Here are differences between new homes and older existing homes. If you’re new to the housing market and considering a brand-new home, here’s what you need to know.

Home design

A common myth with newly built homes is that they lack character, the kind of detailing in older homes. Some may even perceive new homes to look similar. While this may be true of some modern homes, it is not a rule that applies to all.

When you engage an architect, the house is designed for the location, to take advantage of natural sunlight and views. For example, Norm Carey hired an architect to design three modern and unique houses at Gilbey Lane, where the architect maximised land use. The design enhanced the livability, luxury and lifestyle for occupants.

Read our blog – Benefits of an Architect: Part 1 & Part 2

Display homes

Display homes provide you with a sense of what your new home looks like before build with high-end inclusions. It’s always worth viewing a display home because it gives you a feel for the layout. It’s much easier to see if the plan works in person than looking at a floor plan. If you’d like to view our display homes at Gilbey Lane, they are open by private appointment.

Choosing a developer

The number of successfully completed projects is an excellent measure for choosing a developer/builder. When you’re looking at new homes – whether built or off-the-plan – consider the experience of the developer. If you want to get a sense of their quality or design style, start by viewing past projects.

The Gilbey Lane development built by Norm Carey is now open for private inspection. Norm Carey has more than 30 years of experience successfully developing over 100 projects throughout Australia in excess of $2 billion.


The community you choose to call home is just as important as the home itself. Explore your neighbourhood to make sure it’s where you’ll want to live.

East Victoria Park, where the Gilbey Lane homes are, provides a family-friendly neighbourhood with local cafes/restaurants, schools, and easy access to public transport and Perth’s CBD.

Read our blog – What Would It Be Like Living in East Victoria Park?

Think long term, not just now

The home you buy should be the one you plan to live in for 10, 20 or even more years. It’s a long-term investment. When you look at new homes, it is good to ask yourself – how long could I see myself living here? What will the neighbourhood be like in 5, 10 and 15 years?

View our designer homes, plan for your future

Gilbey Lane’s three homes are a prime example of what new developments within proximity to the Perth CBD can be. The architect-designed homes all feature 4-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms and double lockup garage. It’s rare to find a brand-new house on green title lots in this location.

East Victoria Park is close to some of Perth’s best schools and surrounded by a heart-warming local community. The display homes are move-in ready. Request a brochure by getting in contact with our team.