Como House

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Como House
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Como house
LocationSouth Yarra, Victoria
Coordinates37°50′17″S 145°00′13″E / 37.83806°S 145.00361°E / -37.83806; 145.00361Coordinates: 37°50′17″S 145°00′13″E / 37.83806°S 145.00361°E / -37.83806; 145.00361
Area2.6 hectares (6.5 acres)
Operated byNational Trust of Victoria
WaterYarra River
Connecting transportTrains:
South Yarra station
Trams:
58
LandmarksComo House

Como House is a historical house, with associated gardens in the City of Stonnington, Victoria, Australia. It was constructed in 1847 for Sir Edward Eyre Williams, and now serves as a tourist attraction under the custodianship of the National Trust of Australia. The gardens are open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The historic house is open for guided tours every Saturday and Sunday.

Location[edit]

The house and landscaped area is located in the suburb of South Yarra, Victoria.

History[edit]

Como House was constructed in 1847 and owned by Sir Edward Eyre Williams until 1852, when it was sold to investor Frederick Dalgety. After only a year, it was sold to John Brown - a master builder who commenced a program of works to transform the property. A second story was added, with significant landscaping progressing under renowned gardener William Sangster until 1861, when bankruptcy forced a mortgage to the Bank of Australasia.

Charles Armytage purchased the property for £14,000 in 1864. The family stayed for 95 years, eventually selling the property to the newly formed National Trust of Australia in 1959.

References[edit]

  • "Como House and Garden". Como House Official Website. National Trust. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  • "Culture Victoria - Como House & Garden". Arts Victoria. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  • "Stonnington Council - Como and Como North Parks". City of Stonnington. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  • "Culture Victoria - The Armytage Family of Como". Arts Victoria. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  • McLaren, I. F. (1957). ""Como", an historic Melbourne home'". Victorian Historical Magazine. 28.
  • Webberley, Helen. "Rare Australian Colonial architecture in Melbourne". Art and Architecture, mainly. Retrieved 29 November 2016.