Connect with the 1880s at Carisbrook Historic House Devonshire tea weekend
Carisbrook will be open during the Australian Heritage Festival on April 20th and 21th between 10am and 4pm.
Enjoy a self-guided audio tour through Carisbrook's 1880s rooms and Devonshire tea or coffee and cake in the sunny courtyard. The gardens are always a delight to wander through afterwards,
Carisbrook is a survivor of a time when land around the Lane Cove River was a world away from Sydney Town. Built in the 1880s from locally quarried sandstone, the house sits handsomely overlooking Burns Bay on the east and the Lane Cove River to the west.
The Brooks family built Carisbrook on land owned by their family since the 1850s. It remains the oldest surviving house in the area, its fabric largely intact. This wonderfully preserved house transports its visitors back to the foundation days of early Lane Cove. Its asymmetrical facade, large bay window, and low-pitched slate roof are characteristic of the Italianate style, a very fashionable architectural style of the Victorian period. The rooms are furnished with antiques of the period creating the experience of stepping back in time to see a day in the life of the Brooks family.
After your tour sit back and relax with a Devonshire tea in the courtyard.