Blurring the indoor/outdoor lines.“With the architect, we worked to really create that sense of flow indoor and outdoor so we maximised what we had,” said Dr Naidoo.She says they used a variety of techniques to achieve the effect so that element likes water, vegetation, glass and timber all work together.Mr Howey’s experience as an environmental consultant specialising in water came to the fore as when the couple decided they wanted to have a feature with a difference.“The idea was floated about having an indoor pond and we ran with that.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“We utilised that space under the stairs and the void area that’s usually relegated to unutilised space or storage space to really make it a feature of the home. It’s a really welcoming entrance,” Dr Naidoo said. Guard fish! The ultimate protection!And as for the pond’s fish, well they can be part of the package for the right buyer.“They’ve been long term inhabitants.“If there is a loving family to take care of them we would leave them. We think that’s their home, they’ve grown up in it and we wouldn’t necessarily transfer them.”Apart from the life aquatic, Dr Naidoo says she’ll miss the location with the ferry, Oxford St cafes and nearby parks all drawing in new residents to the suburb. Marketing agent with Place Bulimba, Shannon Harvey, says the marriage of indoor/outdoor has been the drawcard for potential buyers.“It really is like your own oasis — lots of glass, a void entry with feature lighting, very open plan and it’s been designed with very large living spaces.”“It’s actually got a cute little garden out the front with some fruit trees and some chillies growing in a little vege patch,” she said.On top of that, the property’s cul-de-sac position creates for a surprisingly quite spot in this inner-city hub.“It’s the one part of Bulimba that you hardy see any cars. You don’t get any of that thoroughfare traffic and you’re in the heart of Bulimba which is unheard off — and with a park outside your door as well,” said Ms Harvey. 9 Reach Pl Bulimba goes to auction Thursday 9th March. A marriage of indoor outdoor … plus a surprise under the stairs!There’s something under the stairs in this Brisbane home which has buyers talking.When you’re about to build on a 319sq m site, the challenge is to create space when there feels like none.Mellissa Naidoo and James Howey knew their block at 9 Reach Pl Bulimba would be a challenge, so smart design was called upon to create a Tardis-like residence bursting with room.The 2012 dwelling is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom oasis for people who want to blur the lines between indoors and outside.