The creative mind behind Melbourne-based interior design firm Liberty Interiors sells its own stylish pad in Malvern East.
Nicole Rosenberg, who has worked with the likes of Zoe Foster Blake, Nadia Bartel, Lana Wilkinson and Jessie Murphy, just listed her childhood home on 1 Davies St for $3.4 million – $3.65 million.
Rosenberg, who started her business 12 years ago, and her husband bought the historic property 15 years ago while pregnant with their second child.
The modern house has an Edwardian facade, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large open plan living space inside and out.
“It was ready to move in and has already been beautifully renovated,” recalls Rosenberg.
“About four years ago, we did a mini-renovation where we added new floorboards and new carpet, painted throughout and installed a new kitchen and pool in the back.”
The master bedroom has an ensuite and his and hers walk-in closets, while high ceilings are featured throughout the house.
And with an expert like Rosenberg at the helm, the house is adorned with bright artwork, funky pendant lights, and minimalist furnishings.
“I always tell my clients to live by the advice you give,” she said.
“When you see a work of art and you love it, you find a wall.”
The design expert said she had been fortunate enough to collaborate with stars and local identities throughout her career.
“I worked with Zoe Foster Blake when she was in Richmond, outside Sonny’s bedroom,” she said. “For Nadia (Bartel), I did Henley’s room and helped (style) when (she and Jimmy) were together. And I’m currently working with Jessie Murphy. I’ve also worked with Lana Wilkinson and Emma Hawkins. It was a lot of fun working with those people.”
She added: “The great thing about my job is that every client I take on is very different and so is the scope of the work. Some people may hire us for one room, an entire house, or a commercial space.”
Rosenberg said the family, who now have three children, are leaving their home in Malvern East because they “just need a little more space”.
They hope to buy an older house to renovate and add their own style.
John Morrisby of Jellis Craig Stonnington said it was a “classic Edwardian family home with an effortless flow, brilliant natural light, a striking and individual presentation”.
He said families and downsizers had so far expressed interest in the property, which is also close to parks, cafes and restaurants.
The house of Davies St will be auctioned on November 27.