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Architect Melbourne | Kew East

Melbourne Architecture

+ Interior Design Studio

" Your Dream Home & Lifestyle Enhancing  Renovation Starts Here... "

by Jake Barrow AIA ARBV

Jake Barrow Architecture



Residential Architecture Specialist


Custom Homes


Extensions & Renovations


Interior Design

Custom Homes   |   Extensions

JBA are the Architectural Practice of Melbourne based Architect Jake Barrow. We are a client focused design studio, passionate about contemporary residential architecture and interior design.

We create lifestyle enhancing homes, unique extensions, intuitive renovations and beautiful living spaces for Melbourne, The Mornington Peninsular and the surrounding areas. We design homes that represent you, your lifestyle aspirations and your budget.

Architect Designed Heritage Extension in Hawthorn | Melbourne
Architect Designed Home in Kew East | Melbourne
Park Orchards Architect Designed Custom Home and Interior Design Melbourne
Park Orchards Architect Designed Custom Home and Interior Design Melbourne
Architect Designed Home in Mt Martha | Melbourne
Jake Barrow | Architect Melbourne
Architect Designed Home in Mt Martha | Melbourne
Architect Designed Home in Kinglake | Melbourne

We provide the architectural expertise and the specialist network required to guide your project from a pipeline dream to a beautiful finished home, tailored around your every need.  

Our practice is founded upon Jakes principals to listen, to adapt and to cherish his commitment to his clients. We strive to protect your interests and to get you the best design outcome and build quality possible, whilst optimising your investment.

About Us



   Featured Projects   

Extension & Renovation

Hawthorn, VIC

Contemporary Extension within Heritage Overlay

Architecture + Interior Design by Jake Barrow

Design Development Stage

This heritage listed property is to be sensitively modernised. The outdated floor plan is to be inventively reconfigured to bring it up-to-speed with the requirements of 21st century family life. 


A manicured and authentic refurbishment at the front of the property will open up onto a luxurious, light filled, contemporary extension with breathtaking kitchen and a free flowing outdoor entertaining area. 

Materials have been carefully considered providing a seamless transition between new and old. The result is a modern lifestyle enhancing family home in a beautiful, truly respected, heritage setting. 

Hawthorn Architect Designed Heritage Extension and Interior Design Melbourne
Kew East Architect Designed Custom Home Melbourne

Custom Home

Kew East, VIC

Luxury New Build Home in Kew East

Designed by Jake Barrow for Luxury Living Melbourne

Completed 2020

This elegant luxury residence is blessed with incredible street presence, coupled with an intelligently designed, lifestyle focused custom living arrangement. It's an entertainers dream but also a home designed to enhance each aspect of everyday family life.

The design inventively capitalises on every inch of the block, centering around a multi-purpose, seamless indoor/outdoor alfresco courtyard. Boasting a timeless, low-maintenance material pallet, the home is also designed to harness natural light, with high ceilings, an atrium style feature staircase and a true open plan architectural  experience.  

Custom Home

Mt Martha, VIC

Luxury New Build Home in Mount Martha

Designed by Jake Barrow for Luxury Living Melbourne

Under Construction

A truly magnificent home, sculpted into the hill just south of Mt Martha. This project takes full advantage of its complex sloping, battleaxe block. Breathtaking sea views and its luxurious elevation lend to this homes name "Stella Maris", translating to "The Sea and The Stars". 

The property is arranged over two levels, the lower comprises of the guest wing, lifestyle rooms and gym, the elevated upper level providing luxurious living space, an expansive terrace with 20m lap pool and master suite, all with incredible sea views. 

Mt Martha Architect Designed Custom Home and Interior Design Melbourne
Park-Orchards Architect Designed Custom Home and Interior Design Melbourne

Custom Home

Park Orchards, VIC

Luxury New Build Home in Park Orchards

Designed by Jake Barrow for Luxury Living Melbourne

Completed 2019.

A home for live, work and play. Refined architecture, centered around a series of beautiful, light filled, courtyard spaces, harnessing views at every turn. This home is uniquely tailored to the requirements of family life.


​Living spaces are arranged logically across the tree lined block, creating an open plan atmosphere combined with strategic spatial zoning to provide privacy, tranquility and a space for all the family.


The wrapping architectural form optimises natural light, provides shade, shelter for alfresco dining and creates an expansive terrace with outlook to the pool.

Renovation & Extension

Fitzroy North, VIC

Contemporary Extension & Renovation to Compact Fitzroy Residence

Architecture + Interior Design by Jake Barrow

Design Development Stage

An intuitive reconfiguration and extension of this compact, single breasted home in Fitzroy North. Modernised and adapted to facilitate its owners lifestyle aspirations by inventively maximizing the available space. The result is a logical, free-flowing, arrangement with centralised bathroom and open-plan, indoor/outdoor, flexible, family living. 

Every inch of this home has been given a space efficient purpose, maximising functionality. Feature, corner opening, sliding doors expand the available viewing aspect, harnesses  natural light and truly enhances the sense of space.

Fitzroy North Extension & Renovation Architect

Custom Home

Templestowe Lower

New Build Residence in Templestowe Lower

Designed by Jake Barrow for Luxury Living Melbourne

Completed 2020

A sophisticated, fully customised family focused home sculpted into its challenging corner block. Capitalising on a difficult gradient the design cuts into the slope, creating a luxurious semi-basement and elevating the living spaces to unlock the land to the upper level and create an open plan, pool focused courtyard with free flowing indoor/outdoor alfresco.  

The modern black brick lower facade frames the home and allows it to nestle into the block, incorporating the pool. The cool grey, upper facade is given a timeless elegance through matte black detailing. The home centers upon its impressive, light filled, double height entry space.

Templestowe Lower Architect Designed Custom Home and Interior Design Melbourne
   Featured Projects   

We create unique homes and living spaces which are symbolic of our clients, their families and their lifestyle aspirations.

Featured Projects...
Architect Designed Home Melbourne
Hawthorn East Residence
Kew East Architect Designed Custom Home and Interior Design Melbourne

Designed by Jake Barrow for Luxury Living Melbourne.

Kew East Residence is a dream new build home, with an executive material pallet and a living arrangement thoughtfully tailored around the clients brief.