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

Next Open Sunday 04 September

 
10AM - 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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The Latest At Rose Seidler House

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Fifties Fair

21st Fifties Fair sparkling successFriday 26 August 2016

On Sunday 21st August 2016, more than 2000 Fifties fans came to Rose Seidler House to celebrate 21 years of the Fifties Fair.

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Fifties Fair

Shop for Fifties Fair inspirationTuesday 26 July 2016

Two children in old-fashioned kitchen using implements in front of window.

Children & Family

Autumn school holiday funFriday 18 March 2016

Handpainted image of wildflowers - red and purple.

Christmas

Season's greetingsThursday 24 December 2015

Two girls feed a chicken while a young boy runs in the background.

School holidays

Family Friendly Tours of our house museumsThursday 27 August 2015

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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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