Heritage beauty reveals stunning make-over
As the city prepares for another Great Houses of Ipswich – with three privately owned homes open to the public on September 15 – here’s a timely peek at another heritage landmark and it’s one you can actually stay in.
Cumquat House, built in 1914, is a stunning example of mission revival architecture and recent refurbishments and styling have added a fresh contemporary elegance.
On a quiet street within an easy stroll of the CBD, Cumquat House offers five suites each with ensuite and balcony, and each with a moniker that links back to some historical aspect of the building. ‘Emsworth’ for example, is named for the birthplace of its builder, and ‘Woodford’ for the first owner, John Harry Woodford, and ‘Compton’ for the birthplace of his wife.
Cumquat House at 10 Salisbury St, Ipswich, is a great option for those seeking a night or two in the heritage city – perhaps for a weekend exploring local attractions such as The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich Antique Centre, the CRAVE trail or the many new cafes and restaurants – and even a brewery – that have popped up in many of the CBD’s heritage buildings.