Looking for modern townhouse design ideas?

Looking for modern townhouse design ideas? Work with the best home designers in Melbourne to design a modern townhouse that your potential buyers and tenants will love.

Why opt for a townhouse?

Townhouses have quickly become a very popular choice for people who want to start a new life or live temporarily in big cities.

It’s been predicted that the prices of houses in Melbourne could increase by 17.6% by the end of 2021 and a potential increase of 3.5% in the following year, adding nearly $150,000 to the median dwelling price by the end of 2022.

In July alone, there was a rise in home prices by 1.5%. This year is an ideal time for selling or renting out a townhouse.

The high prices could ward off potential buyers and renters, but implementing modern townhouse design ideas into your design could make any home hard to resist, encouraging people to buy or rent regardless of the price.

What do people look for in a townhouse?

Low maintenance

Tenants often want to live in townhouses because they are compact and easier to maintain than a regular, full-sized home.

Curb appeal

While everyone has varying tastes, people want townhouses to reflect their lifestyles and their preferences. 


Townhouses in convenient parts of the city with easy access to amenities, are highly sought after by potential buyers and renters. 

Modern townhouse design ideas

Large living rooms

Although townhouses are supposed to be small, a large living room can put an interesting twist on the typical design, and paired with large windows, the home will have plenty of natural light

Roof deck

A roof deck is an open space surrounded by protective guardrails built onto the roof of a townhouse. This deck is a place where tenants can relax and enjoy the weather and enjoy a view of the city.

Reark Avenue, Noble Park Unit 9

Open kitchen

Instead of confining the kitchen behind walls, this design calls for the kitchen to be out in the open with clear views to the dining room and living room, making the home feel more spacious.

Pascoe Vale Road, Pascoe Vale

Reark Avenue, Noble Park


Mclennan Street, Eumemmerring

Collins Crescent, Berwick

Burden Street, Springvale

Malane Street, Bentleigh East

How can building designers help create the ideal townhouse?

Designing a townhouse that will sell exceptionally well in the market is a bit tricky. More than just the design, many requirements need to be met and factors need to be considered; all while maintaining a high value for the townhouse.

Many things, from site plans, town planning and 3D designing, need to be done to create a great townhouse fit to be featured on the market.

Experienced building designers can help you get your townhouse design project in motion while giving you trending modern townhouse design ideas that could boost the value of your townhouse.

Ramu Parade, Heidelberg West Unit 6

RNB Design Solutions—we bring your dream townhouse to life

We are a professional building design company. We have experience in creating homes that meet different needs and lifestyles and reflect the popular housing trends in Melbourne.

Speak to our team today to discover which modern townhouse designs are popular in the current housing market.

What clients think about us 

How we’ve changed people’s lives

Jason was professional and friendly. Our plans were done perfectly and efficiently. Jason was easy to communicate with and understood what we were after, it was a pleasure to deal with RNB Design Solutions

Katie O'Connor

I couldn’t be happier with the design and professionalism that Jason from RNB Design Solutions has accomplished. The service and quality from Jason are second to none, very understanding of my requirements and exceeded on all my requests. Thank you, Jason from RMB Design, I couldn’t be more happy with everything you’ve done, and wouldn’t hesitate to use your services again in the future. I have already recommended you to a colleague who is looking at building.

Christos K

We found Jason to be very thorough and professional in his work. We were able to talk through our ideas and what we needed and he always took it one step further rather than just what we said. After many takes of us changing our minds we now have a design that we love.

Thanks Jason.

Ashwood , R&M

Thank you so much for a job well done. Jason is extremely knowledgeable, not only in design but also in terms of a lot of other areas, especially town planning requirements. We are very impressed with the efficiency in which he provides plans, answer phone calls and emails, always with professionalism. We would like to thank you for the assistance which is very high standard and certainly has met all our expectations. We would highly recommend his service and certainly will be passing his details on to others.

Tim and Lawrence , Ironwood Development

This is my second property development project with RNB Design Solutions, I find it easy to work and communicate with them. Jason the business owner understands his clients requirements well. His design and work quality is optimum and he delivers work on time. I will surely recommend RNB design.

Dinesh , Developer - Bentleigh East

It was a great pleasure working with you on the extension to my house. In all design stages your approach was highly professional and timely. Nothing was ever a problem.
Thank you very much again.

Eugene , Toorak

Very professional service and highly recommend. I have worked with RNB Design Solutions on a few projects now and I am very happy with the service. I would use them again in future

Brad , Builder - Camberwell

Thank you very much for the excellent job you have done for us in designing the building development project in Dandenong. You have performed truly professional work under the difficult circumstances. We will be happy to use your services again and will not hesitate to recommend your business to our friends.

Jack & Eva , Builder/Developer - Endeavour Hills

Jason was more than happy to make all the changes we requested along the way (there were a lot) and was instrumental in getting our design through council, which also required a quick redesign that he was able to produce in only a couple hours.
I’d be more than happy to recommend Jason to any of my friends or family if they are looking for any design work.

Alex & Sara Scott , Burwood

We found RNB Design Solutions to be very professional and punctual in dealing with our project. Jason was able to translate our initial ideas in to what is a practical and striking addition to our home. RNB Design Solution’s follow-up service during the construction stage was also excellent and I would readily recommend their services to others.

Rob & Sue , Glen Waverley


What is the cost of building a townhouse in Melbourne?

A typical two-storey townhouse in Melbourne could cost between $2,080 to $2,245 per square metre. This may change based on labour and material costs.

What do buyers/renters look for in modern townhouses?

Bonus spaces: These are rooms that aren’t designated as bathrooms or bedrooms. Tenants can use these for whatever they wish, like storage. 

Contemporary designs:Straight lines and simple aesthetics are popular contemporary designs that most minimalist designs have adopted.

How can I make townhouse designs sustainable?

Adding features like passive cooling and heating can reduce the home’s carbon footprint and save on electricity bills. Incorporating miniature wind turbines and solar panels will also enable the home to produce its own power without relying on local sources.

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