St Kilda House – a wild Georgian family home

Posted on Wed, 15 May 2024 by KiM

This home has been brought into the contemporary with unexpected saturations of colours, an extraordinary art collection and his exceptional eye for furniture. Throughout, floorboards have been stripped back and sanded to give a softer tonal cohesion. On the lower floor, white predominates for walls and ceilings in the front portion of the house. Effectively creating a backdrop to the art and furniture collection, the white additionally amplifies light and allows the Georgian features and leadlight detailing to sing. Each room throughout the house, while active with artwork and sculptural form is given energy by one dominant colour. A pair of purple chairs in one, for example, Tiffany blue walls in another. Circular motifs are a constant throughout the home with large spherical pendants, artworks, chandeliers and mirrors all exploring this form. Furniture and objects and mixed-and-matched with a divine sense of play throughout, such as the disco ball and hanging chairs in the indoor pool, or the floral mural descending from the turret room – this home is having fun. 
I loooove the creativity exuding from every inch of this St Kilda, VIC home designed by SJB (except maybe the kitchen? It seems very underwhelming and detached from the rest of the home) and that indoor pool room is killer! A party house if I ever saw one. Photos: Sharyn Cairns.

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