5 Upper Queen St, North Ward“The L-shaped veranda makes the house very cool and you can leave the doors and windows open even when it rains.”The house has multiple living spaces with a gourmet kitchen and dining area that overlook the back deck and swimming pool.The master bedroom has a balcony, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom. The backyard has a selection of fruit trees, while there is also a solar hot water system, and SKW solar system.The owner of the home, Wayne Taylor, said when he was inspecting the property before he bought it in 1999 he was standing on the front veranda and looked out and saw the view of Magnetic Island and Palm Island and decided he had to have the house.“I spent a lot of time on the front veranda as well on the back deck, which has the pool and a nice view up to Castle Hill,” he said. 5 Upper Queen St, North Ward 5 Upper Queen St, North Ward“The fact that the in-ground pool is to the back of the house coming off the living and kitchen area makes it great for entertaining, and it is very private – so you really feel like you are the only person in the world when you are sitting in the kitchen, dining and living areas. I think the owner did a wonderful job to blend the front of the original part of the house and add to it to make it bigger and not ruin it. 5 Upper Queen St, North WardRE/MAX Excellence Townsville selling agent Loretta Fabbro said the home was in a sought-after position with plenty of features that would appeal to buyers looking for a North Ward home.“I love that it is right in the middle of both The Strand and the CBD and perched high up on the side of Stanton Hill, so there is no need to be concerned with flooding and the position up there is tightly held,” she said.“The biggest advantage also is that the land is 1055 sqm and it has front street access and also a registered easement to the back of the property, so you have dual access. 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 2020 5 Upper Queen St, North WardPERCHED on the side of Stanton Hill, this North Ward property has the charm of a bygone era and views that will make house hunters fall in love.5 Upper Queen St is on the market for $968,000 and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two car spaces.It’s believed that the house originally came from Charters Towers around 1920 and still maintains character features from that era. It has also undergone an extension that blends both modern styling and period touches.