This has optimised the full footprint of the old kitchen area, whilst retaining and respecting items of heritage significance. The scope of works included reconfiguring the cooking area layout, and modernising the preparation space, beverage pickup area, scullery, installing a new cool room/freezer room and dry goods store.
The kitchen is fully equipped with the latest energy saving cooking equipment and fully protected with chemical fire suppression system, smoke & thermal detectors, fire extinguishers/blankets, A/C unit fire trips; all to protect the heritage building.
The original tearoom is significant in its own right as one of two surviving examples of an early twentieth century federation style refreshment pavilion. Constructed in 1925 to a design by the NSW Government Architect, the tearoom has hosted many community events for almost 100 years.
More heritage & conservation news
Conservation in Action: Vaucluse House turrets completeFriday 19 March 2021
After an extraordinary few months we have completed the re-construction of the stone turrets at Vaucluse House.
Conservation in Action: Woolshed Conservation Works updateTuesday 2 March 2021
Structural repair works are well underway in the Woolshed at Rouse Hill.
Conservation in action: The turret stone has arrived! Wednesday 2 December 2020
We were very excited to receive the beautiful new replacement stone for the turrets at Vaucluse House this week.