first_img16 Apple Flat Road, Alligator CreekWhile the family loved spending time outside, Mrs Birbeck said the heart of the property was the modern family home.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 2020Designed for a growing family, the home offers all the privacy, quiet and seclusion with extras you have been searching for and can’t find. There’s abundant space in three bedrooms and a master with ensuite, a kitchen with butler’s pantry, open-plan living plus extra rumpus room and outdoor entertainment patio. As you would expect from a property this size, there’s plenty of room to store the toys in a six-bay shed and four-car accommodation. If Townsville’s water security plays heavily on your mind, you will love the fact the property will never have to rely on town water. 16 Apple Flat Road, Alligator Creek“When we first moved here, all we had was bore and tank water,” Mrs Birbeck said.“Town water was only connected to properties in Alligator Creek the following March we moved here so now we have it all.“So I guess you could say we’re water secure.”But the sustainable features of this home don’t stop there, with a 6kW solar system installed on site.There’s also a 6.5kW generator with connecting power to the house as well as chicken and goat enclosures should buyers wish to start their own little hobby farm. 16 Apple Flat Road, Alligator Creek“We absolutely loved living there and raising our kids, but with us running a restaurant in town and my husband having undergone a knee operation last year, we just don’t have the time to maintain the property,” Mrs Birbeck said.“The reason we bought the property is because my husband is a police officer and likes the peace and quiet and the fact you don’t have any neighbours.“My son also rides motorbikes and having a ­13- year-old riding through suburbia is not really what you want so being out here allowed us to have a real lifestyle.“Personally I always loved the drive home. With the sun behind you it’s a really relaxing drive, yet you’re only 10 to 15 minutes from Fairfield and the CBD.” FOR almost 10 years, 16 Apple Flat Road in Alligator Creek has been a sanctuary from the daily grind for the Birbeck family.Purchased in June, 2007, at a time when most of the suburb still relied on bore and tank water, the property, much like the family itself, has grown into a solid family oasis and part-time chicken and goat hobby farm.With the owners running a successful restaurant in the city and Mr Birbeck’s knee injury hindering the upkeep of the land, the spacious five-acre (about 2ha) property is back on the market with offers invited over $550,000. 16 Apple Flat Road, Alligator Creek“Both of our kids learned to drive out there and getting log book hours up was extremely simple,” Mrs Birbeck said.“If it wasn’t for work and Simon’s knee, we probably wouldn’t move as we did buy the property for the lifestyle it offered.”last_img

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