Affordable boutique quality

New Homes Industry News April 2015

Boutique builder Aquila Homes has branched out into the first-homebuyers market, marking a new direction for the family-run business which is known for its mid-to-high-end custom homes.

“We are offering competitive entry price off the- plan homes best suited to downsizing families or couples and first time builders,” Domenic Nardelli, owner and managing director, said.

Aquila Homes began trading in 2006 building high-quality and innovative custom homes for clients in the Perth metropolitan and surrounding areas.

However, it has maintained steady growth by evolving to accommodate the changing need of clients.

“It’s a project Aquila Homes has been working on for a number of months and, as a result of hard work, we have ensured the best design and competitive pricing,” Mr Nardelli said. “We believe we are able to offer something quite unique to the market — a positive and exclusive building experience Mr Nardelli said their research found first homebuyers had a misconception that because Aquila Homes offered a boutique service it would be overpriced.

“This is one way of demonstrating that we can deliver on both price and quality,” he said. “We also wanted to give first-homebuyers the ability to deal with a builder who
gives them good communication as well as a pleasant building experience, as many first-homebuilders are frustrated by the lack of communication during the build.”

Mr Nardelli said the new range of off-the-plan designs maximised functionality and minimised wasted space. “They have been designed to enhance entertaining and interaction within the family home with distinct zones for entertaining and for rest and relaxation,” he said. “They also encourage indoor/outdoor living interaction.”

All are built to the same high standard that Aquila Homes is used to delivering
for its custom projects. “We have a reliable and long-standing trade base that work on all of our homes which gives a not only a quality finish but consistency,” Mr Nardelli said.
“There is no sales consultant — you deal with the designer and the actual builder throughout the process.”

The Hampton Bay is a 3×2 which will be priced from $199,999 and The Edge is a 4×2 from $250,000.