This picturesque weatherboard home is technically not a Craft Built Homes project. It was designed and built by the founder of Craft Built Homes, Nathan Croft and his wife Meaghan as an owner builder project several years before Craft Built Homes was born.

It showcases the attention to detail and versatility that Craft Built Homes pride themselves on.

During the original design stage of the project the considerations that come with a steep block and how to make it work with the natural ground levels had to be considered. Part of the custom design process is to make a home blend in with the existing surroundings where possible and minimise changing the existing site levels. A side entry garage under the elevated back section of the home which also meant the north facing timber deck off the living/meals area was elevated were chosen to counter the fall on the block.

The home was built as an aesthetic reproduction of period style weatherboard homes with modern conveniences such as a large open living/kitchen/meals area with a front and back merbau verandah, both accessible through French doors.


Features of the build include mixed hardwood polished flooring, spotted gum kitchen benchtops with farmhouse style cabinets, a period styled Coonara wood heater, ornate hallway arches and tessellated tiled wet areas with a claw foot bath in the main bathroom.

This home is a good example that CBH have a background in period style builds and extension/renovations as well as more contemporary builds.

Nathan Croft