"Summit House" - A Classic Queenslander
Material: Weatherboard, Galvanised Iron Roof
Located on a high ridge looking towards Mt Cooroora in the distance, this traditional Queenslander with many original features has been restored reverently to its magnificent heritage.
One of the oldest homes in Pomona, “Summit House” was built in Gympie circa 1890 following the Gympie gold rush, then re-located to Pomona before WWI to become the main dwelling on a sugarcane plantation. As cane growing and gold mining faded, “Summit House” continued as a family residence whilst the surrounding acreage was gradually subdivided. As a legacy of this, the ornate front entrance faces towards Exhibition Street instead of Summit Road.
Fans of the historic “Queenslander” style will be enthralled. The spectacular entrance displays elaborate handcrafted features of bull-nose roofing, old-lace balustrading, latticework and fretwork opening to a traditional hallway.
Off the hallway are 2 lounge areas, charmingly referred to as the “Great Room”, divided by a fretwork arch and boasting one of 2 original brick fireplaces to provide a lovely ambience on cold winter nights.
As you move from room to room, you immediately feel a sense of calm and a lifestyle belonging to another age - the soft period colours, rare vintage leadlight French doors, expansive 10 foot ceilings, polished timber floors and cedar casement windows, all confirming the genuine restoration.
The home has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom completely renovated. The master bedroom opens to a private courtyard with its own entrance constructed with timber slats to filter the sun, a beautiful retreat in which to enjoy your morning cup of tea and paper.
The spacious wraparound verandah accessed from 2 bedrooms and the lounge stays faithful to a tranquil, more gracious style of living. This typical design encourages airflow into the rooms via French doors and louvre windows and offers a shady shelter on hot summer days.
Staying true to form and function, the kitchen has been modernised to create an attractive and efficient country style work space; a fireplace sits comfortably in the welcoming environment.
Green vistas of established landscaped gardens and majestic old growth trees adorn the large 1070m2 allotment; old brick paths and paved terraces meander through to the rainforest retreat teeming with native birds and melodious birdsong. Plenty of room for a pool or shed. Pomona township is just a 5 minute drive, Noosa Heads with world class beaches, shops and restaurants is 30 minutes.
“Summit House” is a rare, historic homestead, examples of which are sadly disappearing from regional towns. Its history of owners includes the well known local Bazzo family whose name appears on streets and roads in the Pomona area.