Case Study: Custom Build at Baralaba QLD

Neil & Reiden got in contact with Westbuilt looking to build a new homestead for their property near Baralaba in central QLD. With some precise requirements including a full timber library and guest bedrooms, this home is the epitome of what is achievable with modular construction!


The design of this home revolves around a central 8m x 9m custom-built library with room for 100’s of books. The Client’s requirements included five bedrooms, a separate study, three bathrooms, butler’s pantry, large living area and dining room.

From an aesthetics perspective, the home needed to capture the Queenslander homestead essence to match the history and region.

Key Features

The Library

The fully custom-built library features stained timber ceilings with exposed ceilings to match the stained pine cabinetry! This fantastic library also features a secret door opening onto separate study – a nice challenge for the team.

The Flooring

As the photos show, that floor looks spectacular. You cannot beat the look of a polished timber floor. The home features magnificent Rose Gum flooring throughout the house finished in a matte polish! Spectacularly beautiful!

The Cabinetry

Neil and Reiden choose custom-designed cabinetry with a Laminex “Lime” benchtop in Matte Finish and routed 2-Pac doors with a VJ profile. All cabinetry is custom designed and made to suit the Client’s exact requirements.

The Verandahs

Well, what can we say? This house is all about the verandahs. With Eco5000 oiled hardwood decking, custom made painted timber balustrading and insulated panel ceilings these beautiful verandahs are durable, stunning, and easy to maintain!

What the Client had to say!

Check out the post from when we completed the home back in 2017


If you have your own vision for your house, we are happy to work with you to design the perfect layout that is tailored just for you.


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