PROJECT: The Face, St Kilda


PROJECT:  The Face, Corner of Acland and Carlisle Streets, St Kilda

Developer:  ARNO Corporation

Architect:  Ashton Raggat McDougall (ARM)

Builder: ICON Constructions

Commercial Tiler: Stone craft

What the Developer says:

Inspired by the eclectic spirit of St Kilda-ness, The Face breaks new ground in residential design for Melbourne. Appearing sinuous and liquid, the four storey building has a highly distinctive facade that flows around thirty three thoughtfully planned apartments, and two three-story townhouses, each with a sophisticated fit-out and mix of indoor and outdoor living.


Expansive living areas open onto terraces, connecting to the cosmopolitan street life below and the beach beyond. The building offers spectacular views across Luna Park to the bay and city, with restaurant and retail spaces activating the street level.
Cutting edge contemporary finishes, a variety of individual apartment designs, and secure undercover parking deliver the standards of excellence demanded in a development of this significance.


What the architect says: “The design embraces the idiosyncrasies of St Kilda, a community of the surreal, where the local and exotic mix.”

Hard Finish Solutions: Kate Walker of KWD

What Kate Walker says: “Working on this type of unique and inspiring project is a creative pleasure. St Kilda is a bustling bayside neighbourhood of cool, funky and chic. The team at KWD have specified, sourced and supplied finishes that we believe reflect the areas personality whilst also remaining practical and hardwearing.”


Specified Products:

Bathrooms – Bisazza mosaics in copper as featured above, floor to ceiling.  An absolutely unique, luxurious, trendy finish.

Rooftop Garden – Salt & Pepper pale grey exfoliated granite pavers in 800×400.  Functional, practical and elegant.

Balconies – Honed Bluestone 600×300.  For urban edginess.


Specified, sourced and supplied by Kate Walker of KWD.

If you would like more information or a quote on any of the products incorporated into The Face or any other hard finish solutions, please call

Kate Walker at KWD on 0422 425 523.

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