first_img41 Springbrook Parade in Idalia is for sale for $540,000.WHEN Margaret Hay first embarked on building her Idalia home there wasn’t a neighbour in sight.Fast forward 12 years and Fairfield Waters is now a bustling hive of activity and one of Townsville’s most popular suburbs with Fairfield Central, The Precinct and Murray Sporting Complex on residents’ doorsteps.After building her dream home in 2005 and choosing everything from the carpet to the colour scheme and layout, Mrs Hay and her husband Phil Hay are saying goodbye to their much loved home and listing it for sale for $540,000. 41 Springbrook Parade in Idalia is for sale for $540,000.When the couple first moved in to their newly built home their son had already moved out while their daughter was aged 14.The upper level of the home became her own teenager’s retreat comprising of a living area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Ms Hay said she would love to have another family snap up the home.“We’ve had some great times in this house. It’s a happy house,” she said.“I’ve made some fabulous food in the kitchen and the patio has been fabulous.” 41 Springbrook Parade in Idalia is for sale for $540,000.Mrs Hay said there wasn’t a better place to live in Townsville and despite everyone warning her against building the two-storey home when the masterplanned community was nothing more than a plan on paper she is glad she had faith in the suburb.“The location is fabulous and I love to walk my dog every single day around the lake because it’s so picturesque and everyone waves to each other,” she said.“We have retirees living here, young couples with babies and families, so it’s really across the board and it’s always so peaceful and quiet here.“There was no-one around us when we first built, it was just bare and there was no shops and people kept asking us why we came here.“I said ‘you wait, Fairfield will end up being the spot.” 41 Springbrook Parade in Idalia is for sale for $540,000.The home is set on a fully fenced 693sq m block.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 2020It has four bedrooms, three with built-in while the master has an ensuite bathroom and “his and hers” wardrobe.The chef’s kitchen has Caesar stone bench tops, soft touch drawers, dishwasher and quality appliances.The entire home is air conditioned and the ceiling has double insulation keeping the home cool in summer.center_img 41 Springbrook Parade in Idalia is for sale for $540,000.There is also a double car remote-controlled garage and off street parking for four cars.The kitchen was upgraded two years ago.The patio was also extended and now measures a huge 6m by 7m.There is also plenty of room to build a pool or extend the home with Mrs Hay having plans drawn up to add another bedroom and ensuite. 41 Springbrook Parade in Idalia is for sale for $540,000.RE/MAX Excellence Townsville selling agent Loretta Fabbro said she had already received strong interest from buyers.“It’s on a corner block and people love corner positions so you can have side-gate access because a lot of people these days have boats or caravans,” she said.“The quality of the home is really high and it was completely repainted last year.”last_img read more