About the Project
Designed in Spanish-American style, Boomerang (circa 1926) is a heritage-listed historic home in the Sydney suburb of Elizabeth Bay. It is regarded as the oldest and finest example of Spanish Mission style art deco architecture in Australia, and was featured in the Tom Cruise film, Mission: Impossible II as a Spanish mansion in Seville, Spain. The floors on the ground level are limestone paved and in the dining room, former library, central lobby and upstairs bedrooms there is high quality timber parquetry of English oak with black ebony and American walnut borders.
LOCATION: Boomerang House, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
The heritage listed parquetry floor was water damaged in 2016. We were asked to restore it to be perfectly identical to the original, which featured a border of six hardwood species in lines of differing coloured wood. The overall cuts involved over 120 mitre joints without any gaps, all precision cut on site. This also included some mixing of stains and colour matching onsite, to achieve a near perfect match in installation, and finish. We completed the works with compliments from the owners who appreciated the care and attention to detail.
Ivan Kirton, We Love Parquet