Harcourts Kingsberry Townsville Listing Agent Julie Mahoney in the backyard of number 13 Fantome Street, Rowes bay which is up for auction.LUXE outdoor entertaining areas are helping to attract buyers with fire pits, pools and designer landscaping becoming increasingly common in Townsville backyards.House hunters wanting to take advantage of North Queensland’s warm climate are looking for homes that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living areas.Harcourts Kingsberry Townsville agent Julie Mahoney is selling 13 Fantome St in Rowes Bay which offers multiple outdoor areas suited to entertaining.The home features a fire pit with sunken seating area, authentic clay pizza oven, resort-style pool and expansive rear deck connected to the kitchen and living area through bi-fold doors. Harcourts Kingsberry Townsville Listing Agent Julie Mahoney in the backyard of number 13 Fantome Street, Rowes bay which is up for auction.Ms Mahoney said despite the property only hitting the market today, she had already received off-the-market interest from buyers impressed with the home’s outdoor living areas.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“The outdoor area has a really amazing feel and it’s practical as well,” she said.“There is already a couple of people who have expressed interest.”The modernist 1950s home features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, double carport, large shed and two living areas in a beachside setting.It’s on a private 809sq m block only a few minutes from the city.Ms Mahoney said more than ever people were looking for homes with outdoor entertaining areas.“People want those open spaces to cater to crowds and being able to see the swimming pool from the kitchen is really important as well so mum can keep an eye on the kids,” she said.“Connectivity of entertaining with being part of everything going on is also important. “Gone are the days when you had the galley kitchen and mum was there by herself. People want to cook and entertain together now.”The home will go to auction on November 21 at Harcourts at 6pm and will be open for inspection on Sunday from 11am to 11.30am. For more information, call Julie Mahoney on 0428 242 817.