9 St Michael Court, RangewoodFANCY a walk in the park? This one-acre property has got you covered in more ways than one.A love for gardening and wildlife has seen the owners of 9 St Michael Court, Rangewood, turn their beloved home into a nature lovers’ delight that includes what is believed to be Townsville’s own private man-made rainforest retreat.It’s certainly not something you’d expect to find in a suburb with a bush-like setting.Owners Bill and Margo Morris said they purchased the property 12 years ago, with the vision to create an exclusive lifestyle for themselves and their extended family. 9 St Michael Court, Rangewood“When we bought this property, there was nothing out the back,” Ms Morris said. “Bill created it all. He was the one with the vision, which is funny, because he was never really a gardener.“He would come home from work, we’d turn the flood lights on, and he’d be out there, moving dirt and creating what you see here today, including the rainforest.With lush lawns, two waterfalls, two ponds populated by goldfish and a huge gazebo among it all, lovers of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden will never want to leave. There are even possums and kookaburras to feed. 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 20209 St Michael Court, RangewoodThe exclusive property is now listed for sale at an unmissable price of $725,000 and includes a modern and well cared-for two-level home that includes a master-suite, privately situated above the other three bedrooms and living areas.A large ensuite with a double-bowl vanity complements the master bedroom, while the main bathroom for the three lower bedrooms is also large, airy and situated beside a shaded courtyard.The three tiled, internal living areas are semi open plan in design and give a free-flowing feeling of space, especially with the high ceilings. 9 St Michael Court, RangewoodThe home is fully air-conditioned with split systems. Outside, the entertainment area is outstanding. A large tiled patio is located beside a big pool with beautifully landscaped surrounds.The property is fully serviced by town water, a bore and sprinkler systems.The three-bay shed is styled in the American barn style and has a mezzanine floor for extra storage and there’s a powered container also if you need more storage. 9 St Michael Court, RangewoodMs Morris said the decision to sell was made with a heavy heart.“Bill isn’t well and the house and garden is becoming too much for him to manage,” she said.“So we’re going down to Harris Crossing to a much smaller block. “It’s been a tough decision to make and I do worry about the property and hope we’ll find a buyer who will love it and care for it as much as we have.”
Paddy Jackson returns to the Ireland fold today, as attention switches from the All Blacks to Canada. The Ulster out-half missed the trip to Chicago.Four potential debutants were among the six players drafted into the squad by coach Joe Schmidt yesterday.