Mesa Verde was inspired by the Sergio Leone film ’Duck you Sucker’, the Mesoamerican theme has been translated into a considered yet casual food and drink experience that serves a great Margarita.
The project involved the collaborative efforts of many, principally guided by owner Tim Peach. The re fitting of the previous Rooftop Cinema box office and studio space into a 300 sq.m Bar and restaurant includes new Entry Hall, fully operational Kitchen, Toilets, various Dining areas, an extensive Bar , Lounge and a separate small private Dining Room. Being located on the sixth floor, works had to be carefully planned due to limited access within the busy multi entertainment and commercial operations at Curtin House.
The existing concrete ceiling, with its multitude of beams was restored and discreetly up lit with custom designed strip LED lighting. The walls have been clad with a panelled dado of oiled Tasmanian Myrtle that reflects the original 1920’s detailing found elsewhere in the building.
A recycled Messmate Bar forms the main centrepiece and is enlivened by the backlit Onyx panels to the bar front and bevelled / aged mirrors and display shelves to the rear housing a serious Tequila Bar. Built in banquette seating is complimented by bentwood chairs, high bar stools and tables, velvet curtains and an array of film posters, flickering projected images and antique lanterns all set on an American oak floor.
Project Team: Grant Amon, Stephen Herbst, Lauren Zmood, Josie Porter (GAA), Tim Peach, Eric Firth (Owners/Client) Grant Gould, Kathy Reid (Mesa Verde)
Builder: John Kolarik (Jnr & Snr)
Awards: Shortlisted Eat-Drink- Design Awards 2013
Publications: Artichoke #45 2013
Photos: Peter Bennetts