excellence in residential housing projects. The awards certainly show Yarrum Designer Homes can produce the best houses right across the building spectrum, proving just how much depth the company has in design, the talent of its subcontractors, and the quality of its suppliers.

2018 Awards

In 2018 we picked up the following awards:

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2018 was another great year for the Yarrum team. A lot of hard work and time had been spent keeping our standards as high as possible, and these awards reflected that – here’s to more to come!

2016 Awards

In 2016 we kept up our winning run by picking up the following awards:

2016 Awards

It was another great year for the Yarrum team. A lot of hard work and time had been spent keeping our standards as high as possible, and these awards reflected that – here’s to more to come!

2015 Awards

In 2015 the awards continued with Yarrum Designer Homes winning Best Custom Homes $600,001 to $700,000 for a stunning single level home ideally suited to a large lot.

In addition, Yarrum DesignerHomes won Best Custom Home $700,001 to $800,000 for an inspiring two storey home designed for a small lot with commanding views.

2015 Awards

2014 Awards

2014 was another great year for awards, with Yarrum Designer Homes winning best project home under $300,000 for a stunning home at Fern Bay near Newcastle, and best project home over $400,000 for modified version of the Muirfield design. This same home won the coveted Project Home of the Year, and will now go to the HIA National Awards in mid 2015 to be in the running for Australian Project Home of the Year

If that wasn’t enough, the company won Best Custom Home $800,000 to $1 Million for a grand residence designed and constructed by Yarrum.

2014 Awards

2013 Awards

In 2013 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing Awards again saw Yarrum Designer Homes being commended, receiving awards for Best Project Home up to $300k, Best Outdoor Project and Best Custom Home $800,001 –$1 million!

2013 Awards

2012 Awards

In 2012 the most prestigious award was won by Yarrum Designer Homes, ‘Hunter Valley Home of the Year’.

The judges said “the architectural design of the house was outstanding”. They gave it top marks for all finishes and workmanship, including its energy-efficient qualities. Stephen Murray, Managing Director of Yarrum Designer Homes, was most proud to win the Home of the Year, but also that the company won Best Project Home under $300,000 for the Killara design.

2012 Awards

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