HOT PROPERTY: Take a look at this Ferny Hill home. THE unique, split-level home at 20 Barber Rd was just what Brian Hornby and his wife Suzanne wanted when they looked for a home in Ferny Hills in 2009.Set on an elevated 600sq m block, the three-bedroom home overlooks a small suburban park from its backyard. “It is very unique to other houses built in the suburb, but there were a few built around the same time that are a similar style,” Mr Hornby said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoSplit level design.“We added that deck back in 2012,” Mr Hornby said.“There was a smaller one there before, but we extended it and took out the sliding aluminium doors for bi-fold doors.“It really opened the house right up.” 20 Barber Road, Ferny Hills 3D floor plan“It is really nice and it is close to the birds and the trees,” he said.In the colder months, an older style wooden fireplace can help keep the entire house warm, aided by the open-plan style that helps spread the warmth up to the bedrooms.The couple are planning to downsize to a townhouse in The Gap.He said the home would be ideal for a family with the suburb being close to schools, public transport and shops.The home is on the market now through RE/MAX Northern. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPrestige property with Liz Tilley07:29 Open plan living.In warmer months, Mr Hornby said they will generally use the undercover deck more than the dining room. The deck is perfect for entertaining.“You would call it open-air style, it is split level and it is very open, airy and light.”Unlike most two-storey homes, the top level is also the entrance, with the bottom level sinking in with the slope of the block. The top floor has all three bedrooms, with the lower floor reserved for a large open-plan kitchen, living room, dining area and large covered deck overlooking the trees from the nearby park.