Bygone Beautys Renovation Wins Prestigious Awards
Congratulations to Blue Eco Homes for their 2 awards won at the Master Builders Association of NSW’s 2016 Excellence in Construction Awards for their fantastic work at Bygone Beautys! They won the awards for Refurbishment/Renovation/Extension up to $2m and Excellence in Environmental Management up to $10m!
After eighteen months of construction, the major extensions and renovations at Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms were completed in August 2015. With the expertise of local architect Anne Arndt and local builders Blue Eco Homes, the renovations to Bygone Beautys have been a huge success with the overwhelming response being of awe and wonder.
Creating a new dedicated Museum space displaying all manner of teawares, a new function room and formal tearoom as well as a retail area specialising in all things tea-related, Bygone Beautys had a complete make-over while still retaining its ‘olde-worlde’ charm down to the finest details.
Maurice Cooper OAM, proprietor of Bygone Beautys, often referred to as “Mr Teapot”, is proud to proclaim, “as the world’s largest private collection of teawares, Bygone Beautys showcases the history of tea and tea-drinking through various artefacts.” The museum boasts an impressive collection of over 5,500 teapots, 7,000 teaspoons and 3,000 tea towels - just to name a few!
Speaking about the multi-million dollar development, Mr Teapot has considered every last elaborate detail, including museum quality showcases, disabled lift access from the 24-space carpark, custom designed teapot carpet, new granite tables and dining chairs and new point of sale software for the tearooms.
Visitors to the new Trivet Terrace Tearoom can partake of lunch or light refreshments, served with ‘olde-worlde’ charm on fine bone china. Devonshire Tea is the house specialty or indulge in a Traditional High Tea. Bygone Beautys is open 7 days a week, 10.00am to 5.30pm with last tearoom orders at 5.00pm.