Peter Searle Design – House Design

Peter Searle Design is an award winning building and house design company that specialises in custom plans.

We specialise in residential building design of all types, including new homes, town house developments, large alterations and additions in city, suburban and heritage conservation settings.

Our small business gives us the ability to offer personalised and collaborative services with a focus on design excellence, based on responsible and creative resource allocation, underpinned by sustainable passive design principles.

We approach each new project with an individual response to make the most of the project brief, the site attributes and orientation, maximising the sense of space and connection to the landscape.

BDAV 2015

Building Design Awards for Residential Design – Best Small Lot Design

NABD 2015

Building Design Awards for Best Small Dwelling Design – up to 150m2

BDAV 2011

Building Design Awards for Residential Design – Multi-Residential

VIC License
Building Design (Architectural)

QBCC License
Open Building Design


I have found Peter to be extremely professional and helpful, he really takes pride in his work which is very directional. I would recommend Peter to anyone. I just love what he has designed for me and I love all his work in the past, he is so talented.

January 2019, $750k to $1m
Lino Donati – Fairfield Residence, Melbourne Victoria

Our vision for the project was to convert a 2 bedroom unit into a 4 bedroom space with second level, open plan living downstairs, increase natural light and in a Scandi style. We interviewed several Designers and selected Peter because he had fantastic communication skills and demonstrated he understood what we wanted to achieve. Peter was very easy to deal with. He also provided some fantastic ideas to save space, ensure the design was functional and overcame space issues on the small site. In the design process Peter was able to advise on materials to use and the impact on budget of the project. The end result is an amazing space that is full of natural light, spacious and relaxing.

December 2018, $250k
Phil Torrent and Catherine Stolp – Melbourne Victoria

Peter Searle was able to capture our thoughts and dreams and bring them to fruition with his imaginative design. Along the way, he added some architectural flair of his own, and incorporated a range of modern surfaces and spaces while keeping within our general design brief. Peter’s use of light and space allowed for the maximum utility on a relatively small inner-suburban block. I would definitely recommend Peter’s work for future projects.

November 2014, $750k to $1m
Andrea Eunson – Brunswick Residence, Melbourne Victoria

I now love coming home. It is a place of light that allows me to enjoy all the seasons Melbourne has to offer in comfort. I can curl up in front of the gas log fire place in winter and watch the thunder clouds roll by, or throw open the doors in summer and bring the outdoors right into the living space. The various textures of wood and stone Peter has used and the way he has brought light into every room is a constant joy.

May 2013, $350k to $500k
Vicki Laing – Abbotsford Residence, Melbourne Victoria

Peter Searle’s professionalism and attention to detail made the whole process from concept to completion a very smooth process. We are so proud of our home and what Peter achieved on such a small block. Peter worked closely with the builders to ensure that the house was built on time and within budget, and his communication was exemplary. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter to anyone who is after cutting edge design done with flair and dedication. The results of his work are recognised by his peers in this Award winning design.

November 2014, $250k
Joanne Ashby – Kew Townhouse, Kew Victoria

I cannot express how happy I am for Peter to win this prestigious award. He not only won against his peers but he did so in spite of his deafness. Thanks Peter for your wonderful communication and the work you have done on this project from start to finish. Congratulations.

March 2011, $750k to $1m
Michael Kokkinos CEO Launch Corp – Fitzroy Townhouses, Melbourne Victoria