Currimundi House or “The Old Governor’s Residence” as it is also known, was designed in 1936 by renowned architects of the time, Cummings and Lucas, for the then Governor of Queensland, Sir Leslie Orme Wilson. The name Currimundi was probably derived from the Aboriginal name for the area, pronounced Garamandah or Girramundi, meaning place of Flying Foxes. The attractive timber dwelling, built on two acres overlooking Dicky Beach, was the seaside residence for Sir Leslie and his wife Lady Winifred Wilson. At the time of construction, it was the largest Sunshine Coast house to be constructed as a private residence.
It has been described as the ultimate "Queenslander", with verandahs surrounding three wings of the house. The house features Queensland maple panelled walls in the formal living and dining rooms. Another unique design feature, particularly in 1936, was the inclusion of built-in cupboards in every room and hallway.
In 1980, Currimundi House was relocated to its current 6000sqm site in Buderim. Due to its significant heritage value, it was the first house ever approved by Maroochy Shire Council to be moved from one suburb to another in the Shire. The original design integrity of the home has been maintained with only a billiard room added under the house and a three-car garage constructed away from the house. The home features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, formal living (fireplace), formal dining, eat in kitchen, sitting/TV room, butlers' pantry, laundry (exflower room), study/library, and billiard room.
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Bookings open on Wednesday 13 October at 9am. To secure your booking visit this building page, click on the "BOOK NOW" button and follow the prompts through the Eventbrite website. To ensure a fair allocation there will be a limited ticket allocation per person. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Pre-booked tours will book out quickly. There will be no waitlists, so if you miss out, please check back in case others cancel.