This house at 5 Wateredge Cove is on the market in Douglas.AFTER moving to Townsville over a decade ago from the quiet region of the Burdekin, Judy Hilton and Kevin Hartwell appreciated their own space and privacy. So when they stumbled across the corner block at 5 Wateredge Cove which overlooked the river in Douglas, they knew it was the place they wanted to build their next home. READ MORE Coastal charmer on the hill offers incredible views READ MORE “Our kids had moved out so we didn’t need the extra bedrooms. The rooms are very big and there’s plenty of space when guests do stay.”Ms Hilton said she already missed living at the property, with the river being her favourite place to exercise, and the patio her favourite place to unwind. “I really miss living there,” Ms Hilton said. “It’s a wonderful neighbourhood and I used to love sitting on the veranda when I got home from work and looking out at the river.“It took a lot to convince me to move.”Despite being located on the river, the property was completely unaffected during the floods earlier this year. Where property prices have fallen most in Queenland Mr Hartwell said the kitchen and outdoor space was the hub of the four-bedroom house, with a huge entertaining area that could be completely opened up or closed. “We mainly live in the outdoor area,” Mr Hartwell said. “It’s great for entertaining or having people over — for Christmas, you can host about 20 or 30 people. “It also has a big built-in barbecue which is great.” 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 2020The three generously sized bedrooms and fourth spare room are versatile and can be furnished to suit the ideals of its owner.Mr Hartwell said the house was built for himself and wife Judy, with the couple prioritising space over additional bedrooms.“It was just for the two of us,” Mr Hartwell said.