Situated on a 5x30m single fronted terrace plot within the municipality of the City of Melbourne, St. Martins Lane provides a case study in vertical family living on a confined site addressing issues of densification and growing population demand whilst adaptively re-using and retaining key heritage fabric to the streetscape.
Located in the suburb of South Yarra, the house on St Martins Lane has been expanded with a three-storey rear extension to better accommodate the needs of the family living there.
Italiante villas, Art Deco apartments, zinc-clad buildings, 1950s flats, industrial warehouses, 19th-century terraces, and 21st-century concrete and glass structures sit side by side in Melbourne's South Yarra.
On a Melbourne laneway, an ambitious addition has transformed a small, dark terrace into a five-storey family home, offering a prototype for vertical living in the inner-city suburbs.
Bespoke materiality and quality craftsmanship go hand in hand for Melbourne interior designer Kestie Lane.
Kestie Lane Studio in collaboration with Matt Gibson has reimagined this traditional Victorian-era terrace, maximising space and functionality to accommodate a growing family. The interior design respects the essence of the original home, while striking a balance between a new pared-back aesthetic that allows the existing features to shine.
Responding to the beautiful architecture of the home, Kestie Lane Studio has created a pared back interior of subtle nuance.
Kestie Lane Studio in collaboration with Matt Gibson Architects have reimagined this traditional Victorian-era terrace, maximising space and functionality to accommodate a growing family. The interior design respects the essence of the original home, while striking a balance between a new pared-back aesthetic that allows the existing features to shine.
Through a crisp and rigorous lens, St Martins Lane Residence draws from a history of crafted elements, injecting the open clarity of a contemporary home of today. Kestie Lane Studio and Matt Gibson Architecture + Design combine to give new deliberation to an existing heritage home, ensuring its continued relevance whilst facilitating life in its many forms.
From the narrow street in South Yarra, this three-storey Victorian terrace shows its traditional hallmarks – wrought-iron lace detailing on its verandah and leadlight above the front door.
Kestie Lane Studio re-writes the rule book with their eye-catching, maximalist approach to bathroom design. In this feature, we learn why every bathroom project is informed by the design of the entire home.
Looking inward, Hopetoun Road sees the orchestration of a calm and restorative retreat for its owners, heightened through a nod to luxury. Kestie Lane Studio, together with architecture by BG Architecture, proposes two dwellings that intercept on site, devised with their own subtleties and uniqueness.
Kestie Lane Studio has transformed a derelict city loft into a high-end showroom, specification workshop and studio. Rugs Carpet and Design's (RC+D) new home in one of Melbourne's most famous lanes is a gallery-like experience of curated zones.
Kestie Lane Studio has transformed a derelict city loft into a high-end showroom, specification workshop and office. Rugs Carpet and Design’s (RC+D) new home in one of Melbourne’s most famous lanes is a gallery like experience of curated zones. It facilitates a more seamless specification process, in a beautiful and sculptural space.
Kestie Lane Studio took a dark and dysfunctional space and turned it into a light-filled, highly detailed and functional home to suit the beautiful bayside location and lifestyle of Melbourne.
Kestie Lane, the trusted designers of this bathroom inside the Albert Park Residence, were all about bespoke output. But what exactly does that look like?
Having undergone a complete overhaul, this Albert Park residence has been given a new lease on life thanks to the team at Kestie Lane Studio. Once known for its all but none storage space and a somewhat dark and dysfunctional interior, this humble abode is now bursting with life and character, and home to a very happy family.
Boosa means ‘kiss’ in Arabic. Boosa Cafe is a gorgeous minimalist combination of tile, timber and greenery, while perfectly mixing the atmospheres of the Modern Middle-East and cosy local cultures.
Wilson & Market is the new flagship restaurant located at the Prahran Market. The eatery includes a ‘hole-in-the wall’ take-away window, a café that extends into the market square and a brasserie and bar with an entrance off Commercial road – a reimagined model of a highly traditional format.
Wilson & Market embodies healthy positive eating, a farm to table concept where biodynamic ingredients are sourced from small local farms. Wilson & Market is an authentic and intimate interior, with an unpretentious elegance. The inspired food sits beautifully against the crafted interior that evokes a relaxed and memorable experience
“It’s what’s on the inside that counts,” is the motto of designer Kestie Lane, founder of Kestie Lane Studio. And for this designer it’s heart and soul for what she does, as well as a quiet confidence and effortlessness that emanates in her work. Rebecca Gross writes.
“It’s what’s on the inside that counts,” is the motto of designer Kestie Lane, founder of Kestie Lane Studio. And for this designer it’s heart and soul for what she does, as well as a quiet confidence and effortlessness that emanates in her work. Rebecca Gross reports.
Sitting under a beautiful Victorian double story terrace and a modern residential building tower The Kettle Black exudes a quiet confidence, The light filled cafe is elegant, warm, authentic and hand crafted. It’s personality is both genuine and feel-good with a friendly hustle.
The creative women of Studio You Me are Kestie Lane and Hana Hakim. Their partnership is based on a mutual love of design, food, art and all things unique and obscure. This love of design unites them yet they each bring unique strengths and their individual sense of style and confidence to the practice.
Melbourne based boutique property developer Angle has embraced the unique properties of Maximum specifying it in bathrooms and kitchens throughout Maple, the new multi residential apartment project in Hawthorn, Melbourne.
A fresh take on a luxe café interior by Kestie Lane and Hana Hakim of Studio You Me evokes both modern and timeless design.