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David Barnes portrait

A bit about us

At Barnes & Matina, we bring experience spanning across two decades crafting bespoke homes and living spaces in Melbourne. Our special focus has been on the vibrant suburbs of Hobsons Bay, including Williamstown and Newport, as well as the Westgate area, encompassing Seddon, Yarraville, and Footscray; though we have completed projects all over Melbourne and Victoria. Renowned for our innovative approach to building design services for modern home architecture, design and interior decoration, our practice is deeply rooted in creating spaces that perfectly blend aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability.

Our team excels in understanding and translating your vision into reality, offering a comprehensive range of services from custom new build designs, to knock down rebuild designs,  that optimise land space, and renovations and extensions, that expand your living space

We pride ourselves on designing not just contemporary styles that integrate aesthetically with the classic features of homes with heritage overlays. Our experience in versatile property development design services delivers innovative style with commercial appreciation.

Join us in crafting your space for life in Melbourne’s popular port-side suburbs, where every architectural design is a celebration of individuality and comfort. Whether you’re looking to create your dream home in the historical leafy streets of Williamstown, the bustling community of Footscray, or the mini villages of Yarraville and Seddon, Barnes Matina is your partner in bringing those dreams to life with expertly designed living spaces that resonate with the vibrant culture and lifestyle of Melbourne’s west.

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
bedroom feature green wall homestead, Traralgon, 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