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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.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Fred’s Head Chef, Danielle Alvarez

Follow the daily routine of Danielle Alvarez, head chef of the renowned Paddington restaurant, Fred's!
Amelia Barnes
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Sustainable Homes

An Ultra Energy-Efficient Makeover Of A Victorian Country Home

In this country Victoria project, MRTN Architects prove even the coldest period houses can be updated to achieve incredible sustainability s...


A Sophisticated, Modern Day Treehouse

A garden-immersed extension by Archier has turned this Victorian home in Coburg into a modern day treehouse.


The Complete Restoration Of An 1842 Tasmanian Cottage

An 1842 Georgian sandstone cottage in Oatlands, Tasmania, has been rescued from ruin and restored by Taylor and Hinds Architects.


An Expertly Renovated 1930s Home + Lush Garden

A 1930s Malvern house is transformed with a new concrete addition by Taylor Knights, and stunning garden by Ben Scott Garden Design.

Building Better

Everything You Need To Know About Installing Solar

The complete beginner's guide to installing solar power at home.


An Unconventional 'Tent House' In The Noosa Hinterland

An innovative tent structure above a retractable roof forms the key element of this Noosa Hinterland home by Sparks Architects

Sustainable Homes

An Unbelievably Energy Efficient 100-Year-Old Workers’ Cottage!

With the expertise of Altereco Design, this cute cottage in Yarraville is now an ultra sustainable homed home, powered predominantly by sola...


Two Buildings + Two Courtyard Gardens = One Clever Inner City Home

This Fitzroy North house by Rob Kennon Architects turns the traditional house and backyard model on its head!

On The Market

Permaculture Expert Ben Shaw's Gorgeous Geelong Home (+ Garden!) Hits The Market

A 1920s house with Geelong's best suburban garden (we're calling it!) created by permaculture expert Ben Shaw is up for sale.


A Legendary Local Design Writer’s Renovated 1930s Home

Two art deco apartments in South Yarra owned by reverred Melbourne writer Stephen Crafti have been transformed into one unified home, by Rob...


A Dazzling (Yet Inviting!) Family Home

Brutalist inspired architecture meets contemporary Australian style, in this WOW-factor Melbourne home by Kennon Architects.


This Lorne Home Is A Dream Collaboration Between Two Architects

Architect Roger Nelson teams up with Ben Shields of Dreamer to design this serene family holiday home, on the Great Ocean Road.


A Sustainable, Responsibly Dense Townhouse Project In Elwood

HIP V. HYPE in collaboration with Fieldwork have created Ruskin Elwood – four townhouses with solar panels, battery storage, and powered b...


A Compact Terrace, Custom-Made For Two

Dan Gayfer Design turn a small, nondescript North Melbourne home from drab to fab!


A Mindful, Minimal Take On Modernist Design

Studiofour design a thoughtful, contemporary family residence, amongst Beaumaris' iconic mid-century homes.


A Lush, Layered Family Garden in Hawthorn

Kate Seddon Landscape Design update a Hawthorn backyard, to suit a new phase of family life.


A Faithfully Updated Mid-Century Melbourne Home

A restrained renovation for a 1960's home in Frankston South by MRTN Architects.