The dream is to build a “forever” home situated on a 3-acre natural bush block in Hovea, close to the John Forest National Park. The site is privately located in the trees on a battle-axe site with graded down views to the North & West, so a good long East-West axis home that faces North and takes advantage of these natural assets was the vision.
The client developed a clear vision and brief for their inspiration for the home & it is probably best interpreted using their own words;
"The house will be for myself and my partner, and our one son. An open plan kitchen + living + dining space would suit our lifestyle. I would like the space to be filled with natural light, as our current house is oriented incorrectly & is always dark. The elevation of the build is important to me. More than anything I want our new house to be aesthetically pleasing as I walk up to the front door. I like minimalism, modernism, and brutalism. I like a flat roof design. I like concrete, glass, black corrugated iron & recycled timber. I like polished aggregate floors, high ceilings & double-height spaces. I like clerestory windows & large panels of glazing that can be opened to let the outside in."
Currently, in the preliminary concept design stages & initial feedback due soon, I hope we have hit the spot, but anticipate improvements to this brave new home in Hovea.
Plot Design is a fresh & forward-thinking Building Design & Drafting practice.
Established to assist private clients & building industry professionals who want creative design solutions.
Thinking of a new building project or just want expert local advice, contact Plot Design & see how we help.
Drawing upon skills in building, landscaping & sustainable design we offer a complete building design solution. Experienced in residential, commercial & development scale projects. We take pride in working with our clients to deliver projects that benefit the community & reduce environmental impacts.
We aim to forge long-lasting relationships, we want you to be happy when the job is done & work hard to meet your budget, timeline & expectations.
To keep it simple our complete building design & drafting service is tailored to you & we can arrange all the needed Engineering, Building Certification, Bushfire Attack Level Assessments (BAL), Building Thermal Performance & more.
Our design studio is located in Parkerville in the Perth Hills. We keep things simple and flexible. We can meet wherever you are or collaborate from afar.
Aaron Boultbee is the Director of Plot Design and is a professional building designer, architectural draftsman & sustainability consultant, with over 20 years of experience on residential and commercial projects. Aaron is a Full Member of the Building Designers Association Western Australia BDAWA.
Aaron's diverse experience includes project, operation, and office management as well as working extensively with engineers, landscape and building designers/architects, and operating his own building design practice.
As Director of Plot Design, Aaron draws upon these skills to understand each project and work with the project team in a forward-thinking, responsive and collaborative way. Providing high-quality design, drafting, and consultancy services on residential, grouped housing, small commercial, and development scale projects.
Aaron takes pride in working with our clients and the project team to achieve best practice sustainability outcomes. These include passive solar design, renewable energy systems, energy assessments, development scale design guidelines, productive and water-efficient garden design, and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) projects.
Aaron is an HIA Greensmart Professional and has experience as a building thermal performance assessor accredited under the Nationwide Housing Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS).
Aaron enjoys the hills lifestyle and Plot Design operates from his home studio in Parkerville.
James Taylor joined the Plot Design team as a Draftsman in 2020 & brings with his professionalism & keen attention to detail that adds value to our project's documentation / detailing. James works alongside Aaron to develop the detailed 3D models & drawings need for the construction of our hills homes.
He has completed a Bachelor of Design at UWA and completed the Diploma of Building Design at TAFE. He also has a long history working as a bookkeeper & admin in his family's accounting practice, is a dab hand on his farm in Gidgegannup farm & on the dance floor as an instructor.
James's design interests include passive solar design, liveable home design principles & interest in alternative building systems. He is a strong proponent of adopting innovative building systems & applying these where practical.
Plot Design is the Perth Hills Complete Building Design Service & can make your idea a reality.
To keep it simple & easy for you, we can arrange for help with your Engineering, Building Certification, Bushfire Attack Level Assessments (BAL), Building Thermal Performance & whatever else it takes.
We want you to be Happy, and take pride in creating beautiful built-form environments.