Australian Heritage Festival: Lake View House Revisited

Step back in time to when a young Florence Ethel Richardson ran through the rooms of her childhood home Lakeview. Years later under the pseudonym Henry Handel Richardson she wrote extensively and passionately about this charming home in her various novels.

This red brick house was built in the 1870s and has been lovingly restored by the National Trust to represent an era long gone. Come and explore the lovely garden, the furnishings and decor of the late 1800s. Imagine children running through the house with a governess in tow, or meals brought across from the detached kitchen on trays and carefully set out in the delightful dining room. This is the perfect place for a picnic under the trees or in the rotunda, where you can take a break and admire the beautiful view of the lake.

Entry to this event is free.

Lake View House - Planning your visit


18 - 22 Victoria Street
Chiltern 3683 VIC


Open Wednesday 11am to 2pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.
Group tours and other times available by appointment


Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday

Bookings Office on (03) 9656 9889 Mon-Fri
[email protected]

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