9 Canopy Cl FreshwaterENERGETIC young footballers have been allowed plenty of growing space in this giant Freshwater home.The five-bedroom property, on a 1396sq m block, is going under the hammer on July 29.Since 2006 it has been owned by Tim and Erin Hancock, whose sons Tom and Matt are well known within local rugby league circles.“We came over from the Northern Territory and wanted the kids to go to a good local school and the one at Freshwater was just awesome,” Mrs Hancock said.“It’s been a good house because it can just fit so many people. “But you really can’t beat the location. It’s close to just about everything.” The property, described as “indestructible”, was designed specifically to suit families.The solid two-storey house adjoins a swimming pool and timber deck, from which views of the Barron Valley can be enjoyed.Mrs Hancock said the home had been wonderful for entertaining guests, including dozens of footy-mad teenagers.While a short drive from the city, the home is in the vicinity of cane fields, creating a semirural feel. The bedrooms are upstairs, with the master suite opening on to a balcony.The downstairs area features a media room – which can double as a study – a second kitchen and granny flat.Other features include an elegant kitchen, airconditioning, solar panels and large car port.With their children now grown up and living elsewhere, Mrs Hancock said the time was right to sell. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe property is being auctioned on July 29“It feels a bit too big now but it’s been a great house, we’ve enjoyed a large part of our lives there,” she said. “Of course we’re sad to leave but it will be ideal for another growing family.“The house is at its best when it is full.” With a median house price of about $530,000, Freshwater is a premier city fringe Cairns suburb.Residents are attracted to its array of quality homes and prime location, with several schools, shops and the airport nearby. Currently living in Wellington, New Zealand, Mrs Hancock said she was looking forward to returning to Cairns for the July 29 auction.“I’m excited. We’ll just have to see what happens,” she said. Selling agent Vanessa Robinson said the home at 9 Canopy Cl, Freshwater, was “fabulous”.“The sellers are committed and this is a really good buying opportunity,” she said. “We’re taking it to auction because it’s a unique home and it’s hard to put a price on some properties. “In this case, we thought it would be best to let the market decide.”She said the home had recently been repainted to a “professional standard”. The auction is being held on-site at 12.30pm on Saturday, July 29.