Lake View House Open Day

Historically important as an example of early brick building and as the childhood home of author Henry Handel Richardson.

Built in 1870 and now restored, the red brick house is furnished in period style recreating a lakeside country villa residence in a prosperous mining town.

In 1876 Lake View House was home to Ethel Florence Richardson (known by her pen name Henry Handel Richardson), famous Australian writer and author of The Getting of Wisdom.

Richardson immortalised the house and her early life in Chiltern, under the fictional name of ‘Barambogie’, in The Fortunes of Richard Mahony and fittingly Lake View also contains Richardson memorabilia.

Celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Heritage Register 

Event dates

Event Details

Lake View House, 18 - 22 Victoria Street Chiltern 3683 VIC

Saturdays and Sunday 28th April, 5th and 12 May: 11:00am-2:00pm
Sunday 21st April: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 5, Children $ 3, Concession $ 4, Family $ 12, Members $ Free
Booking: 9656 9889