Visitors to Anlaby experience the culmination of generations of building work, with beautiful heritage wallpapers, textiles and carpets complimented by the current owner’s furniture.
With a total of 32 rooms, the house is a happy mix of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Arts & Crafts styles. There are cedar panelled ceilings, lead lights windows from the 1860’s and 1890’s, William Morris wallpapers and carpets and embroidered silk and silver curtains in the Drawing Room.
The last Duttons to live at Anlaby were Geoffrey, Ninette and their children. Geoffrey and Ninette were authors and while they lived here, the house hosted a procession of the notable artists, poets, art critics and authors of the time; amongst them, Sydney Nolan and Patrick White.
Guided tours of the house and garden are available.