Come home to the city
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.