12-14 Brentnall Street, MystertonOwner Richard Fairley, the Townsville Grammar School principal, enjoyed 11 years in the home with his wife and two children.Mr Fairley has announced his retirement and the family now plan to move south.He said his children were upset the house had been put on the market as so many happy memories had been shared there. 12-14 Brentnall Street, MystertonMr Keyes said the property had everything buyers were looking for in a home in Mysterton and he expected it to pull at people’s heartstrings.“Leafy quiet streets with the big block and a grand Queenslander is what people come to Mysterton for,” he said.“There is no doubt character homes are far more emotive than clinical contemporary homes where every second home is a cookie cutter version of the one next door.“These homes really do stir up those emotions.” 12-14 Brentnall Street, MystertonKeyes & Co principal and selling agent Damien Keyes said it was rare to come across a property with so much character.“It’s definitely maintained its character appeal and that hasn’t been compromised,” he said.“The position on the block being on the corner still allows a nice big pool to be added without losing any yard space out the front and down the side.“We’ve had a mix of families looking at it and it caters to both.“It would certainly suit someone looking to come from a larger two-storey property to a property on a low level.” 12-14 Brentnall Street, Mysterton“It’s truly beyond belief to come home to this house every day and walk through the front door when you have such a sense of history and character,” he said.“These homes were built for the climate and the peace and tranquillity that pervades the ambience of the house is just magical.“I love the front veranda and to be able to enjoy a moment of peace and solitude on that veranda and listen to the birds and feel the morning breeze … it’s just an amazing place to have.“As a family we just have so many happy memories of friends visiting and children growing up.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“Mysterton has to be the best-kept secret in Townsville because it’s such a small suburb. It’s literally just a couple of streets and it’s just such a character suburb.” 12-14 Brentnall Street, MystertonIN GREEN and leafy Mysterton, behind a white picket fence, is 12-14 Brentnall St. The house, it is believed, was only the second to be built in the tightly held suburb, renowned for its Queenslanders and character homes. Now the historic house will go to auction on October 10. 12-14 Brentnall Street, MystertonThe immaculate home is set on a 971sq m corner block and has character features such as tongue and groove panelling, casement windows, timber louvres and high ceilings.Three of the bedrooms are double in size while the spacious master bedroom is surrounded by timber louvres and casements with access to the enclosed veranda.The lawns and gardens can be kept green all year round with a well with pump supplying water. 12-14 Brentnall Street, Mysterton For more information callDamien Keyes on 0418 781 421.