Another old villa bites the dust.

This is Pane & Vino, the pizzeria on Williamson Street – the one with the incredibly ornate floral fretwork along the veranda. I caught the old villa as it was being prepped for the removal truck. The restaurant survives in the old Firestation over the road, but the villa is history.

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.