Nicholas Murray-designed St Kilda home sale

Nicholas Murray-designed St Kilda home sale
Nicholas Murray-designed St Kilda home sale

Melbourne's top sale was a contemporary home at St Kilda.

The five bedroom 1880s home with modern Nicholas Murray-designed extension at 10 Charlotte Place fetched $4.4 million.

The property last traded at $875,000 in 2004 offering an unusually large parcel of land in St. Kilda with detached heritage graded weatherboard Victorian residence.

The brief to NMA was to create an extension that would transform the house into a home for a young family of four.

The client specifically wanted to emulate his grandmother's 1960’s Brighton home which he had grown up loving with it’s simple lines and early modern flavour.

Heritage restraints meant the two storey extension had to be set well back from the street facade.

Huge expanses of double glazing meant the dwelling and landscape flowed seamlessly.

The most challenging issue with the project was that it was surrounded by two storey blocks of flats.

This lead to a design solution where the two wings of the extention flanked a central private courtyard and restricted views from surrounding buildings.

Tall landscaping around the perimeter of the rear yard achieved a similar outcome.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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