Juniper Hall.

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Australia’s oldest villa (1824), this restored Georgian mansion was built by Robert Cooper with profits from his gin business (he named it after the essential gin-making ingredient). The main tenant is the Moran Arts Foundation, whose gallery exhibits the annual Moran Art Prizes (for portraiture and photography).

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