A property claimed to be the second oldest building in Mount Kembla was sold last week.
The old farmhouse, referred to by residents as ‘Wilson’s Cottage’ (after former occupants the Wilson family) was sold at auction last week.
The pioneer’s cottage at 273-275 Cordeaux Road sold at auction for $780,000 on Saturday.
Selling agent David Calderaro from McGrath Wollongong said the 2207sqm parcel was sold to a nearby buyer from Mount Kembla.
He said it dated back to the late 1800s, but was not heritage-listed.
“We believe it was the second oldest building in Mount Kembla,” he said.
“It was added to twice as the years went on.
“The frame of the house is in a pretty bad way. The very front section that looks quite old, heritage-style, there is some chance of maybe preserving or returning to its original state.”
The ‘Kembla Jottings’ heritage group posted about the property on social media.
“We're hoping the lucky new owners will understand the significance of this much-loved cottage and preserve and incorporate it in their future plans... The building techniques and materials Mt Kembla’s earliest pioneers used are contained within the old walls of Wilson’s Cottage,” the Facebook post said.