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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.


Northern NSW’s Newest Holiday House, Made From Recycled Materials

Book your stay at Rockhaven at Booyong – a new holiday house made from recycled materials located 40 minutes from Byron Bay.

On The Market

A Corner Store Turned Architectural Home Hits The Market In Brunswick

An 1883 shopfront turned architectural home with a pool and sauna is for sale in Brunswick!


A Timeless New Home In Ballarat, With Lake Views + Mid-Century Vibes

With American ‘Brady Bunch’ house vibes (!) this new home in Ballarat by Kennedy Nolan channels mid century design, with a sleek, contem...

On The Market

This John Lautner-Inspired Sydney Home Is MAJOR House Goals (+ It’s For Sale)!

This dream house in Sydney's Castle Cove designed by Terroir architects and Pascale Gomes-McNabb is for sale!


An Inspired Cosmetic Makeover Of A Perth Rental Property

This Cottesloe rental property has been majorly improved (with the landlord's agreement) by Ohlo Studio!


A Sensitive Reworking Of An 1872 Country Cottage

An 1872 Daylesford cottage reconfigured for the modern day by architect Murray Barker.


How To Spend The Ultimate Weekend In Albury Wodonga!

The best places to eat, drink, shop, stay, and experience in Albury Wodonga, located on the NSW-VIC border!


A Dramatic Extension To A Historic Melbourne Terrace... Made For Italophiles!

15th century Italian architecture and generous proportions characterise this grand North Fitzroy heritage home, renovated by Andrew Simpson


See The First Museum Survey Of Artist Stanislava Pinchuk’s Work At Heide

The first career survey of artist Stanislava Pinchuk (formerly known as Miso) is now open at Heide.

On The Market

This Dreamy Surf Coast Family Home Is For Sale, For The First Time Ever!

A designer kitchen and pool are among the standout features of this large Jan Juc property for sale.

On The Market

The Ultimate 1970s Entertainer Hits The Market

This show-stopping 1970s home in Melbourne's north east has everything an entertainer's heart desires - a home bar, billiard room, pool, sau...

Creative People

Celebrating + Advocating For First Nations People, With Social Enterprise Clothing The Gaps

A conversation with Clothing The Gaps co-founders Laura Thompson and Sarah Sheridan about activism, education, and running a social enterpri...

On The Market

An Architect’s Iconic Carlton House Is For Sale For The First Time

Tube House, one of very few residential houses ever designed by acclaimed architects Denton Corker Marshall, is for sale in Carlton.


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.

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.

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