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4 Hooper Street, Belgian Gardens, TownsvilleFOR the best part of nearly a century, 4 Hooper St, Belgian Gardens, has been a much-loved home for multiple Townsville families.Built in the 1930s, it was a chance encounter that reunited current homeowner Kaylene Mladenovic with an old friend, who had her own connection to the property, affectionately known as Merton.“One of my very close friends that I met in Mt Isa, lives in Townsville now too,” Mrs Mladenovic said.“I hadn’t seen her in a couple of years and I ran into her and told her I’d bought a house.”Mrs Mladenovic purchased the property with her husband, Predrag, in 2013.“As it turned out, this was her Dad’s (former) house,” she said. One of three verandas surrounding the residence which have views of Castle Hill and The Strand“Her grandparents built this house and her father grew up in it; so it was a funny turn of events.”Named after the first family to have lived in the residence, the Mladenovic family purchased the property with the intention of making it a “forever home” for them and their three children, now aged 20, 21 and 22.“We wanted to have enough space for our children to stay at home for as long as they wanted to, and not feel like the house was too small for them,” Mrs Mladenovic said.“So we built the additional level to provide just a bit more space, with areas where people could go and study by themselves or things like that.”Over the past seven years, the family have made extensive renovations to the property, which features six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The house has been sympathetically renovated.“Our favourite memories are actually having guests and friends come to stay,” Mrs Mladenovic said. “Because it’s so big, we’ve always been able to have people stay here.“We’re actually quite sad to be leaving, but the kids have moved out and there’s just too many rooms now.“When I realised there were some rooms I might not walk into for months, I knew it was time. Some other family should get to enjoy it.”A teacher by trade, Mrs Mladenovic and her husband have a reputation for restoring and renovating properties throughout Townsville; although this has been their biggest passion project.“We’re big-time renovators; we love to take houses that need a bit of love and bring them back to their former glory, and this one here was going to be our forever home,” she said. The kitchen is modern and spacious.“(Renovating) is something that we’ve always done for our family; just to make our family homes nicer for our kids.”Set on easy-care 1094sq m established grounds, the property offers unparalleled excellence at every turn, according to Ray White agent Julie Mahoney.“It’s a wholesome renovation,” she said.“It’s for somebody who really wants everything; it’s multifaceted.”Originally from NSW, the Mladenovics spent 12 years in Alligator Creek followed by a short stint in North Ward, before buying their current property. 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 20204 Hooper Street will go to auction on May 25 and 6pm.“It’s just awesome; the neighbourhood is great and it’s so close to the beach and the breeze is, it’s everything,” Mrs Mladenovic said.Having renovated the Queenslander from a lowset to a highset home, the property includes multiple open-plan living areas, as well as two kitchens.“It would suit any family, even an extended family,” Mrs Mladenovic said.“For a family of five, it was fantastic when the three kids were here because they all had their own bathrooms. We really (want to) let some other family move in and enjoy it like we have.”Standing on her front veranda, Mrs Mladenovic described the view which had captivated her heart for the past seven years.“I’m standing on the front deck at the moment and I’m looking at Magnetic Island and I can see the water, but just snippets, but I’m up among the trees, looking out, and the breeze is beautiful.” The pool is surrounded by landscaped gardens and fruit trees.The three veranda’s surrounding the residence also include views of Castle Hill, The Strand and offer “the best” view of Townsville’s New Year’s Eve fireworks.Out the back, a large pool comes with the convenience of a neighbouring pool house, which include a toilet and shower.“We’ve also got a few fruit trees,” Mrs Mladenovic said, with the landscaped gardens also including a sunken fire pit.A walkway leads from the main house down to a back office, with a carport also attached to the house with enough room for four vehicles.“It’s very safe and secure,” Mrs Mladenovic said, with the property surrounded by a 1.8-metre fence and access via electric gates.Located close to the city and with amenities including a coffee shop, mini mart and Soroptimist Park also within walking distance, Ms Mahoney said 4 Hooper St was certainly one of a kind.