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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE CELEBRITY NEWS AFL star Jason Akermanis joins Ray White Pop stars The Veronicas selling their QLD hinterland hideaway Yet aside from dressing up the home’s interiors, giving the house a coat of paint and replacing the roof after it blew off in very bad storm, the house is in its original condition and Inside the house is quintessentiall Anna Spiro style.maintains all its heritage features, which Ms Spiro said made it special and rare.She said she fell in love with the house after stumbling across it by accident. “I was lost and I ended up on Roger Street when I spotted the house. I was only young but I was just blown away by it,” she said.“Ten years later I returned to the area and I saw it was for sale. That is when I knew I had to have it. It was fate.” Ms Spiro is known for her use of bold colours and layered materials.The family homestead sits at the heart of a 2,213 sqm block at the end of cul-de-sac and is surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens.Original heritage features, including decorative breezeways, VJ walls, timber floors, casement windows, tiled mosaics, picture rails and lofty ceilings. have endured almost two centuries.The property’s five bedrooms are split between the main residence and the guest house and walls of glass, French doors and louvered windows allow cool coastal breezes from the Bay to waft through.Large wrap-around verandas extend the indoor living spaces outside and run beside the home’s luxurious swimming pool.Ms Spiro said living at Birkdale House was like living in the country, despite the property being less than a 30-minute drive from the centre of Brisbane city.There is even a chicken coop and the potential to start a vegetable garden for those who like the idea of living The Good Life. The 1800s home is mostly in original condition. Interior designer Anna Spiro. Photo: Nigel HallettMs Spiro, who designed boutique B&B Halcyon House, and Brisbane wine bars Mr Percival’s and Arc Dining, is known for blending bold colours with layers of textured materials, accented by signature pieces and her eclectic style is evident throughout the home’s interiors. FOLLOW COURIER MAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOK Madame Butterfly Susie O’Neill is selling her riverfront home The house is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by trees and greenery.“It’s just so much to take in because it’s a sensory overload,” Mrs Hackett said.“You couldn’t capture it in one inspection, there’s that much beauty going on, and it starts from the moment you enter.“I can’t wait to go back as an agent just because I couldn’t take it all in, and I’ve seen a lot of properties.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoMrs Hackett said the property would most likely suit empty nesters or young families.“But it doesn’t matter what age you are, her design is timeless,” she said.Mrs Hackett said the gardens were just as important as the house.“The home is all on one level and because its lowset, it’s really connected to the lawn space and everyone’s wanting lawn space these days,” she said.“I think gardens are really having a comeback now, particularly with what we’ve gone through. People are spending more quality time outdoors and (a garden) really completes the home.”The property’s location on Brisbane’s bayside was also appealing because of the increase in working remotely since the advent of COVID-19, Mrs Hackett said. The house is packed with heritage features such as VJ walls and casement windows.Birkdale House is minutes from Waterloo Bay, leafy parklands and local shops. Birkdale train station is also near by. The property falls within Birkdale State School and Wellington Point State High School catchment areas, and is a short drive from Redlands College, Saint Mary MacKillop Primary School and Ormiston College. Interior designer Anna Spiro has put her family home at 27 Roger Street, Birkdale, on the marketRenowned interior designer Anna Spiro has put Birkdale House, her family home for the past ten years, on the market.The 1800s heritage property at 27 Roger Street, Birkdale, is open to top offers by 4pm on September 15 through Sarah Hackett of Place – Bulimba. Ms Hackett said the home was so impressive, it would take more than one inspection to fully appreciate the attention to detail.