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TIM AND SASHA VON ESS ARE USED TO BEING ASKED about ghosts. “Is it haunted?” people ask when they hear that the couple’s 100-year-old-timber home in Lyonville, an hour’s drive from Melbourne, was once a church. “They always ask that,” laughs Tim. And while there are no ghosts, the house does possess an other-worldly peace and tranquillity. “We often think about the things that have happened in the building,” says Sasha. “The beginnings, like weddings and christenings, and of course, the ends.”

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