Over the Easter long weekend I visited the historic homestead Buda, nestled within the gold-rush streetscapes of Castlemaine.
Buda was the home of the famed silversmith Ernest Leviny and his creative family. His five unmarried daughters who resided at Buda for most of their lives explored a variety of creative pursuits. Their embroidery, woodwork, paintings, metalwork and photography are displayed throughout the house.
A water colour textile design by Hilda Leviny
One of the many rag rugs designed by the Leviny's displayed throughout the house
The original linoleum flooring
A beautiful painting from one of the daughter's bedrooms
An art deco hatbox
A hand painted frieze in a bedroom
The gardens at Buda are as impressive as the interiors of the home.
Buda's grand front entrance
Buda is located at 42 Hunter Street in Castlemaine, just a short (but hilly!) stroll from the centre of town.