'Black Rock House was built for Charles Hotson Ebden, construction probably commencing in 1856. The slate-roofed house, tee-shaped in plan, is constructed with brick gable end walls and weatherboard infill walls. Very slender cast iron tuscan colums support the encircling scottish-stone paved verandah. The rectangular castellated stable court wall is constructed of random coursed local ironstone with prominent piers.
Black Rock House is a unique combination of an early house of a simple vernacular tradition with elaborate stables in a castellated picturesque style. The house is an excellent example of early construction practice, with timber stud walls clad with deep weatherboards and with papered hessian covered boards internally. The stable court is a rare example of the use of local ironstone and is of note both for the scale of the walls and the pine detailing of the piers.
Black Rock House has been acquired by the Sandringham City Council and the house was restored in 1979.