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140 Aphrasia St, Newtown
The house and "old world" garden at The Heights Heritage House & Garden date back to the 1850s - home to three generations of the one Geelong family. The house was erected in 1855 for Charles Ibbotson, who was a partner of Frederick Dalgety. The house is unique in that it is the largest (14 rooms) German pre-fabricated timber dwelling in Victoria.
During the 1930s the building was extensively altered to reflect modern taste. The extensive garden (on the National Estate Register), stables, outbuildings and water tower survive intact from the 19th century. The Heights retains a small collection of fine Georgian furniture collected by the last owners, Louis and Marnie Whyte, grandson of Charles Ibbotson.
Early 1860s plantings still dominate this beautiful Geelong garden today. The aged oaks, conifers and the 1930s plantings which surround the house provide great delight for visitors.