3 Aldinga Cl, WhitfieldBILL and Peg Fahey traversed Australia and the world before finding their dream home in Tropical Queensland.In 1983, a four-bedroom Whitfield house with commanding views stole their hearts and set them up for a rewarding new chapter of life. “We decided we’d like to live in the tropics, so we came to Cairns and a real estate agent showed us this house, which we liked straight away,” Mrs Fahey said. “We bought the home, but circumstances were such that we couldn’t come and live here until 2000, and we have been here ever since.”Set in a leafy, quiet part of Cairns, the home is now set to go under the hammer next month.The past 17 years have been fulfilling for Mr and Mrs Fahey, retirees who really love their peace and quiet.“We have enjoyed the serenity, privacy and, of course, the views,” she said.“We’re down a long driveway, so many people don’t even realise there is a house here.” Set on more than 1200sq m, the home was designed by renowned Far North architect Eddie Oribin.Upstairs comprises a unique, airy living space and a master bedroom featuring ocean views.Down the spiral staircase on the lower level is another living room, which adjoins a spacious outdoor entertaining area and pool.A striking view of the Cairns skyline is a signature asset of the home.Other features of note include walk-in wardrobes, airconditioning and its proximity to local shops and schools. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoMrs Fahey said the property was ideal for entertaining their six children and eight grandchildren, the majority of whom live in Western Australia.“It is a perfect place for visitors, and we’ve certainly had our fair share of them over the years,” she said. The home was designed by renowned Far North architect Eddie Oribin“Gatherings are great here because there is so much room upstairs and downstairs, and the pool has been a wonderful feature.”Mrs Fahey said selling had not been an easy decision, but they were now looking forward to being closer to family in Perth.“We think this has been an excellent home and it will suit a family very well,” she said.The property is being auctioned on-site at on Saturday, June 17, at 11am. With an average house sale price of about $516,000, Whitfield is widely rated among the most desirable family-friendly suburbs in Cairns. Selling agent Angela Capitanio of Ray White Cairns Central said the Aldinga Cl home had “endless potential”.“It is an excitingly different home in a sought-after location, offering privacy and a lovely outlook,” she said. “There are many homes that feel similar, but you walk into this one and straight away you know it’s unique.”Offered for the first time in 34 years, the Whitfield property is open for inspection today from 1-2pm.