Own your piece of Australian history with this beautifully modernised circa 1910 Queenslander; Seabank'
If you find yourself drawn to the character and warmth of authentic colonial-style homes, but want all the benefits of modern living, Seabank' will absolutely fit the bill.
Perched high to take advantage of splendid Mt Cooroy views and cooling coastal breezes, this grand old lady feels like she has been here forever. Yet, she started life as one section of the large formal residence of John Maddock Hughes, built in 1910 on The Esplanade at Southport.
Well travelled, and clearly well loved, she has now been utterly revamped with a sensitivity that celebrates the glorious colonial features that contribute to her grandeur.
The loftiness of the location is matched inside by the soaring 12-foot ceilings and the equally generous proportions of every room.
Natural light floods in through magnificent tall panelled windows, highlighting the rich, polished timber floors throughout, and framing the verdant views beyond. The authentic French doors, VJ walls and ceilings, deep skirtings and fanlights have also been retained.
The open-plan living-dining room feels like a ballroom, with ornate dado rail and French doors opening to the deep, private rear verandah. It flows through to the light-filled kitchen where the lines between past and present begin to blur. Everything here is spanking new - the Caesarstone benchtops, the porcelain double sink, the Bosch dishwasher. A stunning new ivory-coloured 900mm dual-fuel oven with gas hob and 3 electric multi-use ovens is a nod to the past, as is the pressed-metal-style splashback, and the stained glass window in the walk-in pantry.
Fling open a second set of french doors, step on to the massive entertaining deck, and feel the past dissolve completely. We're not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy! Drink in the forever views, then take a few steps down to what might be the coolest infinity pool you've ever plunged into. Imagine floating, suspended between the treetops and the big blue sky. Morning coffees, birthday barbecues, lazy brunches, chilled sundowners - with the built-in seating, you'll be spending lots of time here.
Nearby, the standalone 40m2 studio / rumpus room is a fun place for kids to hang out or somewhere to let your creative juices flow. With air conditioning, fans and insulation, it could even be your home office or uber-cool granny flat.
Below the pool is yet another fun spot for communing with friends around a fire pit.
The same eye for chic style is evident in the three bathrooms which are all beautifully appointed. The large, bright master bedroom may evoke a bygone era but the ensuite is clearly in the 21st century with walls of subways tiles, complemented by striking Moorish floor tiles, a double vanity, a huge glass-walled shower and sexy black tapware.
Not to be outshone, the main bathroom is lavishly appointed with large marble wall tiles, glass-walled shower and freestanding bathtub.
The 3rd bathroom is conveniently located near the studio and includes laundry facilities, toilet and glass-walled shower.
Modern light fittings and fans feature throughout the home and all plumbing and wiring is new.
The gardens are fully landscaped with easy-care plantings. There is lockup, undercover parking for two vehicles and room for a workshop.
Seabank' has witnessed the passing of a century, yet has aged gracefully. What stories she could tell! Will your story become part of her history?
• historic Queenslander with original features on 2.08 acres
• 12-ft ceilings, french doors, tall hopscotch windows, timber floors
• new plumbing & wiring, modern fans & lighting throughout
• stone benchtop, 900mm oven, gas hob, walk-in pantry
• ultra modern stylish bathrooms, main with freestanding bathtub
• infinity concrete tank pool 4.5m diameter, 1.6m deep
• huge entertaining deck, built-in seating
• firepit and easy-care landscaped gardens
• separate 40m2 studio / rumpus room, insulated with a/c, fan
• wastewater treatment plant, 25,000L water tank
- Bedroom: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Garaging: 2
- Land Size: 8452 m2 (approx)
57 Whispering Gum Ave, Eumundi, Queensland 4562 ( get directions )