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Official site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Address: 2 Manor Grove, Caulfield, Victoria 3162
Phone: 03 9527 6295
With its opulent architecture and largely intact original decoration Labassa is one of Australia's most outstanding 19th century mansions.Designed by architect John Augustus Bernard Koch for millionaire Alexander Robertson, the house is a French Renaissance style with an ornate interior. The interior consists of the finest embossed wallpapers, mahogany timbers and a rare illusionist ceiling enhances the stair hall. Externally it features Corinthian columns, arcaded verandas, classical decoration and inset Italian marble panels.
With valid concession card
Two adults and two children
Melway map reference, 58 H11. Public transport, catch a train to Balaclava station and tram number three or 69 to Stop 43.
Tours of the house at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm. There is also an external tour at 1pm. Closed in December. Group tours of Labassa are available by prior appointment. Please call (03) 9656 9804 to book.
The Costume Collection at Labassa is also available to researchers and special interest groups by appointment only. To make an appointment please call (03) 9656 9832 during business hours.
Third Sunday of each month 10:30am
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