One of the last remaining beach shacks built more than 50 years ago as weekenders for city folks has come up for sale in Fishermans Bay.
Located near Port Stephens, the original one-bedroom property on 581sqm is now dwarfed by more modern and large two-storey residences.
It is scheduled to sell for the first time ever at auction on February 13 with a $650,000 guide.
Walkom Real Estate’s Graeme Brownlow said 7 Park Street was one of the last original holidays homes standing in the area.
“Originally this area was full of properties just like this one, but over time they have been knocked down and replaced,” he said.
“This particular one would have to be the last one standing with a location that close to the ocean.”
Around 2000 people have viewed the property on realestate.com.au since it came to market a week ago.
Mr Brownlow said he has been getting smashed with interested buyers the area, as well as from Newcastle down to Sydney.
“This is the hottest potato in town,” he said.
“We are getting hammered with calls every day from people.”
Most of the buyers are looking to knock down the residence and build a dream home taking in ocean views.
“The block lends itself a beautiful two-storey home with wide verandas views,” he said.
No. 7 Park Street is surrounded by Tomaree National Park and is metres from a secluded beach, which is great for fishing, snorkelling and taking in the annual whale migration.
In original condition throughout, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back to simpler times inside the beach shack. There are three rooms in total — a bedroom, kitchen/living area and a bathroom.
The time warp kitchen has wooden panelling, lino floors and benchtops, as well as a retro fridge. The bedroom is large enough to fit two single beds and a double bed.