About Us

Distinctive Design Homes was created to simplify the process of creating a Master Built & Designed Home for those who want something a little different.

Whilst creating a custom design can be an enjoyable experience, it can also be a long and drawn out process, which can take up to a year in planning.

Distinctive Design Homes encapsulates the best of solar passive design and sustainable construction to create a healthy home. These designs are readily available, simplifying the planning process, and providing an exciting experience where the client can get creative in selecting the latest trends to customise their desired home.

Whether you choose to build a Banksia, Grevillea, Frangipani, Melaleuca, Tea Tree, Coachwood or Lilly Pilli design, our aim is to produce a quality ‘Healthy Home’. Distinctive Design Homes encapsulates all the principles featured in a custom designed Rustic Touch home.

Why Distinctive Design Homes?

Antony and Debra Turner have been designing and building award winning homes in the Central Coast & Hunter regions since they founded Rustic Touch in 1986.

As active members of the Building Designers Association, Housing Industry Association and Master Builders Association, Antony and Debra are up to date with legislation changes, innovative design concepts and industry materials.

Distinctive Design Homes was created to simplify the process of creating a master built and designed home for those who want something a little different.

Our aim is to create a quality ‘Healthy Home’. To achieve this, our designs are influenced by energy efficiency, sustainable housing and Feng Shui principles.

Frangipani at dusk - Distinctive Design Homes

What makes a ‘Healthy Home?’

  • Good cross ventilation

  • Use of thermal mass

  • Using products with low formaldehyde emissions

  • Careful placement of energy source

  • Good zoning for heating and cooling

  • Good use of natural light

  • Prevention of moisture transfer in external walls

  • Use of sustainable building products