Record smashing suburbs of 2019 The home at 141 Oceana Tce, Lota. Picture: supplied.This bayside Queenslander at 141 Oceana Tce, Lota is packed with character while offering a floorplan that suits modern living. Owner Alisen Rudkin has lived in the property for 25 years after falling in love with the charm of the home. “We moved in and fully renovated the cottage,” she said.“There is a lot of character in the house and we left as much original as we could. “The house was once lived in by the cook of Lota House and the minister from the neighbouring Presbyterian church.” The upstairs living area at 141 Oceana Tce, Lota. Picture: supplied. MORE NEWS: Robyn Bailey sells Queensland home Southside stunner up for grabs Ms Rudkin said her children were raised at 141 Oceana Tce and the house expanded with the family.“We put a large deck on the back. We decorated downstairs and made it a liveable area,” she said. A gantry-style footbridge leads to the front deck and second floor of the home where there are timber floors, high ceilings and a fresh colour scheme. There is a beautiful living room and an open-plan dining and kitchen area with timber cabinetry and stainless steel European appliances. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe big deck looks out over the private backyard. Picture: supplied.A short hallway leads to the sunroom, bathroom and separate toilet, and out to the spacious covered timber deck. There are also two bedrooms on this floor with one having direct access to the front deck. Internal stairs lead down to a second living area that opens to the big rear patio. The two downstairs bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is also a study, laundry, bathroom and storage space. The home sits on a 455sq m block with establish gardens. The property is walking distance to Manly State School, St John Vianney’s Catholic School and both Manly and Lota train stations. It is also close to the esplanade, the Manly boat harbour and the Manly village. The property is going to auction on Saturday, December 14, and is being marketed by Gordon Walters of Remax Advantage.