St Kilda is known for its wide-range of residential homes. Rows of Victorian terrace houses site along side Edwardian, Art Deco and Interwar homes and apartments to post-war and modern infill development is evident
In this area we typically help clients who are looking to compliment their period homes with exterior awnings that are sympathetic to homes exterior aesthetics. Internally, the high ceilings and proximity to the street mean sheer curtains are a popular choice for a soft but elegant look.
The variety of architecture makes the importance of customised window furnishings an important decision. Our clients seek window furnishings and outdoor awnings that not only complement the architectural integrity of the home but also provide privacy, insulation and aesthetic appeal.
Recently there has been an influx of new apartments and single resident dwellings popping up around St Kilda, further expanding on the versatility and aesthetic of the area.
We love our new shutters! Thanks Kathryn for being patient with my indecisiveness!! So happy with your advice! – Lisa Jane, Melbourne.
To discuss how we can help you transform your St Kilda home, visit our showroom at 159 Martin Street, Brighton or give us a call on (03) 9596 2335 or request a free measure and quote.
St Kilda local knowledge
Situated on the north-eastern side of Port Phillip Bay perfectly between the Melbourne CBD and quieter Bayside suburbs sits one of Victoria’s most famous suburbs, St Kilda. The suburb is filled with numerous social and entertainment areas including the iconic Luna Park and is often described as Melbourne’s beachside playground.
The Nicholls Showroom is located only 5kms from St Kilda. We service the St Kilda area and have completed numerous curtain, blind, awning and shutter installations for domestic and commercial properties in the area
St Kilda in the News
The Block 2019
St Kilda was host to the 2019 season of Channel 9’s hit renovation show, The Block. The subject of this season was The Oslo town house in Grey Street. Filled with a colourful history, the town house was low-cost accommodation before the show. The terrace buildings were converted by The Block 2019 into five luxury homes designed and were auctioned in November 2019.
We loved the style embraced by eventual winners of the Block; Tess & Luke. Their light filled home designed for family living used top quality materials and installations. We particularly liked their use of shutters in the main bathroom to control the light but maintain privacy and soft tones. The sheer floor to ceiling curtains in the formal living room were a stunning choice and perfectly offset the exposure to the courtyard.
St Kilda was also home to The Block the year before at the former Gatwick Hotel. With an even bigger chequered past the notorious “house of horrors” was regarded as home for Melbourne’s underworld and downtrodden. Its’ rooms experiencing drugs, robbery, bashings and even murders were rife amongst the addicts and prison parolees who graced its doors.
What do locals love about St Kilda?
St Kilda is well known for its expansive view of Port-Phillip Bay, sandy beaches and picturesque, palm-lined boardwalk. There’s plenty of activities along the foreshore to keep residents and visitors entertained during the day.
The cherry on top of this beautiful suburb are the magnificent sunsets that are superbly framed by the historic St Kilda Pier .
Because of its cool, hip vibe, it location to the CBS and access to Public transport St Kilda attracts a younger demographic than some of its neighbouring Bayside suburbs. Median house prices in St Kilda are around the $1.5 million price range, with a weekly rental price of $650
Main streets and precincts
St Kilda is home to some of Melbourne’s most famous attractions. The iconic Luna Park and Palais Theatre sit side by side along the Esplanade, with the foreshore and the historic pier only a stone’s throw away. Closer into town you will find yourself surrounded by fantastic restaurants, bars and cafes along St Kilda’s main streets, Fitzroy Street and Acland Street. The Catani Gardens and the St Kilda Botanical Gardens are both popular local hangouts for picnicking, exercise or simply enjoying some down-time.
A visit to St Kilda isn’t complete without a visit to the newly refurbished Espy Hotel. Check out the lux interiors here.
Commercial St Kilda
The commercial precinct in St Kilda is focussed around Fitzroy St. Fitzroy Street boasts popular stores such as Scout House and Alt:Living amongst long-standing, famous eateries like Cafe Di Stasio. A street that typically runs North South, those on the sunny side often catch the ray in the late afternoon and therefore you’ll see many cafes, retail stores and commercial properties have opted for straight drop awnings to protect their wares and customers from afternoon glare in the high summer.
Did you know?
Not every suburb can claim a resident penguin population, but in St Kilda a growing number of visitors are exploring the breakwater to view the Little Penguins, which emerge daily from Port Phillip Bay at start of the breakwater at the end of the St Kilda Pier. For more information https://earthcarestkilda.org.au/
For a FREE measure and quote to see which window furnishings would best suit your home, give Nicholls a call on (03) 9596 2335 to arrange an appointment.