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Leuralla – A Heritage Listed Location 

A treasured Australian home and a Blue Mountains icon

Explore one of the oldest Blue Mountains heritage listed homes completed just prior to World War I and set on 12 acres of temperate gardens! The house is located in beautiful Leura, regarded as the garden heartland of the Blue Mountains. This is the second home on the site. The first, lost in the bushfires of 1909 was in the New England style of architecture. World famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright influenced the design of the new home. 

Heritage Listed With Original Furnishings and Decor

Leuralla is Heritage listed and is displayed in its original state, including original paint finishes, furnishings, fixtures and fittings.
An important feature is the Queensland Maple extensive paneling and carvings as well as the molded ceilings and floor coverings. 
Well preserved condition of the collections

Royal Visits

The home played host to the Royal Visit in February 1954 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh (note photographic record on the wall in the foyer), during which time Mr. C.R. Evatt (the owner of the home at the time) was a State Cabinet Minister of the Government of the day. 
House interior with the paintings of Queen Elizabeth II

Famous Guests

The music room was the focal point of the Katoomba Music Society in the 1930s and saw visits from many "musical luminaries" including
  • The Great Solomon - The great international pianist
  • Sir Eugene Goosens - Pianist and conductor
  • Neville Cardus - English music and cricket critic
The integrity of the decor of the music room is noteworthy as roses are the main feature of this room. Please note the rose patterned ceiling, the rose patterned blinds and rugs, along with the rosewood stained timber work and the piano is a Bechstein Salon Grand 1912 also in rosewood finish. 
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Leuralla has been featured as a location for movies, such as recent productions of “Undercover” and “Eden’s Lost”. Leuralla has also featured on television, in Burke's Backyard/Good Weekend and in various children's segments. Contained within the home is the largest and most important Toy, Doll and Model Train collection in the Southern Hemisphere. This collection is rated as one of the most important in the world and spans the early 1900s to the current day - with emphasis on the period from 1910 to 1960.

Visit the historic Leuralla House in the Blue Mountains today  Call
02 4784 1169

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