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

Next Open Sunday 22 January

 
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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School holidays

Family Friendly Tours of our house museumsThursday 27 August 2015

Tara Moss talks to The Daily Edition

 

Tara Moss talks to The Daily EditionTuesday 18 August 2015

Man and woman in Fifties attire sit in a red car

 

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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Harry Seidler - Modernist DVD
The first documentary retrospective of Harry Seidler’s architectural legacy.
A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler
The compelling story of a brilliant and controversial architect's extraordinary life.
Harry Seidler: LifeWork
A complete overview of this award-winning architect’s body of work.
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A quiet spot to contemplate. Main #bedroom #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

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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

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

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

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

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

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All #modern #kitchen #RoseSeidlerHouse @sydlivmus

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

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

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