Another old villa bites the dust.

This time the Pane & Vino villa on William Street, the one with the incredibly ornate floral fretwork along the veranda. The restaurant survives in old Firestation over the road, but the villa has gone.

The wonderful unitary plan provides absolutely zero protection for historic houses so they are disappearing at a great rate. Here are just a few that have disappeared over the last few months;
113 Jervois Road
537 Parnell Road
9 St Stephens
1 Brighton Road
253 Ponsonby Road
20 Williamson Ave.