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Inspections & visits to the Boyd Baker House are by appointment only

The Boyd Baker House is located on 35 acres of bushland.  The 3 buildings contained on the site together with all of the surrounding bushland is the subject of the highest classification of protection for heritage listing by the Heritage Council of Victoria. 

The buildings and their surrounds are considered of the highest and utmost importance to the State of Victoria and its cultural and architectural heritage by the Heritage Council.

The Boyd Baker House site is surrounded by nearly 200 acres of additional bushland which was donated to the State of Victoria by Dr Michael Baker in 1991.

Please note: NO-SMOKING inside the houses

Boyd Baker House Features

  • The house is approximately 50 squares and is built around a central courtyard. The courtyard has a large barbeque, two large outdoor tables and four butterfly chairs. As well as the fireplaces and pot belly stoves there are electric heathers for the winter months and for the summer months there is portable refrigerated air conditioning.

  • The Boyd Baker House has 3 large bedrooms with queen size beds. One of the main bedrooms has its own external entrance and ensuite with bathtub and toilet facilities. Each bedroom has its own TV and DVD systems.

  • The second main bedroom has a small ensuite with a toilet and basin.

  • There is a third main bedroom which is serviced by one of the main bathrooms.

  • Four day beds are also contained in a number of smaller rooms off the schoolroom.

  • All linen, towels and toiletries are supplied for the house and the house can accommodate sleeping arrangements for up to 10 people.

  • There is a washing machine and dryer provided.

  • There is a well equipped kitchen. The kitchen is stocked with a stove, hotplates, refrigerator and dishwasher. All cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware is supplied, sufficient for approximately 20 people. There is a flow on dining area with original Hans Wegner dining table and 10 original Danish wishbone chairs.

  • There is a large entertaining room referred to as "the schoolroom as this was the area in which the previous owner home schooled his children. Its dimensions are approximately 13.4 metres in length and 4 metres in width. It is well furnished with period mid century furniture and a pot belly stove for winter months. It also contains a foldout couch.

  • The "schoolroom" has a number of musical instruments including a set of bongo drums, tambourine, a basic keyboard, an acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar with amp, electric lead guitar with amp for guests to enjoy.

  • Off the schoolroom there are "the cubicles" which the previous owner's children utilised as bedrooms. There are 4 foldout beds servicing this area.

  • The main living area has a grand open fireplace and a pot belly stove and is decked out in electric modernist furniture. There is a large plasma screen TV and DVD system and an original Band and Olufsen record player with original vinyl records or an array of Dvd’s.

  • There is a study area / 4th bedroom with an open fireplace, a 1960's modernist desk and a Hans Wegner foldout couch.

Boyd Baker House Floor Plan

(Photo: Sydney Low)

Study Area

The "schoolroom"
(Photo: Sydney Low)

Main Living Area

Seating Area
(Photo: Sydney Low)
(Photo: Sydney Low)

(Photo: Sydney Low)

(Photo: Sydney Low)

The Dower House Features

  • The Dower House is located approximately 200 metres from the Boyd Baker House and 100 metres from the Sir Roy Grounds library.

  • The Dower House has a separate driveway along the track from Long Forest Road and can therefore be accessed separately to the Boyd Baker House.
  • The house is approximately 15 squares and is well furnished with original and reproduction mid 20th century furniture and sleeps up to 4 people. All linen, towels and toiletries are supplied for the house. There are a number of electric heaters for the winter months and a refrigerated air conditioning unit for the summer months.

  • The living room / dining room is in open plan form with a generous open fireplace. It has a plasma TV and DVD system and record player with original vinyl records and a selection of DVD's.

  • There are two bedrooms with double beds.

  • One main bedroom has a walk in robe area and an outside sitting area.

  • The bedrooms are serviced by a main bathroom with contains a bathtub, overhanging shower, toilet, hand basin and mirror.

  • The kitchen is stocked with a stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, cooking ware, crockery, cutlery and glassware.

  • There is a bar area which contains a washing machine and a dryer.

The Dower House Floor Plan

(Photo: Sydney Low)

(Photo: Sydney Low)

(Photo: Sydney Low)

Lounge / Dinning


Sir Roy Grounds Library Features

  • At the time of acquisition by Peter Mitrakas the library had no electricity supply. Underground electricity supply has now been provided to the library.

  • The library consists of a large corridor and 2 large rooms on either side of the corridor. One room was the studio for the Barkers and remains a studio. The other room is the library and contains a number of shelves constructed by Dr Baker himself and a number of books from Dr Baker's library.

  • The library is ideal for additional functions or breakout areas for particular events.

  • The library is located approximately 100 metres from the Boyd Baker House.

Sir Roy Grounds Library Floor Plan


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