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Amelia Barnes

Staff Writer + Researcher

Amelia is a writer and holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Monash University. Her work has appeared in The Age, Domain, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, SBS, and more.


A Casually Confident Beachside Home

A falling down period home in South Fremantle has been brought back to life with a new extension by David Barr Architects.
Amelia Barnes
  8 hours ago

On The Market

This Elegant Victorian With An Eclectic Architect-Designed Extension Is For Sale

Period features meet unique, contemporary design in this Ascot Vale, Melbourne home.

Tiny Homes

The Architect-Designed, Prefabricated Tiny House Of The Future

FABPREFAB have teamed up with TRIAS to create Minima – a series of prefabricated, small dwellings suitable as home offices, living spaces,...


A New Melbourne Home That Follows The Sun

This Eaglemont home has been cleverly designed 'to almost disappear', by Architects Eat.

Creative People

Behind The Scenes Of 'Rone In Geelong’ – Opening This Weekend!

See a retrospective of artist Rone's work to date at Geelong Gallery from Saturday February 27 to Sunday May 16, 2021.


A Social Sydney Home Elevated By Garden Views + On Point Decoration!

Following an architectural renovation by Welsh + Major, celebrated design studio Arent&Pyke elevate this Sydney home with a stunning array o...


This New Byron Bay Hinterland Accomodation Is Equal Parts Luxury + Rustic

Book your stay at The Perch – a beautifully renovated 1970s property in Bangalow, NSW.


This Lower North Shore Family House Feels Like A Permanent Vacation!

Two grand palm trees on entry provide a strong identity for the Whisper House, designed by Manolev Architects.


Introducing Twoobs x Cungelella – A New Footwear Collection Designed In Collaboration With Indigenous Artist Collective, Cungelella Art!

Australian footwear label Twoobs teams up with Indigenous artist collective Cungelella Art on a new collection.


An Architect’s Breathtaking Beach House, Renovated Over 20 Years

Some things just get better with age, like the Mornington Peninsula beach house of Nik Karalis, CEO of global architecture practice Woods Ba...


A Mid-Century Inspired New-Build That Looks The Real Deal!

This Brighton East home by InForm with Pleysier Perkins looks an authentic mid-century design, but is actually a contemporary interpretation...

On The Market

The Cutest Melbourne CBD Apartment Is For Sale!

An adorable apartment in a 1875 Melbourne CBD former warehouse has hit the market.


A Beach Cottage Turned Ultimate Entertainer!

A once rundown cottage is now an expansive home for entertaining, on the Mornington Peninsula, designed by NTF Architecture.

Sustainable Homes

A Melbourne Home Turned From Tired, To Inspired!

A mere 39 square metre extension has made all the difference to the sustainability and functionality of this Northcote family home by Projec...


A Sensitive Update For This Grand, 100-Year-Old Garden in Sydney

Numerous landscape designers have tended to this Mosman property over the past century, resulting in a layered, grandiose space.


A Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home On The Bellarine Peninsula

Freehand Projects delivers a contemporary modernist-inspired masterpiece that celebrates geometric forms, and the surrounding landscape.


Bigger Isn’t Better In This Newcastle Home

Covering just a 55 square metre footprint, this Curious Practice project in Newcastle proves less is truly more!


A Contemporary Beach House Designed By An Architect For Her Parents

The Bendalong Beach House by Madeleine Blanchfield provided such a serene escape for its owners, it became their full-time residence!

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