Customer showcase: Postman's Quarter June 11 2015
Postman's Quarter is an Australian restaurant located in Thirroul, NSW. A fine example of building refurbishment, exuding a vintage elegance of the 1900's.
It's a common misconception to believe refurbishments are all to do with cogwheels and water pipes (in reference to the industrial era). But it's not just that, it is looking into the history of the building and reviving it, paying homage to it's former glory.
Postman's Quarter was a former post office and bank vault for Commonwealth bank, it's a nice touch to see they retain certain elements that clue us in to the past. Take these reclaimed PO boxes as a reception desk for example.
The interior features herringbone wooden floors, french laced walls, draping red curtains, along with 120 of our glass decanter pendant lights. To think that the building was left unoccupied for three years before the owners saw its potential. We can't deny that we're thrilled and feeling proud to have such visionary customers. We make the product, but it's really the new home where our customers can make the most of them and bring them to life.
Check their facebook page to see photos of the before and after refurbishments.
And presenting their 'powder room':
We're keen to pay a visit next time we head in to Thirroul!
Photos by Kirk Gilmour for Illawarra Mercury