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 October

 
10AM - 4PM

Entry

Adult  | $12 
Concession  | $8 
Family  | $30 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

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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Children & Family

Spring school holiday funMonday 5 September 2016

School holidays are almost here, but don’t panic! We have some great ideas for you and your children.Children can join a tasting tour of Elizabeth Farm, discover bush tucker at Rouse Hill House ...

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Volunteers

Museum Volunteer opportunity Friday 9 September 2016

Do you love interacting with people? Would you love to be a museum ambassador and gain hands-on experience in the museum environment? We’re looking for Museum Volunteers to join our team and play a role in engaging with visitors in our museums.

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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

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Children & Family

Autumn school holiday funFriday 18 March 2016

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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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