Beautiful St Kilda home renovation references Paris decor

Dee Yonker

Located in Melbourne’s legendary beachside suburb of St Kilda, this double story Victorian terrace was restored to its previous grandeur a short while ago by Melanie Outside of Architecture and Design. “We aimed to present our clients with a practical dwelling that honoured its 19th century bones although also drawing reference from the client’s passion for Parisian décor,” states Melanie Beynon of the breathtaking abode that options beautiful, luxe materials and detailing but is simple enough for family members living.

Living space

On passing through the home’s grand Victorian entry, the owners’ adore of blue is basic to see. A highlight area, the lavish entrance sitting down area is painted in a beautiful blue shade – it’s the best enhance to the room’s primary marble hearth and antique crystal chandelier. The area is fantastically furnished and accessorised with a combine of pieces from Gubi, Coco Republic, Kartell, Mondoluce and Residence of Orange.

Lounge room
Official sitting room

The coronary heart of the household, the rear of the ground floor was reworked to consist of kitchen area, eating and dwelling zones with new expansive steel-framed doors and windows opening to the garden. “This communal space is refined in variety, functionality and materiality to aid exceptional household residing. The kitchen is outfitted with customised tapware and significant-conclusion machines to accent the carte blanche space,” claims Melanie.


A function Volker Haug pendant gentle hangs around a massive porcelain-clad island bench that is offset by soft grey cabinetry – a individual bar spot is the ideal place for entertaining guests. New parquetry oak flooring and an built-in fuel fireplace adds heat and consolation to the shared house.

Bar area
Eating and bar region

Navy carpet qualified prospects from the entry up the remastered original staircase – the grasp bedroom is a highlight upstairs. “The palatial grasp suite toilet is the attribute of the 1st floor, boasting a roomy gentle-stuffed quantity with higher ceilings, restored hearth, double shower and a double self-importance accented with indigo blue joinery,” states Melanie. Tailor made polished nickel tapware and brass detailing comprehensive the scene.

Rest room

“This task proved to be a real collaboration in between our client’s personal aspirations, our architectural interpretation, and the builder’s realisation. Via this rounded tactic we feel this monumental Victorian house has reached its whole residing possible and can sit proud amongst its heritage neighbours.”

Second bathroom
2nd bathroom
St Kilda bathroom
Second bathroom

Pictures: Sharyn Cairns | Styling: Sandford Gray + Hilgar Design and style

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