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An Owner-Built, Architect-Designed Reno Of A 1920s Melbourne Home!

Lauren Egan and Glenn Hester were unsuccessful bidders at numerous auctions before coming across this 1920s house in Preston. The property needed urgent work both indoors and out, but Lauren instinctually knew they’d found the one!

Nine years later, the interior decorator and commercial photographer have welcomed two children into the world (Ailbe, 7, and Rennie, 4) and completed two renovations – an early DIY update, and later, an architect designed extension.

It’s been a long process, but the outcome has been worth every moment!

A European-Style, Beachside Melbourne Apartment!

St Kilda is home to numerous 1920s apartments with ornate features, and one of the best belongs to John Wares, owner of Melbourne gift and homeware shop Mr Wares in the Block Arcade, and his friend of 30 years, Peter Papadopoulos.

Since purchasing this property in 2015, John has embarked on a major renovation, reconfiguring almost the entire floor plan in the process. The outcome is a classic and considered space, which remains respectful of the building’s distinct 1920 architecture by Christopher Cowper.

With its urban location, historic details, and generous proportions, this space now feels akin to a European apartment, with the added benefit of bayside Melbourne views!

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Clever Storage for Kids’ Rooms

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