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RENOVATIONS @ 

The Brookton has undergone a partial facelift over the past four years.  We have concentrated on styling the bedrooms, decorating them with beautiful artwork, décor, and luxurious bedding. The bedrooms are air conditioned which provides another level of comfort. New carpet has replaced a patchwork of moth-eaten carpets and a variety of lighting and chandeliers showcase the rooms to their best advantage. 

The Entry hall is furnished with beautiful antiques and a collection of artworks depicting jazz and blues themes adorn the walls. The Dining Room is luxurious, warm, and inviting.  We have reinstated antique furniture including several stunning antique sideboards. The windows have been beautifully dressed, and the colour scheme adds depth to the room and showcases the white pressed metal ceilings. We will source antique dining suites to finish this room and the existing café tables will be moved into the distillery and café when it is completed.  

We are concentrating on the old bar areas now.  The front and rear bars/refrigeration have been removed.  They were beyond restoration. We retained the original bar façade which will be reinstated when the new bars are installed. This was the only piece of furniture in the old bar area that was not eaten by white ants! We have also removed the cheap wall panelling and the ugly suspended ceiling which was installed back in 1969.  

The original pressed metal ceilings have been exposed and a master craftsperson has commenced the repairs to the pressed metal ceilings which were badly damaged when the suspended ceiling was installed. 

 

The single brick wall left standing between the front and back bar areas will be removed to make way for the new distillery and café.  A new kitchen will occupy the space where the old cool room and storeroom were located. This will allow us to install a servery from the kitchen into the old lounge area to cater for customers and future events. 

I am a true believer in recycling and re-purposing.  All the artwork, furniture, bedroom suites, curtains, carpet, and lighting have been sourced via Marketplace. This has allowed us to save funds for the next stage of development. A new roof and solar panels will be installed in November if all goes to plan. 

The external brick walls are slowly being repaired (ongoing project) and we will tackle the infestation of swallows over the next few months.  The external balcony will be painted when the swallows have vacated, and we are closer to opening our distillery and café. the project. 

The original pressed ceilings are being returned to their former glory.  The suspended ceiling which is believed to have been installed in 1969 saw the onset of renovations that had minimal regard for the historic value of the pressed metal ceilings, windows, or the building. 

Front Bar – Ceiling prepped for the new lights over the new bar – damaged panels replaced.

Times have changed and the building is now being treated to a facelift that recognises the innate value of the building and the beautiful, pressed metal ceilings. 

The current renovations include repairs to the ceilings and the restoration of the upper windows in the bar areas which were hidden by a suspended ceiling. 

Lounge Bar – illustration courtesy of an unknown artist – discovered when the suspended ceiling was removed.

The Brookton has undergone a partial facelift over the past five years.  We have concentrated on styling the bedrooms, decorating them with beautiful artwork, décor, and luxurious bedding. The bedrooms are air conditioned which provides another level of comfort. New carpet has replaced a patchwork of moth-eaten carpets and a variety of lighting and chandeliers showcase the rooms to their best advantage. 

The Entry hall is furnished with beautiful antiques and a collection of artworks depicting jazz and blues themes adorn the walls. The Dining Room is luxurious, warm, and inviting.  We have reinstated antique furniture including several stunning antique sideboards. The windows have been beautifully dressed, and the colour scheme adds depth to the room and showcases the white pressed metal ceilings. We are currently sourcing a range of antique dining suites to finish this room.  The existing café tables currently located in the dining room will be moved into the distillery and café area when it is completed.  

We are now concentrating on the old bar areas.  The old bars and refrigeration have been removed and the flooring has been replaced above the cellar. The existing flooring could not be saved. The jarrah floorboards were beyond restoration. We have however, retained the original bar facade which will be reinstated when the new café bar is installed. This was the only piece of furniture in the old bar area that was not eaten by white ants! We have also removed the fake wall panelling and the ugly suspended ceiling which was installed back in 1969.  The steel lintel which was exposed when the suspended ceilings were removed bears the name of the builder (Keok & Co 1969)

The original pressed metal ceilings have been exposed and a master craftsperson has commenced the repairs to the pressed metal ceilings which were badly damaged when the suspended ceiling was installed. Stunning chandeliers have been installed in each bar area. 

The single brick wall left standing between the front and back bar areas will be widened to make way for the new distillery and café.  A new kitchen will occupy the space where the old cool room and storeroom were located. This will allow us to install a servery from the kitchen into the old lounge area to cater for customers and future events. 

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