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A bit about us

At Barnes Matina, we blend a decade of experience with a passion for crafting bespoke homes and living spaces across Melbourne. Based in Altona, we proudly serve the inner-western corridor, including Williamstown, Newport, Spotswood, as well as the Maribyrnong area, encompassing Seddon, Yarraville, and Footscray.   However, our portfolio extends across Melbourne and Victoria. We are celebrated for our innovative approach to building design, modern home architecture, and interior design. 

Our practice is built on a strong and practical approach, emphasising ‘buildability’ in every project, whether new builds or renovations.  If you’re considering a Melbourne architect or a draftsperson, David, a VBA registered and accredited building designer, offers the expertise to align your vision with your unique human experience.

Our team is dedicated to understanding and realising your vision, offering a comprehensive range of services. From custom new builds and knock-down rebuilds that maximise land use to renovations and extensions that expand your living space.

We excel in designing contemporary styles that seamlessly integrate with the classic features of homes with heritage overlays. Our versatile property development design services deliver innovative style with commercial appreciation, ensuring your investment stands the test of time.

If you’re looking to build a new home from scratch and need a building designer who can bring your project to life, Barnes & Matina are here for you. Experience the art of building design where every project is a testament to our commitment to quality, innovation, and personalised service.

How can we help you?

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From the moment we started our journey with Barnes & Matina we knew we were in good hands. Their team didn’t just listen to our ideas; they brought them to life with a level of creativity and precision we never imagined possible. Every step of the way, they were supportive, transparent, and incredibly skilled. Our new project is more than just a house; it’s a reflection of us, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Thank you, Barnes & Matina, for making our vision a reality.

Mark & Cheryl, Toorak, VIC

We approached Barnes Matina for a renovation project to add more space to our existing home. The team’s approach was fantastic – they understood our needs and transformed our ideas into an amazing reality. Their attention to detail and commitment to quality were evident in every corner of our expanded home. The renovation has not just added space; it has enhanced our entire living experience. A big thank you to the entire Barnes & Matina team for their exceptional work.

Michael & Sarah, Williamstown, VIC
Dining room and alfresco of new build, indoor-outdoor living, knock down rebuild, Toorak, Victoria, Barnes Matina

Our decision to go for a knock down rebuild with Barnes Matina was one of the best we’ve made. Their team guided us through every stage with professionalism and empathy. They respected our vision while providing invaluable insights and expertise.  The result is a light filled home that projects warmth and reflects our wish for modern design elements inside, whilst fitting in with the heritage character of the area externally.

Sarah & Roland, Newport, VIC
Country homestead entrance, Traralgon, Victoria, Barnes Matina

 Considering a Melbourne architect, building designer or a draftsperson?

David, a VBA registered and accredited building designer, offers the expertise to align your vision with your unique human experience.

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