The home is just a short walk away from the water.The post-war home is a quick stroll away from the waterfront and with the main road connection to the Memorial Bridge it is ideal for anyone wanting to commute in to the city. The backyard entertaining area is perfect for a BBQ.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Set on a 607sq m allotment, the house retains its vintage cottage look, but previous owners have put their mark on it to keep it very modern. “The front deck was done by the lady in before us,” Mrs Bermingham said. The home has hardwood floors.“We removed that and put in the entertaining area.”The area is paved and unlike an undercover deck she said it can be used for lots of things. “It’s nice because it is not too restrictive,” she said. HOT PROPERTY: This Clontarf home will be going under the hammer.WHEN Claire Bermingham moved down to southeast Queensland from the top end, they did not want to be smack bang in the hustle and bustle.So after a few months renting they picked a simple three-bedder close to the water at Clontarf. “I was working in Brisbane and it was handy to be close to the city, but not be in the city,” Mrs Bermingham said.“It just had a good feel.” The home has been updated over the years.The couple made their own changes in their two years inside the home, including updating the bathroom. Outside they made some bigger changes when they removed a shed in the backyard to put in something a bit more family friendly. “It was falling apart and something of an eyesore,” she said. The layout is designed to embrace the bayside breezes.Some of her favourite things about the home is the storage, including the his and hers walk-in wardrobes in the master bedroom and the sea breezes that flow throughout.With the family planning on moving somewhere else, she said it would be ideal for an older couple looking to downsize.“It is really close to the golf course,” she said. The home at 69 Elizabeth Avenue will go to auction through LJ Hooker — Redcliffe on Saturday, June 9 at 3pm.