The phone has reportedly not stopped ringing for a unique piece of Newcastle history being offered by First National Newcastle City.
They are marketing a stunning ground-floor apartment in the converted David Cohen and Co Bond Store at 10/28 Stevenson Place in Newcastle East.
Apartments there are tightly held and First National's George Rafty was expecting a good turn out when it is opened Saturday at 10.30am. It is set for auction on March 7 with a guide of $1.1 million to $1.2 million.
"It is right on Foreshore Park with nothing between and is absolutely unique," Mr Rafty said.
"Some of the original features include exposed convict bricks and raw timber columns. When it was finished, Bond was regarded as the best of the best.
"If you love Newcastle East, this is one of the ultimate apartment blocks to live.
"We've already had calls from out of Newcastle and we're expecting a good crowd this weekend."
The three-bedroom apartment has been modernised and is currently being utilised as short-stay accommodation known as Cohen's on the Park.
Its history dates back to the early 1800s, when stores from sailing ships would be brought over and kept in the "bond store" building.