• Architecture & design

Labassa Mansion

2 Manor Grove, Caulfield North, Victoria, 3161

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 thirty-five roomed property with ornate interiors in the French Second Empire style.

Inside it is shrouded in gilt embossed wallpapers, mahogany timbers, ornate stained glass and a rare trompe l’oeil ceiling. Externally it features Corinthian columns, arcaded verandas, classical decoration and inset Italian marble panels.

Home to Melbourne's elite until 1920, when divided into flats, Labassa has since held a fascinating succession of residents, including Hollywood's first Australian silent film star. Visitors will discover a rich and dazzling history surrounding the eccentric lifestyles of the bohemians and artists who called Labassa home throughout the mid twentieth century.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Content: National Trust (Victoria)
Cost
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

Adult $15 Concession $12 Child $9 Family (two adults and twoo children) $35 National Trust members free Please note, access to the tower is an additional gold coin donation

$9.00 - $15.00
Child

Family of two adults and two children $35.

$9.00
Accessibility:
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
Facilities:
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
Membership:
  • National Trust
2 Manor Grove, Caulfield North, Victoria, 3161

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