The dining room at 3/8 Doris St, West End.“I love being able to access a private garden and soak up the sun while having the convenience of an apartment at the same time. “You don’t feel hemmed in at all and there are no common walls with other apartments.” The apartment has a separate dining room with balcony, a lounge room with access to the second balcony and a kitchen with bespoke cabinetry, stone benchtops and Miele appliances. Both bedrooms have built-in robes and the bathroom has Carrara marble finishes. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 The living room at 3/8 Doris St, West End.There is also a separate powder room and a study nook. Bi-fold doors open to the north-facing courtyard with outdoor kitchen including barbecue, storage and wine fridge. There is also a garden shed and established gardens in the courtyard.The apartment is in a secure building with intercom, lift access, pool and 500sq m of community garden area. The home at 3/8 Doris St, West End.THIS renovated West End apartment with secluded garden is close to restaurants and shops and is in the Brisbane State High catchment. Owner Andrew Smith bought 3/8 Doris St in 2012 after falling in love with the architectural renovations, courtyard and quality fixtures and fittings. “You get the best of both worlds — great views at the front and a garden at the back, which is very unique in West End,” he said. One of the two bedrooms at 3/8 Doris St, West End.Mr Smith said the property was walking distance to cafes, restaurants, shops and a ferry stop.The Southbank Parklands, the Queensland Museum and QPAC are also close. Mr Smith said he would miss the peacefulness of the property. “Even though it’s in the midst of everything it’s really relaxing to come home to,” he said. “It’s surprising you’re even in West End at all.” The property is being marketed by Luke Croft, of Ray White South Brisbane Team, for $689,000.