Buying a house sight-unseen paid off for the owners of this house
57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield“I was even more pleasantly surprised about what a beautiful feel the house had to it and really liked it,” she said.Since their ownership, they have renovated bathrooms and they undertook a major renovation about five years ago to restore some of the original features to their former glory.Ms Anderson’s favourite part of the home is an atrium which is effectively an internal space but can be opened up.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago 57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield.“It has an opening glass roof and it also has one massive big slider which goes across the whole front of the room and sliding doors that go on the side so when you actually open everything up, you feel like you are outside even though you are inside,’’ she said.“It overlooks the back yard, and I definitely think it was the most successful thing in the renovation.’’ 57 Enderley Rd, ClayfieldThe original home was designed by Brisbane firm Chambers and Ford in 1923. Known as Fetlar, it is on a 1215sq m block of land.Inside are herringbone designed timber floors at the entrance and original leadlight windows. There are formal living and dining areas, with high crossbeam ceilings. The home has a private reading space, formal living room with a fireplace and traditional windows.There is a deck at the front of the house and the kitchen has stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and storage space. 57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield. 57 Enderley Rd, ClayfieldJodie Anderson took the risk of buying their family home at 57 Enderley Rd, Clayfield, sight unseen.Living in Europe with her family at the time with young children it was difficult to get back to Australia to see the house before it went to auction.So she had family members give it the once over and they successfully secured it at auction for their return to Australia.They wanted to buy in Clayfield because it had good access to the airport, there were good schools in the area and homes on reasonable size blocks of land.“I just loved the look of it, the Californian bungalow style,” Ms Anderson said. On arrival in Australia, she was pleased to see the home had as much character as she thought it would. 57 Enderley Rd, ClayfieldThe main bedroom has a bay window and built-in robe and an ensuite as well as a walk-in robe.From the upper level of the home are views to the Gateway Bridge and beyond.It also has a study, large laundry, additional powder room, double lockup garage and a climate-controlled, glass- cased wine cellar which can hold more than 3000 bottles.