135 Alexandra Rd, ClayfieldKnown as Clayfell, this Clayfield house has been described as the quintessential family home.Restoring it to its former glory proved to be a labour of love for owner Lee Spizzirri.Mr Spizzirri bought the home at 135 Alexandra Rd, in 2014, after he had recently renovated and sold a property in a nearby street.It is now listed through Marion Sheerman of McGrath Ascot and Kate Collingwood of Ray White Ascot.He liked the area and, when he spotted the Alexandra Rd house, he thought it looked pretty from the front and had potential to restore it to its former glory as well as extend it.135 Alexandra Rd, ClayfieldThe pressed-metal ceilings were a feature he wanted to retain and finding someone local who could do that type of work proved difficult.“No one really does them any more,’’ Mr Spizzirri said.“So I did them myself. It was quite tough.“I think I used about 6000 nails and then they had to be hole punched and painted, but they came up spectacularly.”135 Alexandra Rd, ClayfieldMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoMr Spizzirri said he changed the layout of the old home as well as adding a two-storey extension, but the most important thing was to retain the house’s history and authenticity.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenQld Property News.05:09“With the old home, I tried to change the house around to suit the ceilings because the ceilings are all steel metal pressed,” he said.135 Alexandra Rd, Clayfield“We turned the lounge rooms into bedrooms, verandas into ensuites, kitchens into bedrooms … that sort of thing and then did a two-storey extension out the back.’’Mr Spizzirri said it had been important that the extension fit in with the feel of the rest of the home.Little was done to change the front of the house.135 Alexandra Rd, ClayfieldHis favourite part of the completed project was walking through the hallway into the lounge, kitchen and dining area which overlooks the pool.“I’d say that would be my favourite, and the original master bedroom – it’s got a beautiful bay window and the ceilings. It is a gorgeous bedroom,” he said.135 Alexandra Rd, ClayfieldThe home now has six bedrooms and five bathrooms plus a powder room and timber floors.There is an open-plan entertainment area and a veranda which overlooks the pool and lawn.On the ground floor, there is an open-plan living and dining area, a second kitchen, a media room, home office and wine cellar.The home is being auctioned on April 8 at 2pm.