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Australian fashion designer Alannah Hill is selling her ‘mini Versailles’ home

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The Victorian terrace house is a showcase of flamboyance and sumptuous style.

Hobart-born fashion designer Alannah Hill made a name for herself after launching her own label in 1996 and setting up her first store in Melbourne one year later.

Her romantic designs were embraced all over the country, and the world for that matter, and she went on to open 42 stores across Australia.

Although she now has nothing to do with the namesake label she started over 20 years ago, her signature style remains an icon in itself and her designs are instantly recognisable.

This iconic style and Hill’s unique eye for design can be seen throughout her 1880s Victorian terrace in St Kilda, Melbourne, which she has recently listed for sale.

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Modern additions, like the carrara benchtop in the kitchen, create a heightened sense of luxury in the Victorian era home.

Extravagant finishes and eclectic décor give the home, which she describes as her ‘mini Versailles’, an exotic and palatial appeal that admittedly isn’t for everyone, but is sure to attract some serious buyers.

The living room is more like a boudoir, adorned with bold vintage furniture, statement rugs and regal window dressings and a custom-made chandelier that acts as the crowning jewel.

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Original dark timber floors contrast against the bold decor in the living room.

Vintage art, floral prints and an ornate decor, add a bespoke, feminine touch throughout the home – a style that Hill is well-known for.

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Layers of rich velvet add warmth and a touch of opulence to the master bedroom.

“I ripped up beige carpets, hung my dusty chandeliers, I created a gorgeous garden,” Hill told Realestate.com.au.

‘I custom made the wallpaper and most of my furniture is custom-made or found in strange far off places,’ she said.

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Carrara marble contrasts with the custom-made cherry blossom wallpaper to create a luxurious spa-like master ensuite.

The asking price for the magnificent home sits somewhere between $2.3 million to $2.53 million, a significant increase in comparison to the $1.9 million she reportedly paid for it in 2012.

The home is scheduled for auction on the 17th June.

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The property is located in walking distance to St Kilda beach.

This story first appeared on Homes To Love Australia

Photos: Realestate.com.au

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