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Elizabeth Bay House Grotto Site and works

Location: 14-16 (northern boundary of) Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011

Constructed: 1832-1835


Visit the 'finest house in the colony' and discover the refined elegance of the 1830s. Carefully furnished and surrounded by a remnant of the original 54 acre garden, Elizabeth Bay House will evoke the colonial era like no other historic house. Designed by the most fashionable architect of the day, John Verge, for the Colonial Secretary, Alexander Macleay and his family, Elizabeth Bay is an architectural paragon of its time. Wander at your leisure around Elizabeth House or call in advance to arrange a guided tour. Regular events are held at Elizabeth Bay House that further illuminate what life was like in this house. Check the Historic Houses Trust website for more details.


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Name of item: Elizabeth Bay House Grotto Site and works
Type of item: Built
Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Garden Residential
Location: 14-16 (northern boundary of) Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011
Local Govt: Sydney
Designer: John Verge (Grotto and retaining walls), Edward Deas Thomson (Onslow Ave carriage drive)
Builder: Convict and free artisans under the direction of John Verge
Constructed: 1832-1835
Current use: House Museum
Former use: Aboriginal land, Gentleman's estate, residence