In the 1920s, while Europe tried to wash away the trauma of World War I through radical architectural styles such as constructivism and cubist-inspired modernism, Australia chose to find comfort in the familiarity of classicism. Mediterranean classicism became the overarching style of homes in affluent areas; Peppertree Villa exemplifies the style perfectly. This vast property sits at the top of Bellevue Hill in New South Wales, overshadowed only by a centennial Peppertree.
Beneath the Peppertree stand two properties, to one side of the fence is Peppertree Villa. When one day the owners of the two homes met, they discussed botany and architecture, deciding together to enlist the help of Luigi Rosselli Architects to revive and refresh the beautifully designed memorial to classicism.
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