Lake View House

18-22 Victoria Street, Chiltern, Victoria, 3683MAP

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Lake View House is the childhood home of Henry Handel Richardson, pseudonym of ‘The Getting of Wisdom’ author’s Ethel Florence Richardson, who immortalised her experiences in Chiltern in her popular ‘The Fortunes of Richard Mahony’ trilogy.

This charming red-brick house is furnished in period style, recreating a romantic lakeside country villa residence in a prosperous mining town, and contains a small collection of Richardson memorabilia.

Lake View House is currently closed for the winter. Open on Saturdays (September to May) 11:00am to 2:00pm.

  • Carpark
  • History & Heritage
  • National Trust
  • Non Smoking
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.