This Townsville home boasts incredible river views from a dream patio
AFTER moving to Townsville over a decade ago from the quiet region of the Burdekin, Judy Hilton and Kevin Hartwell appreciated their own space and privacy.
So when they stumbled across the corner block at 5 Wateredge Cove which overlooked the river in Douglas, they knew it was the place they wanted to build their next home.
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Mr Hartwell said the kitchen and outdoor space was the hub of the four-bedroom house, with a huge entertaining area that could be completely opened up or closed.
“We mainly live in the outdoor area,” Mr Hartwell said.
“It’s great for entertaining or having people over — for Christmas, you can host about 20 or 30 people.
“It also has a big built-in barbecue which is great.”
The three generously sized bedrooms and fourth spare room are versatile and can be furnished to suit the ideals of its owner.
Mr Hartwell said the house was built for himself and wife Judy, with the couple prioritising space over additional bedrooms.
“It was just for the two of us,” Mr Hartwell said.
“Our kids had moved out so we didn’t need the extra bedrooms. The rooms are very big and there’s plenty of space when guests do stay.”
Ms Hilton said she already missed living at the property, with the river being her favourite place to exercise, and the patio her favourite place to unwind.
“I really miss living there,” Ms Hilton said.
“It’s a wonderful neighbourhood and I used to love sitting on the veranda when I got home from work and looking out at the river.
“It took a lot to convince me to move.”
Despite being located on the river, the property was completely unaffected during the floods earlier this year.