Come home to the city

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THE ven­dors of a lux­u­ri­ous town­house in the city would have loved to have stayed, if not for the call of the sea change.

Steve and Des­ley bought the prop­erty in 2005 - two years af­ter it was built.

They ren­o­vated the court­yard and re­fur­bished the town­house’s in­te­rior and spent some time liv­ing there this year.

‘‘We were only in there for about five months,’’ Steve says.

‘‘I was en­joy­ing liv­ing in the city but we saw a prop­erty down at the Bay and I’ve al­ways wanted to live there.

‘‘We re­painted and re­car­peted and I changed the main court­yard in keep­ing with the Ja­panese myr­tles.

‘‘When I see the fin­ished prod­uct I think maybe I should have kept it.’’

Steve says the home’s in­te­rior is de­signed to be flex­i­ble in how the owner de­cided to use the dif­fer­ent rooms.

‘‘The home is a good size and I think you’ve got a flex­i­ble floor plan. We used down­stairs as the mas­ter bed­room but up­stairs also can be set up as the mas­ter,’’ Steve says.

The over­sized up­stairs room is fully self-con­tained with an en suite and a pri­vate bal­cony.

‘‘That area up­stairs could be split into two rooms if you wanted it to. Some­one who works from home could have their own of­fice set up in there,’’ he says. The home has a large en­trance into an open-plan kitchen, liv­ing and din­ing area.

The gourmet kitchen in­cludes a large pantry and a Blanco dish­washer and oven. Dou­ble slid­ing doors open to a court­yard en­hanced by a water fea­ture and mood light­ing, mak­ing it ideal for al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing.

Steve says the home makes city liv­ing peace­ful.

‘‘Peo­ple have asked me about the city noise,’’ he says.

‘‘But once you en­ter the home, any city sounds are just left be­hind – it’s sur­pris­ingly quiet in that area.’’

The town­house is com­plete with a fold­away laun­dry, study nook and in­ter­com as well as zoned, ducted re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing and its own elec­tronic se­cu­rity.

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