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Juniper Hall, also known as Ormond House, is a heritage-listed former residence and children's home and now retail building and exhibition venue located at 1 Ormond Street, Paddington in the Municipality of Woollahra local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was built from 1824 to 1825 by Robert Cooper. The two-storey Old Colonial Georgian house was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999 and is listed on the (now defunct) Register of the National EstateJuniper Hall was originally the home of Robert Cooper, a gin distiller. He reportedly designed the house himself and had it built circa 1825, including a cellar and attic in the structure. Unlike most Georgian homes, it features an upstairs balcony, which looks out onto Oxford Street. As time went by, Juniper Hall became hidden behind a row of commercial buildings on Oxford Street. A restoration project was undertaken by the National Trust of Australia in which the commercial buildings were demolished so Juniper Hall could be seen clearly, and it was fully restored by Clive Lucas Stapleton and Partners in 1988.The house is currently being used for the annual Doug Moran National Portrait Prize exhibition, a rotating calendar of exhibitions by portrait and photographic artists.
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