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Amelia Barnes

Staff Writer + Researcher

Amelia is a writer and holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Monash University. Originally from Wagga Wagga, NSW, she has been living in Melbourne for the past eight years. Her work has appeared in The Age, Domain, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Australian Women’s Weekly, Delicious and SBS. She loves Taylor Swift.


An Extraordinary Transformation For This Heritage Sandstone Home

A dilapidated 1870's home in Sydney's Balmain East is restored and extended, with a new concrete addition by Benn + Penna Architecture.

On The Market

An Interior Designer’s 1930s South Yarra Home Is Up For Sale!

One of South Yarra’s tightly held 1930s homes has hit the market, featuring a masterful renovation by its interior designer owner.


A Contemporary Farmhouse In Suburban Melbourne!

MRTN Architects design a farmhouse suitable for suburbia in Melbourne's Fairfield!


A Fresh Courtyard Garden In Paddington With Californian Vibes

Garden Life update a tired inner-Sydney courtyard with a textured, elegant design that begs for a sunny afternoon Spritz!


An 1850s Horse Stable Turned Stunning Guest House

Renato D’Ettorre Architects reinstate the charm of an 1850s horse stable, turning it into an inviting guest house in Surry Hills.


A Former Trouser Factory Turned Intimate Sydney Home

A 1909 former factory in Annandale has received a sophisticated yet family-friendly renovation by Josephine Hurley Architecture.


The Best New Architecture Projects In Victoria Revealed!

The 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist has been announced, including these standout residential projects.


A Majestic Heritage Home In South Yarra Gets A Masterful Update

Robson Rak restore and extend one of South Yarra's grand, heritage listed Victorian Italianate houses, originally built in the 1800's.


An Ultra Sophisticated Family Home

Mim Design with AdeB Architects seamlessly combine old and new in this extended Albert Park home.


A Modern Addition To A Heritage Home In Daylesford

Moloney Architects introduce a new glass pavilion to an 1863 house in Daylesford's church district.


A Curvaceous Renovation In Sydney

A former Bed & Breakfast in Sydney's Forest Lodge returned to its former glory as a grand family home, by Carter Williamson.


An Eco-Friendly Home For Tree Changers In Victoria's Dandenong Ranges

Bent Architecture embraces energy efficiency and 'built poetry' in this home that treads lightly on the earth.


A Family’s Former Beach Cabin Turned Stunning Holiday Home

Benn + Penna Architecture replace a small cabin in Sydney's Palm Beach with a holiday house shared by multiple families on a rotating roster...


Thoughtful Home Deliveries To Nurture Your Creativity

From weaving looms to clay kits, there's no shortage of creative home deliveries available right now! Here's our pick of the bunch.


A Curious City Home, Nestled In Park Land

Architecture Architecture balance indoors and out in this clever renovation of a 1940s house in Williamstown North.


Bringing The Disco Back To A Glam 80s Home In Melbourne!

A tired 1980s Malvern home gets an awe inspiring, colour-rich makeover by Doherty Design Studio and Ari Alexander Design Group.

Sustainable Homes

The Davison Collaborative: A Game-Changing New Housing Project In Melbourne (+ Home To Three Couples!)

Three couples come together to develop three sustainable homes on the one Brunswick block!


A Very Contemporary Country Escape

Hepburn Springs House is the weekender of a busy city family, designed by Telha Clarke.