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The Castle



Project type

New house | Design + Build collaboration with Litehouse


Completed 2020



Nathers energy rating

6.6 Stars

Project size



A modern bastion for a young family to revel in their outdoor lifestyle, all hidden away from suburbia in plain sight.

The site itself created a number of challenges in both its topography, with a slope of 4 meters and existing mature trees scattered across the block. 


A simple split level was created to seperate the entry, home office and parents from the rest of the home, providing sanctuary from the rest of the house. Stepping up to the living areas from the entry the warmth, light (and the children) can cascade in from the huge garden spaces positioned to the north.

A material bold pallet of dark materials was offset by raw and natural finishes, the warmth of the timber contrasting the polished concrete floors flowing from front to back. In a street where the norm has become project builder white characterless boxes, poorly orientated and covering the whole block, having all but destroyed the beauty of the long established tree canopy.


The Castle serves as an example of how less can really equal more - how a family home, carefully designed, can give back to the streetscape and respect the environment in which it now calls home.


From our clients
When searching for someone to design our family home our criteria was clear – our designer needed to be innovative, approachable and share our vision of a well-designed functional family home within our budget.


Kyle and the team at Stack Design were a standout. Kyle's approach was very hands on and he took the time to listen and quickly came up with a concept, hand sketches and digital renderings that made making decisions so much easier.


When it came to selecting the interiors, the teams assistance was invaluable and saved us considerable time and stress.


The team were on hand throughout the build to assist with any questions and decisions.

Our family home was exactly as we envisaged and the process one that we thoroughly enjoyed. We would highly recommend Stack Design.


Castle Entry.jpg


Clo Interiors


Reed Engineers


Energy Consultant

Northern Aspect Energy

Carpentry Team

TJP Carpentry


Benchmark Cabinets


Dion Robeson

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