Custom Builds in Northern Rivers

Custom Builds in Northern Rivers

Matt & Nicky Lowson

Dream Home

Nicky and Matt Lowson from Stroud Home Northern Rivers know what it is like to be on both sides of a build with Stroud Homes.

Last year, the couple completed their very own knock down/rebuild to create their dream house for their family.

“Our plan from the start was to secure this location close to the beach and gain the lifestyle we always dreamt of,” explains Nicky.

Knock Down Rebuild

The knock down rebuild process is the perfect solution for people who love where they live but don’t love the house they live in.

“If you work with a knowledgeable builder and know which design or home vision you want to achieve, you can get the home of your dreams in the location you want,” says Nicky.

Often when choosing a large renovation, build times and budgets can easily blow out and it is easy to over capitalise.

When you choose a knock down rebuild with Stroud Homes you have a fixed price and a brand-new home full of quality inclusions and backing by builder’s warranties.

Stroud Homes Northern Rivers Kitchen

Custom Designs

Nicky and Matt had been planning their new home for a while and after becoming familiar with their site, they came up with the right design for their block and needs.

“We decided we wanted something more one off and after 20 years of building homes for others, this was the first time Matt was building for us,” Nicky says.

Stroud Homes design

By taking their time, they created the perfect floor plan for their family. Throughout their years in residential building industry, the couple have built many custom designs for their customers and they believe that taking that extra time they can ensure what’s drafted on paper is constructible and feasible.

“Many other builders are just reluctant to listen, care or take the time to help people as it is not as straight forward as having ready to be built plans,” says Nicky.

As the old saying goes, fortune favours the bold and after this extra consideration and combating the unknown, the “rewards can be amazing.”

The Lowson Home

The Lowson’s wanted a home that was modern but not too industrial, a home to match their coastal lifestyle with some beach themes kept throughout.

The couple have achieved a level of luxury through their use of quality materials like Culture Stone and Pacific Jarrah timber outside and Surian Batu timber and Sandstone inside.

Lowson home

“We love the flow of the sandstone tiles throughout the whole bottom floor in and outside,” says Nicky.

The home has an abundance of light which is brought in through the large, commercial style windows and the grand, open foyer which further instills the feeling of light and spaciousness in the home.

stair case

Another impressive feature of this home is the Culture Stone clad double-sided fire place which can be used outside and inside. “I could go on but the double-sided fire place is fantastic and our main bedroom has plenty of cupboard and wardrobe space,” says Nicky.


Nicky says, “We are really happy our vision that has been created and we get to come home to a house we love every day.”


If you’re interested in a knockdown rebuild or need help creating your own custom design home to meet your lifestyle needs, talk to Matt and his experienced team. Give the team from Stroud Homes Northern Rivers a call on 1300 699 392.

outdoor area and pool

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