Australian House & Garden February 2021

Australia's number one home design and decorating magazine, filled each month with gorgeous houses and gardens to delight in, homewares to covet and food to savour. Plus, you'll find loads of travel ideas, health and beauty news, expert advice and much, much more.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

I absolutely love the fabulous variety of houses in this issue. It’s fascinating to read about the personalities behind them, and see how these idyllic abodes have been created for a range of family configurations. I like the differing paces of dream realisation too – some people are impulsive, while others take their time. And let’s face it: buying property is full of unknowns and can be stressful. When it all works out, the aura of happiness that radiates from the owners is palpable. There are eleven wonderfully unique houses in this issue, and I’m sure at least one of them will resonate with you. Take the gorgeous Mid-Century property on Sydney’s Northern Beaches that is home to Andrew and Michelle Algar. When they spotted it, the couple were desperately seeking…

2 min
your h&g

I admit I wasn’t feeling very festive this season. But those comical geese, posing so proudly on December’s cover, made me laugh so much! The issue was beautiful, so positive and joyous. The houses were lovely as usual, but I especially loved the interview with Ronni Kahn – what an inspirational role model in the face of such challenges. I’ve also given the Christmas recipes a go already! Thank you for helping me see 2020 out with renewed motivation and optimism. Dominica van der Ploeg, Latham, ACT QUICK, MARCH The December issue won my heart at first glance: those oversized soldiers standing guard with planet-sized baubles at their feet was an instant reminder that it is the season to be jolly! Hooray! Throw in those geese meandering up the garden path –…

1 min
write in to win

The author of each letter published receives $50. Our favourite also wins a prize. This month, Dominica van der Ploeg of the ACT wins a Philips Airfryer XXL, valued at $599. This 7.3L model features smart-sensing technology that automatically adjusts cooking time for perfect results. For more details, go to Email your letter to H& or post to Your H&G, PO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 1028. Please include your full name and address in order to be considered for publication.…

1 min
h & g social

Facebook fans gave an updated Victorian home a big thumbs up, Steve Cordony’s homestead in regional NSW won hearts on Instagram, while a crisp white-on-white kitchen hit the mark on Pinterest. Facebook australianhouseandgarden Highlights from each issue plus links to tours of our favourite homes. Instagram @houseandgarden View the most inspirational images of the month from H&G headquarters and out and about. Pinterest houseandgardenau Picture-perfect images from our pages and sensational products to covet.…

6 min
beachy keen

The beach is at the end of the street. There’s a palm tree out the front, planted when the house was built nearly 70 years ago. And then there’s the home’s crisp Modernist roofline, so redolent of its architectural era. The character and beauty of this property on Sydney’s Northern Beaches held instant appeal for Andrew and Michelle Algar, who are now its proud owners. “We were living in a three-level terrace we’d renovated in Bondi Junction [in the city’s inner east] and, although we loved it, we had one young child and another on the way,” says Andrew. “It just wasn’t working for us. We needed something more family-friendly.” Both Michelle and Andrew have family on the Northern Beaches, but they weren’t specifically looking to buy in that area. “My dad…

1 min
life & style

FIRST ADULT HOME? Andrew: A terrace in Sydney’s Bondi Junction. BUCKET-LIST DESTINATION? Michelle: The Hotel Santa Caterina (2) in Amalfi, Italy, to soak up the Mediterranean sun and sea. My Australian bucket-list destination is Hobart to visit MONA and sample the world-class food and wine. MY IDEA OF A GREAT NIGHT OUT IS... A & M: Date night! A local dinner with a bottle of wine, possibly followed by a competitive game of putt-putt. BEST MEAL EVER? M: Crab and squid-ink lasagne at Raes on Wategos (4). DREAM CAR? A: It would have to be a 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 (7). FAVOURITE FLOWERS? M: Jonquil erlicheers and gardenias (8), for their scent. FAVOURITE ARTISTS? A: Olivier Razir and Jacob Sparkes. FAVOURITE FASHION LABELS? M: I adore Zimmermann (9) and Innika Choo (3) for their detailing, colours and…