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

Next Open Sunday 07 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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Rose Seidler House working beeThursday 21 August 2014

Nearly thirty Sydney Living Museums staff held a working bee last week to make sure the house and grounds look their best for the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this Sunday.The...

Crowd at Fifties Fair, Rose Seidler House 2013

Events

Winter events are hereFriday 16 May 2014

Experience Sydney’s past, present and future at our place this winter.Join us for all new talks, tours and special events, explore the history of architectural design in Sydney with our Home &...

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Public Sydney book wins awardWednesday 14 May 2014

Sydney Living Museum's book Public Sydney: drawing the city wins National Trust award.

Neville wran sitting, looking like he is being interviewed. He is in a blue suit and smiling.

 

Death of Neville Wran a sad day for SLMWednesday 23 April 2014

Rare video interview with Neville Wran and thoughts from director Mark Goggin on the critical role he played preserving some of our most significant sites

Family walking in the gardens past the Eastern Verandah at Elizabeth Farm

School holidays

Autumn School holiday opening hoursMonday 17 March 2014

Most Sydney Living Museums sites are open daily during school holidays, and some offer extended opening hours during school holidays:

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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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Fabulous Miss @missmahaliajane at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

Fabulous Miss @missmahaliajane at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

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Miss Marcella & Co at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

Miss Marcella & Co at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

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The lovely Miss Andrea & Co at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

The lovely Miss Andrea & Co at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

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The lovely @hilaryannwattus & her amazing mum at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

The lovely @hilaryannwattus & her amazing mum at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

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One of the many stylish dames at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

One of the many stylish dames at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

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Fresh faces of Miss Imogene & Co at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

Fresh faces of Miss Imogene & Co at the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this year.

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Cool recessed lighting in the garage at the #roseseidlerhouse

Cool recessed lighting in the garage at the #roseseidlerhouse

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