37 Wendell St, Norman Park.IT’S not just her home’s location alongside the Brisbane River which made living in Wendell St, Norman Park, so enjoyable for Virginia Andronicos.Aside from the great location, she said the wonderful people in the rest of the street had made it so special.“I’ve never felt it before living anywhere else, the sense that I could walk up to any of the residents’ doors and ask for help,’’ she said.Inside the home, Ms Andronicos also says she hasn’t become oblivious to the property’s “mesmerising’’ view of the Brisbane River. 37 Wendell St, Norman Park.The house has Italian-style courtyards, two entertaining decks, a grand dining room and a rooftop terrace overlooking the city.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe couple had bought another property about half the size, but Ms Andronicos said they had ensured it also had amazing river and city views because that was something they couldn’t give up.The Wendell St home is elevated high above the street on a 671sq m block of land with dual-street frontage. It is spread over two levels and features a neutral colour palette. 37 Wendell St, Norman Park.The ground level entrance has a chandelier and terrazzo flooring. The family room has high ceilings and airconditioning and this area leads out to the entertaining area.There is also a bedroom on this level with an ensuite, while another two bedrooms are close to a larger bathroom.Even the home office has river views.On the top level of the home is a formal dining and living area, which opens to a front balcony.The kitchen has a 900mm Baumatic cooktop and a walk-in pantry.The master bedroom is a real retreat with a large custom walk-in robe, ensuite and, once again, river and city views.There is a rooftop area designed entertaining. 37 Wendell St, Norman Park. DETAILS 37 Wendell St, Norman Park Four bed Three bathrooms Agent: Sarah and Damian Hackett 0488 355 553, Place Bulimba Auction: March 16, 6.30pm 37 Wendell St, Norman Park.Instead, she was constantly caught by surprise with its beauty, “whether you are starting the day with a cup of tea and sitting watching City Cats and river ferries or New Farm Park walkers, runners or tai chi classes, or practising yoga on your bedroom floor or rooftop deck’’.Ms Andronicos and her fiance have been in the property for eight years and spent that time transforming it into the beautiful home it now is.They created a very lush green courtyard off the kitchen, which was an ideal spot to cool down during the heat of the afternoon.“I always feel like the river and city lights are almost bidding me goodnight as I put the blinds down,” she said.