Rose Seidler House
Rose Seidler House, Photograph (c) Nicholas Watt, Historic Houses Trust of NSW Rose Seidler House, Photograph (c) Nicholas Watt, Historic Houses Trust of NSW

Next Open Sunday 29 May

 
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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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

Man wearing sunglasses sitting in a red Cadillac.

Event Cancelled

50s Fair cancelled due to rainSunday 23 August 2015

Tara Moss talks to The Daily Edition

 

Tara Moss talks to The Daily EditionTuesday 18 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.

Rose Seidler House on Instagram

A quiet spot to contemplate. Main #bedroom #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

A quiet spot to contemplate. Main #bedroom #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

1 hour 25 min
My eye is drawn right through the house to the everpresent #garden. #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

My eye is drawn right through the house to the everpresent #garden. #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

1 hour 26 min
The #simplicity belies the complex thought behind great #design. Small #bedroom #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

The #simplicity belies the complex thought behind great #design. Small #bedroom #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

1 hour 27 min
Who needs #paintings when every #window is a picture? #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

Who needs #paintings when every #window is a picture? #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

1 hour 29 min
I covet these #cupboards! #red #blue #yellow #reflections #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

I covet these #cupboards! #red #blue #yellow #reflections #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

1 hour 30 min
All #modern #kitchen #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

All #modern #kitchen #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

1 hour 32 min
#dining room from an angle that brings the #garden in #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

#dining room from an angle that brings the #garden in #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

1 hour 33 min
The spaces and the #windows are interchangeable with the #trees everywhere you look #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

The spaces and the #windows are interchangeable with the #trees everywhere you look #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

1 hour 35 min
#windows and the #mural against a grey sky #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

#windows and the #mural against a grey sky #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

1 hour 37 min
The #warm #light of the #RoseSeidlerHouse #kitchen beckons @sydlivmus

The #warm #light of the #RoseSeidlerHouse #kitchen beckons @sydlivmus

1 hour 39 min