Labassa - venues
2 Manor Grove
North Caulfield VIC 3161
Labassa is an original and ornate National Trust property that is one of Australia's most outstanding 19th century mansions.
The house reflects the work of architect John Augustus Bernard Koch, who was employed by Cobb & Co. millionaire Alexander Robertson to create a lavish setting for grand social occasions.
In realising this ambition, Koch chose a design that brought together a French Renaissance-style with Germanic and Hellenistic influences. For the interiors, the finest embossed wallpapers and mahogany timbers were used and a rare illusionist ceiling enhances the stairhall.
Externally the mansion features Corinthian columns, arcaded verandahs, classical decoration and inset Italian marble panels. The lavish French Rococo Drawing Room is decorated in cream and 22 carat gold leaf, while the more restrained Music Room features stained glass windows and gilded wallpapers.
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