In 1936-37 David Stokes built a pair of semi-detached houses at 3-5 Cochrane Street, one of which was for himself. They are faced with grey sand-lime bricks and the vertical joints are pointed with grey mortar, the horizontal ones with white.
Architect and Building News wrote in September 1937 : In accommodation and planning the houses are identical. The plan offers several features of unusual interest, such as the central placing of the garages, the screening of the kitchen window and service door without loss of light and a striking elimination of superfluous hall and passage space – the main staircase in the dining room leads directly up to the drawing room. A secondary staircase is provided ascending the full height of the house. The main bedroom suite is approached from the drawing room on the first floor, through a small intervening lobby.