The residence has had two private owners: the Popes and the Leigheys. Hence, the name of the house as we know it today. The Popes commissioned the house and worked closely with FLW to design a simple yet truly spectacular residence.
Why do I like it so much? As you can see from the photos in this blog, the house is a built with combination of wood (non-weight bearing sections of the house) and brick (weight bearing sections). It is a clever way of construction. Wood is cheaper than brick - hence, FLW used it strategically through the house.
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