Buda Historic House.Contributors
Buda Historic Home and Garden
Buda Historic Home and Garden is one of the great heritage assets of the Victorian Goldfields region. The gracious historic home, built in 1861, is surrounded by 1.2 hectares of garden noted as being one of the most significant of its era surviving in Victoria.
It contains a rich legacy of the creative spirit of the Leviny Family, who lived there for over 118 years. It was largely due to the foresight of last surviving sister, Hilda, that Buda was preserved as a house and garden museum when she sold the property to the Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1970. Her sisters, Mary and Kate, left a broader civic legacy through their involvement in establishing the Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1913, and assisting with the development of the gallery’s fine collection of prints in the late 1920s.
Text adapted from the booklet Buda and the Leviny Family, Lauretta Zilles (2011).
A view of Buda historic house today.
Photograph taken in November 2011.
From the collection of Buda Historic Home & Garden.