National Trust Heritage Award

A lovingly maintained Beachcomber II was awarded a National Trust Heritage Award in 2015. The award, for Conservation and Built Heritage, recognised the efforts of Billy Gruner and Sarah Keighery in restoring their original Beachcomber in Sydney’s Blue Mountains.

You can read more about Nino Sydney’s response to the award in Domain.

As only the second owners of their Beachcomber, Billy and Sarah not only retained its original mid-century features, but enhanced the 60’s vibe with inspired decorating. Their Beachcomber has also featured in Australian Country Living and The Cloudscape, as well as provided the setting for a Modern Art Projects Art+Architecture Open Day.


Photo: Sarah Keighery, Nino Sydney and Billy Gruner with the award