Marli Place was an extensive renovation to an iconic heritage building in St Kilda.
Previously the building had been converted from one grand residence into two pokey apartments. The aim was to return the apartment into one grand residence again. One major complexity was how to re-establish the stairs without destroying the living spaces upstairs that had been previously renovated.
The solution was to insert a set of stairs into the side of the building, that allowed the long thin spaces at the rear of the property to be split into four usable rooms, rather than two long and thin inefficient rooms.
The renovation was successful in reinvigorating an impractical and circuitous plan, whilst still being sensitive to the heritage concerns of the council and a passionate and vocal community.