Como House

A perfect Autumn day in Melbourne.

 

Built in 1847, Como House & Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture.

Established by Edward Eyre Williams as a new home for himself and his wife Jessie Gibbon, Como has been immersed in glamour and romance since its early beginnings.

A romantic tale suggests that Edward had proposed to Jessie at Lake Como in Italy, and they named their new home in honour of this happy occasion.

Edward and Jessie were members of the colonial elite, and hosted many a gathering of the social set of Melbourne. The couple and their four children, however, did not reside at the property for long, selling it to investor Frederick Dalgety in 1852.