|Fact file: Contemporary stone self build
Project: Self build
House size: 502m2
Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software
As the owner of a construction company, Darren Brooke and his wife Jackie were well positioned to build a contemporary stone dwelling in place of the existing 1930s house. The 502m2 property allows them the modern, open-plan lifestyle they desired, with curved walls adding to the bold design.
The floating staircase is the focal point of the house and a striking feature as visitors enter the hallway. “We didn’t want a wooden flight because we felt this might look too traditional, so we opted for a helical design instead,” says Darren.