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SUNDAY, 19 AUGUST, 2018   MAHRATTA HOUSE,   25 Fox Valley Road,   Wahroonga   9489 7925   E:friends@mahratta.org.au. Open 10:00 – 4:00

The property includes one of the finest war time Art Deco mansions in Sydney (acknowledged as an Art Deco icon), along with its delightful Paul Sorensen garden.   Listed with the Heritage Council of NSW since 1989, Mahratta represents perhaps the last major Sydney estate of its kind and is arguably the finest remaining example of Sorensen’s brilliance in the metropolitan area.

Built in 1932, the name is a combination of two words, maha and ratta which together mean “The Great Kingdom”.  In 1989 Mahratta was acquired by the School of Philosophy who are the current custodians of this remarkable property.  The theatrical charm and drama of the house is evident in the lavish entrance & main hall which feature a curved staircase and curved walls, branching out into two wings.  East wing contains kitchen, staff area, dining room, ballroom and sundecks.  West wing includes the sunroom, library, music room, loggia and sleeping quarters.  The first floor features two remarkable, original marble bathrooms.

Our Club will be the only group here today and there is plenty of parking on site.  $30 per person includes:   Tour of the House and Garden plus unlimited refreshments of tea/coffee/homemade cakes/biscuits.    BYO picnic lunch to enjoy in the refractory area or a covered outdoor area.  Tables and chairs provided.

RSVP and payment required by 10 August 2018 as the Club needs to pay a Group Payment prior to our visit.              Payment by direct deposit.  CBA Bank,  Buick Car Club,  BSB:062-517  ACC:2803-0663  REF:your name + Mahratta        $30 per person

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