The home at 31 Yacht St, Clontarf is up for auction.STROLL to the waterfront from this modern two-storey family home in Clontarf. Mitch and Rochelle Wilson built the home at 31 Yacht St in 2012 after knocking down the original house that stood on the block. Mr Wilson said they bought the “old dump” because it was on a 519sq m corner block close to the sea. “Being close to the water was a big part of it,” he said. “We’d lived in Scarborough previously so we wanted that lifestyle and the accessibility to the city.” The home has an inground pool with glass fencing.Mr Wilson said when they designed the new home, it had to have a nice kitchen, a pool and a layout that was conducive to modern family living. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019On the ground floor there is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen as well as a laundry, bathroom and office. The kitchen has stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances, soft-close drawers and a butler’s pantry with sink and fridge space. There is also a double-car garage with a workshop and storeroom on the bottom level. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite with dual basin vanity and a double shower. A “nice kitchen” was a must-have when the house was built.The four other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a media room. Back downstairs, the open-plan area opens to the timber deck and fenced inground pool. Mr Wilson said his family especially enjoyed the outdoor space, having barbecues on the deck and spending hours in the pool.“We’ll miss the place,” he said. “This is where our two youngest kids have grown up and we’ve had some really enjoyable moments in the house as a family.” The property is being marketed by Adam Clark-Lynch from Kindred. The home will be auctioned on April 27 at 6pm.