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 02 August

 
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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Early entry to Fifties Fair for MembersWednesday 15 July 2015

Members come first at this year’s Fifties Fair!

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Arrive in Style CompetitionThursday 2 July 2015

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Who’s that girl? Thursday 2 July 2015

Meet Naomi Gall, creator of Lila Jean Vintage Magazine and Fifties Fair regular

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Talking all things 50sThursday 18 June 2015

We talk to long-time Fifties Fair goers, Robyn Hayes and Georgio Rimi, about their love of all things 1950s and their 1957 Fleetwood that will once again feature at the event.

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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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