About Us


Horizon Homes is a custom-design home building company, established in 1998.

Director Denis Carroll has more than 30 years’ experience in the building industry. His vision was to create a stress-free, pleasurable building experience.

He believed it was possible to expertly guide clients from concept design through to completed build.

Horizon Homes does just that, building beautiful homes for comfortable living. We take your dream, and make it a reality.

We’re proud that most of our clients come to us through direct referral. People who have built with Horizon Homes recommend us to their friends. And clients come back to us for a second building project.

There’s really no greater praise than that. 

Why Horizon homes

The Joy of Home begins at the very first step

Family owned

As a family owned and operated business, you get a more personal approach to your build.  You will know all of our staff from the Director to the carpenter on site. 

Many clients have commented on how reassuring it is to know the people building their home.

Deliberately boutique

We cap the number of builds each year because we value quality over quantity.

Truly custom

Every home is custom-designed and built specifically for your block and your family.


Horizon Homes is one of the most highly rated custom home builders in Sydney.

No limit

Your fixtures and finishes choices are never limited.


Our transparent and process-driven business model ensures we meet deadlines. Clients are fully informed and have proper sign-offs throughout the project.


Regular communication and site visits ensure you’re always up-to-date and informed about all aspects of your build.


A large percentage of our clients are from direct referral and say they’d build with us again if they had the opportunity.


We care about delivering a quality home that meets – even exceeds – your expectations.

who we are

Our team

The Horizon Homes team is made up of long-term office and site staff.

Our two site supervisors have extensive experience. They’ve been part of the business for 15 and 23 years. Our carpenters are all employees and trained within the business from the apprentice stage. This ensures they absorb the Horizon Homes culture and are trained to work to our exacting standards.

Each year we employ a first year apprentice and build our team from within the business. This investment in young carpenters is a way of giving back to the industry we love. But it also means we’ve built our team from the ground up.

Our office team is just as passionate about helping guide you through the design, approval and selection process.

They will handle all the necessary council approvals – whether you have a complying development or need to go through the development approval process. We even have an interior designer on staff to help as much (or as little) as you like.

Of course, at the core, Horizon Homes is a family-owned, local company, led by Directors Denis and Esther Carroll.

A builder for more than 30 years, Denis has a reputation for attention to detail, quality craftsmanship and his ability to resolve the most complex building challenges.

Esther is a large part of our success and wears many hats: business management and planning, financial management and human resources.

expert advice

We work with selected contractors and consultants, who meet the same high standards we do

We value the relationships we have with like-minded building trade professionals. If we bring contractors on site, you can be assured they meet our standards in quality of materials, workmanship and customer service.

Horizon Homes also has a team of consultants that can be brought in as required, to provide advice on areas such as:

  • architectural design
  • energy assessment
  • structural and hydraulic engineering
  • town planning
  • landscape design
  • pool construction
  • arboriculture
  • acoustic engineering
  • bushfire planning and safety

Where we build

Building across the inner-west, north shore and northern beaches

Industry Recognition

Our Awards

Housing Industry Association Awards 2023

Winner, HIA, Display Home of the Year (NSW) for Jack’s Point.

Winner, HIA NSW Housing and Kitchen and Bathroom Awards – Display Home $1m and above, for Jack’s Point.

Building Designers Association of Australia National Design Awards 2023

Finalist, New Residential Building ($1.51m to $1.99m) for Jack’s Point.

The Hills Building & Design Awards 2016

Finalist, Best Residential Project/Exhibition Home – $500,001 and above.

The Hills Building & Design Awards 2016

Finalist, Best Custom Design and Built Homes up to $750,000.

Housing Industry Association Awards 2009

Finalist, Home of the Year.

Master Builders’ Association Awards 2009

Winner, Excellence in Housing, Exhibition Home (over $350,000).

Master Builders’ Association Awards 2009

Winner, Excellence in Housing, Exhibition Home (over $350,000).

Master Builders’ Association Awards 2009

Winner, Excellence in Housing, Exhibition Home (over $350,000).

Master Builders’ Association Awards 2009

Winner, Excellence in Housing, Alterations and Additions ($550-700,000).

Housing Industry Association Awards 2008

Winner, Display Home of the Year (over $350,000).

Housing Industry Association Awards 2008

Winner, Spec Home of the Year.

Master Builders Association Awards 2007

Winner, Excellence in Housing, Alterations and Additions ($350,000 – $500,000).

What our clients say

“It’s hard to imagine your dream house. It’s better if someone just builds it for you. That’s how we felt with the house that Horizon Homes designed and built for our family. Horizon are a very professional, delivery oriented and detail focused company. Challenges with the site were dealt with effectively and on time... costs came in on budget. We would unhesitatingly recommend Horizon for your bespoke home design & build.”

“Our journey with Horizon Homes was wonderful. Our house looks amazing... we chose Horizon Homes because they said they could do any style, their display house had good quality and the team was so easy to talk to. The design process, choosing colours and finishes were so much fun... Denis and team gave us useful advice so our budget didn’t blow out. The construction process went smoothly and finished on time. We highly recommend Horizon Homes and we could not be happier. ”

“We wanted to build with a local family builder who would give us time to design our dream house. Denis had some fantastic ideas and advice and turned our dreams into reality. All building work started and finished on time and our supervisor, Danny had a level of communication that far exceeded our expectations. We were really impressed with the quality of the finishes, the attention to detail and the effort taken to handover a faultless home. Such a positive experience from an exceptional builder. ”

“Our experience with Horizon was supportive from start to end. As beginners in the knockdown and rebuild process, I felt they guided us through the journey. The quality of our finishings was excellent... I still love coming home to our house more than a couple of years later. Horizon were a delight to deal with and we got the house of our dreams out of it!!!”

“I cannot thank you guys enough for what you have done. Despite the restrictions of land size you have put up an amazing house. Your professionalism and just the way you conduct your business is by far of the highest standards.”

“We had a good idea of what we wanted in our new home and Horizon Homes made it a reality. The build time was just as they had forecast and no request big or small was too difficult. From the minute we met Denis we knew he was the builder for us. Denis was honest and up front from the beginning. We really appreciated this.”

“Horizon Homes is professional and efficient. Everything is documented and handled in a manner that is transparent, clear and concise. We have also found that their attention to detail from the signing of the contract to handover has been excellent. Our home is stunning and everything that we expected it to be. Horizon Homes comes highly recommended by us.”

“They took care of every step of the knock-down and rebuild, from the very beginning to handing over the keys… They prepared the council DA application… looked after the entire building process with exceptional quality, workmanship and keen eye for details… the entire team was honest and up front… We are so grateful that we chose Horizon Home to complete our new home project…”

“We were really happy with the service we received from Denis, Liam, Esther and the team. Communication at all stages of the project was top class. Our build process went smoothly, and importantly Liam has been really responsive to any requests we have had since moving in. I would highly recommend Horizon Homes and complement them on a job well done!”

“We built our first dream house with Horizon Homes. Denis and the team are very professional and helpful from the very beginning. Our house now is one of the signature on our street. We really enjoy the whole process with the team. And hopefully we can build again with Horizon Home in the near future!”

“Horizon worked with us to design the house we wanted. They listened to our brief and gave excellent advice and suggestions. We love the result. Our home is spacious, light-filled and maximises the potential of our downward sloping block. There were setbacks throughout the build, which meant that our house was completed behind schedule, but Horizon had good communication processes in place and we cannot fault the quality of the overall build.”

“The construction process was smooth, with regular communication keeping us abreast of what was happening... our site supervisor (Danny) was always approachable and addressed all our concerns to achieve the final product of a beautiful double story home in Concord that we are very proud of! We recommend Horizon Homes for their personal touch, ability to listen to our needs and the values they displayed during the project - Openness, Honesty and Transparency - and most of all, for keeping our confidence high during what is typically a stressful time.”

“After considering 50+ builders we eventually decided on a custom home with Horizon and are very happy with our choice. Denis and Danny were extremely helpful during the custom design phase, working within our budget to design our dream home... things ran on budget and schedule, and we were regularly updated regarding progress, so thankfully this was a stress-free period. The quality of build was excellent... we have been living in the house for over 6 months now and love it - we would definitively choose Horizon again and highly recommend them.”

“We built our first home with Horizon Homes... all the questions were answered and the whole build process ended up being very smooth. Our variation requests were happily accommodated. The whole team... were professional, friendly and easy to work with. The house turned heads and the quality of the build speaks for itself. We’ll unthinkingly hire them if we were to build again.”

Contact Us

(02) 8882 9111

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