The Living End co-founder Chris Cheney sells St Kilda East home in a day

The front-man of Australian punk band The Living End, Chris Cheney, and his wife, Emma, sold their historic St Kilda East home the day after it was listed last week.

The 1914 Californian Bungalow (pictured top, right and bottom) occupies a 725 square metre block at 23 Orange Grove.

The couple paid $910,000 for the four-bedroom home in 2004 – a year before getting married.

It is selling this time around for close to $2.85 million, according to this item on website

It was in refurbished rear stables of 23 Orange Grove that the guitarist and singer wrote and recorded several tracks for the ARIA-award winning band he co-founded in 1994 with schoolmate, bass player, Scott Owen and drummer, Andy Strachan.

The pair, who plan to relocate with their two daughters to Los Angeles, where they lived previously, hired Marty Fox, of agency, Whitefox, to market 23 Orange Grove.

The buyers, reported to be a couple downsizing from Malvern East, inspected the home just prior to a VIP night Mr Fox organised for prospective suitors.

Last October, we reported that the producer of TV show The Project, Roving Enterprises co-owner, Craig Campbell, listed a warehouse converted residence at 7 Balston Street, St Kilda East, with price hopes of more than $2.6 million.

This property sold for an undisclosed sum after passing in, on a $2.31 million bid, at auction.

Chris Cheney wrote and recorded several songs for his band, The Living End, in these former stables.

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Marc Pallisco

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