Midholme restored thanks to major Friends of Currawong donation.
The main homestead on Currawong has undergone substantial conservation work thanks to the generous donation by the late Don Seaton who had been a long time member and supporter of Friends of Currawong.
Don Seaton’s donation of more than one million four hundred thousand dollars provided the funds necessary to restore MIdholme, the original homestead.
Friends of Currawong have worked with Pittwater Environment Foundation
and Pittwater Council to enable the historic
building to be returned to its original heritage role as the centrepiece of Currawong. Pittwater Council, conscious of the heritage value of Midholme, employed skilled conservation tradesmen to carry out the extensive work that was required.
The original slate roof has been replaced with slate imported from Wales and the sandstone piers and verandah have all been extensively repaired. All the interior has been refurbished including a new kitchen and bathrooms.
Friends of Currawong President, Shane Withington, said “Don loved Currawong and he would have been so proud to see what has been achieved”.
As members of the Friends of Currawong, you are well aware of what a special place Currawong is.
Perhaps now is the time to make a return visit to this unique holiday destination. Bookings can now be made for the restored Midholme, as well of course for the holiday cottages, at www.currawong.com.au