"Mahratta House & garden open day" by yewenyi [?]
I headed off to this Art Deco house. The open day was held by the Historic Houses Trust. I have to say, that the garden was good and the house somewhat of a disappointment in that it was very simple. I expected extravagance for this era.
Mahratta' is one of Sydney's finest examples of an Art Deco home and the Paul Sorensen designed gardens are amongst his most beautiful.
Once every few years this magnificent private property is opened to the community. You are invited to a rare chance to wander around the 1.6 hectares of gardens which include rare exotic and native Australian plants, laid out by the famous Danish landscape architect Paul Sorensen.
These gardens are lovingly cared for primarily on a voluntary basis by the members of the School of Philosophy, the current owners and stewards of this historic home, and the gardens have never looked better.