When does a house become more than just four walls and take on a life and personality of its own?

The answer may be found in the St Kilda Residence, a home with a fascinating design lineage encompassing two of Melbourne’s most well-respected design studios.

From its origins as a late 1920s Californian bungalow to its reincarnation with an exuberant and vibrant renovation by Kennedy Nolan (with Omnicon) 18 years ago, the St Kilda Residence was blessed with a rich history. 

Doherty Design Studio have contributed to its latest chapter with a design that rejoices in this colourful past while imbuing the home with contemporary sophistication.