At 401 St Kilda Road – the lobby is a classical theatrical space. Togas wrap around walls creating screens that peel apart to expose lift entries. The bronze toned space is a box of infinite reflection with high gloss floors and mirror walls, a solitary neon light art installation creates a focal point. This is contemporary classicism. All apartments feature three bedrooms, study, laundry, double ensuites, powder room, presentation kitchen and ‘chef’s kitchen’. Living is contained within the gallery area, the 10m x 15m great room as well as a 50sqm outdoor terrace. We weren’t kidding when we said residents didn’t lose out on space, right? Materials are tactile and sumptuous – floors come in a choice of parquetry or basalt (that we reopened an Indian quarry to attain). The bathroom windows are double-glazed; the shower juts out into the landscape, a shower in the garden that prevents prying eyes! Leave the tea-tree screens of the terrace open and thanks to the morphing façade you get views up and down St Kilda Road.