first_img10-12 Tognolini Close, RedlynchTHIS majestic piece of acreage in one of Cairns’ most popular family suburbs has been crafted to perfection over the past two decades.For the Watson family it has been an enduring labour of love to ensure the home, set on more than 8300sq m, reached its full potential.“It is the only home our boys have known,” said Marilyn Watson, who bought the property with her husband Ray in 1996. “Since we bought the property it has been upgraded extensively to accommodate the growing family.”Lush lawns complement the five-bedroom house, close to which is a stylish resort-style pool and new outdoor entertainment area.One of the five bedrooms is a downstairs granny flat, while a giant two-bay shed allows more than enough space for cars and boats.Mrs Watson said it had been a treat watching her sons James, 21, and Drew, 19, grow up with ample room to play cricket and ride their bikes.“From inside the home I can look outside and see the boys in the pool, and as they grew older they would always bring their friends around,” she said. “They could both walk to school and, now they’re grown up, they can easily park their work cars here.” The home, which has stunning mountain views, includes an open-plan kitchen, formal dining room and study. The home is listed for $1.2 millionA large master bedroom, solar hot water system and remote-gate entry are among the other notable features.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe property is close to four schools, shopping centre and a sports facility.A creek flows through part of the property which, set in the midst of rainforest, has proved itself as the perfect place to unwind.“Ray works as a FIFO engineer in Western Australia – where there’s just red dirt – so it’s great for him to come home to an oasis like this,” Mrs Watson said. After 21 good years, the Watsons have decided to move to a waterfront Far North property to make the most of their boat.Their home at 10-12 Tognolini Cl, Redlynch, is open for inspection today from 2-3pm.“We debated long and hard about moving, but it’s time for someone else to enjoy it,” Mrs Watson said. “It has also been a pleasure watching Redlynch grow over the years … it’s such a lovely place for families.” Selling agent Marilyn McCarroll of Cairns Property Office said the home had “wow factor”.“Nice properties on acreage are always in great demand,” she said. “And being near the rainforest, with a great timber deck, the home is ‘very Cairns’.“I had a call from a man the other day who said he had been looking for a place like this for a long time, which is a good indication.“He saw it was a good family home that ticked all the boxes.” The home is listed for $1.2 million.last_img