Our History

What’s in a Name

Brooklands Apartments are named after the old family farm located opposite Tarrawarra on the Healesville-Yarra Glen road. The Symons Street property was purchased as a block back in 2014 by owners Andrew, Janet and Eliza Houghton. Seeing an opportunity for guest accommodation in this beautiful location, the idea was formed and the story began. After a well-designed layout by the architects at Specline and a fantastic build by Peter Costigan, the apartments officially opened for guests in September 2017.

A little about your hosts:

Eliza Houghton

I have grown up in the Yarra Valley on a farm with my parents, three siblings and an array of animals. Growing up we had a busy home, we always had guests visiting from all over the world, staying for weeks and sometimes months. My mother is also a fantastic cook and it was never uncommon to have extras at the dinner table.

Once I was old enough I started working in the hospitality venues around the Yarra Valley, occasionally leaving for overseas travels. When my father, who I now work in Real Estate with, suggested this project for accommodation I was excited to be involved. The Yarra Valley has always been a place I love to come home to and I really enjoy the opportunity to share this excitement with guests.