Renovated dimensions by James McGann Architects have enabled this classical double fronted Victorian to be re-invented as a contemporary residence with a fabulous family focus. The result is a stunning success. Behind the period elegance of the faade, interior spaces framed by high ceilings and solid spotted gum floorboards include a beautifully bright sitting room and a separate, fresh family living/dining domain featuring a custom designed open-plan kitchen with Caesar-stone benches and an integrated fridge. The desirability of two downstairs bedrooms, including a main bedroom with a sophisticated ensuite, is matched upstairs by two further bedrooms accompanied by a generous retreat, refined bathroom and flexible children's play-room or study space. A home office zone, double glazing, heating/cooling, Matt Blatt light fittings and seamless links to a decked backdrop confirm the quality of a home situated in the Albert Park College zone where family friendliness is complemented by proximity to West Beach, Cowderoy Street for coffee, number 96 trams and the all the energy of St Kilda.