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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.

On The Market

A Masterfully Renovated Victorian In Kensington Is For Sale

This four-bedroom Victorian home with an extension by Nicholas Murray Architects has hit the market in Kensington.
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On The Market

This Architect-Designed Family Home Is For Sale In Brunswick

This deceptively roomy architect-renovated Victorian has hit the market in Brunswick.


A Cottesloe Family Home That Revolves Around The Sun

Gabled House by Clayton Orszaczky is a dreamy family home bathed in natural light and gardens.


Nami By Nau Is Australian-Made Furniture Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Strong, beautiful, solid and... flat-packed? Meet the new NAMI furniture range by nau, designed by Tom Fereday.


Celebrate 100 Years Of The Archibald Prize At Archie 100

Celebrate 100 years of the Archibald Prize at the Archie 100 exhibition, opening November 6 at Geelong Gallery. Tickets on sale now.


An Unconventional Country Home In The Southern Highlands

Highlands House by Other Architects turns it back on the quintessential modern Australian country home, instead exploring the idea of living...


This Inner-City Melbourne Home Unfolds Like A Garden Path

A remarkable Melbourne home that references the mountain ranges of rural New Zealand, and the beaches of South Australia - by Architecture A...

On The Market

This Ultra Luxurious Ascot Vale Family Home Is For Sale

This five-bedroom, architect-renovated Ascot Vale home has it all, and it's on the market!


This Blushing Bondi Apartment Makes The Most Of A Narrow Space

Built-in furniture and an art deco inspired palette have transformed this Bondi apartment by Studio Weave Architects for entertaining.


Nau Releases 2021 Australian-Made Furniture Collection

Cult’s in-house Australian-made furniture and lighting brand, Nau, releases it 2021 collection designed by Adam Goodrum, Kate Stokes, Adam...


A Remarkable Reworking Of A Humble Gold Coast Shack

ME Architects have extraordinarily reworked and extended this humble 1970s Gold Coast home.


A Contemporary Reimagining of Robin Boyd’s Fenner House

Las Palmas by DUO Architects in association with Davis Architects is a Byron Bay hinterland home inspired by the owner's upbringing in Robin...

Building Better

Everything You Need To Know About Working With A Builder

Where do you find a good builder? How long will it take them to build my house? How much will it cost? We answer these FAQs more.


The Australian Architects Designing New Houses For An Affordable Flat Fee

Purchase environmentally-friendly, architectural house plans for an affordable flat fee by new Australian business, Architopia.

On The Market

A Historic Italianate Mansion Hits The Market In Kew

Built in 1889, Ross House (formerly called Charleville), is a heritage-protected Italianate mansion in Kew designed by local architect Henry...


A Spacious Renovation That Makes The Most Of Every Inch

Built-in furniture has unlocked the potential of this Victorian home renovation in Fitzroy North by Architecture Architecture.


A Slice Of Paris In South Yarra

A Victorian home in South Yarra brought back to life with textured, luxurious finishes by AKI Design Studio.

On The Market

This Classic Victorian With An Architect-Designed Extension Is For Sale

A sleek and spacious North Melbourne terrace renovated by Francis Wai Architects has hit the market.

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