THOUGHT: Upgrades have made the house even greener. – Picture by Natalie GronoMARYVILLE


Address: 1/78 Lewis Street.

House: Weathertex and Colorbond on 366square metres.

Inspect: By appointment.

Agent: Andrew Walker, Street Real Estate, 0402009532.

A CONTEMPORARY residence within an original Maryville warehouse with some very deliberate ‘‘green’’ credentials, 1/78 Lewis Street is a tranquil hideaway overlooking Throsby Creek.

With the cycleway on the back boundary, it is a fantastic lifestyle property for a family, or professionals, looking for an elegant, upmarket home/office combination.

One of two unique residences in the converted warehouse, the hallmark of this three-level, 409-square-metre house is the fabulous light which spills through sympathetically-placed doors and windows.

The entrance next to the tandem garage leads down to the ground floor or up to the first floor, and is a private entry point.

The ground-floor level comprises the main bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in robe, a second bedroom with ensuite, a laundry, sunroom and a living area. The sunroom and living areas open onto a north-facing deck which wraps around the bedroom and leads to a covered breezeway and a tandem garage, which has stacker doors, allowing it to double as an entertaining area.

The second level has another bathroom, a kitchen, dining and living area, and a family room. Two decks give commanding water views.

The upper levels are made up of two open-plan zones which also have water views. The owners have the zones configured for a bedroom and an office, but they could be two bedrooms.

The levels are connected by a timber staircase which has been designed to show off the steel girders of the original warehouse.

A high sustainability rating was the deliberate focus of the owners. There is increased insulation thickness and double glazing, as well as ceiling fans throughout.