Berowra Waters Inn is a restaurant located at Berowra Waters along the Hawkesbury River in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, 50 minutes from downtown Sydney, Australia. It is unique due to its being accessed only by private ferry and being one of architect Glenn Murcutt's only venues regularly open to the public. For many years it has represented the cutting edge of Australian design and cuisine.
Originally, Berowra Waters Inn was a guest house dating to the 1930s CE. In 1975, the Inn was purchased by Tony Bilson and Gay Morris. The Edwardian style teahouse had major engineering flaws however and a decision was made to close and redesign the venue. Between 1976 and 1983, the architect Glenn Murcutt, redesigned the property using a "distinctive Australian vernacular style, corrugated tin roof over glass louvre windows on a Sydney sandstone base, set among eucalypts and angophoras". During excavating work for the rebuild, Bilson discovered Indigenous Australian (Aboriginal) midden remains on the property boundary. These were radiocarbon dated and found to date back nearly 10,000 years, indicating a long term human association with the location.
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