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The Homes In Providence Making The Buying & Living Experience Easier

South Ripley’s Providence has been planned and constructed to become the area’s pinnacle of residential communities. Australia’s best have been brought on board to deliver an array of stylish and comfortable houses available for purchase, including award-winning building company, Desire Homes.


Desire Homes came to Providence with a mission to take as much stress and financial difficulty out of the home buying process as possible. Rather than sticking to the norm of providing layout and building options to a buyer who has already purchased a lot, Desire Homes secures the land, designs and constructs a home on that land, and sells it to a buyer as a complete package. These house and land packages offer a $5,000 deposit with nothing more to pay until the build is complete.


“It helps people avoid the whole build process, making things a lot simpler,” Desire Homes Owner and Director Fiona Skews said. “Especially if they are in the interim of heading into a new home and don’t want to purchase the land and pay repayments along the way – it simplifies everything while they get a new home.”


This strategy has generated high demand from predominantly second and third home buyers who don’t want to go through the hassle of another build, but Desire Homes are eager to cater to all types of buyers.


“We do get first home buyers as well who have been preparing for a while and might be a bit daunted by the process,” Skews said.

“They turn to our product to help get them into the market of owning their own home because we include everything, and they know they don’t have to go in and spend more money.”


The designers and builders behind Desire Homes focus on practicality in layout and home features. When a new project is started, the Desire Homes team asks themselves, ‘If we were living there, what would we need to live there comfortably?’


Their addition to Providence’s display village, The Jardine, is the perfect example of this approach and has garnered a lot of buyer interest since it was built. The Jardine is 240 square metre home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, media room, double garage and open plan living and dining areas.


The Jardine’s features, like black designer tapware and door furnishings and timber lined ceilings, come from Desire Homes’ platinum inclusions range which showcase the very best of what buyers can achieve. The house also features a generously sized corner alfresco which acts as a final

destination from the natural flow from the front door to the kitchen and the outdoor entertainment area.


Houses like The Jardine are functional, fully equipped and ready for a buyer to move in. The practical features include full width driveways to the curb, floor-to-ceiling tiling in bathrooms and ensuites to help with ease of maintenance, letterbox, clothesline and everything in between.


“We’ll include things like a rear roller door access through the garage, which when you have narrow lot makes it more appealing because people can access the back of their yard,” Skews said.
“When you walk into our kitchens, you’ll see it’s full of overhead cabinetry. There are stone benchtops throughout, blinds, security screens and alarm systems to name but a few items that come standard in our homes.”


Desire Home’s approach to home building and design is inspired by the feedback received by customers. The company is extremely attentive to input in order to constantly improve their product.


We think hard about how to cater for all types of buyers, of all ages and lifestyles,” Skews said.
“It’s really about creating something with anything that we feel is extremely important to living.”


In 2018, Desire Homes’ “The Jardine" display home in South Ripley was recognised by Master Builders Queensland as best Display Home between $251,000 and $350,000 in Brisbane.