Sanctuary soaks up river calm

first_img3 Riversleigh Terrace in Idalia is for sale.LIFE by the river doesn’t get much sweeter than at 3 Riversleigh Terrace in Idalia where you can watch the tide come in and go out while listening to the sounds of a cheeky cockatoo.This architecturally designed four-bedroom home has received huge interest after being listed for sale and will go to auction on September 16. 3 Riversleigh Terrace in Idalia is for sale.Felicity Kippin, who has lived in the home for the past three years with her husband and three children, said it had been a quiet sanctuary for her family while being minutes away from all the hustle and bustle of Townsville.“We loved the serenity and we didn’t originally look in Idalia but you feel like you’re in the bush and there is a big gum tree out the front,” she said.“It’s so quiet and all you can hear is native bird life but in five minutes you can be at Stockland or Tobruk Pool.“The river is beautiful and you can see Mt Stuart and Castle Hill. Our kids used to go fishing from the rocks out the front.” 3 Riversleigh Terrace in Idalia is for sale.Mrs Kippin said she would love to see another family buy the home and enjoy it as much as they had.“There is a little playground down towards the village which we walk to in less than 10 minutes and the kids can ride their bikes,” she said.“I think it would be perfect for another family. But it’s also a great party house. We love entertaining and we had 80 people there without it feeling cramped.” Smith and Elliott selling agents Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow said the home was the epitome of life by the river in Idalia. 3 Riversleigh Terrace in Idalia is for sale.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The riverfront residence is set on 1166sq m of land and spans two levels.The home has an open and airy feel while still having several breakaway spaces and the river can be seen from nearly every room.Spotted gum floors span both levels while the central kitchen features an island bench and European live and Miele appliances with a triple glazed safety glass oven.Outside there are established fruiting citrus trees, in-ground pool, children’s playground and multiple decks to take in the river views. 3 Riversleigh Terrace in Idalia is for sale.“It’s a very unique property and I don’t think there is anything else like it along the river that is comparable,” they said. “It’s a really big house, it has a lovely tropical feel and it really does capture the essence of North Queensland living.“It is a family paradise and if you have an active family that loves the outdoors then it would be perfect.”last_img

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