“I’m going to miss the big front verandah because the whole place can be opened up, which makes it fantastic for entertaining — we’ve had some wonderful dinner parties here,” Ms Hallows said.“We like to sit on the deck with a glass of wine and watch the full moon come up over the ocean.” “We added a big front deck and a new drive, we’ve also done a lot of work to the house underneath,” Rowena Hallows said.“Officially, the home has three bedrooms, but downstairs is a massive area that could be used as anything from another bedroom, study, or office. “The whole neighbourhood helps themselves to lemons and limes,” Ms Hallows said.“JT lives down the road, so he often comes past with the family and gets some off the tree — a lot of people know the house by the fact that it’s the ‘lemon tree house‘.”The mature tropical garden features native cycad plants, and is easy to maintain with a new irrigation system in place.The home is perfect for entertaining, boasting an outdoor pavilion-style bar which connects to the kitchen through a bi-fold window, adding to the breezy coastal atmosphere of the property. This home at 10 Palm Street in Rowes Bay, is new to the market and will be going to auction on June 18.PICTURE this … waking up to views of the ocean, walking across the street for a kayak, and coming back for a chat with Townsville’s rugby league legend Jonathon Thurston while you pick fruit from the neighbourhood lemon tree.This has been life for the Hallows family since they bought the highset home at 10 Palm Street in 2001 — and now it’s back up for grabs. Built in 1954, the house has withstood the test of time, and evolved with the family — having been lovingly restored to keep its character and luxury coastal charm. The family of four have made the best of the home’s beachfront convenience for almost two decades, and now they’re ready for the next chapter.“The only reason we’re moving is because we want to downsize now that our kids have left the nest.“We’ve really enjoyed the lifestyle that comes with living at the home, but now it’s time for another family to come along and let their kids grow up here.” “Then there’s a second huge room under the house which has a laundry and beautiful resort-style bathroom that opens up to the pool.”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 large fibreglass swimming pool was another feature added to the property by the Hallows family, as well as a new kitchen and the lemon tree out the front, which has earned community recognition for the house.