The kitchen“We entertain and sit out there most nights before we head to bed. It is a very relaxing and quiet suburb.“The neighbours are enduring friends, and not too many people in the street move. We’re downsizing and having a treechange and moving to the Tablelands to enjoy our retirement.”With three children to raise, the owners constructed the home to provide some privacy for young adults.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoA bedroom downstairs comes with its own toilet and kitchenette and gave the kids “a point to leap from into their own lives”. Relax while looking out to the pool“The house lends itself to people who might have an elderly parent or older teenagers who are staying at home because of the cost of living. It give them the ability to live their own lives, or others who want to host Airbnb guests,” the owner said.The home has been recently repainted inside and out, and over the years, renovations of the bathrooms, ensuite and kitchen have helped the property remain fresh and attractive.A stone benchtop and soft-close drawers have also been installed in the kitchen.Access to back of the property is provided along what used to be a fire break for the cane fields and sitting up high on the hillside, the home always receives cool breezes during the height of summer. The yardOpen plan, the practical layout and multiple internal living zones ensures easy living, according to agent Kim Ryan from LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill.“The vast timber deck is the ideal spot to entertain with easy access to the downstairs section where you can relax poolside all year round and soak in the leafy surrounds,” she said.“Banks of louvres give ample natural light and cross-ventilation and there is internal access to the main garage. There is side vehicle access to a separate workshop area and plenty of off-street parking.”Ms Ryan said the home was close to Redlynch Central Shopping Centre, local shops, St Andrews Catholic College and Freshwater Christian College and within the catchment areas for Freshwater State School and Redlynch State College.Offers will be considered prior to auction.The home goes to auction on Saturday at 12pm. The deck at 21 Feeley Cl, BrinsmeadThe upfront cost of investing in solar power cannot compete with the immediate savings already built-in.The owners bought the land in 1989, drawn to Brinsmead for its safety, peace and protection from cyclones.Building began in 1990 and it the balcony which is by far the star of the immaculate home.“The balcony is probably where we spend the most of our time,” the owners said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:06Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHouse prices: Australia’s property market facing longest downturn in decades01:07BUILT in the early 1990s, 21 Feeley Cl, Brinsmead was ahead of its time.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home on 1037sq m tucked in behind Mt Whitfield is wired to take advantage of off-peak power providing an economical investment for a savvy buyer.The house was fitted with a 400L hot water system using tariff 31 electricity and wired so the pool, dishwasher and laundry use tariff 33 power.