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Photograph of Como House Heritage kitchens, showing a arched door way and shelving with various kitchen items.
Photograph of Caroline Armytages bedroom displaying her sitting chair, book case and desk.
Photography showing the exterior of Como House.
Photograph of Como House Heritage kitchens, showing a arched door way and shelving with various kitchen items.

Como House and Gardens

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Arthur Johnson 1847

Description

Built in 1847, Como House is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture, offering a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of its former owners, the Armytage family.

The Armytages were famous amongst Melbourne high society for their elegant dances, dinners and receptions.

Recent conservation works have uncovered new layers to the building's exterior, and the gardens are a place of tranquility.

What's On

Wander the halls of Como House, and get a glimpse into Melbourne's past.

Images: (1) Como House servants' kitchen. (2) Como House interior. (3) Como House exterior. (4) Como House servants' kitchen. All photos: courtesy of Anthony Basheer.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Open access 1pm-4.30pm

No bookings required

Meet at the front door of the house. Enter via Como Avenue. No bookings required, but capacity limits apply.

No food or drink allowed inside the house. No flash photography. Backpacks, large bags and prams must be left outside.

ACCESSIBILITY

Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom

There will be ramps for entry and Ipads to explore the second floor

Location

Cnr Williams Rd and Lechlade Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141

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