37 Hodel St, Whitfield.NESTLED in the leafy backstreets of Mt Whitfield is a home full of classic Queensland character and a claim to modern political history.Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch and wife Yolonde have called the airy, well-kept property at 37 Hodel St home since 2006.But with Mrs Entsch left at home while her husband regularly travels between the Far North and Canberra, the pair have decided to downgrade and make a Yorkeys Knob apartment their principal residence. 37 Hodel St, Whitfield.The family undertook extensive renovations in 2013 replacing the roof and kitchen and restaining floorboards and repainting the inside walls.The underneath of the house has been built in and the carport is now another bedroom, perfect for use as a guest room or AirBnB lodging.For some time the family rented out the ground floor granny flat which comes complete witha spacious open living area, kitchenette, separate bedroom plus internal and external access.“It’s an entertainer. We’ve spent plenty of time around the swimming pool and also the deck out the front. We’ve had plenty of parties out on that deck,” Mrs Entsch said. “One of the things we love about Whitfield is it is very community-oriented. One of my girlfriends will toot every time she drives past and everyone will wave.“We have loved this house, absolutely loved it.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe separated upstairs and downstairs living areas makes the home perfect for a family with grown-up children and “someone who loves a bit of character”. 37 Hodel St, Whitfield.Glimpses of the city lights, only seven minutes’ drive away, can be enjoyed from the dining room and the front deck which is accessed by french doors. “It’s the type of house which will appeal to someone who loves something different with that Queensland characterand that indoor/outdoor lifestyle.“It’s just not your traditional four-bedroom standard home and it’ll go to someone who’s a little quirky. “Everyone who walks in says its beautiful.”A lush tropical garden can be spied from every window of the home and is filled with rare and unusual tropical plants.Mrs Entsch said the cut flowers make for stunning additions to a sideboard or dining table.LJ Hooker sales agent Nadine Edwards said the home offered the new owner a versatile living space and a central kitchen area was equipped with stainless steel appliances.“An abundance of natural light and cool breezes filter throughout this residence,” she said. Airconditioning, solar hot water, a workshop, ample storage options and car accommodation completed the package. The Entschs also have approval from council to build a closed garage within the regulated six metres from the kerb.