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 became famous amongst Melbourne high society, particularly for their many elegant dances, dinners and receptions.
Recent conservation works have uncovered new layers to the buildings exterior, and the gardens are a place of tranquility. Como provides opportunity to connect with the surrounding landscape, past and present, as a visit to the property on the OHM weekend will reveal.
Visitors are invited to explore the tranquil gardens and House (including the kitchens) whose exterior has undergone recent conservation works.
Images: (1) Como House servants' kitchen. (2) Como House interior. (3)Como House exterior. All photos: Anthony Basheer
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Williams Rd & Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra 3141