Where we’ve been

OUR REPUTATION for distinctive homes started in 1975, with Brian Marklew building holiday homes for appreciative clients on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Based on functional floor plans, the adoption of passive solar principles and pleasing aesthetics, these homes set a standard for design excellence not previously seen. Nowadays, Marklews contemporary understated designs have a presence from the Mornington Peninsula through Victoria’s Bayside suburbs and beyond.

Marklews has twice been awarded Australia’s Top Home Builder and on no less than five occasions, Victoria’s Top Home Builder. Consistently attracting awards from both the Housing Industry and Master Builders Associations, the team has been awarded HIA Residential Building Designer of the Year–for the second time–great achievements for a boutique, family-run business.

Our award-winning homes have attracted judges’ comments such as: “first class workmanship”, “stimulating and adventurous”, “straight forward, sensible and cost effective” and, “a pleasure to live in”.

More than 60% of clients come to us from referrals, with past clients referring to their building experience as: “hassle free”, “totally professional”, and “exceeding our expectations.” We value this positive feedback because home building is often not straightforward and good results are directly proportionate to the efforts of the team of client, builder and designers.