One of St Kilda’s most innovative homes is now for sale, priced at $6.7 – $7.3 million.
The five-storey glass house at 113 Wellington Street, St Kilda, seems like it’s showcasing luxurious living for the world to see, but according to Marshall White agent Oliver Bruce it’s surprisingly private.
“There are automated sheer and blockout blinds throughout,” he says. “So you can close them off with the press of a button and it’s very discreet.”
The centre of the home is another glass confection: a three-storey, glass-topped void providing some breathing space and connecting the kitchen with the rest of the house.
There’s another blind at the top, but when it’s open it allows natural light to flood throughout the property, spreading life and warmth.
There’s so much that is unique about this building, from the six car garage on the ground floor to the high-speed, eight-person lift.
“Normally in this area you’d be lucky to get a double garage, so to have that space, and a car turntable, is amazing,” Oliver says. “There is 472sqm of main floor space, and normally that’s quite spread out but here, because each level is compact it all feels connected.”
“The roof is used too, it’s a rooftop terrace with amazing city views, a bar, and a teppanyaki barbecue and grill, perfect for evening entertaining.”
The property was designed as a multi-generational home, with each bedroom suite ‘its own studio apartment’, according to architect Matt Gibson.
The four en suite bedrooms are spread across the middle two levels, with living spaces separating them and a luxe kitchen and study on the first floor. Each room drips elegance, thanks to the Venetian plaster work, lashings of marble, walnut timber flooring, French Elitis wallpaper, designer lighting and original brickwork.
As for the kitchen, there’s seating for 20 people at the Vagli marble island bench, a sensor-controlled butler’s pantry and not one, but two ovens.
“We’re getting multi-generational family interest, as well as people who are your typical apartment or penthouse buyer but want a little more privacy,” Oliver says. “It’s effectively your own apartment building.”
“It’s very central, in the heart of St Kilda and just a moment from Chapel Street and Windsor. Even the St Kilda foreshore and Acland Street, and it’s easy to get to Albert Park Lake and the city.”
Expressions of interest close Thursday, May 27 at 5 pm.
113 Wellington Street, St Kilda, Vic 3182
Oliver Bruce – 0409 856 599
Andrew Campbell – 0419 366 545
Marshall White Bayside