Beautiful St Kilda home renovation references Paris decor

Audrey J. Powers

Found in Melbourne’s iconic beachside suburb of St Kilda, this double tale Victorian terrace was restored to its previous grandeur a short while ago by Melanie Over and above Architecture and Design. “We aimed to offer our shoppers with a functional household that honoured its 19th century bones although also drawing reference from the client’s enthusiasm for Parisian décor,” states Melanie Beynon of the gorgeous abode that functions attractive, luxe resources and detailing but is functional more than enough for loved ones living.

Residing area

On passing by the home’s grand Victorian entry, the owners’ really like of blue is simple to see. A highlight room, the lavish entrance sitting place is painted in a magnificent blue shade – it’s the excellent complement to the room’s first marble hearth and antique crystal chandelier. The area is beautifully furnished and accessorised with a combine of pieces from Gubi, Coco Republic, Kartell, Mondoluce and House of Orange.

Lounge room
Official sitting down space

The heart of the dwelling, the rear of the floor flooring was reworked to involve kitchen area, dining and living zones with new expansive steel-framed doorways and windows opening to the backyard garden. “This communal space is refined in kind, functionality and materiality to facilitate best relatives living. The kitchen area is outfitted with customised tapware and large-finish machines to accent the carte blanche space,” states Melanie.


A characteristic Volker Haug pendant light hangs around a big porcelain-clad island bench that is offset by delicate grey cabinetry – a different bar spot is the perfect location for entertaining attendees. New parquetry oak flooring and an built-in gas fireplace adds heat and convenience to the shared space.

Bar area
Dining and bar space

Navy carpet leads from the entry up the remastered primary staircase – the learn bed room is a emphasize upstairs. “The palatial grasp suite bathroom is the aspect of the to start with ground, boasting a spacious mild-crammed quantity with high ceilings, restored fireplace, double shower and a double vainness accented with indigo blue joinery,” states Melanie. Custom polished nickel tapware and brass detailing full the scene.


“This venture proved to be a correct collaboration among our client’s private aspirations, our architectural interpretation, and the builder’s realisation. By means of this rounded approach we consider this monumental Victorian household has achieved its total residing prospective and can sit very pleased amongst its heritage neighbours.”

Second bathroom
Next bathroom
St Kilda bathroom
Next toilet

Photography: Sharyn Cairns | Styling: Sandford Grey + Hilgar Design and style

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