Built as a miner's cottage, this charming circa 1925 Austinmer home has its original fireplace, still in working condition.
Much of the original timber, including floorboards and picture rails, has also been retained in the home at 13 Little Dunne Street.
Owned by the same family for the past three decades, it is now on the market for offers above $695,000.
Trever Molenaar, of McGrath Estate Agents - Thirroul, said the home, which is set on 580 square metres, had all the hallmarks of a traditional Austinmer cottage.
He said it had retained so much of its character because it had only been owned by three families during its history.
It is believed the property, which is positioned on the eastern side of the street, was part of a 160-acre land parcel granted to Joseph Roberts in January 1837, Mr Molenaar said.
Yet the three-bedroom home offers the comforts of modern living.
There is a light-filled kitchen with a central island bench and chef's oven; a newly renovated bathroom, and a large family room which opens onto a deck.
A spacious garden shed provides for additional storage and the sunny north-facing deck leads to a rear garden with fruit trees.
The median Austinmer house price is $750,000, an increase of 3 per cent during the 12-month period to May 2014, according to Australian Property Monitors.
Inspections of the cottage are available through Mr Molenaar or co-sales agent Kristine Morgan.