18 Alexandra Street, North Ward.Owner Paul Welch has lived in the house for the past eight years with his wife and three children.He said it was the perfect family home with plenty of space to spread out and his three children being able to walk to school at Townsville Grammar.“We bought the place in 2009 and renovated it and raised it,” he said. “Downstairs there is now a self-contained unit because we had parents flying in from the United Kingdom.“We’ve done a huge amount of work on the house and we repainted it about a month ago, put in a new kitchen, installed solar and relined the pool.“We’re going to be moving to a place that is slightly smaller because we don’t have family coming from the UK any more and our eldest child is going to university.”The classic Queenslander facade contains a home filled with modern amenities with views of the water and Castle Hill.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 2020Classic features such as high ceilings, timber flooring, tongue and groove panelling and timber fretwork and archways have been retained to create a character home. 18 Alexander Street, North Ward.WITH its white picket fence and sweeping front veranda 18 Alexandra Street conjures up images of an idyllic family life.The six-bedroom North Ward home is now ripe for the picking and will go to auction on September 5.Located on one of Townsville’s most popular streets on a 1012sq m block and superbly renovated, the expansive two-level home has already caught the attention of many potential buyers. 18 Alexandra Street, North Ward. The house has three living zones as well as a study and a self-contained guest area downstairs with a total of 416sq m of under-roof space.Mr Welch said Alexandra Street would have to be one of the best streets in Townsville.“We absolutely love North Ward and Alexandra Street because everyone looks out for each other and we all have an annual Christmas party,” he said.“I think our house is in the best bit of Alexandra Street because you don’t have all the noise of Paxton Street and you have a flatter backyard.“The home as well as being great for a family is a really fantastic party house where you can have 50 or 60 guests and the place looks nicely busy but you’re not tripping over each other.“We have really enjoyed living here and it’s such a fantastic spot.” 18 Alexander Street, North Ward.Harcourts Kingsberry selling agent Julie Mahoney said she was expecting a family to snap up the home.“We’ve had a huge amount of groups through because it will appeal to a big family demographic because it’s the type of home that is beautifully appointed but still feels like a home,” she said.“With the layout and position of the home you have an amazing grassed area as well as a large pool which is almost like a lap pool and is very deep ended.”For more information call Julie Mahoney on 0428 242 817.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Sylvester Provencio, 22, of Caldwell will be sentenced by a Sumner County District Court Judge Thursday for a reckless aggravated battery felony conviction determined by a jury last month.In an unrelated case, Provencio accused of rape, an off-grid felony, has had his jury trial delayed until Oct. 4 at 9 a.m.Provencio is currently in Sumner County jail awaiting Judge Scott McQuinâ€™s sentencing set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Wellington. He was convicted of one felony and misdemeanor charges of criminal deprivation of a vehicle and disorderly conduct for the assault of two elderly Caldwell men on April 22, 2015 in rural Sumner County. A 12-person jury handed in the verdict after a week-long trial.Provencioâ€™s accomplice, Nick Reedy, had foregone a jury trial and pled guilty to reckless aggravated battery and criminal deprivation of a motor vehicle. He is scheduled for sentencing in July. Reedy is currently out on bond.Provencio was charged for the assault of Gregory Schneider, 53, and Bryan Nispel, 55, of Caldwell during what started out as a Good Samaritan act that turned violent during the midnight hours after Provencio, Reedy and a third person had gotten their pickup stuck in the mud about five miles east of Caldwell.The trial lasted seven days, and the jury handed out a reckless aggravated battery charge which is a level 5 felony. Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer had sought a level 4 aggravated battery charge. The jury, however, determined that Provencio â€œrecklessly without planningâ€ attacked Schneider as opposed to the level 4 charge which met he â€œdeliberatelyâ€ tried to hurt him. The difference means that Provencio will likely spend 32 to 35 months in prison for the felony, as opposed to 41 to 45 months. Of course, that will depend on McQuin.Provencio was also scheduled for another jury trial this week on the rape charge, an off-grid felony. However, that has been continued to October.He is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl during a New Yearâ€™s Eve Party at the home of his parents on Jan. 1.He pled not guilty in March. The jury trial was originally scheduled to start in May but has now been delayed twice.