Inside artist Kerry Armstong’s Brighton home for sale


At the heart of large estates almost always reigns a disarming tranquility. Self-control, poise, and a sort of exhilarating balance that creates security and style seem to be the rare chemistry.

So it is here in this superb home in Brighton. The magnificent two-story white facade is framed by a winding north garden. Here, lush green and bursts of color are arranged around a beautiful liquidambar and a pretty tree with peeling paper bark.

395 St Kilda Street, Brighton VIC 3186

This verdant image takes you into the beautiful garden studio with its whitewashed pointy roof, skylights and gorgeous full-length windows. It became the owner of the place, Kerry Armstrong, spread her wings to become the successful artist and gallery owner that she is today.

The pretty entrance to the main house leads into a large foyer which showcases the magnificent oak herringbone floor that flows to the living room and dining room, creating a lovely anchor for all the air and light along it. north edge of the house. A red-toned marble fireplace adds a bit of stately weight.

395 St Kilda Street, Brighton
The large dining and living area at the front of the house. Photo: Marshall White

The crisp white walls provide excellent display space for Armstrong’s collections and transform a bright living room into a grand gallery.

While there is a lot of art here as well as deeply urban contemporary styles – the kitchen with its pale marble benches, dark fluted cabinetry, and bespoke interior fittings is a sophisticated example – it is above all else. a house with all the warmth and family – the friendly comfort that comes with it.

395 St Kilda Street, Brighton
The fresh and bright kitchen. Photo: Marshall White

Behind the stairs, a small but pretty study / bedroom is a nice reminder of the seller’s activity.

Beyond the kitchen, there is a more informal living room which opens via three sets of French doors onto the magnificent arched terrace with space for a full-size dining table and a casual lounge.

A mud room which also serves as a dog wash station and bathroom closes the back, serving the pool and giving access to the house from the carport.

395 St Kilda Street, Brighton
The outdoor entertainment area overlooking the studio area and the swimming pool. Photo: Marshall White

Upstairs are two lovely bedrooms and an attractive bathroom, but the master bedroom best expresses the quiet glamor of this home. Dramatic deep blue walls, a romantic window seat, and a beautiful bathroom renovated with a marble vanity are serenely lit by shuttered doors.

Must know

The property was last sold for $ 2.21 million in February 2015. The highest recorded home price for Brighton (last 12 months) was $ 16.9 million for 255 New Street in March 2021.

What the agent says

“A spectacular family home just a few meters from the beach and Brighton’s Golden Mile. Andrew Campbell


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