Interior designer Lynda Gardener has put her fashionable St Kilda studio, which was her first property purchase, on the market.
The stylist and retailer, known for chic interiors and her homeware stores, is selling the studio apartment at 1/1 Burnett St after 25 years.
Renovated with features similar to her boutique rentals in St Kilda, Fitzroy, Daylesford and Trentham, it has a price guide of $340,000-$370,000.
Gardener said she updated the studio only four months ago and painted it white floor-to-ceiling.
“I’m selling because I’ve owned it for a long time and I am now building my sixth boutique accommodation property in Daylesford which I would love to enhance,” she said.
“If there is any change [from the sale] perhaps I’ll go on a big holiday overseas.”
Biggin & Scott St Kilda agent Lindsey Harris said the studio was the designer’s first property purchase and it had mostly been rented out.
“She was going to turn it into an Airbnb but her plans have changed, which is why it’s styled as beautifully as it is,” Ms Harris said.
“It’s obviously very light and bright with a huge courtyard outside that’s 34sq m, which is the same size as the indoors.”
The stylist worked under the Levi Strauss label before opening her own popular homeware store, Empire Vintage in 1993.
She now has Gardener and Marks with designer Amanda Henderson-Marks and an accommodation business with stylist Belle Hemming Bright.
The ground-floor apartment is in a boutique block of four and scheduled for auction on June 15.
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