37 Wackett Street, Pallarenda“The house we had in Sydney, you had to climb at least 50 steps to get to the front door, which wasn’t always a lot of fun,” Mr Carter recalls.“So we knew we didn’t want that again. We wanted a lowset home with a pool for the kids and, having always loved the ocean, a home that was near the beach.“When we bought this home it was near-new, only about three or four years old and it had everything we wanted.“We really enjoyed living here and like Pallarenda a great deal, but we’re now both in our 80s and wanting something a bit smaller and looking to move to the RSL villas.”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 37 Wackett Street, PallarendaListed for a negotiable price of $419,000, the home sits on a spacious 708sq m block which backs on to a large landscaped parkland. The property consists of two separate dwellings, with the main house featuring multiple airconditioned living areas with a sunroom adjoining the lounge and dining room serviced by the functional kitchen. There are also three bedrooms, all with built-ins, storage in hallway and bathroom with plunge spa bath and separate toilet.The second dwelling has a large airconditioned bedroom complete with shower and toilet. There is a large workshop on the end of this building and a covered entertaining area that overlooks the inground saltwater pool. It’s a great place to take a dip and cool off on our sunny North Queensland days. The property also has its own bore to keep your lawns green all year round. WHEN Brad and Lee Carter relocated from Sydney to Townsville in 1976, there was never a doubt about the kind of home they wanted to buy to raise their two children.That dream home was none other than 37 Wackett St, Pallarenda, where the couple has now lived for 40 years.With the Carters now in their 80s and their children having left the family home some time ago, the couple are looking to downsize and hand over the keys to a worthy buyer.