The living area opens to the front deck.“We have six grandchildren and they have always enjoyed playing in the water across the road,” she said.“They’d go across and go yabbying and get covered in mud and we’d have to hose them off — that’s when the downstairs shower comes in handy. Sometimes my son would take the paddleboard out after work and he’d be towing the kids along behind.“And when the children were old enough, they could go swimming while we watched them from the balcony.”The property is being marketed by Gail and Ian Gobey from Sash and Gable Property.The home will go to auction on Saturday, April 1 at 12 noon. Polished timber floors feature in the upstairs area.Mrs Stephens said the home was extended four years ago to include a new kitchen and living area upstairs, and a carport big enough for a boat and caravan.Downstairs, a self-contained space includes a bedroom, bathroom and living area. The kitchen has been updated.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Upstairs the new kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space and stainless steel appliances while the living area opens to the deck.The four upstairs bedrooms are well sized and there are two bathrooms. Polished timber floors feature throughout the top floor.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Best beach house bargains01:48 Related videos 01:48Best beach house bargains01:37Dream home Brighton02:00Dream Home: Byron Bay00:39Dubai party home01:57Dream Home: Tamarama00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay HouseMrs Stephens said her favourite spot in the home was the deck, which overlooks the water.“Everyone gravitates to the deck. It’s so peaceful there and you get beautiful breezes,” she said.Mrs Stephens said the home was the perfect place to raise a family. The home at 847 Esplanade, Lota is going under the hammer.ENJOY sea breezes from the balcony of this waterfront home in Lota.Peter and Debra Stephens bought the home at 847 Esplanade eight years ago and have loved its seaside location.“It’s a lovely home for a family but now it’s just the two of us, it’s time to sell,” Mrs Stephens said.The two-storey home is set up for dual living and has a three-car tandem garage.