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Mr Brine says. ‘‘The deck’s completely private, but it has lovely long views as well.’’
The home has a custom-built openplan kitchen, which features solid granite benchtops, European appliances and LED lighting.
‘‘It’s designed so that, with the partition doors, you can open the whole ground floor up if you wish for big parties, but you can equally close the rooms down and heat and cool them as you want to,’’ Mr Brine says.
‘‘I love the way it keeps the heritage character of the place but turns it into a thoroughly modern townhouse, as my friend told me the other day ‘It’s like one surprise after another’,’’.
The home has zoned ducted reversecycle airconditioning and has two covered parking spaces.
Mr Brine says the home would suit a young couple or a professional couple looking to work from home.
‘‘It’s known as Townsend Hall and it was the community centre,’’ Mr Brine says.
‘‘People did indoor bowls, Girl Guides, dancing, yoga — everyone’s been in there ...and locals all have a story to tell about it.’’