WHILE MANY PEOPLE dream of escaping the city for the country life, a few years ago, Justin van den Berg and Michael Arends found themselves desperately trying to work out the best way back in to an urban existence.
"In 2004 we bought 23 hectares at a quaint little place in the country," says Justin. "We were about to start work converting an old woolshed in our home when I was diagnosed with dystonia, a debilitating movement disorder. To receive the medical attention I needed, we had to go back to Sydney." Having living in the inner city for nearly 20 years, it seemed the best option.
"I initially dismissed this terrace when I saw it for auct[...]