What’s the difference between standard inclusions and upgraded inclusions?

When you’re on the search for your ideal home, there’s no better resource than taking a look at display homes. And our newest offerings will provide you with an even greater insight into the homes that Geelong Homes build!

Thornhill 212 & Noble 196 displays, Anchoridge Estate

Situated in the new Anchoridge Estate display village in Armstrong Creek, our recently completed display homes are our popular Thornhill 212 and our first-ever double-storey display home, the Noble 196.

We want to be transparent with the way we build homes and show Geelong Homes clients the differences between our standard homes and an upgraded home. These display homes sit side by side—one featuring predominantly our standard inclusions and the other our upgraded inclusions.

“Builders want to put their best foot forward, so what you’ll often find is a display home will feature the very best products and materials a builder has to offer—not what is included in a standard home,” Geelong Homes general manager Andrew Carroll says.

“We wanted to show our clients the high-quality products from local businesses and suppliers that we put in all our standard homes. But also give them the opportunity to compare that to a home that has all the upgraded inclusions.

“It means that clients can go into the building process with their eyes wide open—knowing exactly what they will get for the price of their home.”

Let’s take a closer look at Geelong Homes’ newest display homes.

Our first-ever double-storey display—the Noble 196

As our region continues to grow, Geelong Homes has identified a growing need for a wider range of homes that suit a variety of different sized blocks across Geelong and the Surf Coast. Our Noble range was designed to meet the demand for bigger family homes that could fit on a more compact block.

The Noble 196 design provides a generous size garden even on smaller blocks.

The Noble 196 display in Anchoridge estate is a great example of how a design like this could fit on a block under 400m2. If yard space is important for your family, this is an excellent choice. This display also features our standard inclusions—with a few additions including 2500mm ceiling height, downlights and a deck.

Noble 196 open plan meals and kitchen


In terms of layout, the Noble 196 makes it possible to build a family home on a sub-divided or small block. It is also a design that would appeal to investors looking for a home to suit university students or a share house rental.

Noble 196, living area


This four-bedroom, two living area home has everything a busy family needs. The ground floor includes the master bedroom complete with walk-in robe and ensuite. On the first floor are three bedrooms all with built-in robes, a rumpus area and a main bathroom. The open plan living area is light and bright and well connected to outside making it ideal for entertaining.

Our popular Thornhill 212

The Thornhill 212 is one of our most popular floorplans—it offers a functional, zoned layout that embraces family life. And if you’re curious to see what the Geelong Homes upgrade packs will get you, then take a look at this display.

At this display you’ll see features of our upgraded inclusions pack, which includes: stone benchtops; 900mm appliances; soft close drawers; Clark taps, sinks and bathware; insitu tiled shower; and Gainsborough Trilock to external doors. It also features a facade upgrade to our Coastal facade.

Thornhill 212 open plan meals, kitchen and living area

It also includes our laundry upgrade pack, which includes: up to 1.5m additional cabinetry with laminate benchtop; tiled splashback; up to 2.4m overhead cupboard; aluminium french door in lieu of sliding door; and an exhaust fan.

The Thornhill 212 Laundry Pack upgrade includes cabinetry and tiled splashback

You can also see our electrical pack, which includes: 20 x downlights; 4 x double power points; 1 x outdoor power points; 2 x front lights (weather proof flood light); 2 x rear flood lights (double floodlight with sensor); and 3 x pendant provision.

In addition, our Thornhill 212 display features an alfresco area, in comparison to the Noble 196 display that has none, so you see what a completed outdoor entertaining space could look like.

Thornhill 212 alfresco

In terms of layout, the Thornhill 212 is a firm favourite with our clients. This is owed to its great layout. It has a secluded master bedroom suite at the front of the home next to a formal lounge room or parent’s retreat, which can be closed off from the rest of the home. The home then opens out to the spacious main living area, which also leads to the kid’s wing. Its functional kitchen boasts a large walk-in pantry. And a generous walk-in linen cupboard in the hallway is another great storage solution.

In Summary

We want to be transparent with the way we build homes and show Geelong Homes clients the differences between our standard homes and an upgraded home. Our newest display homes, situated in Anchoridge Estate, Armstrong Creek, are our first double-storey display home, Noble 196 and the popular Thornhill 212. These display homes sit side by side—one featuring predominantly our standard inclusions and the other our upgraded inclusions.

The Noble 196 display is a great example of how a design like this could fit on a block under 400m2, for those who consider yard space important. It also features all our quality standard inclusions: Colorbond Steel roof; Haymes paint; Gainsborough hardware; Artusi appliances; Clark taps and bathware; Volare Tiles & Flooring; and Floorworld carpet and underlay.

Thornhill 212

Our Thornhill 212 display will show you what you get with our upgrade packs, including the laundry and electrical upgrade packs. Our upgraded inclusion pack includes: stone benchtops; 900mm appliances; soft close drawers; Clark taps, sinks and bathware; insitu tiled shower; and Gainsborough Trilock to external doors. It also features a facade upgrade to our Coastal facade.

In addition, our Thornhill 212 display features an alfresco area upgrade, in comparison to the Noble 196 display that has none, so you see what a completed outdoor entertaining space could look like.

As Geelong Homes General Manager Andrew Carroll says: “We wanted to show our clients the high-quality products from local businesses and suppliers that we put in all our standard homes. But also give them the opportunity to compare that to a home that has all the upgraded inclusions.”

He says the Anchoridge Estate displays help clients go into the process with their eyes wide open—knowing exactly what they will get for the price of their home.

Take a look at our new displays at Anchoridge Estate.

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