Beautiful St Kilda home renovation references Paris decor

Positioned in Melbourne’s legendary beachside suburb of St Kilda, this double tale Victorian terrace was restored to its former grandeur a short while ago by Melanie Over and above Architecture and Style. “We aimed to give our clientele with a practical residence that honoured its 19th century bones even though also drawing reference from the client’s passion for Parisian décor,” states Melanie Beynon of the beautiful abode that features beautiful, luxe materials and detailing but is realistic ample for spouse and children residing.

Living place

On passing as a result of the home’s grand Victorian entry, the owners’ appreciate of blue is simple to see. A spotlight house, the lavish front sitting area is painted in a lovely blue shade – it is the perfect complement to the room’s original marble fire and antique crystal chandelier. The area is superbly furnished and accessorised with a combine of items from Gubi, Coco Republic, Kartell, Mondoluce and Residence of Orange.

Lounge room
Official sitting area

The coronary heart of the house, the rear of the ground floor was reworked to contain kitchen area, eating and dwelling zones with new expansive steel-framed doorways and home windows opening to the backyard garden. “This communal place is refined in variety, purpose and materiality to aid optimal family members dwelling. The kitchen area is outfitted with customised tapware and substantial-conclusion tools to accent the carte blanche room,” claims Melanie.


A feature Volker Haug pendant light hangs above a massive porcelain-clad island bench that is offset by soft grey cabinetry – a different bar area is the great location for entertaining friends. New parquetry oak flooring and an integrated fuel fireplace adds heat and ease and comfort to the shared house.

Bar area
Dining and bar area

Navy carpet leads from the entry up the remastered original staircase – the master bedroom is a emphasize upstairs. “The palatial master suite bathroom is the aspect of the initially flooring, boasting a spacious light-loaded volume with large ceilings, restored hearth, double shower and a double vainness accented with indigo blue joinery,” says Melanie. Personalized polished nickel tapware and brass detailing full the scene.


“This undertaking proved to be a correct collaboration involving our client’s private aspirations, our architectural interpretation, and the builder’s realisation. By means of this rounded tactic we think this monumental Victorian dwelling has reached its entire dwelling possible and can sit very pleased amongst its heritage neighbours.”

Second bathroom
Second bathroom
St Kilda bathroom
Next rest room

Images: Sharyn Cairns | Styling: Sandford Gray + Hilgar Style

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