Rose Seidler House
View of the kitchen, Rose Seidler House. Photo © Nicolas Watt for Sydney Living Museums RSH13_0018

Next Open Sunday 06 September

 
11AM - 4PM

Entry

Adult $8

Child (under 15)/Concession $4

Family (2 adults + 2 children) $17

Members free

Address

71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076

Phone

+612 9989 8020
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‘When [the] house was finished, people used to come in … people were four deep. My mother had to leave the house sometimes on the weekend, because they were all standing around the windows you know, trying to see this incredible contraption’ (architect Harry Seidler, 2003)

View of mural taken on sun deck showing primary colour scheme within a bold black pattern. Sun deck and mural, Rose Seidler House.

When completed in 1950, Rose Seidler House was ‘the most talked about house in Sydney’. Designed by the young Harry Seidler for his parents Rose and Max, the house overturned almost every convention of suburban home design. It was in fact the promise of designing a house for his mother that brought Harry to Australia, and its success helped launch his Australian and soon after international career. The radical design both inside and out integrated architecture, art and technology in a bold and optimistic vision for a new way of living. Today, still surrounded by bushland with panoramic views of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the house is one of the finest examples of mid 20th-century modern domestic architecture in Australia, and its furniture and fittings form one of the most complete and intact post World War II design collections in public ownership.

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School holidays

Family Friendly Tours of our house museumsThursday 27 August 2015

Bring the family to visit our historic houses museums these school holidays and join in special children & family tours – for FREE with museum entry.

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Event Cancelled

50s Fair cancelled due to rainSunday 23 August 2015

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Tara Moss talks to The Daily EditionTuesday 18 August 2015

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Volunteers

Volunteer for Sydney Open 2015 now!Monday 17 August 2015

Do you want to be part of Sydney Open 2015 and share your passion for Sydney and its architecture? Then this may be the volunteer role for you.

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Volunteers

Event Volunteer opportunity Friday 14 August 2015

Do you love interacting with people? Can you communicate well, think on your feet, work in a team and show initiative? Then this may be the volunteer role for you.

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Rose Seidler House is part of the international ICONIC HOUSES network which connects architecturally significant houses from the 20th century that are open to the public as house museum. The network also focuses on conservation, management, policy and cooperation.

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Modernism #roseseidlerhouse

Modernism #roseseidlerhouse

10 hours 51 min
Can't beat a classic! The Rose Seidler House, designed by Harry Seidler for his mother and built in 1950 #architecture #roseseidlerhouse #seidlerhouse

Can't beat a classic! The Rose Seidler House, designed by Harry Seidler for his mother and built in 1950 #architecture #roseseidlerhouse #seidlerhouse

1 week 7 hours
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1 week 7 hours
20th 50's Fair at Rose Seidler House cancelled but we continued to smile 😊 #roseseidlerhouse #retro #fabulousfifties #vintage

20th 50's Fair at Rose Seidler House cancelled but we continued to smile 😊 #roseseidlerhouse #retro #fabulousfifties #vintage

1 week 11 hours
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1 week 13 hours
So the #fiftiesfair2015 was sadly canceled due to a spot of rain.
We still managed to get some great pics at Rose Seidler House @sydlivmus
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So the #fiftiesfair2015 was sadly canceled due to a spot of rain. We still managed to get some great pics at Rose Seidler House @sydlivmus #fiftiesfair #1950sdress #1950sstyle #1950s #50s #50sstyle #50sdress #vintage #retro #abstract #mural #roseseidlerhouse #jimmychoo #jimmychooshoes #lovethe50s @barriovintage

1 week 13 hours
#50sfair at #roseseidlerhouse was cancelled because of the rain but at least I got to wear my #prettydress out to branch! #fiftiesstyle #sundaybrunch #sydney

#50sfair at #roseseidlerhouse was cancelled because of the rain but at least I got to wear my #prettydress out to branch! #fiftiesstyle #sundaybrunch #sydney

1 week 14 hours